Amanda ParraPh.D."TIEHH provided me with hands-on training on analytical instrumentation and valuable courses for a career in the environmental health field. I have enjoyed being part of the graduate program and also having the chance to present my research at multiple conferences. Now after four years I am confident in my transition into a professional career in environmental chemistry and ecological risk assessment."
Dan DawsonPh.D.“The reason I came to TIEHH was partially of convenience(I was at TTU already because of my wife), and partially because I thought that a PhD in Env Tox would offer more potential employment opportunities my alternatives at the time(Natural Resource Management, Biology). That said, my experience here has been generally excellent and I’m happy to recommend it, even if I only lucked into it. I have found that because Environmental Toxicology overlaps with some many fields, and because TIEHH has a knowledgeable and diverse faculty, research opportunities for graduate students at TIEHH are easy to find. This is reflected in the wide variety of careers that graduates of TIEHH have moved into. I would say that TIEHH also provides a positive overall student experience, with good core classes, wonderful staff, and a generally cordial working environment. Based on my experience, I think that any student that is interested in studying the impacts of chemicals in the environment should strongly consider TIEHH for their graduate work.”
M.S."Making the life-changing decision to attend graduate school is difficult. Finding a place that feels like a home away from home is even harder. I'm very glad that I chose TIEHH. The professors make themselves available and are innately interesting. The students stick together and are friendly. Lubbock has a big city feel while still having small town charm. "
Ph.D.“There are a number of factors that led to me coming to TIEHH to get my doctorate. First and foremost was the opportunity to do interesting research of my own and to participate in the exciting work others were doing. Another reason I wanted to come to TIEHH was the track record the department has with graduates finding good jobs. Finally, TIEHH is an exciting environment where I found myself surrounded by a community of like-minded peers.”
Melissa SandozM.S.“It took me a long time to make my decision about graduate school. What made me choose TIEHH over my other options was the greater breadth in expertise of the professors and the better financial support available to students. Now that I’m here, I understand how lucky we are to have an entire Environmental Toxicology Department, with dedicated resources and amazing support staff. I can’t imagine having gone to grad school anywhere else. While Lubbock is smaller than my hometown, there’s still a lot of fun things to do here, including music, dancing, hiking at Palo Duro, the downtown farmer’s market, and the First Friday Art Trail. We’ve got some mighty fine Texas BBQ too!”
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David Klein, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology,was appointed to the EPA's Board of Scientific Counselors.
David Klein, an associate professor of environmental, clinical and analytical chemistry in the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech University, has been appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Board of Scientific Counselors.
The board is a federal advisory committee that provides advice, information and recommendations to the EPA’s Office of Research and Development on the research programs the office is completing.
TIEHH PROFESSOR HONORED FOR WORK IN ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
Ron Kendall received two awards from the Society of
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
Ron Kendall, a professor of environmental toxicology and founding director of The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University, was honored with two major awards from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), a global organization with more than 6,000 members.
Kendall was named a SETAC Fellow and received the 2017 Stephen J. Klaine Environmental Education Award during SETAC’s 38th annual meeting, Nov. 12-16 in Minneapolis.
5-year-old Ellie Sledge aids in cotton research at Tech
Outside the city of Lubbock, cotton fields stretch as far as the eye can see. For the students of Terra Vista Middle School, cotton is all they see when they look outside their classroom windows.
That is why they were brought to Seshadri Ramkumar’s lab at Texas Tech, so they could learn more about the fluffy white crop that surrounds their school. Among the students was 5-year-old Ellie Sledge.
As Ramkumar, a professor of nonwovens and advanced materials in the Department of Environmental Toxicology, was showing students cotton and how it can be used to absorb oil from water, Sledge saw the cotton and yelled “fluffy.”
In all his years in research, Ramkumar said he has never seen such a young girl be so interested in scientific research. Because of this, he decided to use Sledge as the face of the research and have her help with the outreach.
TIEHH Researcher Studying Zika-Transmitting Mosquitoes' Resistance to Commonly Used Insecticides
Published: June 5, 2017
By By: Glenys Young
All participating counties will receive individualized results.
Steve Presley, a professor in The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University and director of the Biological Threat Research Lab, says there will almost certainly be an outbreak of Zika virus this year.
Professor appointed to EPA Board
TIEHH professor honored for work in Environmental Toxicology
5-year-old Ellie Sledge aids in cotton research at Tech
TIEHH Research Studying Zika-Transmitting Mosquitos'
TIEHH is a major location for environmental and health sciences research at Texas Tech. The Department of Environmental Toxicology is the academic home for the core faculty at TIEHH as well as graduate students conducting research on the integration of environmental impact assessment of toxic chemicals with human health consequences.
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