Yvonne Rericha Externship at SRP Center with Robbert Creton, PhD and Jessica Plavicki, PhD

Yvonne Rericha, a doctoral student under the mentorship of Center Director Robyn Tanguay, Ph.D., at the Oregon State University SRP Center will travel to Rhode Island to work with Robbert Creton, Ph.D., and Jessica Plavicki, Ph.D., at the Brown University SRP Center. Rericha studies zebrafish to investigate the mechanisms by which PFAS and PAHs harm development. Through her externship, she will apply advanced imaging techniques to examine how these exposures affect the development and integrity of blood vessels in the zebrafish brain. Specifically, she will compare the effects of a PFAS compound called perfluorononanoic acid and a PAH compound called chrysene, which are commonly found at Superfund sites.

Link: https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/centers/srp/training/donnelly/2020winners/index.cfm


Women & Infants Hospital-Pathology Faculty Update

Tip Pongsuvareeyakul, MD, has completed her 9-month International Visiting Fellowship in Gynecologic Pathology.She has returned to Chiang-Mai University College of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Pathology in July.

Janell A. Carter, MD, PhD, has completed her 2-year pathology research fellowship sponsored by Brown University Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. She was recruited to be the inaugural Division Director of Perinatal Pathology of Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

Providence VA Hospital-Pathology Faculty Update

Bassam Aswad, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Clinician Educator and Dongfen Chen, MD, Instructor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Clinician Educator have been appointed to the faculty at the Providence VA Medical Center.