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Department of

Environmental Health

  • Department of Environmental Health Enjoys Celebratory Weekend
  • Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, Honored for Lifetime of Achievement in Research
  • New Faculty, Staff Enhance Expertise in Toxicological Risk Assessment
  • TERA Scientists Assist With Harmonization Effort in Pharmaceutical Industry

Featured News

  • Drinking in the Heavy Metal

    Article includes comments from Kim Dietrich, PhD, Department of Environmental Health Ingesting lead can result in irreversible damage to a child’s brain. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t step in unless concentrations are higher than 15 parts per billion (ppb) in 10 percent of sampled taps. Since April 2014, when the city of Flint switched to water from the Flint River, many of the city’s 100,000 residents have been drinking lead at much higher concentrations than that.
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  • Talaska Reappointed to World Trade Center Committee

    Glenn Talaska, PhD, professor and associate chair in the Department of Environmental Health, has been reappointed to the World Trade Center Health Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) by John Howard, director of NIOSH and Administrator of the Program. Talaska has served on the committee since 2010, and his new appointment runs until 2018. The STAC is responsible for reviewing scientific and medical evidence to make recommendations regarding health conditions related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and consults on program eligibility criteria or additional health conditions for programs such as the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.
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Cancer Team Awarded Grant to Study Mutation Panel for Personalized Therapy

A team led by Scott Langevin, PhD, was awarded a $146,693 grant from the ElsaU. Pardee Foundation to study a mutation sequencing panel for patients withhead and neck cancer. Read Story

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