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Connecting Research and Practice: A Dialogue between ATSDR and the NIEHS Superfund Research Program

Tuesday, August 7 - Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday August 7, 2012

Time Event
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration and Check-In
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Bill Suk, NIEHS Superfund Research Program Director
8:35 a.m. Opening Comments
Dr. Chris Portier, NCEH/ATSDR Center Director


Tuesday Morning - Session One: Legacy Contaminants

Time Event
9:00 a.m. Introduction
Olivia Harris, ATSDR
9:10 a.m. Arsenic Exposure and Mortality in Bangladesh: Findings from the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study(813KB)
Maria Argos, Columbia University
9:30 a.m. Cross-Species and Life Stage Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Benzo[a]pyrene and Dibenzo[def,p]chrysene(1MB)
Susan Crowell, Oregon State University
9:50 a.m. Break
10:05 a.m. Mouse Models of Human in Utero Exposure to Low-Dose Arsenic in Drinking Water: Significant Effects on Lipid Metabolism, Lung Development, and Fetal Growth and Development(1MB)
Josh Hamilton, Dartmouth College
10:25 a.m. Unraveling Cadmium-Specific Epigenetic Changes Associated with In Utero Exposures
Rebecca Fry, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. ATSDR-SRP Panel Discussion
Panel Moderator: Bill Cibulas
SRP/NIEHS:   Bill Suk
ATSDR:  Steve Dearwent, Selene Chou, Robin Lee , Greg Zarus
Time Event
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch


Tuesday Afternoon - Session Two: Community Engagement

Time Event
12:45 p.m. Introduction
Candis Hunter
12:55 p.m. Engagement of Native American Tribes in the Determination of Legacy and Emerging PAH Dietary Exposure Scenarios, Assessment of Possible Risks to Human Health(1003KB)
Norman Forsberg, Oregon State University
1:15 p.m. United We Stand: Developing Regional Community Coalitions to Address Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup(2MB)
Tom Burbacher, University of Washington
1:35 p.m. Break
1:50 p.m. Sensemaking in the Shadow of a Superfund Site: Defining ATSDR Roles and Goals in an Agency-Saturated Community(1MB)
Anna Hoover, University of Kentucky
2:10 p.m. University of Arizona Superfund Research Program: Engaging Arizona Communities near Contamination(6MB)
Sarah Wilkinson, University of Arizona
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. ATSDR-SRP Panel Discussion
Panel Moderator: Michael Hatcher
SRP/NIEHS:   Beth Anderson
ATSDR:  Michelle Watters, Sue Casteel, Susan Moore, Jack Hanley, Annabelle Allison
Time Event
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Poster Session: SRP Posters & ATSDR Exhibits



Wednesday August 8, 2012

Time Event
8:30 a.m. Welcome Back
Bill Suk, NIEHS Superfund Research Program Director
8:35 a.m. Opening Comments
Dr. Linda Birnbaum, NIEHS Director


Wednesday Morning - Session Three: Environmental Fate & Transport

Time Event
9:00 a.m. Introduction
Olivia Harris, ATSDR
9:10 a.m. Development of Elemental Mercury Sensor Based on Gold Nanoparticles(1MB)
JS Crosby, University of California- Berkeley
9:30 a.m. Monitoring Current-Use Pesticide Exposure Using Passive Sampling Devices
Damian Shea, North Carolina State University- Chapel Hill
9:50 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Impacts of CVOCs and Phthalates Contamination in the Karst Groundwater System of Northern Puerto Rico(6MB)
Ingrid Padilla, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (Northeastern University SRP)
10:35 a.m. Remediation Effectiveness for Mining Sites: Hysteresis and Metal Mixture Effects
James Ranville, Colorado School of Mines
10:55 a.m. Aqueous Solubility of Binary and Multicomponent, Tarlike PAH Mixtures(1MB)
James Rice, Brown University
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ATSDR-SRP Panel Discussion
Panel Moderator:  Rick Gillig
SRP/NIEHS:   Danielle Carlin
ATSDR: Mark Evans, Lynn Wilder, Robert Jones,  Andreas Sjodin
Time Event
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch


Wednesday Afternoon - Session Four: Emerging Contaminants

Time Event
1:15 p.m. Introduction
Olivia Harris, ATSDR
1:25 p.m. Radical-Containing PM0.2 Initiates Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transitions in Infant Airway Epithelial Cells(2MB)
Stephania Cormier, Louisiana State University
1:45 p.m. The Potential Role, Mechanisms and Relevance of Pollutant-Induced Oxidative Stress in Preterm Birth(4MB)
Rita Loch-Caruso, University of Michigan (Northeastern University SRP)
2:05 p.m. Break
2:20 p.m. Children’s Exposure to Flame Retardant Chemicals (Old and New) in Indoor Environments(1MB)
Heather Stapleton, Duke University
2:40 p.m. Triclosan Impairs Excitation-Contraction Coupling and Ca2+ Homeostasis in Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle
Rui Zhang, University of California- Davis
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ATSDR-SRP Panel Discussion
Panel Moderator: Deb Burgin
NIEHS: Linda Birnbaum
ATSDR:  Rich Nickle, Clem Welsh, Patricia Ruiz, Antonia Calafat, Chris Portier
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Conference Closing
Beth Anderson, NIEHS