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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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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