Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
The WVU Teaching and Learning Commons held a seminar to increase faculty awareness and concerns for student life outside the classroom. The seminar, “How Life Interferes with Student Success,” was about University retention and things that affect students’ views of their social lives. The seminar is part of a series of workshops to help faculty members work more efficiently…“A lot of times as instructors, we tend to focus on what students are doing in our classrooms,” said Mark Paternostro, an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the School of Medicine. “We fail to recognize this other stuff which goes on in life.”
Congratulations to the Nurkiewicz Laboratory for receiving multiple awards and recognitions for outstanding achievements in their research. The awards were presented at various receptions during the annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology in Phoenix, Arizona (March 23rd – 27th).
1) Valerie Minarchick: First place, YouTox Video Challenge sponsored by the Society of Toxicology and the Graduate Student Leadership Committee. Video
2) Valerie Minarchick: First Place, Outstanding Graduate Student - Nanotoxicology Specialty Section.
3) Valerie Minarchick: Graduate Student Achievement Award - Women in Toxicology Special Interest Group.
4) Phoebe Stapleton, Ph.D.: Third Place, Outstanding Post-Doctoral Fellow - Nanotoxicology Specialty Section.
5) Phoebe Stapleton, Ph.D.: Best Publication – Society of Toxicology Post-Doctoral Assembly. Pubmed
6) Tim Nurkiewicz, Ph.D.: Young Investigator Award – Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section.