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  August 27, 2012   Dr. Ivan Rusyn Dr. Fred Wright The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant for research conducted by the Carolina Center for Computational Toxicology. Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will serve as… Read more »

February 01, 2012 Share   Dr. Ivan Rusyn Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed to the National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee on Toxicology. The committee, part of NRC’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, oversees toxicology… Read more »

December 13, 2011 Share   A study emerging from the labs of the UNC Superfund Research Program (SRP) introduces a new approach to assess spatial and temporal trends of arsenic in drinking water. The findings may lead to the implementation of enhanced monitoring programs that target regions of concern in North Carolina. Dr. Rebecca Fry… Read more »

December 09, 2011 A study emerging from the labs of SRP researchers Rebecca Fry and Marc Serre is featured in the January 2012 issue of Environment International. “Arsenic in North Carolina: Public Health Implications” introduces a new approach to assess spatial and temporal trends of arsenic in drinking water and may lead to the implementation… Read more »

December 09, 2011 James Swenberg, UNC-SRP Center Director, participated in a panel discussion with NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum and U.S. Representative David Price highlighting the benefits of Federally-funded research at the NIEHS campus in Research Triangle Park, NC. Swenberg emphasized the close collaboration between UNC and NIEHS, and discussed their environmental health research, training opportunities,… Read more »

Members of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty were among the presenters at two conferences in the Chapel Hill, N.C., area in September, both sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health.   The third international Toxicogenomics Integrated with Environmental Sciences (TIES) http://eseconf.sph.unc.edu/TIES2011/… Read more »

August 09, 2011 Share   For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units – adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. Those four bases have been taught in science textbooks and have formed the basis of the growing knowledge regarding how genes code for life. Yet in recent history, scientists have expanded that… Read more »

August 09, 2011 Two members of the public health faculty have been reappointed to lead their departments in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Dean Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, has announced. The five-year reappointments follow upon highly favorable reviews of their first terms as chairs. Dr. Mike Aitken Dr. Andy Olshan Michael Aitken,… Read more »

April 21, 2011 A panel of the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council has finalized a report evaluating the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assessment of formaldehyde, a chemical commonly used in industry and medicine throughout the world. The report found that many conclusions reached by the EPA were sound and appropriate. However, the panel… Read more »

April 21, 2011 Dr. Fred Wright Dr. Donglin Zeng Dr. Hongtu Zhu Three biostatistics faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Health were selected recently as fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Fred Wright, PhD, professor, and associate professors Donglin Zeng, PhD, and Hongtu Zhu, PhD, will be inducted into fellowship in August… Read more »