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BIOS scores six ASA fellowships in two years: Wright, Zeng and Zhu selected

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 »

Rusyn to chair Society of Toxicology’s publications board

February 11, 2011 Dr. Ivan Rusyn Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named chair of the Society of Toxicology’s board of publications for a one-year term, effective May 1. “This is yet another affirmation of the extent to which Dr. Rusyn’s… Read more »

Formaldehyde study named best paper of the year by Society of Toxicology

January 28, 2011 A study examining the carcinogenic effects of inhaled formaldehyde, published August 2010 in Toxicological Sciences, has been named best paper of the year by the Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) Board of Publications.The paper, “Distribution of DNA Adducts Caused by Inhaled Formaldehyde is Consistent with Induction of Nasal Carcinoma but Not Leukemia,” uncovers… Read more »

Fry receives two prestigious honors for outstanding young researchers

  September 28, 2010 Dr. Rebecca Fry Rebecca Fry, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received two prestigious awards recognizing her potential to advance science and make substantial contributions throughout her career. Fry has received The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award from the… Read more »

Improved communication of fish consumption advisories needed to protect maternal and child health

Research recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reveals that fish consumption advisories are not always effective at informing anglers who may be sharing their catch with more vulnerable subpopulations of women and children.   SRP Research Translation Core Leader Kathleen Gray, along with investigators from NC State University and… Read more »

Advancing the field of risk assessment through toxicogenomics

Advancing the field of risk assessment through toxicogenomics Dr. Ivan Rusyn (Photo courtesy of Rene Reijnders, Maastricht University) Researchers and regulators from across the world met in May to discuss ways to improve cancer risk assessments and explore new approaches to evaluating chemical safety. Dr. Ivan Rusyn of the UNC SRP was among the scientists… Read more »

Swenberg, Brostrom selected for Greenberg and Barr awards

April 19, 2010 James A. Swenberg, DVM, PhD, and Richard Brostrom, MD, MSPH, have received two of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s major awards for faculty and alumni.   Swenberg, recipient of the Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service, and Brostrom, selected for the Harriet Hylton… Read more »

Serre, ESE faculty member, becomes associate professor

August 20, 2009 Dr. Marc Serre Marc Serre, PhD, has been promoted to associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering, with tenure, in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. The new appointment is effective Sept. 1. Serre joined UNC’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in 2001… Read more »

Rusyn appointed to new National Academies committee

February 05, 2009 Dr. Ivan Rusyn Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering, has been appointed to a new committee of the National Academies. The Standing Committee on Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions is a joint effort of the Board on Life Sciences and the Board on Environmental… Read more »

Rusyn selected for Society of Toxicology honor

January 28, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Ivan Rusyn Ivan Rusyn , MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, has been selected to receive the Society of Toxicology’s Achievement Award. Rusyn received his doctorate at UNC in 2000 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow for a year before joining the faculty… Read more »