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Notes – 7/4/2014

dckryFirst, welcome to Gary Adamkiewicz, our new Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities. Gary has been a valued member of our department for many years. After receiving his PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT, Gary began working at the Channing Lab as a research fellow in 2000. He joined our department as research associate in 2003. Gary’s research interests focus on the connections between housing, the indoor environment and health, with a particular emphasis on low-income communities. Utilizing fieldwork, laboratory, risk assessment and modeling methods, he works to identify key determinants of health and to ultimately design interventions which modify those determinants within the built environment. Gary also leads the “Farm to Fork: Why What We Eat Matters” course at the Extension School. Please join me in congratulating Gary on this appointment.

On June 13th we recognized the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residents who have completed their two year residency program: Michael Shusko, Sharon Lee, and Diane Chen. Stefanos Kales, director of the OEMR, thanked Dr. Shusko for his excellent leadership as Chief Resident and welcomed Laurent Benedetti as the incoming Chief Resident. The residents presented James Stewart with the outstanding academic faculty award and Al Rielly with the outstanding clinical faculty award. Congratulations to these residents and thanks to Jim and Al for their outstanding mentoring.

Congratulations also to Dhananjay Tambe, a Research Associate in MIPS who will be leaving us this summer to become an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Alabama. Dhananjay will also have a joint appointment with the Department of Pharmacology and Center for Lung Biology. Best of luck in your new position, Dhananjay!

Lastly, welcome our department’s incoming new students who will join us later this summer:

Morteza Asgarzadeh, Deborah Barbeau, Madeleine Bartzak, Li Gao, Ya Gao, Andi Gordon, Yuanyuan Hu, Xin Jiang, William Journeay, Samantha Lapehn, Cheng-Kuan Lin, Elizabeth Loehrer, Kevin Loh, Bryant Martin, Rosie Martinez, Rachael Rodriguez, Renee Salas, Rory Stewart, Samuel Turner, Jeffrey Vogel,  Xulan Zhang, and Yinnan Zheng.

In addition, congratulations to our masters students who graduated and will be starting in our doctoral program: Shangzhi Gao, Kelsey Gleason, Xindi Hu, Linyan Li, Piers MacNaughton, and Ran Rotem.

Have a great 4th of July holiday, everyone!

Doug