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Your Environment. Your Health.

2015 Events

Superfund Research Program

This webpage contains all of the 2015 SRP-supported events.

  • The State of the Water: Linking Ocean Health to Human Health
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Boston University SRP
    January 8, 2015 • 1:00 p.m. EST
    Conference Call

  • A Story of Childhood Leukemia, a Story of Health: Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Childhood Leukemia
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Boston University SRP
    January 22, 2015 • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    Conference Call

  • SRP Progress in Research Webinar: Biogeochemical Factors Impacting in situ Remediation of Metals and PAH Mixtures
    February 2, 2015 • 1:00  3:00 p.m. EST
    Webinar

  • SRP Progress in Research Webinar: Biogeochemical Factors Impacting in situ Remediation of Chlorinated Contaminants
    February 9, 2015 • 1:00  3:00 p.m. EST
    Webinar

  • EPA/ORD Contaminated Site Project and Ground Water Research
    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Northeastern University SRP
    February 23, 2015 • 1:00  2:00 p.m. EST
    Webinar

  • The Geomicrobiology of Arsenic and Antimony
    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Columbia University SRP
    February 23, 2015 • 3:00  4:00 p.m. EST
    New York, New York and Online

  • Environmental Health Issues
    Featuring Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., Director of the NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program (NTP)
    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Northeastern University SRP
    March 4, 2015 • 1:00  2:00 p.m. EST
    Webinar

  • Local Environmental Action 2015
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Boston University SRP
    March 15, 2015
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • The Superfund Research Program's Karen Wetterhahn Award Seminar:
    Use of Native Plants to Efficiently and Cost Effectively Stabilize Arsenic in Iron Sulfide Mine Tailings
    Corin Hammond, University of Arizona
    March 17, 2015 • 3:00  4:00 p.m. EDT
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

  • 14th Annual Pediatric Research Day (189KB)
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Michigan State University SRP
    March 18, 2015
    Detroit, Michigan

  • Chemicals, Products, and Health: Global Challenges
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Boston University SRP
    March 19, 2015 • 12:00  1:30 p.m. EDT
    Boston, Massachusetts and Online

  • U.S. Small Business Funding Opportunities (SBIR/STTR) for Environmental Technologies at NIEHS SRP, EPA, and NSF
    April 2, 2015 • 1:00  3:00 p.m. EDT
    Webinar
    Announcement (1MB)

  • Impact of Current Policy on Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh
    Alexander van Geen, Columbia University

    Sustainable Promotion of Arsenic-Safe Water Consumption: A Psychological Approach
    Jennifer Inauen, Columbia University

    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Columbia University SRP
    April 20, 2015 • 3:00  5:00 p.m. EDT
    New York, New York and Online

  • Food, Ag and Health Entrepreneurship Academy Innovation Entrepreneurship Academy
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the University of California, Davis SRP
    April 21  23, 2015
    Davis, California

  • NARPM Presents...EPA and the NIEHS Superfund Research Program: Collaborating to Meet Community Technical Assistance Needs at Superfund Sites
    May 6, 2015 • 1:00  3:00 p.m. EDT
    Webinar

  • A Fish Tale: A Review of the Science of Fish Contamination, Consumption, and Advisories
    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Boston University SRP
    May 7, 2015 • 1:00  2:00 p.m. EDT
    Conference Call

  • Uncovering Early Life Exposure to Chemical Mixtures Using Tooth Matrix Biomarkers
    Manish Arora, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Columbia University SRP
    May 18, 2015 • 3:00  4:00 p.m. EDT
    Palisades, New York and Online

  • Fate and Remediation of Chlorinated Benzenes and Benzene in a Wetland
    Grantee Event: Featuring the Johns Hopkins University Individual Research Grant (R01)
    May 20, 2015 • 11:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m. EDT
    Baltimore, Maryland and Online

  • Social Science - Environmental Health Interdisciplinary Collaborations Conference
    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Northeastern University SRP
    May 21  22, 2015
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • From Molecules to Business: Better Living Through Green Chemistry
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Boston University SRP
    June 4, 2015 • 1:00  2:00 p.m. EDT
    Conference Call

  • A Story of Developmental Disability, A Story of Health: The Influence of Environmental Exposures and Opportunities for Prevention
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Boston University SRP
    June 11, 2015 • 1:00  2:00 p.m. EDT
    Conference Call

  • 14th International Congress on Combustion By-Products and Their Health Effects
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Louisiana State University SRP
    June 14  17, 2015
    Umeå, Sweden

  • National SBIR/STTR Conference
    June 15  17, 2015
    Washington, D.C.

  • Solutions for a PCB-Contaminated Sediment Pond: Altavista's 6-Acre Petri Dish
    Grantee Event: Featuring the University of Iowa SRP
    June 17  18, 2015
    Danville, Virginia

  • Risk e-Learning Web Seminars: Integrating Data from Multidisciplinary Research
    Session I - Introducing the Big Picture
    June 24, 2015 • 1:00  3:00 p.m. EDT
    Webinar

  • Border 2020 Arizona-Sonora Mining Symposium
    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the University of Arizona SRP
    June 25, 2015
    Tucson, Arizona

  • Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the University of California, Davis SRP
    July 7  9, 2015
    Davis, California

  • SRP Progress in Research Webinar: Reducing Exposure to Mercury, Arsenic, and Asbestos
    July 9, 2015 • 1:00  3:00 p.m. EDT
    Webinar

  • Statistical Approaches for Assessing Health Effects of Environmental Chemical Mixtures in Epidemiology Studies
    July 13  14, 2015
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

  • 2015 Community Involvement Training Conference
    August 4  6, 2015
    Atlanta, Georgia

  • 16th International Conference of the Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health
    August 10  13, 2015
    Depok, Indonesia

  • TCE, PCBs, and Phthalates: Exposure, Mechanisms of Disease, and Clean-up Remedies
    August 24, 2015 • 1:00  3:00 p.m. EDT
    Webinar

  • Persisting Impacts of Organophosphate and Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Neurobehavioral Function in Zebrafish
    Edward D. Levin. Ph.D., Duke University
    August 28, 2015 • 12:00  1:30 p.m. EDT
    Durham, North Carolina
    Co-Sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program and the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

  • Beyond Nicotine: Developmental Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Extract Causes Later Life Cognitive and Behavioral Impairments in Rodents
    Brandon Hall, Ph.D., Duke University
    September 4, 2015 • 12:00  1:30 p.m. EDT
    Durham, North Carolina
    Co-Sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program and the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

  • The Prevalence and Significance of Cooperativity in Cytochrome P450 2E1 Biochemical Activation of Compounds
    Jessica H. Hartman, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    September 11, 2015 • 12:00  1:30 p.m. EDT
    Durham, North Carolina
    Co-Sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program and the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

  • UC Entrepreneurship Academy
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the University of California, Davis SRP
    September 15  17, 2015
    Davis, California

  • Management of EHS Issues Related to Maker Spaces
    Daniel Herrick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health SRP
    September 18, 2015 • 11:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m. EDT
    Webinar

  • Casting a Wide Net to Uncover Pathways between Environmental Exposures and Disease
    Carolyn Mattingly, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
    September 18, 2015 • 12:00  1:30 p.m. EDT
    Durham, North Carolina
    Co-Sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program and the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

  • Increasing Rice Yields and Decreasing Human Health Risk Through Soil Silicon Management
    Angelia Seyfferth, University of Delaware
    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Columbia University SRP
    September 21, 2015 • 3:00  4:00 p.m. EDT
    New York, New York and Online

  • Environmental Toxicity of PCBs: Lessons from Fish as Environmental and Human Health Models
    Lilah Glazer, Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    September 25, 2015 • 12:00  1:30 p.m. EDT
    Durham, North Carolina
    Co-Sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program and the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

  • 12th International Phytotechnologies Conference: Phytotechnologies for Sustainable Development
    September 27  30, 2015
    Manhattan, Kansas

  • C. Elegans Treated with the Glyphosate-Containing Herbicide TouchDown Show Mitochondrial Inhibition and Elevated ROS
    Vanessa Fitsanakis, Ph.D., King University
    October 2, 2015 • 12:00  1:30 p.m. EDT
    Durham, North Carolina
    Co-Sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program and the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

  • Zebrafish Models for Studying Developmental and Environmental Regulation of Energy Balance
    John Rawls, Ph.D., Duke University
    October 9, 2015 • 12:00  1:30 p.m. EDT
    Durham, North Carolina
    Co-Sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program and the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

  • Microbial Community Responses to Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbances in Aquatic Systems
    Christopher Ward, Duke University
    October 16, 2015 • 12:00  1:30 p.m. EDT
    Durham, North Carolina
    Co-Sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program and the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

  • Responding to Communities: Communicating the Science of TCE and PCE
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Boston University SRP
    October 20, 2015 • 1:00  2:00 p.m. EDT
    Conference Call

  • Early-Life Exposure to Organophosphate Flame Retardants (OPFRs) Alters Behavior in Zebrafish: A Comparison with Organophosphate Pesticides
    Anthony Oliveri, Duke University
    October 23, 2015 • 12:00  1:30 p.m. EDT
    Durham, North Carolina
    Co-Sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program and the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

  • Informing Management of the World's Largest Groundwater Systems with Simply-Structured Model Analysis
    Clifford I. Voss, U.S. Geological Survey

    Genetics of Arsenic Metabolism and Susceptibility to Toxicity in Humans
    Brandon L. Pierce, University of Chicago

    Grantee Event: Sponsored by the Columbia University SRP
    October 26, 2015 • 3:00  5:00 p.m. EDT
    Palisades, New York and Online

  • Risk e-Learning Web Seminars: Integrating Data from Multidisciplinary Research
    Session II - Cross Domain Discovery and Integration
    October 27, 2015 • 2:00  4:00 p.m. EDT
    Webinar

  • North Carolina Society of Toxicology Fall Meeting
    October 29, 2015 • 12:00  4:30 p.m. EDT
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

  • Mechanisms and Consequences of Evolutionary Adaptation to Polluted Environments: Lessons Learned from PAH-Resistant Atlantic Killifish Fundulus Heteroclitus
    Nishad Jayasundara, Ph.D., Duke University
    October 30, 2015 • 12:00  1:30 p.m. EDT
    Durham, North Carolina
    Co-Sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program and the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

  • Collaborative on Food with Arsenic and Associated Risk and Regulation (C-FARR) Workshop
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Dartmouth College SRP
    November 2  3, 2015
    Hanover, New Hampshire

  • Risk e-Learning Web Seminars: Integrating Data from Multidisciplinary Research
    Session III - Establishing Infrastructure for Data Integration
    November 4, 2015 • 1:00  3:00 p.m. EST
    Webinar

  • What Is Phenomics and How Can It Be Used for Society?
    Keith Cheng, M.D., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
    November 6, 2015 • 12:00  1:30 p.m. EST
    Durham, North Carolina
    Co-Sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program and the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

  • Working with ATSDR to Protect Communities from Hazardous Substances
    Research to Risk Assessment Information Exchange Webinar
    November 10, 2015 • 1:30  3:00 p.m. EST

  • Duke ITEHP's Fall Symposium: The Toxicity of Power
    November 13, 2015
    Durham, North Carolina
    Co-Sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program and the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

  • International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances
    Grantee Event: Co-Hosted by the University of California, Riverside
    November 16  20, 2015
    Riverside, California

  • 2015 Annual Meeting of the Superfund Research Program
    November 18  20, 2015
    San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Second International Workshop on Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN 2015)
    Grantee Event: Co-Hosted by the Boston University SRP
    November 18  20, 2015
    San Jose, Costa Rica
    More Information (14KB)

  • SRP Funding Opportunities Webinar
    December 1, 2015 • 1:00  2:00 p.m. EST
    Webinar

  • Reproductive Health and the Environment Symposium
    Grantee Event: Co-Sponsored by the Northeastern University SRP
    December 11, 2015 • 9:30 a.m.  2:00 p.m. EST
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Presentations from the following speakers are available:

    Laura Vandenberg (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

    Panel Discussion with Julia Brody (Silent Spring Institute), Elizabeth Hoover (Brown University), and Deborah Brown (U.S. EPA)

    Environmental Justice Community Field Semester Students (Brandeis University)

    Judy Norsigian (Our Bodies, Ourselves)

  • The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies
    December 15  20, 2015
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    The University of California, Davis SRP co-organized the following session: "Immunoanalysis - Applications and Trends for Environmental Monitoring and Human Health"

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