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Jan. 31, 2001
OSWEGO -- Dr. Paul Stewart, director of the Newborn and Infant Development Project at SUNY Oswego, was among only 21 researchers from across the State University system honored by SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King in Albany recently.
Stewart was unable to attend, and Oswego's Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Jack Narayan picked up the award on his behalf. SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley presented the award to Stewart on campus Monday.
Chancellor King told the honorees, "Your achievements have proven that the State University plays host to tremendous research initiatives and has, and will continue, to make great contributions to our state, our economy and our society."
Stewart was honored for research he performs on the putative neurobehavioral effects of environmental toxicants, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), lead and methylmercury.
The Oswego Newborn and Infant Development Project is a prospective longitudinal human study examining the cognitive and behavioral effects of prenatal PCB exposure in children. Stewart also co-directs the neurobehavioral toxicology lab, which employs experimental paradigms addressing similar questions in laboratory animals.
Stewart and his colleagues at Oswego obtained the single largest grant in the history of SUNY Oswego last year. The $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences over five years enables Stewart, Thomas Darvill, Edward Lonky and Jacqueline Reihman of the psychology department and Jim Pagano of Oswego's Environmental Research Center to continue their study.
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