The Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (IEHS) is dedicated to understanding the complex role of environmental exposure in disease development. IEHS scientists and their collaborators are engaged in basic mechanistic studies (using animal and cellular models) and human investigations to determine the health impact of exposure to environmental stressors. Of particular interest are stressors that are especially prevalent in the urban industrialized environment, both chemical (e.g., air pollution, heavy metals, polychlorinated biphenyls, maternal alcohol exposure) and psychosocial. Critical periods of human organ differentiation and development are also considered to represent life windows of heightened susceptibility to environmental stressors. IEHS research teams are committed to working effectively with members of the urban community and with transdisciplinary partners to develop strong, innovative, and integrated problem-oriented programs aimed at reducing the burden of environmental disease risk for vulnerable urban populations.
The IEHS is home to the Molecular and Cellular Toxicology (MCT) graduate program, a specialization within the Department of Pharmacology which emphasizes an integrated approach to understanding the molecular mechanisms and public health implications of environmental exposure. Physician scientist Melissa Runge-Morris, M.D. has served as a member of the IEHS faculty since 1990, and became the Director of IEHS in 2008.
- Summer Nano Advanced Instrumentation Lecture/Tour: "The Use of 600 MHz and 700MHz NMRs for Medical Research"
- June 25 2013 at 2:30 PMA. Paul Schapp Chemistry BuildingThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the Summer Nano Advanced Instrumentation Lecture and Tour series. On June 25th at 2:30 p.m. in the basement of the A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building (room to be posted later), Drs. Bashar Ksebati and Dr. Jonathan Jiang will host and present "The Use of 600 MHz and 700 MHz NMRs for Medical Research". The workshop is open to all faculty, staff and students. Registration is free but RSVP is necessary.
- Summer Nano@Wayne Lecture & Tour: "Next Generation Sequencing Using the Illumina HiSeq 2500"
- July 9 2013 at 2:00 PMKarmanos Cancer InstituteThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the Summer Nano@Wayne Advanced Instrumentation Lecture & Tour to be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The host and presenter for this lecture will be Dr. Susan Land with guest speaker, Dr. Jonathan Bell from Illumina. The title will be: "Next Generation Sequencing Using the Illumina HiSeq 2500." The location of the lecture site will be Karmanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John R. (north of Harper Hospital and south of Harper Professional Building) on the 2nd floor, Wertz Auditorium. Take staircase or elevators near the fish tank. This lecture is open to all students, faculty and staff. There is no charge for this lecture; however registration is required. Please note that this event/lecture starts at 2:00 p.m. For further information, please contact Kathleen Spanos, 313-577-3783.
- Biosafety Training
- July 12 2013 at 10:00 AMScott HallThis training is required annually for all employees who work with materials that are handled at Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2), including work with human blood, body fluids, tissue, cell lines, animals infected with human pathogens, mammalian viruses, etc. Employees who have taken this class at least once at WSU may take the annual refresher on-line. Topics covered include: Explanation of Biosafety Principles and Levels from CDC/NIH Contents of the WSU Biosafety Manual & Exposure Control Plan Explanation of bloodborne infectious diseases Procedures to follow in an exposure incident Safe work practices Personal protective equipment Use of biological safety cabinets and other safety equipment Biohazard waste disposal rules, and much more. Click here to view the Biosafety Powerpoint Presentation (note: viewing these slides does not count as training!) Click here for an explanation of Biosafety Levels.
- Laboratory Safety Training
- July 17 2013 at 2:00 PMScott HallThis training addresses issues related to chemical safety, chemical waste disposal, and emergency procedures in the laboratory. It is required once for all employees who work in a lab with hazardous chemicals. This class combines the former OSHA Laboratory Standard and the Hazardous Waste & Emergency Procedures classes. Topics covered: Contents of the OSHA Lab Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) WSU Chemical Hygiene Plan Physical and health hazards of chemicals Safety equipment in the laboratory Safe handling and storage of chemicals Material Safety Data Sheets and other information sources Personal protective equipment Explanation of EPA, MDEQ, and DOT regulations Explanation of the WSU Emergency Contingency Plan Laboratory employee's responsibilities as a hazardous waste generator Definitions of hazardous waste Procedures for collection, labeling, storage and removal of waste Responding to injuries, spills, fires, and other emergencies in the laboratory Click here to view the Laboatory Safety Powerpoint Presentation (note: viewing these slides does not count as training!)
- Summer Nano Advanced Instrumentation Lecture & Lab: "In Vivo Small Animal Imaging"
- August 6 2013 at 2:30 PMTBDThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Summer Nano Advanced Instrumentation Lecture & Lab: "In Vivo Small Animal Imaging" on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. This lecture will be hosted by Dr. Otto Muzik and Dr. Kami Moin. Location will be announced shortly. This lecture is open to all students and faculty and there is no charge; however, reservations are required.
- More Events