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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Columbia, SC--August 14, 2012--The Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP) announced the appointment of Dr. Isoken Tito Aighewi, Associate Professor of Environmental Health at Benedict College School of STEM, as the new President-Elect of the association's Board of Directors for 2012-14. The announcement was made at the recent National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference (AEC) held in San Diego, CA on June 28-30, 2012.

Dr. Isoken Tito AighewiThe Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs is a national association dedicated to the support of environmental health education to assure the optimal health of people and the environment. AEHAP promotes and supports National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) accredited environmental health degree programs in the United States. It is the first point of contact for programs interested in accreditation, providing a wide range of support to member programs nationwide. AEHAP was formed through a Cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Isoken Tito Aighewi is a member of the National Association of Environmental Health (NEHA), Society of Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), American Chemical Society (ACS) and Association of Environmental Engineers and Science Professors (AEESP). He joined the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Health Science, Benedict College in 2009 with 21 years of teaching and research experience from the University of Maryland and other U.S. and foreign universities. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honors) and Masters of Science degrees from Tuskegee University, PhD from the University of Maryland and Master of Public Health (M.P.H) from Columbia University Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, New York. Dr. Aighewi is currently involved in environmental fate and risk assessment of radionuclides pollution in collaboration with the Savannah River National Laboratory in Aiken, SC., and teaches Toxicology, Epidemiology, Disease Vectors/Control and several others in the school of STEM.

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