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Your Environment. Your Health.

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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    New P42 Center Request for Applications (RFA)

    The new P42 Center RFA, Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional), is now live. For additional information/resources, check out our Multiproject Center Grants (P42) section. The application deadline is December 19, 2018.

    On Monday, July 23, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT, the SRP will host a Funding Opportunities Webinar, which will provide more information about the RFA.

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    SRP Now Accepting Applications for the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award

    SRP established this annual award to recognize an outstanding graduate student or postdoctoral researcher who best demonstrates the qualities of scientific excellence exhibited by Karen Wetterhahn, Ph.D., who passed away in 1997. Read more about the award, including the application guidelines. The deadline is August 1, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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    Research Brief 283: Researchers Identify Compounds that Reduce Abnormal Blood Vessel Growth in the Eye

    Scientists have identified key compounds produced when the body metabolizes omega fatty acids that can reduce the severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice. By increasing these lipid metabolites and preventing them from degrading, the researchers reduced abnormal blood vessel growth, in part by regulating the movement of inflammatory immune cells into the retina.

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    The Superfund Research Program's Economic and Societal Benefits

    We are pleased to announce the publication of Assessing the Economic and Societal Benefits of SRP-Funded Research in the June 2018 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. Check it out, along with the accompanying editorial by NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.

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    Superfund Research Program Science Digest

    Check out the June 2018 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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    SRP Trainee Highlight

    Britton Goodale, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at Dartmouth College under the guidance of Bruce Stanton, Ph.D. Goodale's SRP research focuses on how low-dose arsenic exposure affects the ability of human airway cells to respond to bacterial infections.

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    SRP Trainee Videos

    Check out these short videos to see what some of the SRP trainees have been researching. The videos include both trainee profiles and trainee presentations.

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    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.

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