Savannah Volkoff Wins K.C. Donnelly Externship

June 4, 2018

The KC Donnelly Externship Award Supplement is a competitive award that enables fellows to extend their studies to other SRP-funded centers, government laboratories, or state, local, or tribal government agencies. The award honors the legacy of longtime SRP grantee and environmental health researcher Kirby (KC) Donnelly, Ph.D.

At the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Volkoff will explore the use of activated carbon to scale up her approach for a process called bioremediation, to reduce contamination by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). “This externship will give me perspective on how physical and biological remediation approaches can be combined to reduce contaminants in the environment and protect human health,” Volkoff said.