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College of Public Health professor receives 2018 Translational Impact Award


Jia-Sheng Wang

Jia-Sheng Wang, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Public Health, received the 2018 Translational Impact Award from the Society of Toxicology.

Founded in 1961, the Society of Toxicology is the pre-eminent professional organization for scientists who practice toxicology around the globe.

The Translational Impact Award is “presented to a scientist whose recent outstanding clinical, environmental health or translational research has improved human and/or public health in an area of toxicological concern.” Also known as bench-to-bedside science, translational research aims to “translate” the discoveries of scientific study into the treatment or prevention of disease.

Wang is head of the environmental health science department in UGA’s College of Public Health. He has 35 years of research and teaching experience in toxicology, chemical carcinogenesis, molecular epidemiology and cancer chemoprevention. His research investigates the impact of environmental toxin exposure on the formation of liver and esophageal cancers. He also explores the role that natural products and dietary supplements may play in preventing cancer.