Friday, January 23, 2015

ETOX Alumna Catherine Gibbons quoted in the news

The Center for Public Integrity published an article today discussing delays in the evaluation of chemicals that are occurring in the EPA.  ETOX alumna Catherine Gibbons who works in the EPA's IRIS Program is briefly quoted.  The article can be found at the CPI website.  A tip of our hat to Catherine.  It is a pleasure to see her quoted in the media. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Williams and Behar Speak at FDA Workshop on eCigarettes and Public Health

Two students working in Prof. Prue Talbot's laboratory, Monique Williams (ETOX Ph.D. student on left of photo) and Rachel Behar (CMDB Ph.D. student on right) were invited to speak in a recent workshop and webinar sponsored by the FDA focusing on electronic cigarettes and public health.  Monique spoke about tin and other metals found in the ecigarette aerosols and Rachel spoke about the cytotoxicity of cinnamon flavorings in the refill fluids.  Our congratulations to Monique and Rachel for this nice recognition.  More information can be found at the Inside UCR website.  [The above photo is also from the article.] 

Update:  An article on the Monique's and Rachel's participation in the FDA webinar was also published in the Press Enterprise, Riverside's newspaper.  The article can be found here

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

USDA Fellowships for graduate students, postdocs and undergraduates

The USDA has announced the availability of fellowships for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and undergraduate researchers.  The goal of these fellowships is "to train and develop the next generation of scientists who will lead agriculture into the future by solving current and future challenges facing society".  If interested, more information can be found here

Friday, January 2, 2015

Position at the EPA for BS and MS level scientists

A well paid internship position is available for BS and MS level scientists at the EPA offices in Arlington, VA (next to Washington, DC).  The position is offered through ORISE and is available for one year and renewable for a second.  For more information, please click here. My thanks to ETOX alumnus Efrem Neuwirth for letting me know about the position.