Category Archives: Project 2 (Toxicology)

PROTECT attends the SRP annual meeting

21 members of PROTECT (trainees, administrators and faculty) attended this year’s SRP meeting in Baton Rouge. In addition to presenting posters, PROTECT director Akram Alshawabkeh and trainee postdoc Kelly Hogan co-moderated the session on “Risks of Pollutants during Early Life Exposures”. Check out the pictures below from the meeting.

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Postdoc Kelly Hogan wins UMich Fellowship

Project 2 Postdoctoral Associate Kelly Hogan was awarded a two-year fellowship in the University of Michigan Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program (PTSP), a program of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research.  All scholars are required to conduct a translational research program as part of their fellowship.  Congratulations Kelly!!

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PROTECT researcher at UMichigan awarded $1.4M grant from Preventing Preterm Birth Initiative

PROTECT researcher and University of Michigan professor Rita Loch-Caruso is part of a team at the University of Michigan that has earned $1.4 million in support from the Preventing Preterm Birth Initiative, part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health, to study a leading cause of premature birth. For more […]

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Lauren Tetz presents at SRP Trainee Webinar Series 8/1 at 1pm

PROTECT Postdoc Lauren Tetz will be presenting as part of the SRP Trainee Webinar Series.  This is a series of webinars throughout the year highlighting the outstanding research/activities conducted by trainees (graduate students and post-docs).  Lauren’s presentation will be on August 1, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time and will include talks from Lauren Tetz […]

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PROTECT Grad Student Cassie Korte wins Poster Awards

Project 2 Graduate Student Cassie Korte (PhD Candidate, University of Michigan) won two poster awards this spring. The first presentation was awarded as part of the Society of Toxicology Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section at the Annual Society of Toxicology Meeting in March. Cassie’s poster won first place. The second presentation, “Oxidative insult activates […]

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PROTECT Trainee Cassie Korte wins poster award

PROTECT Project 2 Trainee Cassie Korte has won a poster award at the Graduate Academic Conference at Michigan State University

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PROTECT Trainee Lauren Tetz Defends Thesis

PROTECT Trainee (Project 2) Lauren Tetz successfully defended her thesis on April 16, 2012.  Our congratulations to the newly-minted Dr. Tetz!  Read more about her thesis topic below. MONO-2-ETHYLHEXYL PHTHALATE STIMULATES CELLULAR RESPONSES RELEVANT TO PARTURITION ABSTRACT: Diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) is an environmental pollutant used universally as a plasticizer in polyvinyl consumer products.  Exposure to DEHP increases […]

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PROTECT researcher links amniotic fluid to chemical exposure in fetuses

An article in Science of the Total Environment co-authored by Project 2 Leader Rita Loch-Caruso has described work by her and her colleagues showing that PBDEs (a chemical found in flame retardants and considered to hurt brain development) are present in amniotic fluid, which surrounds the fetus in the womb. While the study size was small […]

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PROTECT Researchers to Present at April 2 RiskeLearning Web Seminars

Project 2 Leader Rita Loch-Caruso and Project 1 Leader John Meeker will be presenting in the next NIEHS SRP Risk e-Learning webinars in the series Early Life Exposures – Long-Term Health Consequences The session, which will address PCE and Phthalates, will be held April 2, 2012 from 1-3:00 p.m. ET – register on EPA’s CLU-IN website (http://bit.ly/w5rfxb). This session […]

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