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Invited Lectures and Major Seminars Related to Research (last 5 years)
May 2005: Allegheny-Erie Society of Toxicology Spring meeting; “Chromium Signaling in the lung: a case of stolen transcription.” Pittsburgh, PA.
August 2005: Workshop on Chromium and Human Health; “Chromium Signaling in the lung: a case of stolen transcription.” Portland, ME.
September 2005: Duke University Integrated Toxicology Program; “Chromium Signaling in the lung: a case of stolen transcription.” Durham, NC.
October 2005: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/US Environmental Protection Agency meeting on Mechanisms of Action of Inhaled Fibers, Particles, and Nanoparticles in Lung and Cardiovascular Disease; “Regulation of transcriptional activation programs in human airway epithelial cells exposed to metal mixtures.” Research Triangle Park, NC
January 2006: Nanotox 2006 Biomedical Aspects. “Transcriptional activation and silencing in response to metals mixtures.” Miami, FL.
March 2006: Society of Toxicology symposium on Metals and MAP Kinases. “JNK activation by chromium in the lung.” San Diego, CA
May 2006: US Environmental Protection Agency Workshop on Research and Risk Assessment for Arsenic. “Arsenic and function of vascular cells.” Sheperdstown, WV.
September 2006: American Chemical Society symposium on Metal Carcinogenesis-New Concepts. “Transcriptional activation and silencing in response to chromium.” San Francisco, CA.
September 2006: 4th Conference on Metal Toxicity and Carcinogenesis, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. “Arsenic stimulates sinusoidal endothelial cell capillarization and vessel remodeling in mouse liver.” Morgantown, WV.
February 2007: PittCon 2007 symposium on Arsenic: Transformation, Speciation, and Toxicity. “Low level arsenic promotes progressive inflammatory angiogenesis and liver blood vessel remodeling in mice.” Chicago, IL.
March 2007: Society of Toxicology symposium on The Vascular Endothelium as a Target of Metal Toxicity. “Arsenic-induced endothelial cell activation and vascular remodeling.” Charlotte, NC.
October 2007: National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, Laboratory of
Pharmacology and Chemistry. “Arsenic-stimulated angiogenesis and vascular remodeling:
Receptor-mediated events?” Research Triangle Park, NC.
December 2007: Columbia University. “Arsenic-stimulated angiogenesis and vascular remodeling: Receptor-mediated events?” New York, NY.
March 2008: Society of Toxicology symposium on Cardiovascular Effects of Arsenic. “Signaling mechanisms for vascular responses to arsenic.” Seattle, WA.
May 2008: University of Washington, School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, “Arsenic-stimulated angiogenesis and vascular remodeling: Receptor-mediated events?” Seattle, WA.
October 2008: University of West Virginia, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, “Sphingosine-1-phosphate type 1 receptors are required for arsenic-stimulated of vascular remodeling,” Morgantown, WV.
May 2009: Kent State Univeristy, East Liverpool. Cardiovascular Disease from Arsenic in Drinking Water: Studies from Mice to Men, East Liverpool, OH.
October 2009: Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. Environmental arsenic signals for pathogenic vascular remodeling: a case for a receptor. Baltimore, MD.
November 2009: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University. Environmental arsenic signals for pathogenic vascular remodeling. Piscataway, NJ.
January 2010: University of Arizona (student invited speaker). Mechanisms of arsenic-stimulated vessel remodeling. Tucson AZ.
March 2010: Society of Toxicology symposium on Signaling mechanisms for metabolic dysfunction following low level arsenic exposures: from mouse to man (symposium chair) "Arsenic Signaling for Liver Vasculature Remodeling: Impacts on Protein and Lipid Metabolism." Salt Lake City, Utah.
September 2010: Dartmouth Medical School. Environmental arsenic signals for metabolic dysfunction and pathogenic vascular remodeling: receptor-mediated responses to an ancient poison. Hanover, NH.
September 2010: University of Vermont. Environmental arsenic signals for metabolic dysfunction and pathogenic vascular remodeling: receptor-mediated responses to an ancient poison. Burlington, VT.
October 2010: University of Louisville: Workshop on Phenotypic Anchoring of Arsenic Dose/Exposure in Experimental Models of Human Disease. Tissue Differences in Metabolic Gene Expression Induced Environmental Arsenic Exposure. Burlington, VT.
November 2010: University of Kentucky: 6th Conference on Metal Toxicity and Carcinogenesis. Environmental arsenic signals for metabolic dysfunction and pathogenic vascular remodeling: receptor-mediated responses to an ancient poison. Lexington, KT.
October 2011: University of Pittsburgh, Science 2011. Chemical (elemental) Biology at the Top of the Alphabet: Arsenic, Angiogenesis, and Adipose. Pittsburgh, PA
January 2012: Harvard School of Public Health, Pathogenic receptor-mediated signaling in arsenic-stimulated vascular remodeling and metabolic disease promotion. Boston, MA.
March 2012: University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Arsenic and metabolic dysfunction: a mechanism for environmental disease. Albuquerque, NM.
September 2012: WHO Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG); Chemical and Toxins Task Force: Arsenic risk in food. Bilthoven, Netherlands.
October 2012: University of Arizona G-coupled protein receptors in arsenic stimulated metabolic dysfunction. Tucson, AZ.
Year Position and Organization Type of Service 1996 - 2001 Hanover, NH Recreation Department Youth soccer coach 2001 - 2003 Upper Valley Lightning Soccer Association Youth soccer coach, board member 2005 Informed resource for Forward Township residents coping with fly ash slide. Attended town meetings to answer health concerns and connect residents to government agencies. Phone and email resource. 2007 Pittsburgh Environmental Health Sciences Program Created community outreach core to support a NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Program grant. Target communities surrounding the abandoned American Zinc and Chemical Company smelter, northern Washington County, PA.