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FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON RECENT ADVANCES IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

MARRIOTT HOTEL, JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, USA
SEPTEMBER 16-19, 2007

Oral Presentations

Faculty/Scientists [Poster B]

 Students [Poster A]

PB - 01

Assessment of Primary Care Physicians’ Adherence to JNC 7 Guidelines in Mississippi (MS): Jackson Metro Area and the MS Delta

Lavon Young, Pramod Anugu, and Daniel Sarpong

Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PB - 02

Agent-Based Modeling to Simulate Community Attitudes toward Health Disparities Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke: A Faith-Based Approach

Rambis Chu1, Kasturi Ranganna2, Melanie W. Lawson2, and James R. Claycomb3

1Physics Department and CRL-RCMI, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, USA

2College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, USA

3Department of Mathematics and Physics, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas, USA

 

PB - 03

Cytogenetic Evaluation of Malathion Toxicity in Sprague-Dawley Rats 

Anita K. Patlolla, Pamela Moore and Paul B. Tchounwou 

Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA.

 

PB - 04

Serum Alkaline and Acid Phosphatases as Biomarkers of Carbon Nano-Tube Induced Hepatotoxicity in Male Swiss-Webster Mice 

Anita K. Patlolla1, Brionne Knighten2 and Paul B. Tchounwou1 

1Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

2STARGE summer 2007 student, CSET, JSU, Jackson, MS.

 

PB - 05

Inhibitors of Aquaporins as Novel Anti-Cancer Drugs 

Hari H.P. Cohly1, Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan2 and Raphael D. Isokpehi1 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS 39174, USA

 

PB - 06

Arsenic Trioxide-Induced Apoptosis in Human Leukemia (Hl-60) Cells 

Clement G. Yedjou and Paul B. Tchounwou 

Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University,

1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS, USA.

 

PB - 07

Lead-Induced Cytotoxicity and Oxidative Stress in Human Leukemia (Hl-60) Cells 

Clement G. Yedjou, Waneene Dorsey, Paul B. Tchounwou, and Robert McMurray 

Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS, USA.

University, 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, P. O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 08

Ascorbic Acid and Arsenic Trioxide as Potent Modulators of Oxidative Stress and Morphological Changes Characteristics of Apoptosis in Human Leukemia (Hl-60) Cells 

Clement G. Yedjou and Paul B. Tchounwou 

Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS, USA.

 

PB – 09

Diesel Exhaust Particles Induce Granulocyte Macrophage-Colony Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) Gene Expression in Human Airway Epithelial Cells (A 549) 

Ramzi M. Kafoury and Paul B. Tchounwou 

NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, Jackson State University, 1400 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.

 

PB - 10

Assessing Nanoparticles-Induced Acute Cytotoxicity With E. Coli and Pseudomonas sp. 

Xiaoke Hu, Peng Wang, Sean Cook, Xueheng Zhao, and Huey-min Hwang 

Department of Biology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. box 18540 Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 11

Arsenic Induces Cytotoxicity and Apoptosis in Adenocarcinoma Colorectal Cancer (Ht-29) Cells through Oxidative Stress 

Jacqueline J. Stevens1, Alice M. Walker1 and Paul B. Tchounwou2 

1Molecular and Cellular Biology Research Laboratory and 2Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.

 

PB - 12

Photoirradiation of Hydroxyl Benz[A]Anthracene and Alkyl Derivatives by UVA Light Leading to Lipid Peroxidation 

Diógenes Herreño Sáenz1, Qingsu Xia2, Shu-Hui Cherng2, I-Wah Tang2, Hongtao Yu3 and Peter P. Fu2

1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, 

P.O. Box 365067, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-5067,

2National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR 72079, USA

3Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 13

Immunotoxicity Assessment of Young and Adult C57BL/6 Mice Fed Tributyltin Contaminated Fish in their Diet 

B. B. Badiwa, M. Fortier, S. Pillet,   M. Fournier, and P. Brousseau 

INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada

 

PB - 14

Comparison of Toxicity of Vernonia amygdalina Extract to that of other Anti-Cancer Drugs in MCF-7 Cells 

Carolyn B. Howard1, Lecia Gresham2, Ernest B. Izevbigie2, and Yi Zhang1 

1Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, and 2The Laboratory of Phytoceuticals,

Cancer Therapies and Prevention; Department of Biology and NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 15

In-Vitro Cytotoxic and Genotoxic Effects of Vernonia amygdalina Extracts on Human Breast (MCF-7) Cells 

Ernest Izevbgie1, Clement Yedjou2, Daniel Ayuri1, and Paul Tchounwou2 

1The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies;

2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street,

P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.

 

PB - 16

Post-Microarray Analysis of Over Expressed Neurotransmitter Receptors in HePG2 Liver Cells Upon Low Level Exposure to Mercury 

Wellington K. Ayensu1, Jessica M. Murray1, Ibrahim O. Farah1, Raphael D. Isokpehi1,

Daniel Sarpong2, and Ernest B. Izevbigie1 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center, Jackson State University, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 17

Euroworksafe - “European Semantic Portal on Workplace Safety”

Daniela Vecchio1, Irja Laamanen2, Marta Gonzalez3, Paolo Boffetta4, Ekaterina Mirkova5,

Antonina Cebulska Wasilewska6, Gianni Viano7 

1National Cancer Research Institute, Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10, 16132 Genova, Italy

2Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Information Service Centre, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A,

FIN-00250 Helsinki, Finland,

3Robotiker Infotech, Tecnalia, Parque Tecnológico, Edificio 202. E-48170 Zamudio (Bizkaia), Spain

4International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69008 Lyon, France

5National Center of Public Health Protection, 15 Boul.D.Nestorov, SOFIA 1431, Bulgaria

6Polskie  Towarzystwo  Epidemiologii  Środowiskowej, ul. Kopernika 7, 31-034 Kraków, Poland

7Softeco Sismat SpA, Via De Marini 1, 16149 Genova, Italy

 

PB - 18

The Effect of Low Level Exposure to Lead and Changes in the Toxicity of this Metal by Estradiol in Amphibian Embryos 

J. Herkovits1, C. S. Pérez-Coll2, and J. L. D’Eramo1 

Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Salud, Fundación PROSAMA, Paysandú 752 (1405)

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

1Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, (CONICET, Argentina

2Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad Nacional de San Martín.

 

PB - 19

Toxic Effects of Bisphenol-A on Chaunus arenarum Embryos 

Mathías Mahler1, José L. D’Eramo1, Jorge Herkovits1, and Cristina S Pérez-Coll2 

Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Salud, Fundación PROSAMA.

1CONICET; 2Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad Nacional de San Martín

 

PB - 20

The Capacity of Amphibian Embryos to Neutralize Low PH Conditions and its Role on Aluminium Toxicity 

Luis Castañaga, Jose Luis D´Eramo and Jorge Herkovits 

Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Salud, Fundación PROSAMA, Paysandú 752, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

 PB - 21

Stage-Dependent Susceptibility of Copper on Chaunus arenarum Embryos 

Carolina Aronzon1, María T. Sandoval 2, Jorge Herkovits1 and Cristina S. Pérez-Coll1,3 

Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Salud, Fundación PROSAMA.

1CONICET, 2Laboratorio de Herpetología, FACENA-UNNE, 3Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnología, UNSAM

 

PB - 22

Phytoremediation Potential of Brassica juncea for Municipal Solidwaste - A Case Study 

Srinivas Namuduri1, Suresh Kolli Kumar1, Nrusimhatharra Srksbl2, V. Balaram3 and T. Shivaji Rao1 

1Department of Environmental Studies, College of Science, GITAM, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam – 530 045,

2Project Fellow, Central Pollution Control Board, Shillong, Meghalaya

3Scientist–F, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India

 

PB - 23

Geospatial Information Systems Analysis of Regional Environmental Change along the Savannah River Basin of Georgia  

Yaw A. Twumasi1 and Edmund C. Merem2

1Center for Hydrology, Soil Climatology, and Remote Sensing, Department of Plant and

Soil Science, P. O. Box 1208, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762, USA

2Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39211, USA

 

PB - 24

Environmental Modeling and Prediction for Climate and Seasonal Fluctuations over The Grand Bay Area 

R. Suseela Reddy1, Paulinus Chigbu2, and Paul Tchounwou2 

1Dept. of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and General Science, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P. O. Box 176601, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 25

The Value of the Freshwater Snail Dip Scoop Sampling Method in Macroinvertebrates Bioassessment of Sugar Mill Wastewater Pollution in Mbandjock, Cameroon  

Innocent Takougang1, Phillipe Barbazan2, Paul B. Tchounwou1, 3, and E. Noumi4 

1Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,  University of Yaounde I,

P.O. Box 1364, Cameroon; 2Centre Pasteur du Cameroon, P.O. Box 1274, Yaounde, Cameroon

3NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

4Department of Biological Sciences, Higher Teachers Training College, University of Yaounde I,

P. O. Box 47, Yaounde, Cameroon

 

PB - 26

Hazardous Substances in Urban Environment 

Gbekeloluwa B. Oguntimein1, Guangming Chen2 & Sedley Williams1 

1Department of Civil Engineering 2Department  of Industrial, Information and Manufacturing Engineering,

Clarence Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering, Morgan State University, 5200 Perring Parkway,

Baltimore Maryland 21251, USA

 

PB - 27

Growth and Photosynthesis of Tomato, Lycopersicon esculenum, in Response to Biological Chitin Amendment 

Debora C. Ladner1 and Paul B. Tchounwou2 

1Environmental Science PhD Program, 2College of Science, Engineering and Technology,

Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 28

Evaluation of Ecologic on the Root Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, and Tomato, Lycopersicon esculenum 

Debora C. Ladner1, Paul B. Tchounwou2, Gary W. Lawrence3 

1Environmental Science PhD Program, 2College of Science, Engineering and Technology,

Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA  

3Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University, MS 39762, USA

 

PB - 29

Modeling Primary Production in a Turbid South-Eastern Reservoir: Modulation of Eutrophication through Light Limitation and Suggestions for Ecosystem Management                                                 

Dmitri Sobolev                                                                                                                                          

Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 30

Environnemental Damage Assessment Utilizing High Resolution Geospatial Imagery of Mississippi Gulf Coast - Post Hurricane Katrina

Chuck Patrick, Jayakumar Indrcanti, Srinivas V. Challa, Julius M. Baham, Monika K. Rabarison, John Young, Robert Hughes, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli

Trent Lott Geospatial and Visualization Research Center, Mississippi eCenter, JSU,

1230 Raymond Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PB - 31

Theoretical and Experimental Studies towards the Synthesis of Potential Estrogen Mimics

Ashton T. Hamme1, Jianping Xu1, Jun Wang1, Erick Ellis1, and Tom Wiese2

1Department of Chemistry, CSET, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street,

P.O. Box 17910, Jackson, Mississippi, USA 

2Division of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy, 
1 Drexel Dr., New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
 

PB - 32

Broiler Growth Modeling with Neural Networks using Simulated Data

Hafiz Anwar Ahmad

Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 33

Environmental Pathology and Health: Green Medicines for Mental and Environmental Pathology

Narasimha Rao Piratla1 and Anjaneyulu Yerramilli2

1Center for Environment, Institute of Science &Technology, JNT University, Hyderabad 500 085, India

2Trent Lott Geospatial and Visualization Research Center, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 38217, USA

 

PB - 34

Cross-Sectional Silica Exposure Measurements at Two Zambian Copper Mines of Nkana and Mufulira

Patrick Hayumbu1,2, Thomas G. Robins1 and Rosa Kay-Schwartz3

1Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan (U of M), Ann Arbor, USA

2National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (NISIR), Lusaka, Zambia

3National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Cincinnati, USA

 

 PB - 35

HPLC-MS/MS Determination of Trace Triazine Pesticides in Surface Water using Superparamagnetic FE3O4 Nanoparticles for Sample Extraction

Yaru Song1, Paul Tchounwou2 and Yi-Ming Liu1

1Department of Chemistry and 2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch St.,

Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 36

Fluorescence Quenching of Europium Complexes for Rapid Detection of Pinacolyl Methyl Phosphonate (PMP)

Suman Raj Dasary, Ramayer Venkatraman, Yerramilli Anjaneyulu, and Hongtao Yu

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 37

Mathematical Modeling of Dispersion of Air Pollutants from Industrial Storage Tanks

T. Shivaji Rao1, T. Srinivas2 and Y. Anjaneyulu3

1Center for Environmental Studies, College of Engineering GITAM, Visakhapatnam, India

2Department of Biotechnology, College of Engineering GITAM, Visakhapatnam, India

3Geo-spatial Technology, Jackson State University, USA

 

PB - 38

Effect of Municipal Solid Waste Leachate on Soil Microbial Biomass and Enzymatic Activity

Namuduri Srinivas1, P. V. V. Prasasd Rao2, G. S. J. Shailaja1 and T. Shivaji Rao1

1Department of Environmental Studies, College of Science, GITAM, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam – 530 045, India

2Department of Environmental Sciences, Andhra University, India

  

PB - 39

Claudin and Aquaporin Gene Families: Expression in Normal and Neoplastic Tissues

Raphael D. Isokpehi1, Hari H.P. Cohly1, Sudharshanam Karakala1, Christopher Nevels1, Jessica M. Murray1, Cynthia Jeffries1, Carolyn B. Howard1, Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan2

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS 39174, USA

 

PB - 40

Using the Graph of Atomic Orbitals for Qsar Modeling of Metal Oxides Toxicity 

Andrey A. Toropov, Bakhtiyor F. Rasulev, Tomasz Puzyn,  Danuta Leszczynska, Jerzy Leszczynski

Computational Center for Molecular Structure and Interactions, Department of Chemistry,

Jackson State University, 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, P. O. Box 17910, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 41

Prepartion and Separation of Cellulose Acatate from Sawdust by using Ionic Liquid

Teresa Demeritte1, Jeffrey Thorn1, Maria Begonia2, Huey-Min Hwang2, and Ken S. Lee1   

1Department of Chemistry, 2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 42

Preparation of Biodiesel from used Oil: Comparative Study of Biodiesel Formation

Bruce Wenzel and Ken S. Lee

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 43

The Effect on Activating the Zero-Valent Iron (Fe0) by Adding Acid and Using Ultrasonic

Yih-Jin Tsai, Feng-Chih Chou and Tsung-Chieh Cheng

Department of Environment and Resources Engineering, Diwan University, 87-1,

Nanshi Li, Madou, Tainan 721, Taiwan, ROC

 

PB - 44

Lung Cancer and Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollutants

Huey-Hong Hsieh, Shih-Jen Cheng, and Hsih-Yuan Fu

Department of Environment and Resources Engineering, Diwan University, 87-11 Nan-shih Li,

Madou, Tainan County, 721, Taiwan, ROC

 

PB - 45

The Study of the Data Mining Technical Use in the Data Warehouse of the Stationary Sources 

T. K. Tseng, C. C. Chou, and L. Chung

Department of Environment and Resources Engineering, Diwan College of Management, No. 87-1,

Nash Li, Madou Jen, Tainan, Taiwan

 

PB - 46

Study on the Chemical Constituents from a Hemostatic Medicinal Plant Blumea Riparia (Bl.) DC. in Guangxi

Cui-Wu Lin, Ting Lei, Hai-Yan Chen

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
 

PB - 47

Formation of Singlet Oxygen from Colloidal TIO2 Nanoparticle Surface

Wenbing Li1, Shufang Li1, Ebonie Butler2 and Ruomei Gao3

1College of Science at Hebei University of Science and Technology, P. R. China

2PREM summer program from Jim Hill High School

3Department of Chemistry at Jackson State University, 1400 lynch street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 48

Influences of Runoff with Different Distributions of Land-Use and Population on Environment of People

Shin-Jen Cheng, Huey-Hong Hsieh and Cheng-Feng Lee

Department of Environment and Resources Engineering, Diwan College of Management, 87-1,

Nan-shih Li, Madou, 721, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China

 

PB - 49

Study of Influences of Rain Gauges to Characteristics of Area Rainfall from Different Storm Types

Shin-Jen Cheng, Huey-Hong Hsieh and Cheng-Feng Lee

Department of Environment and Resources Engineering, Diwan College of Management, 87-1,

Nan-shih Li, Madou, 721, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China

 

PB - 50

Assessing the Effects of Carbon Taxes on Different Industry Sectors – A Fuzzy Goal Programming Model Integrated with Grey Prediction and Input-Output Theory

Cheng F. Lee1, Sue J. Lin2, Shin J. Cheng1 and Huey H. Hsieh1

1Department of Environment and Resources Engineering, Diwan University, 87-1, Nanshih Li,

Madou, Tainan 721, Taiwan, ROC

2Department of Environmental Engineering, SERC, National Cheng Kung University,

1 University Road, Tainan 701, Taiwan, ROC

 

PB - 51

Effect of Butachlor on Antioxidant Enzyme Status and Lipid Peroxidation in Fresh Water African Cat Fish, (Clarias gariepinus)

E. Olatunde Farombi, Yemisi R. Ajimoko, and Oluwatosin A. Adelowo

Drug Metabolism and Toxicology Research Laboratories, Department of Biochemistry College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

PB - 52

Heavy Metal Levels and Physico – Chemical Quality of Potable Water Supply in Warri, Nigeria

J. K. C. Nduka1 and Orish E. Orisakwe2

1Pure & Industrial Chemistry Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, P.M.B. 5025, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

2Toxicology Unit, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, P.M.B. 5001, Nnewi.

 

PB - 53

Results of National Nurses’ Health and Chemical Exposures Survey

Karen A. Ballard and Anna Gilmore-Hall 

Health Care Without Harm, 1901 N. Moore St., Suite 509, Arlington, VA, 22209, USA.