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Preethi selected for A2i program

Preethi Thunga was selected to take part in the Accelerate to Industry (A2i)™program with the NC State Graduate School. This selective program advances professional development skills, with an emphasis on leadership, teamwork, and communication. For more details, see:

https://grad.ncsu.edu/pro…

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David participates in the "From Free Radicals to Key Characteristics" workshop at UC Berkeley

The event brought together experts to celebrate the leadership of Prof. Martyn Smith in developing the "Key Characteristics of Human Carcinogens" and collaborate on future directions for the Key Characteristics approach.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-free-radicals-to-key-characteristics-ticke…

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David participates in NAS workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Open Data Practices in Chemical Hazard Assessment

David served on the planning committee and moderated sessions as part of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Workshops to Support EPA's Development of Human Health Assessments: Artificial Intelligence and Open Data Practices in Chemical Hazard Assessment

https://www.nationalacademies.org/event…

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Data Science educational toolkit presented at the Superfund DMAC Quarterly Meeting

The inTelligence And Machine lEarning (TAME) Toolkit for Introductory Data Science, Chemical-Biological Analyses, Predictive Modeling, and Database Mining for Environmental Health Research

Kyle R. Roell, Lauren E. Koval, Rebecca Boyles, Grace Patlewicz, Caroline Ring, Cynthia Rider, Cavin Ward-Ca…

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David participates in NAS workshop on Triangulation of Evidence in Environmental Epidemiology

David served on the planning committee as part of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Workshops to Support EPA's Development of Human Health Assessments: Triangulation of Evidence in Environmental Epidemiology

https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/05-09-2022/workshops-to-support-epas-deve…

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Nnamdi's work on using Bioinformatics to improve health equity featured in Superfund newsletter

https://tools.niehs.nih.gov/srp/1/eposted/pdfs/srp_e_posted_notes_2022_05_06_508.pdf

Jonathon passes PhD Qual Exam!

Jonathon passed his Bioinformatics Qualifying Exam and is now a candidate for the PhD in Bioinformatics!

David presents to Bioinformatics Users Group (BUGs) + toxpiR now available on High-Performance Computing Cluster

David presented on software options available for ToxPi to the university-wide Bioinformatics Users Group (BUGs). Thanks to Lisa Lowe for installing and documenting the new toxpiR package on the HPC cluster (Github link).

Links to all versions of ToxPi are available at https://toxpi.org

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David part of Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) for "Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Systematic Review Protocol"

https://www.epa.gov/tsca-peer-review/peer-review-draft-tsca-systematic-review-protocol

On April 19-21, 2022, EPA held a public virtual meeting of the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) to peer review the draft Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Systematic Review Protocol. This protoc…

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Nnamdi Osakwe passes PhD Qual Exam!

Nnamdi passed his Bioinformatics Qualifying Exam and is now a candidate for the PhD!

Dylan presents at SOT

Dylan presented a poster at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) annual meeting in San Diego:

"Using High-throughput Screening to Identify Genetic Mechanisms of Individual Susceptibility Differences"

Dylan Wallis, Jane La Du, Preethi Thunga, Lisa Truong, Robyn L Tanguay, David M Reif

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Adrian presents at SOT

Adrian Green presented a platform talk at the SOT session “Deep Learning and Graph Algorithms: New Approaches in Computational Toxicology”

Jessie wins 'Best Poster' at annual symposium!

Jessie Chappel won 'Best Poster' at the 2022 GSGSA Symposium for "A Novel Approach to Evaluating Disease Risk Through the Incorporation of Machine Learning and Lipidomic Data".

Authors: Jessie Chappel, Mary King, Rachel DeHoog, Livia S. Eberlin, David Reif, Erin Baker.

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Dylan Wallis successfully defends their PhD!

The Many Layers of Toxicology: A Multi-layered Approach to Understanding Exposure and Vulnerability

The journey from chemical exposure to adverse effect is long, complex, and often poorly understood. Differences in the effects of exposure can occur at the genetic, molecular, biological, or even g…

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David takes part in EPA advisory committee meeting on Assessing Ambient Air and Water Exposures to Fenceline Communities

As a member of the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC), David took part in the meeting "Peer Review of the EPA TSCA Screening Level Approach for Assessing Ambient Air and Water Exposures to Fenceline Communities."

On March 15-17, 2022, EPA will hold a public virtual meeting of the Scie…

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Skylar nominated for College-level award

Skylar Marvel was nominated as a finalist for the 2022 College of Sciences Award for Excellence! The awards ceremony will take place on March 18th.

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toxpiR package posted on CRAN

An R package for the ToxPi framework has been assembled and posted to CRAN:

https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/toxpiR/index.html

 

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The inTelligence And Machine lEarning (TAME) Toolkit for Introductory Data Science, Chemical-Biological Analyses, Predictive Modeling, and Database Mining for Environmental Health Research

Professor Julia Rager led development of the the inTelligence And Machine lEarning (TAME) Toolkit for Introductory Data Science, Chemical-Biological Analyses, Predictive Modeling, and Database Mining for Environmental Health Research. 

 

 

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Dylan Wallis wins 3rd place or presentation at the NC Society of Toxicology annual meeting

Dylan Wallis won 3rd place at the NC Society of Toxicology annual meeting for their presentation "Leveraging a High-Throughput Screening Method to Identify Mechanisms of Individual Susceptibility DIfferences in a Genetically Diverse Zebrafish Model"

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Adrian Green wins Postdoctoral Award from Computational Toxicology Special Section of SOT

Adrian Green won the Elsevier Postdoctoral Award from the Computational Toxicology Special Section (CTSS) of the Society of Toxicology (SOT)! 

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