This year HEI conferred its first three Student and Postdoc Travel Awards, identifying promising new scientists and bringing them to the HEI Annual Conference to share their work and engage with the range of investigators and stakeholders who gather for the event. A large number of excellent applications were submitted, representing a wide range of environmental health science topics and approaches. Recipients were selected based on scientific merit and writing quality of their abstracts, relevance to or advancement of HEI’s research interests, and the applicant’s statement on the professional value of attending the conference.
The three 2018 HEI Student and Postdoc Travel Award recipients were Joshua Keller from Johns Hopkins University, Meilin Yan from Colorado State University, and Rishabh Shah from Carnegie Mellon University (see page 7 of the Conference Photo Album).
HEI Director of Science Rashid Shaikh commented, “We were very pleased by the quality of the applications we received — and with the work of the winners — and look forward to welcoming the best new talent each year at HEI’s Annual Conference.”
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The HEI Annual Conference 2018 program and all presentation slides are available at www.healtheffects.org/annual-conference. Click here for a recap of the conference proceedings. Next year’s conference is scheduled for May 5–7, 2019, at the W Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Registration and program information will be available in early 2019.