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SRP Technologies, Films, and Posters Featured at EHS Fest

2016 Annual Meeting of the Superfund Research Program

EHS FEST Sensors and Technologies Fair

Jay James and other EHS FEST attendees

James, right, describes his mercury sensor at the Sensors and Technologies Fair.

(Photo courtesy of Heather Henry)

The EHS FEST Sensors and Technologies Fair was an opportunity for more than 30 sensor and technology developers, funded by NIEHS and other agencies, to showcase their cutting-edge technologies and meet with leading scientists and end users in exposure science, environmental epidemiology, community research, and citizen science. Superfund Research Program (SRP) grantees have contributed to the following technologies highlighted at the fair. Visit the EHS FEST Fair Abstracts(794KB) for a full list and description of each highlighted technology.

Heather Henry and Bikas Vaidya

Vaidya, right, with SRP Program Administrator Heather Henry, Ph.D., left.

(Photo courtesy of Heather Henry)

  • National Priorities List Superfund Footprint Mapper: Site, Population, and Environmental Characteristics, Sandra Baptista, Columbia University SRP Center
  • DERBI: A Digital Tool for Reporting Personal Exposure Results to Participants, Julia Brody, Ph.D., Silent Spring Institute, Northeastern University SRP Center collaborator
  • RemRX, Alexis Carpenter,Ph.D., AxNano, SRP-funded small business
  • PROTECT's Electrochemical Reactor for Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater, Ljiljana Rajic, Ph.D., Northeastern University SRP Center
  • Non-Selective Passive Sampling Technology, Kelly O'Neal, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina SRP Center collaborator
  • Plasmonic Mercury Sensor, Jay James, Ph.D., Picoyune, SRP-funded small business
  • Participatory Online Communication and Engagement Tools for Environmental Health Science Data, Ilya Zaslavsky, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego SRP Center
  • Field Deployable Vapor Intrusion Monitor, Bikas Vaidya, Ph.D., Lynntech, SRP-funded small business
  • AROMA TCE Analyzer, Bruce Richman, Ph.D., Entanglement Technologies, SRP-funded small business
  • Wristband Chemical Sampler, Kim Anderson, Ph.D., Oregon State University SRP Center

SRP Grantees Well Represented at Film Festival

The EHS FEST Film Festival at the historic Carolina Theatre in Durham featured films developed by grantees, partners, and NIEHS staff. These films, selected from more than 40 submissions, raised awareness on a variety of environmental health topics and served as a unique opportunity to share environmental health messages with meeting participants and the community. Of the 18 films, five were submitted by SRP grantees and showcased SRP research and engagement activities. Links to the SRP films are listed below. Visit the EHS FEST Film Festival page for links to the other selections.

Poster Sessions

As part of two EHS FEST poster sessions, approximately 50 SRP postdoctoral researchers, principal investigators, and research translation and community engagement teams presented groundbreaking SRP-funded research. Visit the EHS FEST Poster Abstracts(1MB) for a full list.

Graduate student discussing his poster with a meeting attendee

SRP graduate students explained their work to fellow SRP grantees and partners at SRP Monday.

(Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

A separate graduate student poster session and competition showcasing innovative research was one of the highlights of SRP Monday. Congratulations to the six students who received awards!

In the environmental sciences and engineering category, the winners were:

  • 1st place: Ruben Spitz, Brown University
  • 2nd place: James P. Sanders, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • 3rd place: Elisabeth Feld-Cook, Louisiana State University

In the health sciences category, the winners were:

  • 1st place: Elana Elkin, University of Michigan
  • 2nd place: Stephanie Kim, Boston University
  • 3rd place: Hao Wang, University of Washington