Multiple scientists at The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences were recently recognized at the Society of Toxicology 48th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo for their contributions to the toxicology and risk assessment.
Russell Thomas, PhD, director, The Hamner Center for Genomic Biology and Bioinformatics, received the 2009 Achievement Award for his contributions in bringing high data content, high throughput transformational research approaches to toxicology and applying these methods in a risk assessment context.
Jingqi Fu, Hamner predoctoral fellow, received the Carl C. Smith Award for Meritorious Research sponsored by the Mechanisms Specialty Section. His project investigates the link between arsenic and Type 2 diabetes.
Two publications by Hamner scientists received Best Paper 2009 awards by the Risk Assessment Specialty Section. Melvin Andersen, PhD; Harvey Clewell, PhD; Russell Thomas, PhD; and colleagues received Best Paper Advancing the Science of Risk Assessment for the publication entitled, "Genomic signatures and dose-dependent transitions in nasal epithelial responses to inhaled formaldehyde in the rat."
Julia Kimbell, PhD, and colleagues received Best Paper Demonstrating the Application of Risk Assessment for the paper entitled, "Modeling approaches for estimating the dosimetry of inhaled toxicants in children."