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Superfund Research Program Research Translation and Outreach Meeting

Annual Meeting of the Superfund Research Program
November 10-12, 2010
Portland, Oregon

Meeting Summary

On November 10, 2010, 65 Superfund Research Program grantees, partners, and community members from across the country gathered to showcase the latest community engagement work being done within the Program, and strategize new ways to collaborate with one another.

The morning session showed important work being done at Oregon State University, where grantees are engaging with members of the Swinomish Tribal nation to measure exposures to environmental contaminants that may result from cultural practices such as subsistence fishing. The afternoon session examined ways SRP researchers can collaborate with partner agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as well as with health authorities and other local officials. After that, the meeting attendees were invited to participate in a series of breakout sessions to discuss these topics and others of interest.

RTC/CEC Discussion Group Notes

Presentations

NIEHS Update

  • Strategic Plan and RFAs
  • PEPH Resource Center
  • Metrics Manual
  • Web and Data Entry

Northwest Tribal Engagement in the Superfund Research Program

Moderator
Anna Harding

  • A Case Study in Tribal-University Collaboration: Air Sampling on the Swinomish Reservation
    Jamie Donatuto, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
    Kim Anderson, Oregon State University
  • Comparing and Contrasting Personal Exposure to Particulate Matter: The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and China
    Stuart Harris, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
    Staci Simonich, Oregon State University

Building Partnerships with Federal and State Agencies

  • Enhancing SRP Translation through Collaboration with EPA
    Mike Gill, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
  • Portland Harbor Project: Interfacing with Oregon Health Authority
    David Farrer, Oregon Office of Environmental Public Health
  • ATSDRs Perspective on Partnering
    Olivia Harris, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    Clem Furlong, University of Washington

Planning Committee

  • Beth Anderson (Chair), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Maureen Avakian, MDB, Inc.
  • Nigel Fields, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Katie Frevert, University of Washington
  • Meredith Golden, Columbia University
  • Anna Harding, Oregon State University
  • Stephanie Jenkins, University of Kentucky
  • Madeleine Kangsen Scammel, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Sandy Segna, Oregon State University
  • David Stone, Oregon State University