• Rollie Mills

    SRP Congratulates 26th recipient of the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award

    Announced during the 2023 SRP Annual Grant Recipient Meeting, Rollie Mills from the University of Kentucky SRP Center (UK SRC) was awarded the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award. Through UK SRC, Rollie works on filtering harmful chemicals out of the water and air through the development of filtration membranes. Learn more about Rollie in his award announcement.
  • Jane Hoppin, Sc.D.

    Podcast: PFAS in Drinking Water: Responding to Community Concerns

    Jane Hoppin, Sc.D., a project leader with the University of North Carolina SRP Center was featured in an NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health podcast. The episode focuses on the GenX Exposure study, which was launched in response to North Carolina residents’ concerns following the discovery of PFAS in their drinking water.
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    SRP Releases New Video, Highlighting Collaboration and Innovation

    Watch the Superfund Research Program (SRP)'s new video to learn how SRP reduces contamination, protects human health, creates partnerships, shares results, and trains the next generation of scientists.
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    SRP Risk e-Learning Webinar Series: Tools for PFAS Site Characterization 

    SRP hosted a Risk e-Learning webinar series focusing on innovative research efforts for monitoring, detecting, and characterizing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The series featured presenters representing several federal agencies as well as SRP-affiliated researchers from across the country. The three sessions included discussions on PFAS chemistry approaches, sources and mapping technologies, and reference materials to name a few. More information is available on the Risk e-Learning series webpage.
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    Research Brief 350: New Model Estimates the Effects of Dioxin on Liver Cholesterol

    Scientists partly funded by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) developed a computer model to determine the health effects of exposure to dioxins. Researchers use the model to combine data on exposures and on known health outcomes to assess the overall risk chemicals could pose to health.
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    Superfund Research Program Science Digest

    Check out the December 2023 issue of the SRP Science Digest, which showcases SRP research providing practical, scientific solutions to protect health, the environment, and communities.
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    Where We Work

    If you are interested in learning more about where SRP grant recipients are working, check out the SRP map to see the locations of SRP grant recipients, as well as hazardous waste sites where they conduct research or outreach.
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    SRP Search Tools

    SRP has five search tools to help you learn more about the projects and researchers funded by the Program. The new SRP Faceted Search tool allows you to apply one or more filters to browse information about SRP projects. Filters include chemicals studied, health outcomes, environmental media, and remediation approaches.
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    Hot off the Press

    Read the latest publications from SRP researchers.

The NIEHS Hazardous Substance Basic Research and Training Program (Superfund Research Program [SRP]) provides practical, scientific solutions to protect health, the environment, and communities. As part of NIEHS, an Institute of the National Institutes of Health, SRP works to learn more about ways to protect the public from exposure to hazardous substances, such as industrial solvents, arsenic, lead, and mercury. These and other toxic substances are found in contaminated water, soil, and air at hazardous waste sites throughout the United States.

SRP funds university-based grants on basic biological, environmental, and engineering processes to find real and practical solutions to exposures to hazardous substances. These activities complement the work of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and other federal and state agencies.

In keeping with the NIEHS mission, SRP's teams of diverse professionals develop, test, and implement unique, solution-oriented approaches to address complex environmental health problems. These teams study environmental contaminants in order to lower environmental cleanup costs, reduce human exposure, and improve human health. SRP's central goal is to understand and break the link between chemical exposure and disease.

To instantly hear about SRP news, research advances, events, and job opportunities for SRP trainees, follow @SRP_NIEHS on X (formerly Twitter).