October 2, 2014

Dr. Tomas Trnovec and Heather Henry, Ph.D., will be the featured lecturers at the John P. Wyatt Symposium on Environmental Health and Disease on Oct. 14.

Trnovec, a professor of environmental medicine at Slovak Medical University in Bratislava, Slovakia, will present "Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants Early in Life and Associated Disease Risks."

Trnovec, whose clinical research focuses on the associations between exposures to environmental toxicants and human health, has coordinated projects funded by entities in the United States, the European Union and elsewhere that describe a range of relationships between exposure to organochlorines and health outcomes.

A health science administrator for the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, Henry will lecture on "Innovation in Environmental Health: New Tools and Approaches from the Superfund Research Program."

Henry oversees NIEHS Superfund Research Program grants that span human health toxicology, risk assessment, detection technologies and remediation approaches.

In addition to Trnovec and Henry, there will be other presentations on cardiovascular effects of secondhand smoke in children, radon and secondhand smoke for renters, and new frontiers in melanoma prevention.

The symposium is supported by the Dr. John P. Wyatt Traveling Fellowship, awarded biennially to researchers at the University of Kentucky for the purpose of studying and disseminating information related to environmentally-caused diseases, a research area of notable strength at UK. Read more on UKNow.


Laura Dawahare, 859-257-5307

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