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Your Environment. Your Health.

Progress Reports: Duke University: Training Core

Superfund Research Program

Training Core

Project Leader: Joel N. Meyer
Grant Number: P42ES010356
Funding Period: 2000-2022

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Duke's SBRP Training Core continued its weekly Seminar Series on Fridays from 12:00 to 1:30PM in the Searle Center Conference Room (located on the Duke University West campus in the Seeley Mudd Building adjoining the Duke University Medical Center Library). A broad range of research within the field of toxicology was covered spanning from environmental and biomedical toxicology to a spectrum of approaches from chemical and engineering to genetic, translational and epidemiological. A symposium on a focused cutting-edge topic in toxicology was held each semester.

Our 2007 Symposium topics were Developmental Neurobehavioral Disabilities and Toxic Exposure (Spring), and Developmental High Through-put Screening with Biologic Meaning: Going Somewhere Fast.(Fall) Seminars .  The symposia included national and international-renowned speakers from academia, government, and industry. Attendees ranged from graduate students, postdocs and faculty from Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as scientists from various local affiliations, such as NIEHS, EPA, CIIT Centers for Health Research, and the State of North Carolina Department of Toxicology. The Training Core directly supports several graduate and post-graduate trainees working on Superfund projects.  Those currently supported by the Training Core are students, Dawoon Jung and Changlong Wu, and partially supported post-docs, Olga Timofeeva and Cole Matson.

2007 Guest Seminar Speakers:

  • Robert Kavlock, Ph.D., US-EPA, Computational Toxicology: New Approaches to Improve Environmental Health Protection
  • David Dorman, Ph.D., CIIT, Nasal Toxicity of Hydrogen Sulfide: From Lesions to Risk Assessment
  • Robin Whyatt, Ph.D., Columbia University, Insecticide Exposures During Pregnancy and Affects of Fetal Growth and Child Mental, Motor and Behavioral Development
  • John Applegate, J.D, Indiana University, REACH: Europe's New Approach to Toxic Substances Control
  • Andrew Whitehead, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Evolutionary and Ecological Genomics in Killifish
  • Keith Cheng, M.D., Ph.D., Penn State Hershey Medical Center, From Cancer Screens in Zebrafish to Unexpected Insights into Pleiotropy and Human Skin Color
  • Mark Stanton, Ph.D., University of Delaware, Applications of Eyeblink Conditioning to Developmental Neurotoxicology: Autism and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Chris Metcalfe, Ph.D., Trent University, Pharmaceuticals Released into the Environment: Assessing the Risks
  • Tomas R. Guilarte, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Environmental Enrichment, Cognitive Function and Lead Neurotoxicity
  • Timothy Wade, Ph.D., US-EPA, A study of mortality and morbidity in a region of Inner Mongolia affected by arsenic- contaminated well-water
  • Heather Stapleton, Ph.D., Duke University, Environmental Fate and Biotransformation of Brominated Flame Retardants: Possible Effects on Thyroid Hormone Regulation
  • Joel Meyer, Duke University, Growth Arrest, DNA Repair, and Transcriptomic Responses to DNA Damage in C elegans
  • Chris Newland, Ph.D., Auburn University, Cognitive Consequences of Developmental Methylmercury Exposure: Does Diet Play a Role?

NIEHS Grantsmanship Workshop

  • Jerry Heindel, Ph.D. and Annette Kirshner, Ph.D., NIEHS
  • Ken Korach, Ph.D., NIEHS, Experimental and Clinical Studies Describing Endocrine Disruptor Activity
  • Freya Kamel, Ph.D. NIEHS, Neurologic dysfunction and pesticide exposure: The Agricultural Health Study
  • Christopher J. Portier, Ph.D., NIEHS, Seeing the Forest Amidst the Trees: A “Systems Approach” to Quantifying Environmental Risks
  • David Hinton, Ph.D., Duke University, On the emergence of animal alternative needs in environmental risk assessment
  • Ram Ramabhadran, Ph.D., EPA Novel Approaches to Rapid Screening of Potential Chemical Toxicants
  • Michael Aschner, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Manganese: Transport and Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration

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