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Tox Track, 11/07/16

Weekly Newsletter of the MSU Institute for Integrative Toxicology
Director: Dr. Norbert Kaminski / Editor: Lauren St.John

November 7, 2016, Vol. 39, Number 22

Seminars / Events / Symposiums / Funding / Job Postings

 

Seminars

Friday, November 11
*The Institute for Integrative Toxicology and the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety presents Dr. P.V. Shah, US EPA, to speak on, “JMPR Review Process Case Study - Glyphosate,” on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, November 18
*The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Dr. Rupali Das, MSU, to speak on, “CD2 as a novel regulator of iNKT cell functions in human diseases,” on Friday, November 18, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building. 

Wednesday, November 30
*The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. Cheryl Rockwell, to speak on, “The role of Nrf2 in immune cell function,” on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 12 noon in B448 Life Science Building.

Friday, December 2
*The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. Eran Andrechek, to speak on, “Using genomics to predict optimal therapy in a mouse model of breast cancer,” on Friday, December 2, 2016, at 9 a.m. in B448 Life Science Building.

Tuesday, December 6
*The Cell and Molecular Biology program presents Sean Nguyen, EITS graduate student, to give a research proposal seminar on, “The Role of Placental Exosomes During Pregnancy,” on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. in 1425 Biomedical Physical Science Building.

*Fulfills seminar requirements for the Environmental and Integrative Toxicological Sciences Graduate Programs. Seminars that fulfill this requirement are archived at: http://cit.msu.edu/training/seminarlist.html.

Events

EITS Research Evening
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology will host our annual Research Evening to showcase trainees in the Environmental and Integrative Toxicological Sciences Training Program and their accomplishments on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 5:15 to 8:00 p.m., in the Lincoln Room of the MSU Kellogg Center. The event will include dinner, student presentations and a poster session. Please RSVP by November 18 to Kasey Baldwin, kbaldwin@msu.edu or call 353-6469. 

 

Symposiums

4th Annual ESPP Research Symposium: Environmental Health

November 11, 2016, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, MSU

This symposium is a student organized event which brings together students from a range of disciplines across MSU campus to present their research in a public forum and explore interdisciplinary collaboration between graduate students, faculty, and community stakeholders. Over the past three years, this annual event has been a major success drawing 298 attendees from at least six different colleges within MSU along with a significant number of participants from other universities, government, private sector, and general public. Our theme for the 4th annual symposium is Environmental Health. As defined by the World Health Organization, environmental health “encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments”. Our vision for the event is to bring together multiple communites on campus that are working on different aspects of environmental health to share their experiences and identify collaborative opportunities. We plan to have four sessions – two concurrent sessions in the morning and two in the afternoon with three keynotes, a poster session, and a podium lightning session that consists of short 5-minute presentations with project highlights. Both of the afternoon sessions and at least one keynote lecture will cover multidisciplinary topics relevant to the Flint water crisis including, but not limited to engineering, policy, public health, and risk communication and management.

For more information and to register: http://www.espp.msu.edu/events/research_symposium/index.php

 

Funding

COGS Disciplinary Leadership Award
In 2010, the MSU Council of Graduate Students (COGS) established an endowment to recognize disciplinary leadership by graduate and grad-professional students.

Eligibility and description of the program: Graduate students regularly (not provisional or lifelong) enrolled in a graduate or grad-professional program (not a certificate program only) at MSU and who are in good standing in their programs may apply. Faculty or others are encouraged to nominate a graduate student. Students must be enrolled for the minimum credits to be in full-time status or provide a justification for less than full-time status. The attached application form must be filled out completely and submitted electronically along with the required letter of recommendation by November 30, 2016 for the 2016-17 awards.

Consideration will be given to students who have clearly demonstrated leadership in their respective disciplines and/or professional societies at the local, state, regional, national, or international levels while a student at MSU. Examples include: an award from the disciplinary or professional society, invited participation in a panel, presentation or poster session at a disciplinary society meeting, service or leadership on a disciplinary society committee, or leadership role in a nationally-recognized graduate student organization linked to or sponsored by a disciplinary society. This award is not for leadership on MSU committees or governance bodies, even though those are important contributions.

Awards will be provided as an MSU fellowship. COGS prefers that the award is used to further the leadership skill development of the awardee. The number of awards will depend on the funds available and the pool of candidates. MSU must follow federal awarding rules.
NOTE: If you have federal aid, including loans, a fellowship award may result in a reduction of your federal loans. However, this is a benefit in that you will need to repay less after graduation.

A committee consisting of a representative from the Graduate School, 3 members of the COGS membership at large, and 2 faculty members from graduate programs at MSU will review applications. The committee will select 3-5 candidates and forward to the Dean of the Graduate School who will make the final decision. The Dean may also consider any remaining candidates in the pool.

Awardees will be expected to express acceptance and appreciation of the award within 6 weeks of notification by writing a letter to COGS, Chittenden Hall, 466 W. Circle Dr., Room 120, MSU, East Lansing MI 48824.

Applications are due electronically only by email to: fellowshipapps@grd.msu.edu by the November 30, 2016 deadline.

 

Job Postings

Center of Excellence In Environmental Toxicology (CEET)- Program in Environmental Epidemiology – Faculty Positions

The Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for several Associate, Full, and/or Assistant Professor positions in the tenure track. Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D degree.

Senior faculty applicants should have a research program that links the use of exposure science (exposure assessment, biosensors, biomarkers, geographic information systems, cartographic tools) with diseases of environmental etiology (cancer subtypes, lung and airway disease, metabolic diseases, or developmental basis of adult-disease etc.) Expertise in the epidemiological design of retrospective and prospective studies and the analysis of large data sets is desirable. Individuals at the senior level will have the opportunity to lead this program and significant resources can be made available. Depending on the applicant’s credentials and interests, academic appointments are available in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, Clinical Departments within the School of Medicine and/or the Department of Pediatrics, based in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Applicants may also be affiliated with the Abramson Cancer Center. Senior applicants (Associate and Full Professor) are expected to have a nationally recognized extramurally funded research program. Junior faculty applicants (Assistant Professor) are expected to have a MD or PhD and several years of postdoctoral epidemiological research experience. At the junior level the applicant must have a disease focus or must be developing new methods for epidemiological studies, and either have grant funding (K-award or equivalent) or should be able to generate their own independent grant support within three years. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, names of three references and a description of their current or future research program.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty_ad/index.php/d4491.

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Center of Excellence In Environmental Toxicology (CEET)-Translational Research Program in Asthma - Faculty Positions
The Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for several Associate, Full, and/or Assistant Professor positions in the tenure track. Applicants must have an M.D./Ph.D degree.

Individuals with a clinical research program in adult or pediatric asthma; or a translational research program working on airway hyper-responsiveness, aberrant lung injury or repair, drug resistance, inhalation toxicology, allergy and immunology, gene-environment interactions or epigenetic therapies are sought. 

Individuals at the senior level have the opportunity to lead this program and significant resources can be made available. Senior applicants (Associate and Full Professor) are expected to have a nationally recognized extramurally funded research program in asthma. Junior Applicants (Assistant Professor) are expected to have a MD/PhD; several years of postdoctoral or clinical research experience and the potential to generate their own grant support. 

The faculty appointment will be in an appropriate department in the Perelman School of Medicine. Depending on the applicant’s credentials, academic appointments are available in the Department of Medicine (within the Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine or Translational Medicine and Human Genetics) in the Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics or in the Department of Pediatrics, based in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Applicants should submit their CV, names of three references, and a description of their current or future research program online.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty_ad/index.php/d4437.


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