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The Department of Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Statistics or Biostatistics beginning September 2015. A Ph.D. degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a relevant scientific field with a strong statistical emphasis is required. The ideal candidate will be able to apply a wide range of data analytics, data visualization, data mining, predictive modeling, and statistical graphics tools to diverse environmental and human health scenarios. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the promise of sustaining an extramurally funded research program through a record of scholarship, including grant writing experience and publication of peer-reviewed literature.
After testing dust in the air near cattle feedlots in the Southern High Plains, researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University found evidence of antibiotics, feedlot-derived bacteria and DNA sequences that encode for antibiotic resistance. The study was published online in the National Institutes of Environmental Science’s peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Health Perspectives. The research was funded through a grant from Texas Tech’s College of Arts and Sciences. It is the first study documenting aerial transmission of antibiotic resistance from an open-air farm setting.
The world's population is projected to grow to nine billion by 2050. Will there be enough food to feed the population? Will the food produced be safe?
The ICFIE team's public health efforts also focus reducing cases of E. coli, salmonella and listeria, another foodborne illness as well as looking at implications of antimicrobial resistance.
Researchers at TIEHH are focused on public health surveillance for man-made contaninants and biological threats that naturally occur in the environment, as well as various pathogens and toxins that may be intentionally introduced.
TIEHH is also bringing its chemical analysis expertise to bear on potential public health concerns through man-made contamination.
11 Faculty Members Chosen as 2015 Integrated Scholars
I am pleased to announce eleven faculty members as Integrated Scholars for 2015. An Integrated Scholar at Texas Tech University is a faculty member who demonstrates significant accomplishments and effective synergy among the major professorial functions of teaching, research, and service.
Distinguished Lectureship in Quail Management set January 16th in Dallas
Annual event to focus on eyeworms in Texas quail
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DALLAS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Distinguished Lectureship in Quail Management from 9 a.m.-noon January 16th in Dallas.
The seminar, featuring the topic “On the Trail of the Eyeworm in Texas Bobwhites,” will be in Seminar Hall C4 of the Dallas Convention Center. The program is being held in conjunction with the Dallas Safari Club’s annual convention. Admission to the quail lectureship is free, but admission to the safari club’s trade show is $20.
“Eyeworms have been identified as a contender for the ‘smoking gun’ involved with the years long decline of wild quail numbers across the state,” said Dr. Dale Rollins, AgriLife Extension’s statewide coordinator for the Reversing the Quail Decline Initiative at San Angelo. “Dr. Ronald Kendall, professor of toxicology at Texas Tech University’s Texas Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Lubbock, will be our keynote speaker.
TIEHH faculty highlighted in the Texas Tech Discoveries
11 faculty members chosen as 2015 Integrated Scholars
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