Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá Awarded Science Communication Fellowship

Photo: Lesliam Quirós-AlcaláLesliam Quirós-Alcalá

 

Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá, Ph.D. ’10, a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health, has been awarded a year-long Science Communication Fellowship from Environmental Health Sciences.

In March 2012, ten fellows will begin working with editors and writers at Environmental Health Sciences to produce original research reviews and assist journalists seeking information for news stories. The goal of the fellowship program is to increase the public’s understanding of rapidly evolving research in environmental health sciences and green chemistry.

Quirós-Alcalá’s Ph.D. studies were supervised by COEH faculty Brenda Eskenazi and Mark Nicas. Currently, her work focuses on the effects of environmental contaminants on women’s and children’s health. Her research explores factors that predict exposures to environmental chemicals, evaluates methods to assess these exposures, and determines whether these exposures lead to adverse health effects in occupationally-exposed and low-income populations.

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