Dr. William Wozniak
professor, Department of Psychology, 308.865.8242
“Facts and Fiction About Secondhand Meth” will be the subject of a Sigma Xi Cafe presentation at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19th, at Thunderhead.
Dr. Sandra Wells, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will give the presentation, which is free and open to the public.
Her research focuses on the health impacts on the respiratory tract resulting from environmental exposures. Among the impacts that are the focus of her work are those mechanisms involved in the development and pathophysiology of asthma. Her work is being supported, in part, by a grant from the National Institute of Health.
In addition, she has helped facilitate the development of a multidisciplinary collaboration to assess health effects of environmental exposure to methamphetamine use and production in children, and she serves on the National Advisory Board for the nonprofit organization, National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (NADEC).
Dr. Wells earned the Ph.D. in microbiology at Columbia University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in immunology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She then worked for nine years in the biotech industry as a regulatory and clinical scientist before returning to academic research in 2005. In 2009, Dr. Wells joined the faculty of the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health in the College of Public Health at UNMC.