- Congratulations to Susan Brander on receiving a CAS Continuing Research Award (https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/academic-programs/continuing-researchers-support-program The award will provide support for Jordan Laundry, a bioengineering major, who will conduct a research project in Dr. Brander's lab entitled "Estimating marine plastic ingestion in a coastal commercial and recreational fishery:.
- Emerson Christie has been awarded a 2018 Oregon State University ARCS Scholarship. The award is for a new or incoming PhD student in the College of Agricultural Sciences at OSU and provides $18,000 over three years. Emerson is conducting his doctoral research in Dr. Jennifer Field research group.
- Dr. Stacey Harper has been awarded a new three-year grant from the National Science Foundation: "Collaborative Research: Teasing Apart How Specific Nanoparticle Features Relate to Environmental Fate and Contribute to Ecotoxicology." This award brings an additional $300,000 of funding to Dr. Harper and her research group.
- A Thank You and congratulations to TEAMTox for their extensive outreach and education activities this year. They conducted five different DNA learning module events in March and April 2018 to a variety of grade and middle school students as well as hosting a STEM leaders professional development event and networking lunch. Raymmah Garcia, Prarthana Shankar, Emerson Christie, Yvonne Chang, Serhan Mermer, Alix Robel and Carolyn Poutasse were leaders in the STEM event.
Kaci Buhl has been awarded another new grant in collaboration with Suzanne Forsyth at UC-Davis. This will be a new five year award, with a major sub contract coming to Kaci at OSU and also funding a new UCDE scholar with medical expertise who will be co-located with NPIC at OSU. This new project at OSU will be called "PERC-MED". (This new project will complement the existing collaborative project between OSU and Davis: Pesticide Educational Resource Collaborative- PERC). The new grant will provide between $125k-500k per year of the project.
EMT Trainees received multiple awards at the recent regional 2018 PNW SETAC meeting and 2018 National SOT meeting:
- Lauren Crandon - First Place PhD Poster (Harper)
- Matt Slattery - First Place PhD Platform (Harper)
- Justin Rewerts - Second Place PhD Platform (Field and Simonich)
National SOT Meeting:
- Yvonne Chang - 2018 Sheldon D. Murphy Travel Award from Mechanisms Specialty Section and Best Abstract Award from Mixtures Specialty Section. (Tilton)
- Makeba Walcott - 2018 Pfizer Undergraduate Travel Award (Summer Undergraduate Intern) (Tilton)
- Courtney Roper - Best Abstract Award (overall best abstract for the Mixtures specialty section) (Tanguay)
- Prarthana Shankar - Graduate Student Award from Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section (Tanguay)
Jeremy Larson received an award for his poster describing his work in Dr. Tanguay's lab at the recent PNW SETAC meeting: "Systematically Defining the Bioactivity of a Diverse Suite of Precision-Engineered Nanomaterials Using a High-Throughput Zebrafish Screening Paradigm".
Raymmah Garcia received an Honorable Mention Award for her student presentation describing her research in Dr. Jennifer Field's laboratory at the Emerging Contaminants Summit, March 2018.
Congratulations to Dr. Anderson for the award of another NIH grant. The award is a two-year R21 grant and is funded by NIEHS. the Project Title is "Hurricane Harvey DR2: Individual Chemical Exposure Assessments
Dr. Simonich was selected for the 2018 HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) Institute, and the Clare Booth Luce Scholarship to fund her to participate! http://advance.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/advance-graduate-staci-simonich-selected-hers-luce-program-women-stem-leadership.
Dr. Susanne Brander was awarded funding from the Agricultural Research Foundation (ARF) for her proposal "The potential for marine plastic ingestion in a commercial fishery."
Dr. Anderson has a received another NIH/NIEHS grant award. She will be a CO-I with Dr. Hart at Harvard on R01 ES028712-01 (PI Hart- Harvard). This will be a four year award; 01/01/18 – 12/31/2022. The title of the award is: "The effects of environmental exposures on semen quality and the sperm epigenome." The aims of this project are to assess the impact of multiple environmental exposures (air pollution and endocrine disruptors) on measures of semen quality (concentration, total count, and motility) assessed via cell phone, morphology assessed with standard laboratory methods, and novel epigenomic markers (sperm DNA methylation).
Dr. Susanne Brander has been awarded a new grant:"Contaminant Effects on Two California Fish Species and the Food Web That Supports Them" This new three-year project is a sub award from UC Davis, and is part of a six-campus collaboration (UC Berkeley, UC Davis, U of Southern Illinois, U Mass, OSU). This collaboration will investigate differential sensitivity to common-use pesticides between two fish species found in the SF Bay and examines effects of changing salinity regimes and temperature dependency.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jennifer Field for receiving six new grant awards over the past couple of weeks:
- Co-PI on a new AECOM award titled: An electrocoagulation and electrooxidation treatment train to degrade perfluoroalkyl substances and other persistent organic contaminants in groundwater. This is a new three year award funded by SERDP for $200,000.
- Co-PI on a second one year award funded by SERDP for $200,000: Molecular design of effective and versatile adsorbents for ex situ treatment of AFFF-impacted groundwater
- Co-PI on a third three year SERDP award for $1,515,039: A mechanistic understanding of PFASs in source zones: Characterization and control
- Co-PI on a fourth three year SERDP award for $1,499,389: Insights into the long-term mass discharge and transformation of AFFF in the unsaturated zone.
- Co-PI on a fifth three year SERDP award with Staci Simonich for $1,415,326: Development, evaluation, and technology transfer of BMS for optimizing removal of PAHs, PCBs, PFASs, and metals from stormwater at DOD sites
- Co-PI on a sixth three year SERDP award for $1,499,813: Key Fate and Transport Processes Impacting the Mass Discharge, Attenuation, and Treatment of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Comingled Chlorinated Solvents or Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
- Dr. Anderson and her FSES program have been awarded another grant from NIEHS. This is a new RO1 award to University of California – San Francisco as the primary and OSU/Dr. Anderson as a subcontract. The title of the award is: Reducing Pesticide Exposures to Preschool-age Children in California Child Care. Dr. Anderson and her group will provide and analyze wristbands to measure pesticide exposures in the target population.
Allison Ehrlich has just been awarded a highly competitive 5-year K99/R00 "Pathway to Independence Award". For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this class of grant, these awards are "designed to facilitate a timely transition from a mentored postdoctoral research position to a stable independent research position with independent NIH or other independent research support at an earlier stage than is currently the norm. The award will provide up to 5 years of support consisting of two phases. The initial phase will provide 1-2 years of mentored support for postdoctoral research scientists. This phase will be followed by up to 3 years of independent support contingent on securing an independent tenure-track or equivalent research position." Allison will be mentored by Dr. Nancy Kerkvliet for the first two years of her award here in EMT. Allison's K99 will be funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and the title of her project is: “AhR activation and susceptibility to type 1 diabetes”.
Paul Jepson and his IPPC team members (Katie Murray, Mary Halbleib and Len Coop have just received three years of funding from USDA for their project titled: Statewide Networks for Overcoming Barriers to IPM Adoption in Oregon. This will provide nearly $900,000 of support for the research team over the three year duration of the project. The program funded by USDA focuses upon collaboration with extension agents and specialty crop industries to define and respond to IPM needs throughout the state of Oregon. A major strength of the project as identified by USDA is the cycle of integrated pest management strategic plans (IPMSPs) and follow-ups that will be conducted, combined with the Crop Pest Losses Impact Assessment (CPLIA) methodology to be developed. The project also includes support for IPM, and pesticide risk management extension via application of weather-based decision support and utilization of a regional biodiversity network.
Team Tox has been awarded $3500 from the E.R. Jackman Friends and Alumni club in support of Team Tox activities for 2017-2018. The application consisted of a written application byTeam Tox and an in-person interview by the Jackman officers with Team Tox President Alix Robel. The Jackman funding will be utilized by Team Tox in support of their activities primarily focused on middle school and elementary school outreach, community mentoring, intra-departmental student travel awards, as well as an annual student-lead retreat at an off-campus location and other TEAM Tox activities.
The DoD – Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) has funded a new 3-year project for Dr. Staci Simonich. The title of her new award is: “Development, Evaluation, and Technology Transfer of BMPs for Optimizing Removal of PAHs, PCBs, PFASs, and Metals from Stormwater at DoD Sites”. This grant is funded in the amount of $1,415,000.
Dr. Kim Anderson has been awarded another major grant. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has funded her project titled: "A novel approach for measuring firefighters’ occupationally-related chemical exposures" for three years in the amount of $1,500,000. Additionally, for a different project, members of Dr. Anderson's research group will be leaving tomorrow for Texas to enroll Houston residents in a program to monitor their exposure to contaminants subsequent to the recent hurricanes using the passive sampling wristbands, the technology she developed and for which she received the Faculty Innovator Award today at University Day.
Dr. Siva Kolluri’s recent doctoral graduate Prasad Kopparapu won the award for CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in Biological and Life Sciences (http://cgsnet.org/cgsproquest-distinguished-dissertation-award)! This is the second of Siva's PhD students to have received this award in recent years.
Jackson Wiley in Dr. Staci Simonich's lab won the award for best poster at the OSU Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium. His poster was titled: 'Comparison of commercially available solid phase extraction columns for unsubstituted and substituted polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) extraction from an aqueous matrix'.
Dr. Kim Anderson received notice that her US Patent # 9,757,774 for her passive sampling wristbands has officially been awarded! http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=myexposome&OS=myexposome&RS=myexposome
First year student Christine Ghetu was selected as a second 2017 ARCS Scholar, in addition to the award given to Dan Elson. Christine will be working with Dr. Anderson as her ARCS mentor. The call for the FY 18 ARCS Scholarships should be out later this fall. This is the fourth ARCS scholarship awarded to and EMT Trainee.
Holly Dixon who has been awarded an International Society for Exposure Science Travel Grant to attend the 2017 ISES conference in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, from 15-19 October 2017. Holly will be presenting her research at the meeting as one of the requirements of the award.
At the ACS 72nd Northwest Regional Meeting held here in Corvallis, Carolyn Poutasse received one of the Top 3 Outstanding Posters Award for her research in Dr. Anderson's laboratory:"Applications of passive silicone wristband samplers: Agricultural and non-agricultural childhood pesticide exposures." C. Poutasse, P. Laurienti, K.A. Anderson."
Dr. Kim Anderson has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the OSU Faculty Innovator Award! This award recognizes a faculty member whose extraordinarily high impact innovations from research are translated into transformative results that help promote economic development and social progress. This award specifically recognizes impact achieved through engagement in commercialization partnerships; exceptional engagement in commercialization of research results through start-up businesses (MyExposome.com); research leadership recognized nationally and internationally; and a high degree of student engagement in research and commercialization efforts. The awards committee was clearly impressed with Kim's achievements in all of the areas of evaluation.
Jamie Minick for received the 1st Place Student Platform Presentation Award at the recent 2017 Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 26th Annual Meeting. Jamie also received a 2017 Team Tox Travel Award to attend the SETAC meeting and present at the meeting, and he also recently passed his Preliminary Exam. The title of Jamie's' SETAC presentation was: "Hazard assessment of a PAH Superfund mixture in the zebrafish developmental toxicity model." (Minick, J, Geier, M, Tanguay, R, Anderson, K)
Dan Elson, first year EMT trainee, has been selected as an Oregon State University ARCS Scholar. This award is for an incoming or new PhD student in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. ARCS Scholars receive $6,000 per year for 3 years ($18,000 total), to facilitate a student’s completion of graduate study and may be used for professional development and other purposes. Oregon State University’s ARCS Scholar Awards are sponsored by the Portland Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. (ARCS), http://www.arcsfoundation.org . ARCS Foundation is a national not-for-profit women’s organization. The goal of the Portland Chapter is to help OSU attract students of exceptional academic promise to its Ph.D. programs. Trainees are nominated by Departments for consideration by the College of Agricultural Sciences’ ARCS Selection Committee. This faculty committee then selects trainees for the ARCS Scholar Award based on a competitive evaluation of academic credentials, past experience, and potential to complete the Ph.D. and pursue a successful career in scientific research.
Sabrina Edwards, working in Dr. Tanguay's lab, has been awarded a CAS Undergraduate Research Award for her project titled: "Evaluating the Toxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Zebrafish Model".
At the 7th SETAC World Congress and SETAC North American 37th Annual Meeting, Dr. Bill Stubblefield was named as a SETAC FELLOW. The SETAC Fellows Award was created in 2010 to recognize members demonstrating BOTH (i) significant long-term scientific or science policy contributions and (ii) service and leadership within SETAC. The identification and appointment of Fellow status is intended to provide recognition of excellence and contributions of SETAC members to ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry, risk assessment and life cycle assessment. The hallmark of a SETAC Fellow is leadership within the professional and scientific arenas as well as SETAC; no more than 1–2% of the total Society membership can hold this prestigious recognition.
A number of OSU students won a number of awards at the recent SOT meeting in Baltimore:
Dr. Jeff Jenkins has agreed to assume the leadership role for the EPA-funded OSU National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC). Dr. Jenkins has agreed to serve as the new permanent Director and PI of NPIC, subsequent to the departure of Dr. Stone from this role earlier this year. As you are all aware, Dr. Jenkins has contributed a leadership role to this program in various capacities since it's inception at OSU, and EMT is very fortunate to have him step back into this key leadership position for EMT and OSU.
The recent publication from the Simonich/Tanguay labs: Titaley IA, Chlebowski A, Truong L, Tanguay RL, Massey Simonich SL. "Identification and toxicological evaluation of unsubstitutedPAHs and novel PAH derivatives in pavement sealcoat products." Environ Sci Technol Lett 3(6):234-242 has been highlighted in the July issue of the NIH newsletter Environmental Factor as a "Paper of the Month".
- Raven Waldron of the Harper Research Group was awarded a DeLoach Work Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for the 2016 summer and fall terms.
- Lauren Crandon of the Harper research group was awarded first place in the SETAC PNW Chapter poster competition for graduate students.
- Raven Waldron, a BRR undergraduate working in Dr. Harper's research group and a Summer 2015 Toxicology Intern, received the Burlingham Undergraduate Student of Excellence Award at the CAS Celebrating Excellence in the College of Agricultural Sciences ceremony. Raven's research in part has focused on investigating the effect of UV-A and titanium dioxide nanoparticles on triclosan toxicity in Escherichia coli.
- MS Candidate Matthew Kaiser been accepted into the 2016 OMSI Summer Fellowship Program and awarded a scholarship to cover his tuition for the program. http://www.omsi.edu/science-fellowship
- First year EMT Trainee Laura Holden has been accepted into the 2016 OMSI Summer Fellowship Program and awarded a scholarship to cover her tuition for the program. http://www.omsi.edu/science-fellowship
- Matthew Kaiser has been accepted into the highly competitive "NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention. He was accepted into the "Molecular Course", an intensive 1-week curriculum in Rockville, Maryland, from August 1 through Fiday, August 5, 2016.
- Work conducted through a collaboration between Dr. Simonich's and Dr. Tanguay's research groups was published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters and was highlighted in a News and Research Communications press release by OSU. (http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2016/apr/coal-tar-based-sealcoats-driveways-parking-lots-far-more-toxic-suspected) In brief, this research funded in part by the OSU Superfund Research Program reports that some PAHs in coal tar sealcoats are 30 times more toxic than one of the most common PAH compounds in these products that was previously studied by the U.S. Geological Survey.
- Zia Klocke, a student in Dr. Stacey Harper's research group, has been awarded an Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) scholarship to support her research in the Harper lab this summer.
- Krista Barzen-Hanson's paper titled "Discovery and Implications of C2 and C3 perfluoroalkyl Sulfonates in Aqueous Film-Forming Foams and Groundwater" which was publication Environmental Science & Technology Letters in 2015, has recently received one of the Journal's 2015 Best Papers Awards. Krista's manuscript also received an Editor's Choice Awards and as a consequence, it is not an open accesspaper and freely available. (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.estlett.5b00049)
- Rachel Waldron (one of last summer's SOT Summer Undergraduate Interns) was awarded the Udall Scholarship. The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the envirionment.
- Matt Slattery has been selected a 2016 Oregon State University ARCS Scholar. This award is for an incoming PhD student in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Matt will receive $6000 per year (in addition to his stipend and tuition) that may be used to facilitate completion of his graduate studies.
- Derik Haggard was awarded the 2016 Eric A. Andreasen Memorial Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship. The award was presented at the SOT meeting in New Orleans on March 14, 2016.
- Matt Slattery was just selected as the new Graduate Student Representative to PANWAT. Congratulations Matt!
- Congraultations to Dr. Dave Williams and his Superfund Research Program Project #1 team. One of their publications has been recognized as one of the "favorite papers published in Chemical Research in Toxicology in the past two years. Dr. Rick Corley and SRP Project #2 members were also major contributors to the paper. http://pubs.acs.org/page/crtoec/vi/eab-favorites.html?ref=highlight
- Congratulations to Erin Madeen on being offered and accepting a post doctoral position at John Hopkins School of Medicine in clinical pharmacology. She will be studying CYP based metabolism and toxicity of anti-HIV drugs with Dr. Namandje Bumpus.
- Ivan Titaley was selected to receive a 2016 ACS Graduate Student Paper Award by the Division of Environmental Chemistry. This is the highest award given to students in this category. The title of Ivan's manuscript is "Identification and Toxicological Evaluation of Novel PAH Derivatives in Pavement Sealcoat Products. Ivan will present his paper at the Fall ACS Meeting in Philadelphia. He will also receive a cash award.
- Erin Madeen was awarded a Young Investigator Award at the recent LPI Diet and Optimum Heath Conference here on campus. The title of Erin's presentation was "Cyp1b1 Status Modulates PAH-Induced Reproductive Toxicity in Male Mice Transplacentally Exposed to Dibenzo[def,p]chrysene: maternal diet Rich in Indole-3-Carbonal in Cyp1b1 WT and KO Mice." Her presentation focused on her research as a trainee in Dr. David Williams' Lab for Project 1 of the OSU Superfund Research Program.
- Elizabeth Axton was awarded a Young Investigator Award at the recent LPI Diet and Optimum Heath Conference on campus in September 2015. Her presentation, which focused on her research in Dr. Fred Stevens' group, was titled "Vitamin C and allopurinol prevent nitrate tolerance in endothelial cells."
- Anna Chlebowski's presentation - "Developmental toxicity and AHR induction of nitrated PAHs" - received an award for the 2015 Young Scientist Award for the Best Oral Presentation at this summer's ISPAC annual meeting. Anna was the presenter and co authors were William Bisson, Robert Tanguay, and Staci Simonich.
- Dr. Robert Tanguay has been awarded a new $300,000, 3-year grant from NSF entitled "Integrating nanoparticle design and in vivo testing to proactively reduce environmental impacts.
- Anna Chlebowski was awarded an F31 NRSA pre-doctoral training grant from NIEHS for her project entitled "Toxicology and environmental Occurrence of Novel Nitrated PAHs" working with Drs. Simonich and Tanguay.
- Amy Bortvedt, of Dr. Stacey Harper's laboratory, has been awarded an Undergradaute Research, Innovation, Scholarship adn Creativity (URISC) Summer 2015 Award for her proposal "Impacts of Nanoencapsulation on Pesticide Toxicity, Stability and Persistence."
- Joe Fisher has been promoted to Lt Col in the United States Air Force Reserve Medical Service. For those of you unfamiliar with the Medical Service ranks, this is an especially important milestone promotion for selecting officers for future career paths and sustained professional service, so this is a very major professional recognition. Joe's research focus is in public health toxicology. He works with co-advisers Andy Houseman (PH) and Robert Tanguay (EMT).
- Jessica Phillips (Kolluri Lab) won first place in the Student Platform Presentation competition for her talk "Investigating the endogenous role for the AhR in the formation and development of tumors through the characterization of a novel mouse model of human cancer and in citro assays".
- Tod Harper (Williams Lab) The Awards & Honors Committee of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) selected Tod Harper’s presentation entitled “Analysis Of Dibenzo[def,p]chrysene Adduct Formation In A Transplacental Chemoprevention Model Using Stable Isotope Dilution UPLC-MS/MS” as this year’s Best New Investigator Poster Presentation, Runner-up.This is a merit-based award in recognition of the excellence of the awardee’s research, research progress, and promise as a long-term contributor to research in topics related to the mission of EMGS.
- Amy Jahr has been awarded an Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity award fro the OSU Research Office to support her summer 2013 research project entitled "Dectection of Fluorescently Labeled Lipoprotein and Determination of Protein Corona Composition on Iron Nanoparticles." Amay will be conducting this project in Dr. Stacey Harper's laboratory.
- Hannah Bulovsky was awarded an Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) award. Her project titled "The Impact of Stabilizing Compounds on the Particle Stability, Reactivity, and Toxicity of Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles for Groundwater Remediation" was one of only 10 proposals selected fromover 40 proposals submitted this year. Hannah is a CBEE student working in Dr. Harper's lab.
- Cory Gerlach in the Tanguay lab has been selected to receive a highly competitive Pfizer SOT Undergraduate Student Travel Award for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) in Phoenix, AZ in March 2014.
- Dr. Anderson, in collaboration with Dr. Kincl in Public Heath at OSU, has been awarded a supplement through the OSU Environmental Health Sciences Center adn the NIEHS Core Centers Program's 2013 Supplemental Program entitled "Effects of Unconventional Grass Drilling on Air Quality in Rural Appalachian Ohio".
- Zheng Zhou in Dr. Stacey Harper's research group has been awarded on of only 8 highly competitive Wei Family Scholarships for Fall Term 2013. This award is only given to students with very high GPA pursuing a degree in Science, Engineering or Math At OSU. He will receive $4000 to support his research in the Harper laboratory.
- Alix Robel, a student employee in Dr. Field's lab received an "Outstanding Poster Presentation Award" from the 2013 Northwest American Chemical Society. The title of Alix's poster was "Methamphetaine and Cocaine in Prison: Mass Loads in Wasterwater vs. Random Urinalyses".
- Erin Madeen of the Williams lab recently recieved a KC Donnelly Externship Award from NIEHS. The title of Erin's externship project is "Environmentally relevant pharmacodynamics of PAH DBC in human volunteers".
- Dr. Dave Stone and NPIC have received an additional $500,000 of supplemental funding to extend and fund NPIC for the remainder of the 2013 calendar year.
- Dr. Nancy Kerkvliet has recieved a DeLoach Work Scholarship from the University Honors College to support Lubna Khan for summer and Fall 2013 research in the Kerkvliet lab.
- Congratulations to TEAMTox on receiving $1000 from the E.R. Jackman Foundation to support their K-12 Outreach and Education activities and student travel to professional development meetings.
- Erin Madeen, a graduate student in the Williams lab, has been selected to receive a travel award to the annual SOT meeting fromthe Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section (RSESS). the award consists of 41500 and a plaque that acknoledges the award.
- Britton Goodale of the Tanguay lab has been selected to receive the 2013 OSU Women's Center Student Award in the graduate student category. The highly competitvie award was created to recognize female graduate students who have excelled in the areas of course work, research, publications, and leadership.
- Cory Gerlach has been awarded an Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity awards for his proposed project: "Defining the Toxicity of Flame Retardants". This work will be conducted over the 2013 term and mentored by Dr. Robert Tanguay.
- Andy Larkin of the Baird lab has been selected to present in the first annual University-wide "Scholars Insight" event, a graduate student competition to communicate research impact. The working title of his presentation is "Developing smartphone apps for predicting and preventing exposure to atmospheric pollutants."
- Oleksii Motorykin has been selected to recieve a prestigious Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellowship (ORISE) offer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health in Atkanta for the summer of 2013.
- Joey Pryor, a Biology Major and Toxicology Minor student in the Harper lab was awarded an Honors Experience Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to support his work - Toxicological and ecotoxicological investigations of dendrimers: nanomaterials with biomedical applications.
- Federico Sinche, graduate student in Dr. Stacey Harper's lab, was selected for a travel award from the Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists which will cover his travel to the annual SOT meeting in March 2013.
- Dr. Josie Bonventre was selected as the next post-doctoral represenative for the Pacific Northwest Association of Toxicologist (PANWAT), our regional chapter of the Society of Toxicology. Josie is an NIEHS post doctoral trainee in Dr. Stacey Harper's lab.
- Dr. Kim Anderson's manuscript "Bridging environmental mixtures and toxic effect" was among the top 5 nominated articles for the inaugural year of the Environmental toxicology and Chemistry journal'a "Best Paper Award".
- Erin Madeen, working with Dr. Williams and Dr. Baird, has been awarded a 2013 OSU Diversity Pipeline Fellowship from the Provost's Office. This fellowship is designated to support graduate students who will be the pipeline to the future professoriate. the program is intended to create support opportunities which enhance campus efforts to recruit and retain meritorious graduate students from divergent and/or nontraditional backgrounds who have expressed interest in a career in univeristy teaching and/or research.
- Oleksii Motorykin, graduate student in Dr. Staci Simonich's lab, has been selected as a winner of an American chemical society 2013 Graduate Student Award in Environmental chemistry.
- Dan Koch, who recently defended his PhD thesis has accepted a post doctoral position at Stanford. He has also just been awarded a highly competitive Stanford University Training program in Tumor Biology fellowship for a project he wrote and submitted for funding: "Unique Cancer Stemp Cell Signature in Myc Addicted Progenitor Cells".
- Dr. Jennifer Field received a new grant from Oregon Best, entitled: "Solar Water Treatment for Storm Water/Rainwater." Dr. Field will collaborate with Puralytics, the company that developed a sunlight activated drinking water purifer using a nanotechnology coated mesh which is being deployed in the developing world.
- Dr. Kim Anderson has received funding from the Fogarty International Center fo the national Institutes of health for her grant award entitled "Exploratory Planning for a Proposed GEO Health Hub in the Alto Mayo Region (Peru)." the PI for the overal project is Paula North at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Anderson is co-Investiagor on the project, with over half of the total budget coming to her project at OSU.
- Kristin Kamerud recieved a 2nd place award for undergraduate presentations at the annual North America SETAC meeting in November 2012. The title of her presentation was "Nickel beyond environmental exposures - stainless steel cookware's contribution to nickel exposure from cooked foods."
- TEAM TOX received a second competitive grant of $1000 from the E.R. Jackman Club. This award will be used to support continued outreach efforts and educational module development by TEAM TOX, as well as provide travel grants to TEAM TOX members.
- A manuscript published by Dr. nancy Kerkvliet: "AHR-mediated immunomodulation: the role of altered gene transcription" in Biochemical Pharmacology (2/15/2009) has been recognized as one of the TOP FIVE most cited articles in Biochemical Pharmacology for the publication period 2009-2011.