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Environmental Health and Safety Program Director

  • Haidar S, Uzarski R, and Juarez R. 2022.   Environmental Health in Rural Regions of the United States In J Inungu and M Minelli (Eds)  Foundations of Rural Public Health in America (1st ed., pp. 235 - 271).  Jones & Bartlett.  Burlington, MA. 
  • Lee C, Nanah C, Held R, Clark A, Huynh U, Pressnall M, Uzarski, R, McCraken J, and Sharma A. 2015.  Effect of Electron Donating Groups on Polyphenol-based Antioxidant Dendrimers.  Biochimie, 111: 125 - 134.
  • Lee CY, Sharma A, Uzarski RL., Cheong JE, Xu, H., Held RA, Upadhaya SK, and Nelson JL. 2011. Potent Antioxidant Dendrimers Lacking Pro-oxidant Activity.  Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 50: 918-925.
  • Pestka, J., Uzarski, R., and Islam, Z.  2005.  Induction of apoptosis and cytokine production in Jurkat human T cells by deoxynivalenol:  Role of mitogen-activated protein kinases and comparison to other 8-ketotrichothecenes.  Toxicology, 206(2):207-19.
  • Uzarski, R. and Pestka, J.  2003. Comparative susceptibility of B cells with different lineages to cytotoxicity and apoptosis induction by translational inhibitors.  Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health A, 66(22): 2105-18.
  • Uzarski, R., Islam, Z., and Pestka, J.  2003.  Potentiation of trichothecene-induced leukocyte cytotoxicity and apoptosis by TNF-α and Fas activation.  Chemico-Biological Interactions, 146(2):105 – 119.
  • Moon, Y., Uzarski, R., and Pestka, J.  2003.  Relationship of trichothecene structure to Cox-2 induction in the macrophage: selective action of type B (8-Keto) trichothecenes.  Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health A, 66(20):1967 - 83.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Van Andel Research Insitute, 2004
  • PhD, Michigan State University, 2002
  • MS, Central Michigan University, 1995
  • BS, Grand Valley State University, 1992
  • Investigating the impacts of environmental contaminants on human health
  • National Environmental Health Association
  • Michigan Environmental Health Association

Courses Taught

  • HSC 352:  Environmental Health
  • BIO 4335:  Environmental Toxicology