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Your Environment. Your Health.

Superfund Research Program

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    HHEAR Accepting Applications for Lab Services
    Do you have an ongoing or completed epidemiological study with biological or environmental samples linked to human health outcome data? Do you want to add environmental exposure data to your study or need more extensive exposure analysis related to these health outcomes? You may be eligible for FREE analysis of biological and environmental samples from HHEAR labs! Please submit your application for these FREE services by May 14.
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    Save the Date: 2021 SRP 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting

    Dec 15-17, 2021 (tentative)

    Raleigh, NC
  • SRP Releases it's 2020-2025 SRP Strategic Plan Cover Page

    SRP Releases Its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

    The 2020 Strategic Plan builds on the 2010 and 2015 SRP Strategic Plans which summarized program objectives and goals and outlined strategies to achieve them. In the 2020 update, SRP reaffirms its commitment to the objectives presented in these previous iterations, while focusing SRP research and training through a systems approach lens to accommodate emerging complexity of environmental health issues
  • SRP Risk Communication Strategies to Reduce Exposures and Improve Health

    SRP Risk Communication Strategies to Reduce Exposures and Improve Health

    June 21-22, 2021, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM EDT

    Virtual Workshop

    This workshop, sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP), will bring together SRP grantees, partners, and colleagues to discuss strategies to communicate potential health risks with the goals of preventing and reducing exposures, and improving health.
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    SRP Risk e-Learning Webinar Series: Enhancing Integration, Interoperability, and Reuse of Data

    SRP is hosting a series of Risk e-Learning webinars, focused on SRP-funded data science projects that are enhancing the integration, interoperability, and reuse of data. The series will feature research by SRP grantees and colleagues collaborating to generate new findings and answer questions that could not be answered before. Session I will held be on May 17, Session II will be on June 3, and Session III will be June 18. More information is available on the SRP Progress in Research website.

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    SRP Funding Opportunity Webinar

    NIEHS released RFA-ES-20-014 "Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional)" on September 2, 2020. On October 1, 2020, 1:30-3:00 p.m. EDT, the SRP hosted a webinar, which provided information and answered questions about this funding opportunity.  For materials related to RFA-ES-20-014, please see the Multiproject Center Grant RFA and the SRP Multiproject Center Grant Funding Opportunities webpage. For more information about the P42 Centers, see the Currently Funded Multiproject Research Centers (P42).
  • A new analytical workflow, developed by NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) grantees, can identify and characterize previously undetected per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) compounds in contaminated watersheds. The team is led by Elsie Sunderland, Ph.D., of the University of Rhode Island SRP Center, and SRP trainee Bridger Ruyle, a doctoral student at Harvard.

    Research Brief 317: New Technique Sheds Light on PFAS in Coastal Watersheds  

     
    A new analytical workflow, developed by NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) grantees, can identify and characterize previously undetected per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) compounds in contaminated watersheds. The team is led by Elsie Sunderland, Ph.D., of the University of Rhode Island SRP Center, and SRP trainee Bridger Ruyle, a doctoral student at Harvard.  
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    Support for Understanding How Environmental Exposures Affect Coronavirus Disease

    NIEHS issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for mission-relevant research to understand the impact of environmental exposures on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). A Funding Opportunity Announcement was also released for community interventions to address effects of COVID-19. The NIH recently launced Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) funding opportunities related to COVID-19 testing.
  • Jennifer Kay

    Congratulations to Jennifer Kay, Ph.D., the 23rd Recipient of the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award!

    Presented December 14 at the 2020 SRP Annual Meeting, the award honors a graduate or postdoctoral researcher demonstrating scientific excellence. Kay’s research evaluates how genetic factors affect susceptibility to mutations and cancer following exposure to N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a contaminant found near a Superfund site in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
  • Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the KC Donnelly Externship Award

    2020 K.C. Donnelly Award Winners

    The K.C. Donnelly Externship Award Supplement, established in memory of longtime SRP grantee K.C. Donnelly, Ph.D., provides current SRP-funded graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with translational/transdisciplinary opportunities and experiences within other SRP-funded centers, government laboratories, or other agencies.
    Learn about the 2020 winners!
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    Superfund Research Program Science Digest

    Check out the March 2021 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-Funded Research Benefits Science and Society

    A recent publication from SRP program staff highlights how SRP-funded basic biomedical research has led to benefits for science, health, and society. The commentary emphasizes how SRP research informed the development of policies and interventions to improve public health.
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    Where We Work

    If you are interested in learning more about where SRP grantees are working, check out the SRP map to see the locations of SRP grantees, 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 Twitter.

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