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Your Environment. Your Health.

Superfund Research Program

  • Texas A&M Superfund Research Center

    2020 SRP Annual Meeting 

    The 2020 SRP Annual Meeting will be held virtually December 14 – 16, 2020. The Texas A&M University SRP Center is organizing the event. Register now!
  • SRP Releases it's 2020-2025 SRP Strategic Plan Cover Page

    SRP Releases It's 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

    The 2020 Strategic Plan builds on the 2010 and 2015 SRP Strategic Plans which summarized program objectives and goals and outlined strategies to achieve them. In the 2020 update, SRP reaffirms its commitment to the objectives presented in these previous iterations, while focusing SRP research and training through a systems approach lens to accommodate emerging complexity of environmental health issues
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    SRP Progress in Research Webinar Series: Multiproject Center Grants - Research Across Disciplines

    SRP is hosting series of Progress in Research webinars, which will feature work from SRP Multiproject Centers awarded grants in 2020. In each session, awardees will describe their research projects, accomplishments, and next steps. Session I will be held on Wednesday, October 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT. More information is available on the SRP Progress in Research website.
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    SRP Funding Opportunity Webinar

    NIEHS released RFA-ES-20-014 "Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional)" on September 2, 2020. On October 1, 2020, 1:30-3:00 p.m. EDT, the SRP will host a webinar, which will provide information and answer questions about this funding opportunity.

     For materials related to RFA-ES-20-014, please see the Multiproject Center Grant RFA and the SRP Multiproject Center Grant Funding Opportunities page. For more information about the P42 Centers, see the Currently Funded Multiproject Research Centers (P42).
  • Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center scientists discovered that unexpected and potentially harmful breakdown products may result from the chemical oxidation process commonly used to treat water contaminated with aromatic compounds like benzene.

    Research Brief 310: Toxic Breakdown Products Formed During Contaminant Clean-Up 

    Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center scientists developed a new, inexpensive tool to reliably detect small amounts of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in environmental samples. BBPA is a flame retardant commonly found in household dust, soil, water, sewage, sludge, and sediments. Study was led by researchers at University of California, Davis.

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    Support for Understanding How Environmental Exposures Affect Coronavirus Disease

    NIEHS issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for mission-relevant research to understand the impact of environmental exposures on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). A Funding Opportunity Announcement was also released for community interventions to address effects of COVID-19. The NIH recently launced Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) funding opportunities related to COVID-19 testing.
  • Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the KC Donnelly Externship Award

    2020 K.C. Donnelly Award Winners

    The K.C. Donnelly Externship Award Supplement, established in memory of longtime SRP grantee K.C. Donnelly, Ph.D., provides current SRP-funded graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with translational/transdisciplinary opportunities and experiences within other SRP-funded centers, government laboratories, or other agencies.
    Learn about the 2020 winners!
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    Superfund Research Program Science Digest

    Check out the September 2020 issue of the SRP Science Digest, which showcases SRP research providing practical, scientific solutions to protect health, the environment, and communities.
  • Translational research framework activities at the Columbia University SRP Center

    SRP-Funded Research Benefits Science and Society

    A recent publication from SRP program staff highlights how SRP-funded basic biomedical research has led to benefits for science, health, and society. The commentary emphasizes how SRP research informed the development of policies and interventions to improve public health.
  • Superfund Research Program Map

    Where We Work

    If you are interested in learning more about where SRP grantees are working, check out the SRP map to see the locations of SRP grantees, as well as hazardous waste sites where they conduct research or outreach.
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    SRP Search Tools

    SRP has five search tools to help you learn more about the projects and researchers funded by the Program. The new SRP Faceted Search tool allows you to apply one or more filters to browse information about SRP projects. Filters include chemicals studied, health outcomes, environmental media, and remediation approaches.
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    Hot off the Press

    Read the latest publications from SRP researchers.

The NIEHS Hazardous Substance Basic Research and Training Program (Superfund Research Program [SRP]) provides practical, scientific solutions to protect health, the environment, and communities. As part of NIEHS, an Institute of the National Institutes of Health, SRP works to learn more about ways to protect the public from exposure to hazardous substances, such as industrial solvents, arsenic, lead, and mercury. These and other toxic substances are found in contaminated water, soil, and air at hazardous waste sites throughout the United States.

SRP funds university-based grants on basic biological, environmental, and engineering processes to find real and practical solutions to exposures to hazardous substances. These activities complement the work of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and other federal and state agencies.

In keeping with the NIEHS mission, SRP's teams of diverse professionals develop, test, and implement unique, solution-oriented approaches to address complex environmental health problems. These teams study environmental contaminants in order to lower environmental cleanup costs, reduce human exposure, and improve human health. SRP's central goal is to understand and break the link between chemical exposure and disease.

To instantly hear about SRP news, research advances, events, and job opportunities for SRP trainees, follow @SRP_NIEHS on Twitter.

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