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Workers often encounter a host of chemicals while exploring mining, hydraulic fracturing and other occupational sites across the country. In the historically mining-rich state of West Virginia, Gardner-Webb alumna Carrie Long (’11) is studying the impacts of some of those substances on the human immune system, in hopes of discovering information that will lead to health improvements for workers in a variety of professional fields. A Ph.D. candidate at West Virginia University (Morgantown, W.Va.), Long performs research in labs connected to both WVU and the neighboring Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health facility.
Carrie Long, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH), West Virginia University
Office of University Communications, "Alumna will Study Infectious Diseases in Postdoctoral Fellowship" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1009.