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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Hernandez Wins Second Place Poster Award at Re3 Workshop

  • March 25, 2015

(March 24, 2015)  Sebastián Hernández recently attended and presented a poster on his research, "Nanoparticle-Catalyzed Membrane for Water Detoxification" at the Re3 Workshop in Louisville, Ky.  His poster was selected as a second place winner out of forty-five presentations. The scientific poster session was open to all high school, undergrad, and grad students, postdocs, and...

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Bhattacharyya Receives Barfield Award at 2015 KWRRI Annual Symposium

  • March 09, 2015

(March 9, 2015)  UK Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) investigator Dr. Dibakar Bhattacharyya received the Kentucky Water Resource Research Institute (KWRRI) Bill Barfield Award for Outstanding Water Resources Research today. Leader of a UK-SRC study developing membrane-based remediation systems to remove chlorinated organic pollutants from the environment, Dr. Bhattacharyya is the...

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Dr. Andrew Morris Featured in Gill Heart Institute Magazine

  • December 30, 2014

(December 2014)  Dr. Andrew Morris, principal investigator of the UK-SRC Research Support Core, was featured in a recent issue of Gill Heart Institute Magazine. Dr. Morris directs the university's small molecule mass spectrometry facility, which supports cardiovascular research. Patients of the UK Gill Heart Institute benefit from treatments available at only the most prestigious medical...

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Hoover's Research Covered by Partnerships for Environmental Public Health

  • December 10, 2014

  (December 2015)  The work of UK-SRC investigator Anna Hoover, Ph.D., was recently  featured in NIEHS's Partnerships for Environmental Public Health's Grantee Spotlight series in an article entitled Taking Time to Dialogue with Stakeholders. The article discusses Dr. Hoover's work as a communication scientist, highlighting her pursuit of participatory, stakeholder-engaged...

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Gutierrez Receives Award at Annual SRP Meeting

  • December 03, 2014

(November 2015)  UK-SRC graduate student trainee Angela Gutierrez 2014 received the environmental science poster award at the 2014 Annual Superfund Research Program meeting held in San Jose California. Gutiérrez is a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering whose work focuses on the development of novel and cost-effective materials for environmental remediation, specifically polychlorinated...

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Newsome Selected as Prestigious AAAS Fellow

  • November 19, 2014

This month, NIEHS trainee Bradley Newsome, Ph.D., joins an elite group of scientists and engineers as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow to help connect good science to government decision-making. Newsome, who was a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kentucky (UK) Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center,...

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