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Scientific Sessions and Presentations

Annual Meeting of the Superfund Research Program
October 21-24, 2012
Raleigh, North Carolina

Monday – Celebrating Collaboration and Training

October 22, 2012




Scientific Session 1: Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Moderator: Alicia Timme-Laragy, Ph.D., Woods Holed Oceanographic Institution


Scientific Session 2: Risk Assessment and Remediation

Moderator: Tiffany Bredfeldt, Ph.D. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


Alumni Presentations

  • My Journey from Student to Professor: How the Karen Wetterhahn Award Inspired My Career Choices
    Anne Spuches, Ph.D, Dartmouth College Graduate, East Carolina University
  • Two-Stepping Between Science and Policy(2MB)
    Elena Craft, Ph.D., Duke University Graduate, Environmental Defense Fund
  • From PCBs to DDGS: A Journey From Environmental Remediation to Biorefining
    Scott Lewis, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Graduate, Ashland Water Technology

Tuesday – Celebrating Research and Community

October 23, 2012


Trainee Award Presentations

Wetterhahn Awardee Presentation
Gwen Collman, Ph.D., NIEHS


2011 KC Donnelly Awardee Presentations
Moderator: Timothy Phillips, Ph.D., Texas A&M University


Scientific Session 3: Research to Inform the Community

Moderator: Anthony Oliveri, Duke University


Special Presentation

  • Emergence of Global Chronic Disease and the Future of Public Health Interventions
    John Groopman, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University


Scientific Session 4: Research on a Global Scale

Moderator: Joel Meyer, Ph.D., Duke University

  • Early-life Arsenic Exposure in Northern Chile: Examining Cancer Risks Decades after High Exposure
    Craig Steinmaus, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • Size-Resolved Aerosol Contaminants Associated with Copper and Lead Smelting Emissions in Australia and Arizona: Implications for More Effective Emissions Management and Human Health Risks
    Janae Csavina, Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • Creatinine, Arsenic Metabolism, and Renal Function in an Arsenic Exposed Population in Bangladesh
    Brandilyn Peters, Columbia University
  • Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Among Pregnant Women Living in Northern Puerto Rico
    David Cantonwine, Ph.D., Northeastern University
  • Children's Environmental Health in Vulnerable Regions, the Participation of the Dean Carter Binational Center for Environmental Health Science
    Fernando Diaz, Ph.D., Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

Wednesday – Special Symposium: Exploring Novel Approached to Complex Exposures

October 24, 2012


Symposium Session I: What is the Exposome?

Moderator: Laura Macaulay, Duke University


Symposium Session 2: Novel Tools for Exposure Analysis

Moderator: Elyse Rodgers-Vieira, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Emerging Tools for Characterizing the Personal Environment
    David Balshaw, Ph.D., NIEHS
  • Characterizing the Eco-exposome with Ubiquitous Sensing and Spatiotemporal Analyses
    Michael Jerrett, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • Low-Cost Multiplexed Sensors Made From Paper(1MB)
    Jason Rolland, Ph.D., Research Diagnostics for All
  • Exposure Biomonitoring as a Component of National Health Surveillance and Forecasting System
    Dean Jones, Ph.D., Emory University


Symposium Session 3: How Are Complex Exposures Modeled?

Moderator: Kelly O’Neal, North Carolina State University


Symposium Session 4: What Disease Outcomes/Burdens Result from Complex Exposures?

Moderator: Daniel Brown, Duke University


Special Presentation


Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Bruce Hammock, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • Julia Gohlke, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Shane Snyder, Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • Teresa Fan, Ph.D., University of Louisville
  • Anne Spuches, Ph.D., East Carolina University
  • Alicia Timme-Laragy, Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution