Dr. Toborek was invited to serve as an Expert Author for the US EPA/IRIS assessment of non-cancer health hazards of PCBs. The goal of the program is to conduct comprehensive human health assessments that evaluate risk information resulting from exposure to specific chemical substances found in the environment (https://www.epa.gov/iris).

LucDr. Luc Bertrand received postdoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association, the Greater Southeast Affiliate, which serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. Total of 93 applications were submitted for the postdoctoral fellowship but only 15 funded. Luc’s proposal received the priority score of 1.24 and 0.01 percentile rank.


 alt=Congratulations are in order for several BMB graduate students, post-docs, and faculty after the recent Society for Personalized Nanomedicine (SPNM) 3rd Annual Symposium! Graduate student Trajen Head, from the laboratory of Dr. Sylvia Daunert, received the 2016 SPNM Early Career Investigator in Personalized Nanomedicine Award.

Dr. Toborek was invited to serve as a member of the Cellular and Molecular Biology of Glia Study Section at the NIH, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2022.
Dr. Toborek started his term as President of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology (SNIP) in April 2016 at the conclusion of the 22nd SNIP conference in Krakow, Poland.