Hongyi Wan Wins Second Place for his TED-Sep Talk at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting

  • November 14, 2017

Congratulations to PhD student and Superfund Research Center Trainee Hongyi (Derek) Wan! Derek won 2nd place for his TED-Sep talk, “Iron/Palladium Nanoparticle Functionalized Membrane for Chlorinated Contaminates Treatment,” on October 30th at the 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Derek’s presentation was based on his membrane...

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Dziubla and Pennell Honored During UK College of Engineering Awards Banquet

  • April 18, 2017

Drs. Tom Dziubla and Kelly Pennell were honored during the University of Kentucky College of Engineering's Awards Banquet.  The banquet was sponsored by Tau Beta Pi and was held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Dr. Kelly Pennell was tied for first place for Outstanding Teacher in Civil Engineering with Dr. Gabriel Dadi.  Dr. Tom Dziubla was recognized as the Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Teacher...

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Hennig Invited to Present at Society of Toxicology Symposium

  • March 20, 2017

Dr. Bernhard Hennig was one of the invited speakers of a symposium organized by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Hazardous Substance Basic Research and Training Program (SRP) and held during the annual Society of Toxicology Meeting in Baltimore.  The symposium was entitled “NIEHS Superfund Research Program: A History of Cutting-Edge Science and Innovative...

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Bhattacharyya Receives $100,000 NSF-EAGER Research Award

  • February 14, 2017

Dr. D. Bhattacharyya (DB), University Alumni Chair Professor, and Director, Center of Membrane Sciences, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, received funding from the National Science Foundation Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (NSF-EAGER) for $100,000 to further his research on Nanoparticle Enhanced Near-IR Photobacterial Conversion of Organic Waste to Hydrogen....

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Banned Chemicals Persist in Deep Ocean

  • February 13, 2017

By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website Click here to view article on BBC News website>> Chemicals banned in the 1970s have been found in the deepest reaches of the Pacific Ocean, a new study shows. Scientists were surprised by the relatively high concentrations of pollutants like PCBs and PBDEs in deep sea ecosystems. Used widely during much of the 20th Century, these...

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Hoover Shares Insight on "Communicating Risk, Promoting Action" with Kentucky's Watershed Coordinators

  • December 08, 2016

Dr. Anna Hoover, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health in the UK College of Public Health and Co-Lead of the UK Superfund Research Center Research Translation Core, was a featured speaker at the statewide Watershed Coordinators Workshop held in Frankfort, Ky., on December 8. In her session, "Communicating Risk, Promoting Action", Dr. Hoover described the evolution of...

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UK Superfund Researchers Discover Interaction Between Environmental Toxin Exposure, Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease

  • November 09, 2016

In an industrial society, pollutants are everywhere — in the soil, in the air and absorbed in the bodies of most people. Unfortunately, exposure to environmental pollutants associated with chronic disease development is difficult to control. However, people can control what they eat, and healthful dietary choices might help the body put up a natural defense system against the adverse effects...

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Ormsbee's Research Mentioned in Courier Journal Article: 'Polluted Runoff an '800-pound Gorilla' in Room'

  • October 29, 2016

Money, will-power, and politics all factor into how much more Louisville will do to clean up its bacteria-laden waterways. It's the more-than-a-billion-dollar question: What will it take to clean up our urban waterways, such as the three forks of Beargrass Creek that drain so much of Louisville? The answer is likely a lot more than the $943 million the Metropolitan Sewer District is...

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Appalachian Forum Emphasizes Community

  • September 28, 2016

By Kelly Lenox, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences For the latest in her series of community forums, Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., director of NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program, visited southeastern Kentucky for the Appalachian Health and Well-Being Forum. Before the July 25 event at the Letcher County Cooperative Extension Office in Whitesburg, Birnbaum visited community...

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UK Superfund Center Identifies Potential Link Between Pollutants and Human Disease Risk

  • June 30, 2016

Appalachian Kentucky has some of the highest rates of chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes in the country. Researchers at the University of Kentucky's Superfund Research Center (SRC), which is supported through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), are interested in understanding how exposure to environmental pollutants and poor diet and...

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