Christine S. Lambert


     Year Entered: 2006

     Degrees Received:
     Middlebury College
     Molecular Biology major, History minor
     B.A., 2005

     Honors and Awards:
     -Medical School Honors, Years 1 and 2
     -NHLBI Pulmonary and Critical Care Training Grant fellowship

     Thesis Advisor: Bruce Alexander, Ph.D.

     Thesis Research: The Iron Range of northeastern Minnesota has
     seen a larger than expected number of cases of mesothelioma in
     taconite workers.  Questions have been raised about the exposure risks of taconite mining, and its impact on the health of miners, their families, and communities.  I will be involved in a study which will examine all-cause mortality in a large cohort of former miners, conduct a case-control study of mesothelioma cases, and carry out a lung health screening program for current and former miners.