Mary Frances Early held a book discussion to celebrate the launch of her autobiography, “The Quiet Trailblazer: My Journey as the First Black Graduate of the University of Georgia,” published by the Mary Frances Early College of Educatio
We face environmental contaminants every day, in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the chemicals we use. We need a realistic way of understanding the risks involved with those toxins, and my work looks to find ways of assessing toxins.
I’ve also been involved in the development of diagnostics for understanding, diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease, how chemicals affect cognition and memory and how drug use, specifically cocaine, changes how a fetus grows and develops.
I’ve been awarded multiple grants from the National Institutes for Health, the American Cancer Society and the Council for the Advancement of Pyrethroid Human Risk Assessment. For my work, I’ve been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Manuscript in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality from the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists, the Manuscript in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality from the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists, and the G.E. Philbrook Award for Undergraduate Teaching.
In 2011, I was elected a Fellow of the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists. I expect excellence from my own work, and I try to instill that same hunt for the best results in my students.