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Three IIT-Affiliated Faculty Receive Promotions

Three IIT-Affiliated Faculty Receive Promotions

July 13, 2021

The IIT would like to congratulate three affiliated faculty members who recently received faculty promotions. Dr. Karen Liby was promoted to Professor and Dr. Jamie Bernard and Dr. Gina Leinninger were promoted to Associate Professor.

News from CRIS: Packaging - Active Biofilms, Biofilms, and Films

News from CRIS: Packaging - Active Biofilms, Biofilms, and Films

July 12, 2021

In this series, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores packaging ingredients. In this post, they take a look at terms that will help us better understand packaging ingredients and emerging packaging technology: active biofilms, biofilms, and films.

News from CRIS: Packaging - Plant-based Plastics

News from CRIS: Packaging - Plant-based Plastics

June 29, 2021

In this series, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores packaging ingredients. This post looks at plant-based plastics poised to replace some of the petroleum-based plastic packaging products.

IIT Update Newsletter June 2021

IIT Update Newsletter June 2021

June 24, 2021

The June 2021 IIT Update Newsletter is now available to view online. We hope you will take the time to browse through the newsletter and keep up-to-date with all of the IIT's latest news.

News from CRIS: Packaging - Plastic Wrap

News from CRIS: Packaging - Plastic Wrap

June 22, 2021

In this series, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores packaging ingredients. In this post, they look at the main ingredients that make up the food-safe plastic wrap we use at home.

News from CRIS: Food, Medicine & Cosmetic Packaging - Overview

News from CRIS: Food, Medicine & Cosmetic Packaging - Overview

June 15, 2021

We’re all familiar with packaging. In this series, The Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores the packaging used on our food, medicine & cosmetic items. In this post, they create an overview of packaging and ingredients that come into contact with products we use and consume daily.

News from CRIS: Trending - Alpha-Hydroxy Acids

News from CRIS: Trending - Alpha-Hydroxy Acids

June 8, 2021

We find alpha-hydroxy acids ingredients in many popular cosmetic products, and it continues to be a popular ingredient topic on social media. In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores alpha-hydroxy acids and what it means for you.

News from CRIS: Trending - Polyvinyl Alcohol

News from CRIS: Trending - Polyvinyl Alcohol

May 26, 2021

Whether we're doing laundry or running a dishwasher, most of us are familiar with detergent products that come in a pod. In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety will look at the material used to make these pods, polyvinyl alcohol.

News from CRIS: Trending - Mung Bean Protein

News from CRIS: Trending - Mung Bean Protein

May 18, 2021

In the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety's last posts, they looked at soybean proteins and potato proteins used in alternative meats. In this post, they take a look at mung bean protein.

IIT Welcomes Four New Faculty

IIT Welcomes Four New Faculty

May 12, 2021

The IIT is pleased to welcome four new faculty members this spring - Dr. Lance Blevins, Dr. Brian Johnson, Dr. Rance Nault, and Dr. David Tonucci.

News from CRIS: Trending - Potato Protein

News from CRIS: Trending - Potato Protein

May 11, 2021

In the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety's last post, they looked at soybean proteins used in artificial meats. However, there are more than one or two vegetable-based proteins used to create synthetic meat products. In this post, they take a look at potato protein.

News from CRIS: Trending - Soy Protein

News from CRIS: Trending - Soy Protein

May 4, 2021

Veggie burgers and meat alternatives continue to hit the market. In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety looks at another ingredient commonly found in these products, soy protein.

News from CRIS: Exploring Ingredients - Occlusives & Emollients

News from CRIS: Exploring Ingredients - Occlusives & Emollients

April 27, 2021

In their last post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety broke down lotion ingredients. In this post, they look at two types of cosmetic ingredients: occlusives and emollients.

News from CRIS: Exploring Product Ingredients - Lotion

News from CRIS: Exploring Product Ingredients - Lotion

April 20, 2021

In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety breaks down the ingredient labels on four lotions to show the ingredients' most common purpose in the formulation.

Bernstein Receives Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award

Bernstein Receives Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award

April 15, 2021

IIT-affiliated faculty member Alison Bernstein has received an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for her project, “Dieldrin-induced differential gene methylation and parkinsonian toxicity.”

News from CRIS: Chemophobia - Fearing Chemicals

News from CRIS: Chemophobia - Fearing Chemicals

April 14, 2021

When it comes to chemicals, it can be hard to untangle the facts from the fear (some of it's necessary fear). In this post the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores chemophobia.

Remembering Dr. Jerry Hook

Remembering Dr. Jerry Hook

April 13, 2021

The Institute for Integrative Toxicology is sad to share the news of the passing of Dr. Jerry Hook, an esteemed colleague, on January 9, 2021.

News from CRIS: Cosmetics - Labeling

News from CRIS: Cosmetics - Labeling

April 7, 2021

Most of us use cosmetics daily. In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety takes a look at cosmetic product labeling and how we can make informed choices by reading and understanding our products' packaging.

News from CRIS: Trending - Collagen

News from CRIS: Trending - Collagen

March 30, 2021

We see collagen supplements and cosmetics regularly trend. In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety takes a deeper look at collagen.

IIT Faculty Help Lead the Way in Environmental Antimicrobial Resistance Research at MSU

IIT Faculty Help Lead the Way in Environmental Antimicrobial Resistance Research at MSU

March 29, 2021

IIT-affiliated faculty members Jim Tiedje and Hui Li are part of a team of Michigan State University researchers that have helped MSU rank ninth globally in the amount of research published related to environmental antimicrobial resistance.

News from CRIS: Trending - Botanicals

News from CRIS: Trending - Botanicals

March 22, 2021

We’ve seen a rise in botanical products hitting the market. In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores these trending ingredients.

News from CRIS: 101 Series - Placebo Effect

News from CRIS: 101 Series - Placebo Effect

March 16, 2021

The Center for Research on Ingredient Safety has discussed ingredients with purported health benefits that aren't supported by research, but why do these ingredients continue to sell if they don't work? In this post, they explore the connection between our brain and our body in the placebo effect.

IIT Annual Report 2020

IIT Annual Report 2020

March 10, 2021

The 2020 IIT Annual Report is now available to view online. We hope you will take the time to browse through the report and keep up-to-date with all of the IIT's latest news and accomplishments.

News from CRIS: Vaccine Safety - J&J Vaccine

News from CRIS: Vaccine Safety - J&J Vaccine

March 9, 2021

In previous posts, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explored vaccine safety and the newest COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. In this post, they explore the newest COVID-19 vaccine available.

Kaminski Featured in LSJ for Research with GB Sciences on Cannabis-based Drug to Fight COVID-19 Inflammation

Kaminski Featured in LSJ for Research with GB Sciences on Cannabis-based Drug to Fight COVID-19 Inflammation

March 2, 2021

IIT Director Norbert Kaminski was recently featured in the Lansing State Journal for promising new research he is conducting with GB Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company, to develop a drug that prevents the lung inflammation that some experience after contracting COVID-19 that can lead to trouble breathing and death.

News from CRIS: Trending - Adaptogen Ingredients

News from CRIS: Trending - Adaptogen Ingredients

March 2, 2021

In the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety's new trending series, they look at topics making the rounds in the digital sphere. In this post, they take a look at a new trending "class" of ingredients called adaptogens.

News from CRIS: Heavy Metals in Baby Food

News from CRIS: Heavy Metals in Baby Food

February 23, 2021

We’ve seen the headlines; some baby foods contain heavy metals, but what does that mean? In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety breaks down the report to help keep you informed.

News from CRIS: Food & Ingredient Safety - Food Additives: Delaney Clause

News from CRIS: Food & Ingredient Safety - Food Additives: Delaney Clause

February 16, 2021

In their last post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety took a high-level look at the Food Additives Amendment of 1958. In this post, they dive into one section of the amendment that's generated many conversations and much confusion: the Delaney Clause.

News from CRIS: Food & Ingredient Safety - Food Additives

News from CRIS: Food & Ingredient Safety - Food Additives

February 9, 2021

In this series, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety takes a look at the Food Additives Amendment of 1958.

Felicia Wu named Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis

Felicia Wu named Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis

February 4, 2021

IIT-affiliated faculty member Felicia Wu was recently named Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis for her achievements in risk analysis and science policy, and service to the organization.

News from CRIS: 101 Series - Food Dye

News from CRIS: 101 Series - Food Dye

February 2, 2021

In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores food-safe dyes found in many products we consume daily.

News from CRIS: Vaccine Safety - COVID-19 Vaccine

News from CRIS: Vaccine Safety - COVID-19 Vaccine

January 26, 2021

In this series, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety is exploring vaccines, the ingredients found in vaccines, and vaccine safety. In this post, they look at the currently available COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. and the ingredients that make up these vaccines.

News from CRIS: Vaccine Safety - Ingredients

News from CRIS: Vaccine Safety - Ingredients

January 19, 2021

In this series, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety is exploring vaccines, the ingredients found in vaccines, and vaccine safety. In this post, they take a look at vaccine ingredients and their function.

News from CRIS: Vaccine Safety - Background

News from CRIS: Vaccine Safety - Background

January 12, 2021

In this series, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety is exploring vaccines, the ingredients found in vaccines, and vaccine safety. In this post, they take a look at vaccines and how they work.

News from CRIS: Update from the CRIS Director

News from CRIS: Update from the CRIS Director

January 5, 2021

An update on the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety's great successes in 2020 and their exciting goals for 2021.

IIT Update Newsletter Fall 2020

IIT Update Newsletter Fall 2020

December 22, 2020

The IIT Fall 2020 Update Newsletter is now available to view online. We hope you will take the time to browse through the newsletter and keep up-to-date with all of the IIT's latest news.

Upham Awarded R21 Grant to Develop High-Throughput Toxicity Screening Assay

Upham Awarded R21 Grant to Develop High-Throughput Toxicity Screening Assay

December 21, 2020

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Brad Upham, was recently awarded a $445,403 National Institutes for Environmental Health Sciences R21 grant for his project, “High-throughput toxicity screening of environmental contaminants and drug candidates using a novel gap junction intercellular communication bioassay in lung and liver cells.”

Wagner, Harkema & Team Connect Diabetes, Air Pollution to Interstitial Lung Disease

Wagner, Harkema & Team Connect Diabetes, Air Pollution to Interstitial Lung Disease

December 17, 2020

IIT-affiliated faculty members James Wagner and Jack Harkema, along with a team of scientists, recently published a new study in Environmental Health Perspectives connecting insulin resistance and repetitive ozone exposure to the development of interstitial lung disease. 

News from CRIS: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - Digging Deeper: Phthalates

News from CRIS: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - Digging Deeper: Phthalates

December 15, 2020

In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety looks at a group of chemicals identified as having endocrine disrupting properties, phthalates.

News from CRIS: 2020 CBD Science Symposium Now Available Online

News from CRIS: 2020 CBD Science Symposium Now Available Online

December 10, 2020

The Center for Research on Ingredient Safety's 2020 CBD Science Symposium is now available to view online. Sessions from researchers, lawyers, and industry experts on cannabidiol (CBD) can be viewed on the CRIS YouTube channel.

Three IIT-Affiliated Faculty Awarded by College of Human Medicine

Three IIT-Affiliated Faculty Awarded by College of Human Medicine

December 7, 2020

Three IIT-affiliated faculty members were recently selected for prestigious awards by the College of Human Medicine at their annual awards ceremony.

News from CRIS: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - Overview

News from CRIS: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - Overview

December 3, 2020

In the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety's last post, they reviewed the basics around our endocrine system and how our endocrine system functions. In this post, they’ll explore endocrine disrupting chemicals further.

Tewari-Singh Lab Investigating the Immune Mechanism of Mustard Gas Toxicity

Tewari-Singh Lab Investigating the Immune Mechanism of Mustard Gas Toxicity

November 23, 2020

IIT-affiliated faculty member Neera Tewari-Singh recently began work on a Department of Defense Tier 1 Discovery award focused on identifying a novel immune mechanism of mustard gas (sulfur mustard; SM) toxicity, which could also be applicable to other chemical exposures in Gulf War Illness (GWI).

Wu Joins Team Awarded $9.8 Million to Study Low-Moisture Food Safety

Wu Joins Team Awarded $9.8 Million to Study Low-Moisture Food Safety

November 19, 2020

IIT-affiliated faculty member Felicia Wu joins a team of researchers awarded a five-year, $9.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) that takes a holistic look at reducing threats of pathogens in low-moisture foods.

News from CRIS: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - Background

News from CRIS: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - Background

November 17, 2020

Many of us have heard of endocrine disrupting chemicals. In this series, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety takes a look at endocrine disrupting chemicals found in our daily lives. In this post, they talk about the basics of our endocrine system and why it’s important to our health.

Groundbreaking Research in the Robison Lab Illuminates the Opaque Pathways of Depression

Groundbreaking Research in the Robison Lab Illuminates the Opaque Pathways of Depression

November 9, 2020

IIT-affiliated faculty member A.J. Robison and his lab are using new CRISPR-based technology to uncover pathways of depression-like behavior in the mouse brain.

News from CRIS: Cosmetics - Digging Deeper: Natural & Conventional Toothpaste

News from CRIS: Cosmetics - Digging Deeper: Natural & Conventional Toothpaste

November 3, 2020

In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety takes a look at toothpaste ingredients and explores a few trending ingredients.

Two IIT-Affiliates Receive Awards at MI SOT Annual Fall Meeting

Two IIT-Affiliates Receive Awards at MI SOT Annual Fall Meeting

October 27, 2020

The Michigan Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology recently held their annual fall meeting, "New Approach Methodologies and the Future of Toxicology," on October 16, 2020. Two IIT-affiliated students received awards at this meeting.

News from CRIS: Cosmetics - Digging Deeper: Natural & Conventional Deodorant

News from CRIS: Cosmetics - Digging Deeper: Natural & Conventional Deodorant

October 20, 2020

In the Center for Research on Ingredients Safety's last post, they explored natural cosmetic products. In this post, they check out deodorant, a product that now comes in natural and conventional variations. 

News from CRIS: Cosmetics - Natural, Organic & Conventional

News from CRIS: Cosmetics - Natural, Organic & Conventional

October 12, 2020

There’s been a recent surge in all-natural and organic cosmetic products. In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores these labels and how they impact products. 

News from CRIS: Stimulants - Exploring Ingredients

News from CRIS: Stimulants - Exploring Ingredients

October 5, 2020

The Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores the safety of stimulant ingredients found in foods, beverages, and dietary supplements.

News from CRIS: Stimulants - Overview

News from CRIS: Stimulants - Overview

September 28, 2020

What do you know about stimulants like energy drinks, coffee, and more? In this series, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety covers stimulant ingredients and the safety of stimulants.

Strakovsky and Team Awarded $2.1 Million Grant to Study Chemical Effects on Women's Health Post-Pregnancy

Strakovsky and Team Awarded $2.1 Million Grant to Study Chemical Effects on Women's Health Post-Pregnancy

September 24, 2020

A team of scientists led by IIT-affiliated faculty member, Rita Strakovsky, has been awarded a five-year, $2.1 million NIH grant to study the long-term effects of phthalate exposure on mothers four to seven years after giving birth.

News from CRIS: Digging Deeper - Sodium Aluminum Phosphate

News from CRIS: Digging Deeper - Sodium Aluminum Phosphate

September 22, 2020

Are you familiar with the ingredient, sodium aluminum phosphate? Over the years, it's been identified by some as an ingredient that causes harm. This post explores this ingredient's safety to see if sodium aluminum phosphate poses a health risk.

News from CRIS: Update from the CRIS Director

News from CRIS: Update from the CRIS Director

September 17, 2020

Learn about CRIS's next steps, research objectives and ongoing initiatives.

IIT Update Newsletter Summer 2020

IIT Update Newsletter Summer 2020

September 15, 2020

The IIT Summer 2020 Update Newsletter is now available to view online. We hope you will take the time to browse through the newsletter and keep up-to-date with all of the IIT's latest news

Nault and MSU Superfund Team Publish Exciting Developments in Single-Cell RNA Sequencing

Nault and MSU Superfund Team Publish Exciting Developments in Single-Cell RNA Sequencing

September 10, 2020

Postdoctoral researcher and EITS alumnus, Rance Nault, in collaboration with a team of MSU Superfund scientists including Kelly Fader, Sudin Bhattacharya and Timothy Zacharewski, recently published exciting research on single-cell RNA sequencing.

News from CRIS: Essential Oils - Digging Deeper Tea Tree Oil

News from CRIS: Essential Oils - Digging Deeper Tea Tree Oil

August 31, 2020

In the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety's last post, they looked at lavender essential oil. There are many other popular essential oils on the market. This post looks at one of the most common essential oil used and studied: Tea Tree Oil.

News from CRIS: Essential Oils - Digging Deeper Lavender Oil

News from CRIS: Essential Oils - Digging Deeper Lavender Oil

August 25, 2020

In the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety's last post, they took a look at essential oils. There are many popular essential oils on the market. In this post, they take a look at one of the most common essential oils used and studied: lavender oil.

Bhattacharya Awarded NIEHS Grant to Study TCDD-Induced Changes in Gene Expression

Bhattacharya Awarded NIEHS Grant to Study TCDD-Induced Changes in Gene Expression

August 18, 2020

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Dr. Sudin Bhattacharya, was recently awarded a $2,355,648 grant from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences for his project, "Integrative Transcriptional and Epigenomic Modeling of Xenobiotic-Activated Gene Regulatory Networks."

News from CRIS: Essential Oils - An Overview

News from CRIS: Essential Oils - An Overview

August 17, 2020

Over the years, the popularity of essential oils has soared with some people claiming essential oils have curative properties and could be used as an alternative to prescription medications. In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety covers the basics of essential oils.

Bernard Awarded R01 Grant to Study How Obesity Impacts the Carcinogenicity of Chemical Exposure

Bernard Awarded R01 Grant to Study How Obesity Impacts the Carcinogenicity of Chemical Exposure

August 6, 2020

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Dr. Jamie Bernard, was recently awarded a R01 grant from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences for her project, "Mechanistic Role of Obesity in Benzo(a)pyrene-initiated Cancer."

News from CRIS: Trace Contaminants & Residues - Water

News from CRIS: Trace Contaminants & Residues - Water

August 4, 2020

In this series, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores trace contaminants and residues. In this post, they take a look at water and the guidelines and regulations that keep our water safe.

Three Adjunct Faculty Join IIT in 2020

Three Adjunct Faculty Join IIT in 2020

July 27, 2020

The IIT is pleased to welcome three new adjunct faculty members to our ranks in 2020 - Dr. Lyle Burgoon, Dr. Rory Conolly, and Dr. Peer Karmaus.

News from CRIS: Trace Contaminants & Residues - Packaging

News from CRIS: Trace Contaminants & Residues - Packaging

July 27, 2020

As the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety has discussed in prior posts, trace contaminants and residues can make their way into our food system. In this post, they will discuss the important role of packaging.

News from CRIS: Trace Contaminants & Residues - Pesticides

News from CRIS: Trace Contaminants & Residues - Pesticides

July 21, 2020

While the idea of pesticides can invoke many strong emotional responses, in this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores pesticides’ purpose, how they end up in our food and water, and if they pose harm to human health.

News from CRIS: Trace Contaminants & Residues - An Overview

News from CRIS: Trace Contaminants & Residues - An Overview

July 14, 2020

In this series, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores trace contaminants and residues that can make their way into our food and water system. In this post, they will give a general overview of trace contaminants and residues.

News from CRIS: Risk - Exploring the Risk Assessment Process

News from CRIS: Risk - Exploring the Risk Assessment Process

July 7, 2020

When looking at ingredients, contaminants, residues, & more that we're exposed to regularly, researchers use a risk assessment to derive permissible exposure levels. In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety looks at the risk assessment process & how it can inform product safety.

Quarterly Publication Update June 2020

Quarterly Publication Update June 2020

June 30, 2020

Every quarter we will be featuring recent publications by IIT-affiliated faculty, students and alumni; this is our second edition. Explore the links to learn more about the exciting research happening at the IIT and MSU! 

News from CRIS: Summer Cookout - Sunscreens

News from CRIS: Summer Cookout - Sunscreens

June 16, 2020

As the weather heats up for many of us and we begin to spend time outside at summer cookouts (as social distancing allows), the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety is taking a fresh look at a few ingredients that make summer cookouts safe and fun. In this post, they explore sunscreens.

News from CRIS: Everyday Toxicology - Exposure to Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide

News from CRIS: Everyday Toxicology - Exposure to Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide

June 11, 2020

In prior posts, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety has discussed the many routes we’re exposed to ingredients. In this post, they take a deeper look at the ingredient titanium dioxide to explore how exposure routes impact research and health outcomes.

Wu Receives Grant to Study Fungus that Causes Liver Cancer

Wu Receives Grant to Study Fungus that Causes Liver Cancer

June 8, 2020

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Felicia Wu, along with MSU colleague, David Hennessy, were recently awarded a $478,000 USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, grant for their project "Aflatoxin Reduced By Bt Corn? Examining Crop Insurance Claims for Real World Impacts of Technologies for Food Safety."

IIT-Affiliated Faculty Help Form New Center for PFAS Research at MSU

IIT-Affiliated Faculty Help Form New Center for PFAS Research at MSU

June 4, 2020

Six IIT-affiliated faculty members, Drs. Cheryl Murphy, Sudin Bhattacharya, Courtney Carignan, A. Daniel Jones, Hui Li, and Brian Teppen, have recently joined forces with nine other researchers across campus to form the Center for PFAS Research. This group, with knowledge spanning diverse fields across campus, are linking their expertise in an effort to understand more about PFAS and its effects on health and the environment.

R25 Grant Renewed for Additional Five Years

R25 Grant Renewed for Additional Five Years

June 2, 2020

The MSU R25 Research Education Program grant, “First-Time Research Experience in Environmental Health Science,” was recently renewed for an additional five years. This National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) grant is co-directed by IIT-affiliated faculty members, Dr. James Luyendyk and Dr. William Atchison.

EITS Student Jenna Strickland Awarded John A. Penner Fellowship in Hematology, Thrombosis and Inflammation

EITS Student Jenna Strickland Awarded John A. Penner Fellowship in Hematology, Thrombosis and Inflammation

May 28, 2020

EITS graduate student, Jenna Strickland, was one of two students to receive the John A. Penner Fellowship in Hematology, Thrombosis and Inflammation for the academic year 2020-2021. Strickland is a student working with Dr. Bryan Copple.

Wu Participates in SRA Webinar - Covid Conversations on Risk: Food Safety and Security

Wu Participates in SRA Webinar - Covid Conversations on Risk: Food Safety and Security

May 26, 2020

IIT-afilliated faculty member, Felicia Wu, was recently featured on the Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) COVID Conversations on Risk webinar discussing food safety and security during the COVID-19 pandemic.

News from CRIS: Food & Ingredient Safety - Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)

News from CRIS: Food & Ingredient Safety - Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)

May 21, 2020

In several past posts the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety has mentioned Current Good Manufacturing Practices, but what are those practices and what do they mean for consumers? In this post, they explore Current Good Manufacturing Practices as it relates to food and ingredient safety.

IIT Update Newsletter Spring 2020

IIT Update Newsletter Spring 2020

May 11, 2020

The IIT Spring 2020 Update Newsletter is now available to view online. We hope you will take the time to browse through the newsletter and keep up-to-date with all of the IIT's latest news!

News from CRIS: Update from the CRIS Director

News from CRIS: Update from the CRIS Director

May 11, 2020

Learn about CRIS's next steps, research objectives and ongoing initiatives.

News from CRIS: Expiring Products - Disinfectants & Medications

News from CRIS: Expiring Products - Disinfectants & Medications

May 6, 2020

Did you know medications and even disinfecting products expire? In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety covers the basics around medication and disinfectant product expiration dates.

News from CRIS: Expiring Products - Cosmetics

News from CRIS: Expiring Products - Cosmetics

April 28, 2020

Did you know cosmetic products can expire? In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety covers the basics of cosmetic product expiration dates.

News from CRIS: Expiring Products - Food & Ingredients

News from CRIS: Expiring Products - Food & Ingredients

April 21, 2020

Did you know foods, even shelf-stable foods like flour and canned foods, can expire? In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety covers the basics around food and ingredient expiration dates.

National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Website for Providers & Patients Launched

National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Website for Providers & Patients Launched

April 6, 2020

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Nigel Paneth, along with colleagues from Johns Hopkins University and the Mayo Clinic, is leading the development of the National Convalescent Plasma Project. The project includes 170 physician-scientists from 50 universities and hospitals across the nation studying the use of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 treatment and prevention.

News from CRIS: COVID-19 - Myth or Fact?

News from CRIS: COVID-19 - Myth or Fact?

April 6, 2020

There is a lot of confusing information around COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus infections circulating on the Internet and social media forums. In this edition, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety separates the myths from the facts.

News from CRIS: COVID-19 - Food & Ingredient Safety

News from CRIS: COVID-19 - Food & Ingredient Safety

April 1, 2020

As we’ve seen in recent weeks, our supply chain, especially our food supply chain, is paramount to keeping society fed and safe. But how do we know that food is safe from COVID-19? In this post, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety explores the current state of food safety related to the novel coronavirus and our food.

News from CRIS: COVID-19 - Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

News from CRIS: COVID-19 - Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

March 30, 2020

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the information online, so the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety put together this post to help you safely clean and disinfect your home.

News from CRIS: COVID-19 - Disinfecting with Bleach

News from CRIS: COVID-19 - Disinfecting with Bleach

March 25, 2020

As we work together to combat the novel coronavirus that causes the disease commonly known as COVID-19, it’s essential to know how to create and use effective cleaning solutions. In this post, we explain how you can use liquid household bleach to disinfect hard surfaces.

Quarterly Publication Update March 2020

Quarterly Publication Update March 2020

March 24, 2020

Every quarter we will be featuring recent publications by IIT-affiliated faculty, students and alumni; this is our first edition. Explore the links below to learn more about the exciting research happening at the IIT and MSU! 

Poole Hardy Selected for 2020 JTH Editor's Award

Poole Hardy Selected for 2020 JTH Editor's Award

March 3, 2020

IIT training grant postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Lauren Poole Hardy, was selected as one of six early career investigators to receive the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH) 2020 Editors' Awards.

Luyendyk Receives 2020 SOT Achievement Award

Luyendyk Receives 2020 SOT Achievement Award

February 20, 2020

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Dr. James Luyendyk, was selected to receive the 2020 SOT Achievement Award for his paradigm-shifting research on the role of the coagulation cascade in homeostasis of the liver and other organs.

Kaminski Receives 2020 SOT Merit Award

Kaminski Receives 2020 SOT Merit Award

February 19, 2020

IIT Director, Dr. Norbert Kaminski, was selected to receive the 2020 SOT Merit Award for his sustained and highly influential contributions to the discipline of toxicology.

Wu Receives William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award

Wu Receives William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award

February 6, 2020

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Dr. Felicia Wu, was selected as one of ten MSU faculty to receive the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award in 2020.

Wierenga Featured on Nature for Career Column

Wierenga Featured on Nature for Career Column

January 7, 2020

EITS graduate student, Kathryn Wierenga, was featured on Nature in a Career Column on "Embracing challenge: combining marathon training with graduate studies."

EITS Research Evening Celebrates Student Research

EITS Research Evening Celebrates Student Research

December 9, 2019

The Institute for Integrative Toxicology’s Annual Research Evening showcased trainees in the Environmental and Integrative Toxicological Sciences Graduate Training program and their accomplishments. This year’s event took place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in the Lincoln Room at the MSU Kellogg Center.

Goodman Named AAAS Fellow

Goodman Named AAAS Fellow

December 3, 2019

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Dr. Jay Goodman, was recently awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) along with five other distinguished MSU faculty members.

Neera Tewari-Singh Receives U01 Grant from the National Institutes of Health

Neera Tewari-Singh Receives U01 Grant from the National Institutes of Health

November 14, 2019

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Neera Tewari-Singh, was recently awarded a $1.423 million U01 grant from the National Institutes of Health - Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats Program and National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) for her project, "Targeted Therapeautic Approaches to Counteract Toxicity from Phosgene Oxime Skin Exposure."

A.J. Robison and Team Find Gender Distinct Circuit for Depression

A.J. Robison and Team Find Gender Distinct Circuit for Depression

November 7, 2019

IIT-affiliated faculty member, A.J. Robison, along with a team of scientists, has found a gender-distinct circuit for depression that activates during stress and is controlled by testosterone.

Karen Liby Selected for Mi-Kickstart  and Mi-TRAC Awards

Karen Liby Selected for Mi-Kickstart and Mi-TRAC Awards

November 5, 2019

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Karen Liby, was recently selected for a Mi-Kickstart Award from the University of Michigan MTRAC for LIfe Sciences Innovation Hub for her project, "Novel Nrf2 Inhibitors." She also received a Mi-TRAC award in 2019 for her project, "Novel Rexinoids for Oncology."

EITS Alumnus Jinpeng Li Joins CRIS & IIT Faculty

EITS Alumnus Jinpeng Li Joins CRIS & IIT Faculty

October 29, 2019

Dr. Jinpeng Li, EITS alumnus, joins the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety as an assistant professor and the IIT as an affiliated faculty member.

Zhang Receives NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)

Zhang Receives NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)

October 17, 2019

EITS graduate student, Di Zhang, is the recipient of a National Cancer Institute Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) for her proposal, "Targeting the Nrf2 Pathway in Cancer."

Albers Receives Clifford Humphrys Fellowship for Preservation of Water Quality in the Great Lakes

Albers Receives Clifford Humphrys Fellowship for Preservation of Water Quality in the Great Lakes

October 15, 2019

EITS graduate student, Janice Albers, was selected as one of five recipients of the 2019 Clifford Humphrys Fellowship for Preservation of Water Quality in the Great Lakes.

Laura McCabe Named MSU Foundation Professor

Laura McCabe Named MSU Foundation Professor

October 8, 2019

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Laura McCabe, was recently named a MSU Foundation Professor.

New CRIS Research on Food Grade Titanium Dioxide

New CRIS Research on Food Grade Titanium Dioxide

October 1, 2019

New research on the ingredient titanium dioxide (E 171) from the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety shows no evidence of adverse health outcomes.

Pacyga Selected for Environmental Health Scholars Retreat

Pacyga Selected for Environmental Health Scholars Retreat

September 17, 2019

EITS graduate student, Diana Pacyga, was selected as one of 15 trainees from across the country to participate in the prestigious Environmental Health Scholars Retreat held at Brown University.

Wierenga Selected for 2019 Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program

Wierenga Selected for 2019 Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program

August 27, 2019

EITS graduate student, Kathryn Wierenga, was selected as one of six recipients to receive the prestigious 2019 Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship from the Lupus Foundation of America.

Norbert Kaminski Named CRIS Director

Norbert Kaminski Named CRIS Director

August 7, 2019

IIT Director, Dr. Norbert Kaminski, will also serve as the Director of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) at MSU. His appointment comes after successfully serving as the center's interim director.

Harkema Receives Prestigious Thomas T. Mercer Joint Prize Award

Harkema Receives Prestigious Thomas T. Mercer Joint Prize Award

July 11, 2019

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Dr. Jack Harkema, is the recipient of the 2019 Thomas T. Mercer Joint Prize Award from the American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR) and the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM).

Cheryl Murphy Receives Chandler-Misener Award Along with Team

Cheryl Murphy Receives Chandler-Misener Award Along with Team

June 15, 2019

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Dr. Cheryl Murphy, receives the Chandler-Misener Award from the Journal of Great Lakes Research, along with team of researchers.

EITS Student Kevin Baker Awarded John A. Penner Endowed Research Assistantship

EITS Student Kevin Baker Awarded John A. Penner Endowed Research Assistantship

May 10, 2019

EITS graduate student, Kevin Baker, received the John A. Penner Endowed Research Assistantship for the academic year 2019-2020. Baker is a student working with Dr. James Luyendyk.

EITS Student Vanessa Benham Authors LSJ Article

EITS Student Vanessa Benham Authors LSJ Article

May 2, 2019

EITS student, Vanessa Benham, authored an excellent article, "Obesity poised to overtake smoking as leading preventable cause of cancer," for the Lansing State Journal. The article was picked up nationwide and published broadly.

Is Treating Drinking Water Enough to Limit PFAS Exposure?

Is Treating Drinking Water Enough to Limit PFAS Exposure?

May 1, 2019

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Courtney Carignan, is joining forces with researchers from three different states to tackle the question of environmental PFAS exposure.

Gina Leinninger Receives Prestigious New Investigator Award

Gina Leinninger Receives Prestigious New Investigator Award

April 23, 2019

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Dr. Gina Leinninger, is the 2019-20 recipient of the American Physiology Society's (APS), Central Nervous System Section New Investigator Award.

Goudreau Named Associate Dean for Research in College of Osteopathic Medicine

Goudreau Named Associate Dean for Research in College of Osteopathic Medicine

April 22, 2019

IIT-affiliated faculty member, John Goudreau, has been named the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine's associate dean for research. He also will be the co-director of the DO-PhD training program, a combined degree program where students are trained to become physician scientists.

Blood Holds Key to Liver Regeneration

Blood Holds Key to Liver Regeneration

March 8, 2019

Congratulations to IIT-affiliated faculty member, Dr. James Luyendyk, for being featured on MSU Today for his research related to liver regeneration.

Brain Health: Exploring the Role of Cannabis in Treating Serious Diseases

Brain Health: Exploring the Role of Cannabis in Treating Serious Diseases

March 7, 2019

Congratulations to IIT Director, Dr. Norbert Kaminski, for being featured on MSUToday for his research on the role of cannabis in treating serious diseases.

Goodman Caps 48-Year Career with Excellence Award

Goodman Caps 48-Year Career with Excellence Award

March 6, 2019

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Dr. Jay Goodman, has been selected to receive the 2019 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Award in Excellence in Pharmacology/Toxicology from the PhRMA Foundation. Dr. Goodman's award and career were recently featured on MSUToday.