UK-SRC Trainees Discuss Center Research in EPA Webinar

  • August 24, 2015

(August 24, 2015)  UK-SRC trainees Angela Gutiérrez and Michael Petriello provided an overview of Center science, engagement, and translation in today's US EPA Progress-in-Research Webinar Series, sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division. During the presentation, Gutierrez and Petriello described UK-SRC...

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Engineering Better Drug Delivery

  • August 18, 2015

Tom Dzublia, Gill Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky, studies antioxidant polymers, working to answer the question, "Can we take a material and develop it from things that are antioxidant and turn it into a biocompatible material?" Why? So we can treat a number of oxidative stress diseases, where antioxidants are believed...

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Cassis Named UK Vice President for Research

  • July 14, 2015

(July 14, 2015)  University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto Monday announced that he has named Lisa Cassis vice president for research at UK.   Cassis has served as interim vice president for research since June 2, 2014. She is a longtime UK professor and chair of the UK Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences and widely considered one of the university's top...

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Lifelong Health Begins Before Birth

  • June 26, 2015

(Lexington, Ky.) -- We've long known that a pregnant mother's alcohol and tobacco use can harm a developing fetus, but we're now learning much more about how a baby's first nine months before birth can affect its health into adulthood.   The environment of the womb, which is determined by a mother's health, lifestyle and surroundings, can alter the development of a fetus with permanent and...

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Dr. Dibakar Bhattacharyya Presents Research at 2015 TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo

  • June 26, 2015

(June 2015)  Dr. Dibakar Bhattacharyya, of UK-SRC was asked to present at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. in June, 2015. Below is the summary of the presentation titled Integration of Nanotechnology and Membranes from lab-scale to full-scale. Membrane processes provide a highly flexible technique for solute separation/concentration, and water...

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Pennell, Hoover Discuss Risk Communication at Purdue Environmental Workshop

  • May 29, 2015

(May 29, 2015)  UK-SRC investigators Kelly Pennell, Ph.D., and Anna Goodman Hoover, Ph.D., were invited speakers at Purdue University Center for the Environment's Engaging Local Communities on Environmental Risk Workshop. Dr. Pennell's presentation, Risk Communication at Vapor Intrusion Sites: Involuntary, Dreadful and Uncertain Exposures, described challenges of sharing risk-related...

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Community Engagement Core Participates in Mind Matters Health Fair

  • May 18, 2015

(May 18, 2015)  Dr. Dawn Brewer of the UK-SRC Community Engagement Core (CEC) participated in the Mind Matters Health Fair that targeted the older adult population.  Graduate and undergraduate students managed the booth while representing the CEC and interacting with health fair participants.  Approximately 400 older adults attended the health fair. An estimated 215 attendees, more...

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Kelly Pennell's Research Proves Timely for Concerned Community

  • May 07, 2015

(May 7, 2015)  Near the end of January, the community of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was faced with a disturbing possibility: their children could be exposed to harmful chemicals while attending a local public school every day, based on the fact that a contaminated site lay beneath the school.   Following confusion and panic from parents and students, nationally recognized experts...

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Papp and Davenport Receive NSR Graduate Fellowships

  • April 19, 2015

(April 2015)  Joseph Papp and Doug Davenport have been named recipients of NSF Research Graduate Fellowships. NIH-NIEHS and NSF EPSCOR grants provided support for their research through the UK-SRC. Dr. Dibakar Bhattacharyya is the project's principle investigator and their advisor, along with additional mentors: Dr Lindell Ormsbee, Dr. Andrew Morris, Minghui Gui, and Sebastian Hernandez....

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Dr. Bruce Stanton from Dartmouth College Participates in Seminar Series

  • April 01, 2015

(April 2015)  Dr. Bruce Stanton from Dartmouth College will present "Arsenic: A Global Public Health Crisis, How Safe is Our Food and Water?", as a part of the center's seminar series. Arsenic is the number one environmental contaminant of concern with regard to human health both in the U.S. and worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that human exposure to arsenic...

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