Oct. 28: CIEHS P30 Environmental Health Sciences Pilot Project Research Results

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When Oct 28, 2021
from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 124
Contact Name
Contact Phone 852-0560
Attendees UofL researchers, students and trainees
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The CIEHS provides pilot project awards for exploratory research studies funded by the NIEHS P30 Environmental Health Sciences Core Center grant. Investigators who received pilot project awards from first year of the grant will present results from their studies related to environmental health sciences.



Presenter Title
1:00-1:10 PM


Amanda Jo LeBlanc, PhD/Associate Professor of Physiology/PPP Director


Pilot Project Program Overview and Update 
1:10-1:35 PM


Qunwei Zhang, PhD/ Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences/Cancer RIG member

Mechanisms underlying the susceptibility of diabetics to air pollution
1:40- 2:05 PM


C. Tyler Ellis, MD /Assistant Professor of Surgery/Cancer RIG member

Natalie Dupré, ScD / Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health/ Cancer RIG Member

Identifying Geographic Clusters and Environmental Correlates of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) in Kentucky

2:10-2:35 PM


Venkatakrishna Jala, PhD/Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology/Cancer RIG member


Microbial metabolites protect against arsenic induced gut barrier dysfunction
2:40-3:05 PM

Mayukh Banerjee, PhD/Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology/Cancer RIG member

APC11 is a novel target for arsenic-mediated zinc displacement leading to cell cycle disruption
3:10-3:35 PM


Edrisa Sanyang, PhD/Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health/Western Kentucky University

Firefighter Practices and Exposure in Response to Covid-19 in Northwestern Kentucky

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