Training Grant

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The toxicology training program emphasizes two facets of environmental toxicology. One is to impart to students the status of toxicologic problems that are caused by chemicals in our environment, and the methods that are used to evaluate these problems. This aspect of training involves didactic material and contact with toxicologists who are engaged in this type of evaluation. Such general problems as evaluation of risk for chemicals in food and water and development of tests for setting standards will be covered throughout the training. In-depth training will be achieved through coursework and in the industrial toxicology techniques course taught in conjunction with the toxicologists at Bayer Chemical Company.

The second aspect of environmental toxicology emphasized in the training program is to teach the general research approaches that are used to answer environmental questions that require the application of scientific research. The focus in toxicology by the faculty is on the biological and molecular mechanisms involved in the response of the organism to environmental chemicals (i.e., heavy metals, pesticides, dioxin, and carcinogens) as well as the effect of the organism on the chemical (absorption, distribution, biotransformation and excretion). This training program is primarily targeted at the predoctoral and postdoctoral level, but a short-term training for students in health professions (medical students) is also included.

Program Faculty

Bruno Hagenbuch, Ph.D. KUMC Principal Investigator
Hartmut Jaeschke, Ph.D. KUMC Co-Principal Investigator
Udayan Apte, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Nancy E. J. Berman, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Buddhadeb Dawn, M.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Wen-Xing Ding, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Luciano DiTacchio, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Partha Kasturi, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Jed Lampe, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Steve Leeder, M.D. Children's Mercy Teacher & Preceptor
Beth Levant, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Tiangang Li, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Randolph Nudo, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Michele Pritchard, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Gregory A. Reed, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Peter Smith, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Michael Soares, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Rakesh Srivastava, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Hinrich Staecker, M.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Steven Weinman, M.D., Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Douglas Wright, Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor
Bao Ting Zhu , Ph.D. KUMC Teacher & Preceptor

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