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HomeMembersAssemblies and SectionsAboutAssembly Awards ▶ Assembly on Environmental, Occupational and Population Health Early Career Achievement Award
Assembly on Environmental, Occupational and Population Health Early Career Achievement Award

2021 Winner - Tara M. Nordgren, PhD

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Dr. Tara Nordgren is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine at the University of California Riverside. She is broadly trained in lung toxicology, immunology, lipid signaling, and environmental health. Her research interests involve identifying how environmental dust exposures impact inflammation, injury, and repair in the lung. Ongoing research includes investigating the potentials of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid-derived lipid mediators in resolving lung inflammation associated with agricultural dust exposures. The Nordgren lab also investigates how different environmental dust exposures impact the activation and functioning of key structural and immune effector cells in the lung, including lung-resident mesenchymal stem/stromal cells, bronchial epithelial cells, and alveolar macrophages. Dr. Nordgren has a Bachelor’s Degree from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) and a PhD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE). She also performed her postdoctoral training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, during which time she was awarded both an F32 and a K99/R00 from NIEHS. Dr. Nordgren has been an active member of the ATS since 2012, having served on multiple EOPH assembly committees during that time.


Description:

This award is given to a primary EOPH member with exemplary support and commitment to the EOPH mission and with recognized contributions to the assembly in the areas of research, improving public health, teaching, mentoring, and/or service (not necessarily leadership).  Individuals eligible for consideration are within 10 years from completion of postdoctoral training.

Criteria:

  • Within 10 years of having completed postdoctoral or clinical training, excluding time off for personal circumstances
  • EOPH Assembly Member (primary)
  • Significant contributions to the assembly in the areas of research, improving public health, teaching, mentoring, and/or service (not necessarily leadership).

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