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Information Exchange Webinars

The Research to Risk Assessment Interagency Working Group hosts information exchange webinars to enhance the understanding of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) by focusing on the informational needs of SRP researchers, particularly trainees. Experts from partner agencies have presented information on the history, science, and policies of Superfund sites and an overview of human health risk assessment.

Working with ATSDR to Protect Communities from Hazardous Substances

November 10, 2015 • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. EST

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry works with communities to assess health risks at Superfund and other waste sites and makes recommendations to protect public health. This webinar provided an introduction to ATSDR, including Toxicological Profiles and the health assessment process. It also described ways that SRP grantees can collaborate with ATSDR to protect communities from harmful exposures. You can access the slides below.

Working with ATSDR to protect communities from hazardous substances(2MB)

Speakers

Ben Gerhardstein, M.P.H.
Public Health Advisor
ATSDR, Region 9 (San Francisco)

Deborah Burgin, Ph.D.
Toxicologist
ATSDR, Washington, D.C.

Risk Assessment: How It Works and How Your Research Can Help

November 5, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

This webinar was designed for SRP trainees and grantees to help answer questions about what is involved in the EPA human health risk assessment process and how toxicological research, including study design and evaluation, is used in this assessment. This is a great opportunity for you to learn how to make your research even more relevant to the protection of human and environmental health. You can access the slides below.

Overview of Human Health Risk Assessment(2MB)
Xabier Arzuaga, Ph.D.
Former SRP-funded graduate student and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kentucky
Risk Assessor and Toxicologist, U.S. EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)

How Toxicology Research Is Used in Human Health Risk Assessment: Study Design and Evaluation(1MB)
Geniece M. Lehmann, Ph.D.
Toxicologist, U.S. EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment

So...What IS a Superfund Site Anyway?

May 20, 2014, 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET
The SRP applies a multidisciplinary approach to research focused on providing a solid foundation that environmental managers and risk assessors can draw upon to make sound decisions related to Superfund and other hazardous waste sites. This webinar helped SRP grantees gain a better perspective on how EPA implements the Superfund program at hazardous sites around the country. This session provided insight into how Superfund sites are selected, the process that leads to site remediation, and the scientific issues involved. Grantees also had an opportunity to ask questions about the EPA national program as well as site assessment and remediation.

What is a Superfund Site Anyway?(3MB)
Jennifer Wendell
National Priorities List coordinator, EPA Atlanta Regional Office