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Faculty & Staff Honors

Pittsburgh Faculty Receives Fulbright Award for Treatment for Cells Damaged by Radiation

Dr. Valerian Kagan, professor and vice chair of the department of environmental and occupational health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to serve as visiting research chair in science and the environment at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, this fall. Dr. Kagan will use the time as a Fulbright Scholar to further his research developing substances that help cells repair and mitigate the effects of radiation after exposure to potentially lethal doses from incidents such as a “dirty” bomb detonation or nuclear power plant failure. The substances could also be useful in radiation therapy during cancer treatment.