SRP trainee Allie Sanders was selected as a 2013 recipient of the UNC Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) Impact Award. This award recognizes UNC graduate students whose research will benefit the citizens of North Carolina.

Allie is being recognized for her research on prenatal exposure to toxic metals through a study of pregnant women in six North Carolina counties. Her work represents a step towards the use of prenatal biomonitoring to protect newborn health in North Carolina and has also influenced a statewide screening program for prenatal lead exposure.

Allie, a doctoral candidate in Dr. Rebecca Fry’s lab, was also a 2011 GEAB Impact Award recipient for her work to raise awareness of arsenic contamination in private well water in North Carolina.

Read more about Allie’s work and other GEAB Impact Award recipients.



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