• The recent publication from the Simonich/Tanguay labs:  Titaley IA, Chlebowski A, Truong L, Tanguay RL, Massey Simonich SL. "Identification and toxicological evaluation of unsubstitutedPAHs and novel PAH derivatives in pavement sealcoat products." Environ Sci Technol Lett 3(6):234-242  has been highlighted in teh July issue of the NIH newsletter Environmental Factor as a "Paper of the Month".
  • Raven Waldron of the Harper Research Group was awarded a DeLoach Work Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 fo rthe 2016 summer and fall terms.
  • Lauren Crandon of the Harper research group was awarded first place in teh SETAC PNW Chapter poster competition for graduate students.
  • Raven Waldron, a BRR undergraduate working in Dr. Harper's research group and a Summer 2015 Toxicology Intern, received the Burlingham Undergraduate Student of Excellence Award at the CAS Celebrating Excellence in the College of Agricultural Sciences ceremony. Raven's research in part has focused on investigating the effect of UV-A and titanium dioxide nanoparticles on triclosan toxicity in Escherichia coli.
  • MS Candidate Matthew Kaiser been accepted into the 2016 OMSI Summer Fellowship Program and awarded a scholarship to cover his tuition for the program. http://www.omsi.edu/science-fellowship
  • First year EMT Trainee Laura Holden has been accepted into the 2016 OMSI Summer Fellowship Program and awarded a scholarship to cover her tuition for the program. http://www.omsi.edu/science-fellowship
  • Matthew Kaiser has been accepted into the highly competitive "NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention. He was accepted into the "Molecular Course", an intensive 1-week curriculum in Rockville, Maryland, from August 1 through Fiday, August 5, 2016.
  • Work conducted through a collaboration between Dr. Simonich's and Dr. Tanguay's research groups was published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters and was highlighted in a News and Research Communications press release by OSU. (http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2016/apr/coal-tar-based-sealcoats-driveways-parking-lots-far-more-toxic-suspected) In brief, this research funded in part by the OSU Superfund Research Program reports that some PAHs in coal tar sealcoats are 30 times more toxic than one of the most common PAH compounds in these products that was previously studied by the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Zia Klocke, a student in Dr. Stacey Harper's research group, has been awarded an Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) scholarship to support her research in the Harper lab this summer.
  • Krista Barzen-Hanson's paper titled "Discovery and Implications of C2 and C3 perfluoroalkyl Sulfonates in Aqueous Film-Forming Foams and Groundwater" which was publication Environmental Science & Technology Letters in 2015, has recently received one of the Journal's 2015 Best Papers Awards. Krista's manuscript also received an Editor's Choice Awards and as a consequence, it is not an open accesspaper and freely available. (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.estlett.5b00049)
  • Rachel Waldron (one of last summer's SOT Summer Undergraduate Interns) was awarded the Udall Scholarship.  The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the envirionment.
  • Matt Slattery has been selected a 2016 Oregon State University ARCS Scholar. This award is for an incoming PhD student in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Matt will receive $6000 per year (in addition to his stipend and tuition) that may be used to facilitate completion of his graduate studies.
  • Derik Haggard was awarded the 2016 Eric A. Andreasen Memorial Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship. The award was presented at the SOT meeting in New Orleans on March 14, 2016.
  • Matt Slattery was just selected as teh new Graduate Student Representative to PANWAT. Congratulations Matt!
  • Congraultations to Dr. Dave Williams and his Superfund Research Program Project #1 team. One of their publications has been recognized as one of the "favorite papers published in Chemical Research in Toxicology in the past two years. Dr. Rick Corley and SRP Project #2 members were also major contributors to the paper.  http://pubs.acs.org/page/crtoec/vi/eab-favorites.html?ref=highlight
  • Congratulations to Erin Madeen on being offered and accepting a post doctoral position at John Hopkins School of Medicine in clinical pharmacology. She will be studying CYP based metabolism and toxicity of anti-HIV drugs with Dr. Namandje Bumpus.
  • Ivan Titaley was selected to receive a 2016 ACS Graduate Student Paper Award by the Division of Environmental Chemistry. This is the highest award given to students in this category. The title of Ivan's manuscript is "Identification and Toxicological Evaluation of Novel PAH Derivatives in Pavement Sealcoat Products. Ivan will present his paper at the Fall ACS Meeting in Philadelphia. He will also receive a cash award.
  • Erin Madeen was awarded a Young Investigator Award at the recent LPI Diet and Optimum Heath Conference here on campus. The title of Erin's presentation was "Cyp1b1 Status Modulates PAH-Induced Reproductive Toxicity in Male Mice Transplacentally Exposed to Dibenzo[def,p]chrysene: maternal diet Rich in Indole-3-Carbonal in Cyp1b1 WT and KO Mice." Her presentation focused on her research as a trainee in Dr. David Williams' Lab for Project 1 of the OSU Superfund Research Program.
  • Elizabeth Axton was awarded a Young Investigator Award at the recent LPI Diet and Optimum Heath Conference on campus in September 2015. Her presentation, which focused on her research in Dr. Fred Stevens' group, was titled "Vitamin C and allopurinol prevent nitrate tolerance in endothelial cells."
  • Anna Chlebowski's presentation - "Developmental toxicity and AHR induction of nitrated PAHs" - received an award for the 2015 Young Scientist Award for the Best Oral Presentation at this summer's ISPAC annual meeting. Anna was the presenter and co authors were William Bisson, Robert Tanguay, and Staci Simonich.
  • Dr. Robert Tanguay has been awarded a new $300,000, 3-year grant from NSF entitled "Integrating nanoparticle design and in vivo testing to proactively reduce environmental impacts.
  • Anna Chlebowski was awarded an F31 NRSA pre-doctoral training grant from NIEHS for her project entitled "Toxicology and environmental Occurrence of Novel Nitrated PAHs" working with Drs. Simonich and Tanguay.
  • Amy Bortvedt, of Dr. Stacey Harper's laboratory, has been awarded an Undergradaute Research, Innovation, Scholarship adn Creativity (URISC) Summer 2015 Award for her proposal "Impacts of Nanoencapsulation on Pesticide Toxicity, Stability and Persistence."
  • Joe Fisher has been promoted to Lt Col in the United States Air Force Reserve Medical Service. For those of you unfamiliar with the Medical Service ranks, this is an especially important milestone promotion for selecting officers for future career paths and sustained professional service, so this is a very major professional recognition. Joe's research focus is in public health toxicology. He works with co-advisers Andy Houseman (PH) and Robert Tanguay (EMT).
  • Jessica Phillips (Kolluri Lab) won first place in the Student Platform Presentation competition for her talk "Investigating the endogenous role for the AhR in the formation and development of tumors through the characterization of a novel mouse model of human cancer and in citro assays".
  • Tod Harper (Williams Lab) The Awards & Honors Committee of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) selected Tod Harper’s presentation entitled “Analysis Of Dibenzo[def,p]chrysene Adduct Formation In A Transplacental Chemoprevention Model Using Stable Isotope Dilution UPLC-MS/MS” as this year’s Best New Investigator Poster Presentation, Runner-up.This is a merit-based award in recognition of the excellence of the awardee’s research, research progress, and promise as a long-term contributor to research in topics related to the mission of EMGS. 
  • Amy Jahr has been awarded an Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity award fro the OSU Research Office to support her summer 2013 research project entitled "Dectection of Fluorescently Labeled Lipoprotein and Determination of Protein Corona Composition on Iron Nanoparticles." Amay will be conducting this project in Dr. Stacey Harper's laboratory.
  • Hannah Bulovsky was awarded an Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) award. Her project titled "The Impact of Stabilizing Compounds on the Particle Stability, Reactivity, and Toxicity of Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles for Groundwater Remediation" was one of only 10 proposals selected fromover 40 proposals submitted this year. Hannah is a CBEE student working in Dr. Harper's lab.
  • Cory Gerlach in the Tanguay lab has been selected to receive a highly competitive  Pfizer SOT Undergraduate Student Travel Award for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) in Phoenix, AZ in March 2014.
  • Dr. Anderson, in collaboration with Dr. Kincl in Public Heath at OSU, has been awarded a supplement through the OSU Environmental Health Sciences Center adn the NIEHS Core Centers Program's 2013 Supplemental Program entitled "Effects of Unconventional Grass Drilling on Air Quality in Rural Appalachian Ohio".
  • Zheng Zhou in Dr. Stacey Harper's research group has been awarded on of only 8 highly competitive Wei Family Scholarships for Fall Term 2013. This award is only given to students with very high GPA pursuing a degree in Science, Engineering or Math At OSU. He will receive $4000 to support his research in the Harper laboratory.
  • Alix Robel, a student employee in Dr. Field's lab received an "Outstanding Poster Presentation Award" from the 2013 Northwest American Chemical Society. The title of Alix's poster was "Methamphetaine and Cocaine in Prison: Mass Loads in Wasterwater vs. Random Urinalyses".
  • Erin Madeen of the Williams lab recently recieved a KC Donnelly Externship Award from NIEHS.  The title of Erin's externship project is "Environmentally relevant pharmacodynamics of PAH DBC in human volunteers".
  • Dr. Dave Stone and NPIC have received an additional $500,000 of supplemental funding to extend and fund NPIC for the remainder of the 2013 calendar year.
  • Dr. Nancy Kerkvliet has recieved a DeLoach Work Scholarship from the University Honors College to support Lubna Khan for summer and Fall 2013 research in the Kerkvliet lab.
  • Congratulations to TEAMTox  on receiving $1000 from the E.R. Jackman Foundation to support their K-12 Outreach and Education activities and student travel to professional development meetings.
  • Erin Madeen, a graduate student in the Williams lab, has been selected to receive a travel award to the annual SOT meeting fromthe Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section (RSESS). the award consists of 41500 and a plaque that acknoledges the award.
  • Britton Goodale of the Tanguay lab has been selected to receive the 2013 OSU Women's Center Student Award in the graduate student category. The highly competitvie award was created to recognize female graduate students who have excelled in the areas of course work, research, publications, and leadership.
  • Cory Gerlach has been awarded an Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity awards for his proposed project: "Defining the Toxicity of Flame Retardants". This work will be conducted over the 2013 term and mentored by Dr. Robert Tanguay.
  • Andy Larkin of the Baird lab has been selected to present in the first annual University-wide "Scholars Insight" event, a graduate student competition to communicate research impact. The working title of his presentation is "Developing smartphone apps for predicting and preventing exposure to atmospheric pollutants."
  • Oleksii Motorykin has been selected to recieve a prestigious Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellowship (ORISE) offer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health in Atkanta for the summer of 2013.
  • Joey Pryor, a Biology Major and Toxicology Minor student in the Harper lab was awarded an Honors Experience Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to support his work - Toxicological  and ecotoxicological investigations of dendrimers: nanomaterials with biomedical applications.
  • Federico Sinche, graduate student in Dr. Stacey Harper's lab, was selected for a travel award from the Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists which will cover his travel to the annual SOT meeting in March 2013.
  • Dr. Josie Bonventre was selected as the next post-doctoral represenative for the Pacific Northwest Association of Toxicologist  (PANWAT), our regional chapter of the Society of Toxicology. Josie is an NIEHS post doctoral trainee in Dr. Stacey Harper's lab.
  • Dr. Kim Anderson's manuscript "Bridging environmental mixtures and toxic  effect" was among the top 5 nominated articles for the inaugural year  of the Environmental toxicology and Chemistry journal'a "Best Paper Award".
  • Erin Madeen, working with Dr. Williams and Dr. Baird, has been awarded a 2013 OSU Diversity Pipeline Fellowship from the Provost's Office. This fellowship is designated to support graduate students who will be the pipeline to the future professoriate. the program is intended to create support opportunities which enhance campus efforts to recruit and retain meritorious graduate students from divergent and/or nontraditional backgrounds who have expressed interest in a career in univeristy teaching and/or research.
  • Oleksii Motorykin, graduate student in Dr. Staci Simonich's lab, has been selected as a winner of an American chemical society 2013 Graduate Student Award in Environmental chemistry.
  • Dan Koch, who recently defended his PhD thesis has accepted a post doctoral position at Stanford. He has also just been awarded a highly competitive Stanford University Training program in Tumor Biology fellowship for a project he wrote and submitted for funding: "Unique Cancer Stemp Cell Signature in Myc Addicted Progenitor Cells".
  • Dr. Jennifer Field received a new grant from Oregon Best, entitled: "Solar Water Treatment for Storm Water/Rainwater." Dr. Field will collaborate with Puralytics, the company that developed a sunlight activated drinking water purifer using a nanotechnology coated mesh which is being deployed in the developing world.
  • Dr. Kim Anderson has received funding from the Fogarty International Center fo the national Institutes of health for her grant award entitled "Exploratory Planning for a Proposed GEO Health Hub in the Alto Mayo Region (Peru)." the PI for the overal project is Paula North at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Anderson is co-Investiagor on the project, with over half of the total budget coming to her project at OSU.
  • Kristin Kamerud recieved a 2nd place award for undergraduate presentations at the annual North America SETAC meeting in November 2012. The title of her presentation was "Nickel beyond environmental exposures - stainless steel cookware's contribution to nickel exposure from cooked foods."
  • TEAM TOX received a second competitive grant of $1000 from the E.R. Jackman Club. This award will be used to support continued outreach efforts and educational module development by TEAM TOX, as well as provide travel grants to TEAM TOX members.
  • A manuscript published by Dr. nancy Kerkvliet: "AHR-mediated immunomodulation: the role of altered gene transcription" in Biochemical Pharmacology (2/15/2009) has been recognized as one of the TOP FIVE most cited articles in Biochemical Pharmacology for the publication period 2009-2011.