UK SRC Co-hosting Important International Meeting on Health, Environment

  • April 18, 2016

Scientists from the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) are joining the Institute of Environmental Medicine AS CR in co-hosting the 2016 Central and Eastern European Conference on Health and the Environment (CEECHE). Held biennially, this year’s meeting is taking place this week through April 14 at the Hotel Diplomat in Prague, Czech Republic. The UK-SRC is able to co-...

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Hilt Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

  • April 18, 2016

On April 4, 2016, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) inducted J. Zach Hilt, the William Bryan Professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, to its College of Fellows. Membership in the College of Fellows consists of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. Hilt was elected by peers and...

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Petriello Invited by the EPA to Present Reserch Findings on PCB-Induced Cardiovascular Disease

  • January 29, 2016

Dr. Mike Petriello, a postdoctoral trainee on the Endothelial Cell Dysfunction project, has been asked by the U.S. EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Toxicological Review of Polychlorinated Biphenyls to present his research findings on PCB-Induced Cardiovascular Disease.  During the webinar, Dr. Petriello will provide an overview of the available epidemiological, toxicological,...

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Upcoming Seminars Feature Experts from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee

  • January 29, 2016

Seminars are held on the third Wednesday of every month from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Training Room, located at 300 Fair Oaks Drive, Room 301D, Frankfort, Ky, unless otherwise noted. This seminar series is co-sponsored by UK-SRP, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management, KDEP.  Please make sure to...

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Center Leaders and Trainees Present Research Findings at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Puerto Rico

  • December 15, 2015

In November of 2015, the Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Hosted by Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the three-day meeting covered the latest findings from more than thirty Superfund Research Centers. Along with fellow attendees, the UK SRC team...

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Nutritional Scientist Explains Cancer-Fight Potential of Flavonoids in New Book

  • November 23, 2015

Plants put up a natural defense system against bacteria and disease through bioactive chemical constituents called flavonoids. While humans have turned to plants and herbs for medicinal purposes throughout history, researchers are now learning how to harness the chemopreventive properties of flavonoids to prevent human disease. Medical research suggests flavonoids can prevent the development...

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Bhattacharyya Honored at the 2015 AIChE Meeting in Utah

  • November 15, 2015

Dr. Dibakar Bhattacharyya was honored at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Two honorary sessions were held on Tueday, November 10 and included presentations from 12 AIChE members.  Dr. Isabel Escobar and Dr. S. Ranil Wickramasinghe co-chaired the session that was sponsored by the Membrane-Based Separations and main Separations Divisions. AIChE is the...

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Superfund Graduate Devoted to NIH Workforce Development through AAAS Fellowship

  • October 29, 2015

University of Kentucky Superfund Research Program alumnus Brad Newsome recently joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy fellow.   In his role at the NIH, Newsome is working with a team of scientists and communications experts in the Office of the Director’s Scientific Workforce Diversity...

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Gaetke Presents at Harlan County Extension Depot

  • October 12, 2015

Under a National Institute of Health grant, Lisa Gaetke, professor at the University of Kentucky and teacher in the Dietetic and Human Nutrition Department, spoke at the Harlan County Extension Depot on Thursday. Gaetke said this grant is involved with hazardous waste sites, particularly superfund sites, which are part of the superfund program started back in 1984. “It’s for bad hazardous...

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Wahlang Presents Research at 18th Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day

  • October 02, 2015

Postdoctoral trainee, Banrida Wahlang presented a poster entitled, "Polychlorinated biphenyl exposure alters the expression profile of MiroRNAs associated with vascular diseases" at the 18th Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day on October 2, 2015.  UK-SRC trainees Mike Petriello, Jessie Hoffman, and Jordan Perkins also attended the meeting.

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