This Week in EPA Science

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Are you watching March Madness this weekend? Tournament halftimes are five minutes longer than regular season breaks – the perfect amount of time to read Research Recap!

Check out the latest in EPA science (after you refill that chip bowl).

  • Exciting Times for Toxicology: Creating New Predictive Models
    During the 2015 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, EPA will host a grantee kickoff event to announce and congratulate the grantees receiving $6 million Science to Achieve Results grants to develop Organotypic Culture Models for Predictive Toxicology Research Centers.
    Read more about these efforts in the blog Exciting Times for Toxicology.
  • Best Paper in Toxicological Sciences Award
    EPA researchers Yong Ho Kim, Christina Powers, and Russell S. Thomas will be honored at the Society of Toxicology’s 54th annual meeting and ToxExpo in San Diego, CA for their work to advance understanding of the effects of chemicals on human and environmental health.
    Read more about the winning authors in the blog EPA Researchers Win Best Toxicological Paper Awards.
  • The Road to “Genius:” It All Started with Science
    Over the past decade, EPA has supported Dr. Tami Bond’s work through several grants issued to the University of Illinois where she has led projects investigating the complex relationship between black carbon and climate change. ​ A few months ago, she was awarded a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship.
    Read more about this EPA STAR Grantee and MacArthur Fellow in the blog The Road to “Genius.

If you have any comments or questions about what I shared or about the week’s events, please submit them below in the comments section!

About the Author: Kacey Fitzpatrick is a student contractor and writer working with the science communication team in EPA’s Office of Research and Development.

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