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Newsmaker: H.M. "Skip" Kingston

Noteworthy : Kingston recently was inducted into Duquesne University's Research Hall of Fame, which recognizes faculty whose research and work generate significant attention and funding.

Residence : Ross.

Age : 62.

Occupation : Professor of bioanalytical chemistry at Duquesne's Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

Education : Bachelor's degree in chemical education and a master's in analytical chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; dual doctorate in analytical chemistry and environmental science and management from American University in Washington.

Background : Kingston is internationally recognized for pioneering work in three new fields of analytical chemistry and environmental human health. He is an inventor with 15 patents, and his work has appeared in more than 150 publications. He founded Duquesne's Center of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry and a spin-off company, Applied Isotope Technologies.

Quote : "I'm honored that my colleagues have thought my scientific contributions are significant enough to bestow the honor on me."

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