2009 - 2010 Highlights and News
- On November 22nd, 50 years of Toxicology research at OSU was celebrated. See story.
Congratulations to Dave Stone for winning the Provost's Outreach & Engagement Award for Excellence – Diversity Award. This award consists of a glass sculpture and a significant financial award that Dave can utilize for programmatic activities. The award was presented to him at the annual Outreach & Engagement Conference Luncheon held on Nov. 19th, 2010.
- Congratulations to Steven O'Connell from Project 4 who won first place for Student Posters at the NIEHS Superfund Annual Meeting in Portland, OR from Nov. 10-12, 2010.
- NIEHS and OSU hosted the Annual SRP Meeting in Portland, OR on Nov. 10-12, 2010.See the link for the session slides.
- Kim Anderson presented a webinar on using ecological-based tools and approaches to assess bioavailablity. The webinar was sponsored by NIEHS SRP. See archived webinar
- Kim Anderson's research in the Gulf has been highlighted in Environmental Factor - On-line source for NIEHS News.
- We have started sampling air and water in the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more and get resources. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, PAHs, and Health
- The mini-symposium on Conducting Research in Tribal Communities on April 7, 2010 was a great success. Slides and resources have been posted.
- Dr. Kim Anderson's work has been highlighted in Research Brief 184 out on 4/7/10. See the Research Brief.
- March 5, 2010, Mary Garrard is presenting a poster about the SRP Program at the NW Environmental Health Conference in Portland, OR.
- Sharon Krueger, Co-I on Project 1, was highlighted in a article about Living with Pompe. Dr. Krueger received ARRA funding through a diversity supplement program with SRP. Learn more.
- A joint paper of Project 2 and 4 leaders and Core D went to press.
Hillwalker, WE, Allan, SE, Tanguay RL and Anderson KA, Exploiting lipid-free tubing passive samplers and embryonic zebrafish to link site specific contaminant mixtures to biological responses" In Press, Chemosphere 2010.
- The Community Outreach Core along with various research investigators are headed to Pendleton, OR on Feb. 4th - 5th for their first Advisory Meeting with the Umatilla Tribe to address tribal exposures to PAHs and improve community health. The meeting was previously scheduled in December, but was postponed due to the weather. See the flyer for the public session. See the meeting agenda.
- Congratulations to Julie Layshock from Project 4 who won BEST GRADUATE student poster at the annual North American Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) meeting in New Orleans, Nov. 2009. With over 3000 attendees and 100's of graduate student poster in the competition it is a great recognition of her and the work.
- The research of Dr. Staci Simonich, PAHs in Highly Exposed Populations: Atmospheric Studies from China to the U.S. West Coast Before, During, and After the Beijing Olympics, was presented at the Superfund Research Program Annual Conference hosted by Columbia University on Nov. 2-5, 2009, . View slides
- First Runner Up Student poster award at the 2009 SRP Conference:
Allan, SE, Hillwalker, WE, Sower, GJ, Wilson, GR, Smith, BW, Tanguay, RL & Anderson, KA. Site-specific toxic effects in zebrafish embryos exposed to passive sampling device extracts liked to differences in environmental contaminant mixtures, NIEHS Superfund Research Program Annual Mtg, NY, NY, 2009
- Dr. Staci Simonich was chosen to be highlighted in the OSU International Report. Air quality research of Staci Simonich highlighted in OSU International Report. (pdf)
In the News
- New Approaches Needed to Gauge Safety of Nanotech-Based Pesticides, Researchers Urge (Stone and Anderson)
- OSU Researchers find heightened levels of known carcinogens in Gulf (Anderson)
- Why That Clean Air You're Breathing in National Parks Might Not Be so Clean (Simonich)
- Gulf oil spill released toxic, tough-to-track chemicals (Anderson)
- Toxicologists warn that waters that look clear of oil can be deceiving (Anderson)
- OPB News - How Pristine Are Our National Parks? (Simonich)
- Studies confirm presence, severity of pollution in national parks (Simonich)
- OSU researcher releases book on environmental struggles in China (Tilt)
- New techniques show complexity of Willamette River Superfund cleanup (Anderson)
- OSU to head major national program to study health risks of 'PAH' toxins (Williams)
- OSU scientists lead study on danger of certain air pollution
- Bad Breath (Simonich)
- Mom's pregnancy diet may set table for child's cancer risk (Williams)
- High Noon for Nano (Tanguay)
- China's Olympic Pollution Efforts Paid Off, Expert Says (Simonich)
- Beijing's blue-sky thinking gives scientists a golden opportunity to study the effects of pollution (Simonich)
- OSU Researchers Develop New Approach for Studying Tissue Regeneration (Tanguay)
An Interview with Dr. Tanguay. Zebrafish Journal
- Cancer Research Highlighted in the OSU President's Report 2007(Williams)
- Researchers Track Dust, Soot from China (Simonich)