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Your Environment. Your Health.

2014 Events

Superfund Research Program

This webpage contains all of the 2014 SRP-supported events.

  • An Overview of EPA's Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources
    Grantee Event: Co-Hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health SRP
    January 23, 2014 • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Spinning Community – University Partnerships
    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Northeastern University SRP
    January 27, 2014  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
    Boston, Massachusetts and Online

  • Sources and Impact of Arsenic Exposure During Pregnancy in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study
    Margaret Karagas, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

    Iron Isotope Approach for Characterizing Pathways of Coupled Arsenic and Iron Cycling in High Arsenic Groundwater: A Case Study in the Hetao Basin, Inner Mongolia
    Huaming Guo, China University of Geosciences

    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Columbia University SRP
    January 27, 2014  3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
    Palisades, New York and Online

  • Risk e Learning Webinar Series: Using GIS Tools to Analyze, Compute, and Predict Pollution
    Session I (Rebroadcast) - Exposure Assessment in the Field and Links to Human Health
    February 6, 2014  2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
    Online

  • Why Are So Many Groundwater Contaminant Plumes Persistent? Insights from Modeling and Characterization
    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the University of Arizona SRP
    February 24, 2014  1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
    Online

  • Geochemistry Studies of Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Water Resources in Pennsylvania
    Grantee Event: Co-Hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health SRP
    February 27, 2014  12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Health Effects and Mitigation of Arsenic: Current Research Efforts and Future Directions
    March 3 – 4, 2014
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

  • Public Health Impacts of Hydrofracturing and Research Recommendations
    Grantee Event: Co-Hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health SRP
    March 13, 2014  12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Communicating Risk to the Public
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Brown University SRP
    March 27, 2014 in Westford, Massachusetts
    March 28, 2014 in Providence, Rhode Island

  • SRP Trainee Webinar Series: Session I

    Chloro-Organic Detoxification by Membrane Supported Iron/Iron Oxide System
    Minghui Gui, University of Kentucky

    High-affinity Interactions Between Human Transthyretin and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Sulfates: Implications for Thyroid Disruption and the Development of Anti-amyloid Therapeutics
    Fabian Grimm, University of Iowa

    April 15, 2014  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
    Online

  • Health Consequences of Hydrofracturing: The Known and Unknown
    Grantee Event: Co-Hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health SRP
    April 17, 2014  12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Risk e Learning Web Seminar: PCBs in Schools
    Session I: Overview and Exposure Assessment
    April 21, 2014  2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
    Online

  • Water Quality Awareness and Infant Health: The Role of Breastfeeding
    Pinar Keskin, Wellesley College

    Potential Alternative Water Sources in Arsenic-Impacted Areas of Cambodia
    Benjamin Bostick, Columbia University

    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Columbia University SRP
    April 21, 2014  3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
    New York, New York and Online

  • Two Perspectives on Ethical Review of Research Involving Human Subjects
    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Northeastern University SRP
    April 28, 2014  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
    Online

  • Risk e Learning Web Seminar: PCBs in Schools
    Session II: Identifying and Reducing Health Risks
    April 28, 2014  2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
    Online

  • SRP Trainee Webinar Series: Session II

    Arsenic In-Situ Immobilization by Magnetite Formation within Contaminated Aquifer Sediments
    Jing Sun, Columbia University

    RNA-seq Gives Insights into Lead Neurotoxicity in Neural Stem Cells
    Peter Wagner, Harvard University

    April 30, 2014  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
    Online

  • Shale Gas Development Impacts on Surface Water Quality in Pennsylvania
    Grantee Event: Co-Hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health SRP
    May 1, 2014  12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Environmental Metabolomics: A Dual-Platform Biomonitoring Approach to Assess Toxicant Exposure and Metabolic Response
    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Northeastern University SRP
    May 6, 2014  10:30 – 11:30 a.m. EDT
    Online

  • SRP Arsenic Panel Discussion Webinar Series
    Part 1: Contributions of Advanced Techniques to Understanding Arsenic in Health and the Environment
    Moderator: Mike Waalkes, NIEHS
    Panelists: Miranda Loh, Badawi Dweik, Barry Rosen, Maria Argos, Kun Lu, Luz Maria Del Razo Jiménez
    May 6, 2014  1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Online

  • SRP Arsenic Panel Discussion Webinar Series
    Part 2: Susceptibility to Arsenic Effects
    Moderator: John Cowden, U.S. EPA
    Panelists: Andrea Allan, Eric Ditzel, Craig Steinmaus, Karin Engstrom, Carmen Marsit, Molly Kile
    May 7, 2014  1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Online

  • SRP Trainee Webinar Series: Session III

    Sensing Environmental Contaminants with Paper-Based Platforms
    Leslie Knecht, University of Miami

    Rodent-based Toxicogenomic Models of Hepatocarcinogenicity
    Daniel Gusenleitner, Boston University

    May 13, 2014  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
    Online

  • Early Life Metal Exposure and Epigenetics: A Transdisciplinary Approach
    Alison Sanders, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Spatial and Temporal Scales of Redox Trapping of Groundwater Arsenic through Hyporheic Zone in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta
    Hun Bok Jung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Columbia University SRP
    May 19, 2014  3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
    Palisades, New York and Online

  • R2RA Mutual Learning Webinar: "So...What IS a Superfund Site Anyway?
    Jennifer Wendel, National Priorities List Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 4
    May 20, 2014  2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT
    Online

  • SRP Arsenic Panel Discussion Webinar Series
    Part 3: Global Environmental Cycling and Bioavailability of Arsenic
    Moderator: David Thomas, U.S. EPA
    Panelists: Margaret Kurzius-Spencer, Albert Juhasz, Mary Lou Guerinot, Mark Kay O'Rourke, Scott Fendorf, Matthew Polizzotto
    May 22, 2014  11:30 a.m.  1:00 p.m. EDT
    Online

  • The Central and Eastern European Conference on Health and the Environment
    May 25 – 30, 2014
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • SRP Arsenic Panel Discussion Webinar Series
    Part 4: Prevention and Remediation Strategies for Arsenic Exposure
    Moderator: Heather Henry, NIEHS
    Panelists: Mary Gamble, Megan Hall, Lex van Geen, Julie Zimmerman, Raina Maier
    June 3, 2014  3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT
    Online

  • Catch of the Day: Healthy Fish, Healthy Humans
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Boston University SRP
    June 10, 2014  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
    Conference Call

  • Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Sciences: Water
    June 22 – 27, 2014
    Holderness, New Hampshire

  • Food, Ag, and Health Entrepreneurship Academy
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the University of California - Davis SRP
    June 24 – 26, 2014
    Davis, California

  • Employing Human Primary Leukocytes to Assess Immunotoxicity (284KB)
    June 25, 2014  10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EDT
    Atlanta, Georgia

  • Health Perspectives Study in the Marcellus Shale
    Grantee Event: Co-Hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health SRP
    June 26, 2014  12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • SRP Funding Opportunities Web Seminar
    June 27, 2014  2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Online

  • Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the University of California - Davis SRP
    July 9 – 11, 2014
    Davis, California

  • If Cells Could Talk, What Would They Tell Us About Chemical Exposure? Applications of Cell-Based Bioanalytical Methods
    August 11, 2014  1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Online

  • 34th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants
    August 31  September 5, 2014
    Madrid, Spain

  • Latin American Conference on Compatible Mining: Protecting Vulnerable Populations and the Surrounding Environment
    Grantee Event: University of Arizona SRP
    September 8 – 10, 2014
    San Luis Potosí, Mexico

  • PCBs in Schools - Still a Problem?
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Boston University SRP
    September 9, 2014  1:00 p.m. EDT
    Conference Call

  • 2014 Citizen Science Workshop in Puerto Rico
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Northeastern University SRP
    September 11 – 12, 2014
    San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Asia/Pacific 2014 Conference
    September 14 – 17, 2014
    Adelaide, Australia

  • Arsenic Free Drinking Water Sources in Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin: A Field Example from West Bengal (India)
    Bibhash Nath, University of Sydney

    Arsenic and Cardiovascular Disease in the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS): Gene-Arsenic Interaction, Changes in Longitudinal Blood Pressure, and Preliminary Data in Adolescents
    Yu Chen, New York University

    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Columbia University SRP
    September 15, 2014  3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
    Palisades, New York and Online

  • UC Entrepreneurship Academy
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the University of California - Davis SRP
    September 16 – 18, 2014
    Davis, California

  • The Meaning of a Superfund Site to the Community
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania SRP
    September 18, 2014  3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • PEPH Annual Meeting: Communication Research in Environmental Health Sciences - Environmental Health Literacy
    September 22 – 24, 2014
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

  • 11th International Phytotechnologies Conference
    September 30  October 3, 2014
    Heraklion, Greece

  • Eighth International PCBs Workshop: Exposures, Effects, Remediation and Regulation
    Grantee Event: Co-Hosted by the University of Iowa SRP and the Boston University SRP
    October 5 – 9, 2014
    Woods Hole, Massachusetts

  • Porewater Concentrations and Bioavailability: How You Can Measure Them and Why They Influence Contaminated Sediment Remediation
    Session I - Introduction to Porewater, Bioavailability, and PSDs
    October 6, 2014  12:30 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
    Webinar

  • Home Invaders: Are Flame Retardants Fattening Us Up and Harming Our Bones?
    Grantee Event: Co-Hosted by the Boston University SRP
    October 9, 2014  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
    Conference Call

  • John P. Wyatt Lecture: Environmental Health and Disease
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the University of Kentucky SRP
    October 14, 2014  8:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m. EDT
    Lexington, Kentucky

  • Are Aquifers in the Indus Basin Safe? Role of Geogenic Contaminants
    Chander Kumar Singh, TERI University

    The Garment Industry in Bangladesh: Aftermath of Factory Disasters
    A. Hasanat Alamgir, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Columbia University SRP
    October 20, 2014  3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
    New York, New York and Online

  • A Dialogue: Cumulative Environmental Health Impacts in New Bedford
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Boston University SRP
    October 24, 2014  2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT
    New Bedford, Massachusetts

  • Fourth International Summit of Prenatal Programming and Toxicity (PPTOX IV)
    October 26 – 29, 2014
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Research to Risk Assessment Interagency Working Group - Information Exchange Webinar
    Risk Assessment: How It Works and How Your Research Can Help
    November 5, 2014  1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST
    Webinar

  • 2014 Annual Meeting of the Superfund Research Program
    November 12 – 14, 2014
    San Jose, California

  • Porewater Concentrations and Bioavailability: How You Can Measure Them and Why They Influence Contaminated Sediment Remediation
    Session II - PSDs for Organic Contaminants
    November 19, 2014  2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
    Webinar

  • Reducing Environmental Health Threats to Children in Artisanal Industry Communities
    November 20 – 21, 2014
    Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Porewater Concentrations and Bioavailability: How You Can Measure Them and Why They Influence Contaminated Sediment Remediation
    Session III - Metals and PSDs
    December 1, 2014  12:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST
    Webinar

  • Camp Lejeune: A Case Study
    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Northeastern University SRP
    December 1, 2014  1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    Webinar

  • An Evaluation of Arsenic Exposure as a Risk Factor for Pneumonia in Pediatric Populations in Rural Bangladesh
    Christine Marie George, Johns Hopkins University

    The Arsenic Rule: Regulation and Compliance in the United States
    Katherine Alfredo, Columbia University

    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Columbia University SRP
    December 8, 2014  3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST
    Palisades, New York and Online

  • Porewater Concentrations and Bioavailability: How You Can Measure Them and Why They Influence Contaminated Sediment Remediation
    Session IV - Case Studies: PSDs for Organic Contaminants
    December 15, 2014  12:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST
    Webinar

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