Dr. Dave Williams (right), Center Director, presented Dr. Bill Baird (Co-leader, Project 1) an award in honoring his four decades of leadership and mentorship in the area of PAH toxicology. The special session honoring Dr. Baird's contributions was a highlight.
ISPAC 2013 Highlights
180 attendees from 25 countries meet up at the conference.
Dr. Danielle Carlin, NIEHS Program Administrator, presented the Opening Plenary: "Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: a National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Perspective". In addition to attending the full conference, she had a special evening with our Trainees.
"ISPAC 2013 was a great chance to bring together PAH researchers from throughout the world and to share what the OSU SRP researchers have been working on in the field of PAH research" shared Dr. Staci L. Massey Simonich, ISPAC Co-Chair and leader of Project 5.
Naomi Hirsch, RTC Coordinator, shares her journey and projects
using social media for the Center.
Sometimes choices on how best to use social media feels like a scientific experiment.
NIEHS-funded Centers are experimenting and beginning to leverage social media platforms to promote research and activities, expand networks and partnerships, improve relationships with stakeholders, and foster community engagement.
We've come a long way in the last couple of years.
This year Carlos Manzano received his PhD from the Simonich lab (Project 5), and moved on from the OSU Superfund Research Center. Manzano's PhD thesis helped him get his current position. He is now holding a postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Laboratories, working in the Canada Centre for Inland Waters as part of the Aquatics Contaminants Research Division of Environment Canada, located in Burlington, Ontario.
The OSU Superfund Research Center was established in 2009 and brings together a multidisciplinary team with years of experience in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and environmental health issues.