News

July 29, 2020

UK SRC PI Kevin Pearson Wins Inclusive Excellence Recognition Award

UK SRC PI Kevin Pearson receives the UK Office of Institutional Diversity's 2020 Inclusive Excellence Recognition Award. 


July 23, 2020

UKSRC Researchers Developing Face Masks for Coronavirus

Three UKSRC Investigators have received funding to support the development of face masks that offer protection from coronavirus.


April 20, 2020

UK’s Superfund Research Center Receives $8.7 Million

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has awarded the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) a five-year, $8.7 million grant to conduct research aimed at better understanding and minimizing the negative health and environmental impacts of chlorinated organic compounds found at Superfund sites across the Commonwealth and the U.S.


March 5, 2020

UK's Superfund Research Center connects with community for a healthier Kentucky

UK's Superfund Research Center connects with community for a healthier Kentucky By Elizabeth Chapin March 5, 2020 Video by Research Communications LEXINGTON, Ky.


March 3, 2020

Postdoctoral Trainee Dr. Pan Deng Featured in UKNow News StoryHome

On January 30, 2020, UK's internal news source UKNow published a story and video featuring the work of Dr. Pan Deng, Project 1 Postdoctoral Trainee. The article and video discuss Dr. Deng's research which shows that a diet high in fiber could possibly reverse the adverse effects that environmental toxins have on cardiovascular health.


February 13, 2020

UK SRC Assistant Director Dr. Kelly Pennell Interviewed About PFAS in Drinking Water

On February 6, 2020, UK SRC Assistant Director Dr. Kelly Pennell was interviewed about PFAS in drinking water by Eileen Street of Spectrum News 1 in Louisville, KY. The story, A Growing Conversation About PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water, aired on Spectrum News 1 on Monday, February 10th.


July 15, 2019

UK SRC Hosts UofL SRC for Immersive Two-Day Trainee Event

On July 10th and 11th, the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UK SRC) hosted trainees from the University of Louisville Superfund Research Center for a two-day event that included information exchange among trainees from both centers, group presentations and discussion, tours of some of UK’s labs, and a full day visit to Whitesburg, Kentucky, 


May 9, 2019

UK SRC's Dr. Zach Hilt Named 2019-2020 UK Research Professor

Gill Eminent Professor of Chemical Engineering J. Zach Hilt has been named one of the University of Kentucky’s 16 University Research Professors for the 2019-2020 academic year.


April 24, 2019

UK SRC Partners with the Lexington Senior Center to Share Research with Local Community Members

The UK Superfund Research Center’s Community Engagement Core (CEC) works with communities to develop strategies that give people the opportunity to actively engage in good nutrition and physical activity to protect their health from environmental pollution.


September 19, 2018

UK College of Medicine Postdoc and Superfund Center Trainee Mike Petriello Wins Prestigious NIH Award

Mike Petriello has received the prestigious Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This highly competitive career development award offers postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to accelerate their transition to independence.


August 28, 2018

UK SRC's Vapor Intrusion Expert Kelly Pennell Featured on Environmental Health Chats Podcast

On July 19, 2018, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' (NIEHS) Partnership for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) released a new podcast featuring UK SRC's Dr. Kelly Pennell, a leading expert in vapor intrusion research. The podcast, Vapor Intrusion and Your Health, is part of PEHP’s podcast series, Environmental Health Chats, which explore how environmental exposures affect human health.


June 19, 2018

UK Superfund Scientists Join International Colleagues to Seek Solutions for Environmental Problems

On June 10th – 14th, CEECHE 2018 brought nearly 200 scientists from 18 different countries to Kraków, Poland, to engage in discussions addressing health and environmental issues. Two NIEHS Superfund Research Programs, the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UK SRC) and the Louisiana State University Superfund Research Center, collaborated to organize the conference.


June 11, 2018

UK SRC Graduate Trainee Rishabh Shah Wins KC Donnelly Externship Award

UK SRC Graduate Trainee Rishabh Shah has won the prestigious K.C. Donnelly Externship Award. Established in 2011 by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program, this supplemental award provides current SRP-funded graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with translational/transdisciplinary opportunities and experiences within other SRP-funded centers, government laboratories, or other agencies.


May 9, 2018

BerryCare Kicks Off at the Boyle County Senior Center

The BerryCare program is a collaboration between the UK SRC's CEC and the Cooperative Extension to create sustainable, affordable, and accessible sources of blackberries while also increasing physical activity through gardening. 


April 23, 2018

UK SRC Graduate Trainee Brittany Rice Wins 2018 UK Inclusive Excellence Award

UK SRC Graduate Trainee Brittany Rice received the 2018 University of Kentucky Inclusive Excellence Award in the Graduate Student category on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the UK Faculty Awards Ceremony. This distinguished award recognizes Brittany for her exemplary contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion through campus and community leadership and engagement. T


April 23, 2018

Dr. Bhattacharyya Wins 2018 Sturgill Award

Congratulations to UK SRC’s Dr. Dibakar Bhattacharyya, winner of the 2018 Sturgill Award! The Sturgill Award is named in honor of William B. Sturgill, who contributed to higher education in Kentucky through his gifts and services. This prestigious award is presented annually to a graduate faculty member for outstanding contributions to UK Graduate education.


April 23, 2018

Graduate Trainee Jessie Hoffman is Dept. of Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences Student of the Year

UK Superfund Research Center Graduate Trainee Jessie Hoffman was named the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences 2018 Student of the Year on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The award recognizes Jessie's exceptional achievements and demonstrated student leadership.


March 8, 2018

UK SRC Trainee Joshua Preston Featured in UKNow

UK SRC undergraduate trainee Joshua Preston was featured in a UKNow news story on March 8, 2018. In 2017, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) selected Joshua as one of the 45 national recipients of its prestigious Astronaut Scholarship.


February 14, 2018

UK Superfund Trainee Brittany Rice Wins FIERCE Award

UK Superfund Research Center trainee Brittany Rice is the Essence Honoree for the UK Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives’ FIERCE Award.


December 13, 2017

UK SRC Trainee Angela Gutierrez Wins Prestigious Wetterhahn Award

Congratulations to University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UK SRC) Trainee Angela Gutierrez, the 20th recipient of the annual Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award! The Wetterhahn Award honors one outstanding National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program (SRP) graduate student or postdoctoral researcher each year who exemplifies qualities of scientific excellence. UK SRC Trainee Angela Gutierrez Wins Prestigious Wetterhahn Award