Texas A&M Superfund Trainee Receives National K.C. Donnelly Award

Alexandra Cordova, a Ph.D. student in the Texas A&M Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology (IFT) program, has been awarded a prestigious K.C. Donnelly Externship Award Supplement by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program (SRP). As one of 14 award recipients, Cordova received $10,000 to fund her research with Los Alamos National […]

Texas A&M School of Public Health, Superfund Center Present Community Webinars On COVID-19 Disparities, Encouraging Vaccination

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, scientists were faced with a serious challenge—how to educate the general public on a disease that they themselves knew so little about. During the past year, however, science has made great advances in its knowledge of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, even to the point of developing multiple […]

Texas A&M Researchers Discover Energy Drinks’ Harmful Effects On Heart

A team of researchers led by Dr. Ivan Rusyn, a University Professor in the Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS) department at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), has found that some energy drinks have adverse effects on human cardiomyocyte-like cells, or the muscle cells of the heart. In the study, published […]

Texas A&M Researchers Using Innovative Technology To Develop New Chemical Safety Testing Method

Rusyn and Chiu, professors in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), received nearly $800,000 for the study “Integrating tissue chips, rapid untargeted analytical methods and molecular modeling for toxicokinetic screening of chemicals, their metabolites and mixtures.” This three-year project aims to use biological, analytical, and modeling […]

Texas A&M, NC State Researchers Develop Online Tool For COVID-19 Risk Assessment

COLLEGE STATION, April 2, 2020—The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, and government and health care organizations around the world are generating vast amounts of data and models to help inform decisions. However, the majority of impactful decisions on how to handle the crisis are made at the local level, where consistent access and analysis […]

CVM Graduate Students To Lead By Example In Now-Virtual Society Of Toxicology Annual Meeting, Texas Edition

While many scientific meetings across the country are being cancelled, this Saturday (April 4, 2020), a large Texas cohort of toxicology faculty and trainees will be utilizing an online format to replace some of the events that were scheduled for March in Anaheim, California, as part of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting. The […]

Rusyn-Chaired Group Evaluates Human Carcinogenic Hazards For International Cancer Research Agency

Dr. Ivan Rusyn, Texas A&M University Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), has completed service as chair of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monographs working group on the Identification of Carcinogenic Hazards to Humans (Volume 125): “Some Industrial Chemical Intermediates and […]

Rusyn Appointed to National Board on Environmental Studies, Toxicology

Dr. Ivan Rusyn, Texas A&M University Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), has been appointed to the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST) within the Division on Earth and Life Studies of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The mission of […]

Texas A&M Superfund Center Partners with National Taiwan University

A memorandum of understanding between Texas A&M University and National Taiwan University will strengthen collaborations in the areas of disaster research and preparedness and provide both institutions with the opportunity to study disaster response on a global scale. Dr. Ivan Rusyn, director of the Texas A&M Superfund Research Center and University Professor at the College […]

Rusyn Awarded Inaugural University Professorship, Recognizes Toxicology Pioneer As Namesake

Dr. Ivan Rusyn, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), is one of Texas A&M University’s first five faculty members to be bestowed the title of University Professor. The designation of “University Professor” recognizes faculty who have demonstrated significant and sustained accomplishments in their […]

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