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Superfund Research Program

The NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) funds university-based multidisciplinary research on human health and environmental issues related to hazardous substances. The central goal is to understand and break the link between chemical exposure and disease. In keeping with the NIEHS mission, teams of diverse professionals develop, test, and implement unique, solution-oriented approaches to address complex environmental health problems. They are improving the understanding of environmental contaminants, which may lead to lower environmental cleanup costs, reduced risk of exposure, and improvements in human health.

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  • Cytotoxic T cells surrounding a cancer cell
    Research Brief 278
    Chronic Inflammation Suppresses Immune Cells that Fight Liver Cancer
  • Angela Gutierrez
    2017 Wetterhahn Award Winner!
    Congratulations to Angela Gutierrez, recipient of the annual Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award. Read more about Gutierrez and her work.
  • Anne Nigra
    SRP Trainee Highlight
    Anne Nigra, Columbia University
    See the SRP Public Health Impacts Training Page to learn about Nigra and her research.
  • SRP Science Digest
    Superfund Research Program Science Digest
    Check out the November 2017 issue of the SRP Science Digest, where you will find highlights from a variety of disciplines working to reduce exposures to potentially harmful contaminants and improve health.
  • Nishad Jayasundara
    SRP Trainee Videos
    Check out the Trainee Videos page to see what some of the SRP-funded graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have been researching.
  • Stack of newspapers
    Hot Off the Press
    Read the latest publications from SRP researchers.
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    SRP Search Tools
    Search for people, projects, Research Briefs, and more.