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Your Environment. Your Health.

Superfund Research Program

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    Save-the-Date: 2023 SRP Annual Meeting

    The 2023 SRP Annual Meeting will be December 4 - 6, 2023 in Albuquerque, New Mexico — co-hosted by the University of New Mexico SRP Center. For more information, see the SRP Annual Grant Recipient Meeting webpage and download the SRP 2023 Annual Meeting Save-the-Date  flyer.
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    Notice of Funding Opportunity:

    NIEHS released RFA-ES-23-001 "Limited Competition: Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional)" on April 17, 2023. Submissions are open from September 2 to October 2, 2023Visit the SRP Funding Opportunities  webpage to learn more about this and other funding opportunities as well as basic information for SRP grants applications.
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    SRP Releases New Video, Highlighting Collaboration and Innovation

    Watch the Superfund Research Program (SRP)'s new video to learn how SRP reduces contamination, protects human health, creates partnerships, shares results, and trains the next generation of scientists.
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    SRP Risk e-Learning Webinar Series: Climate Change and Health

    SRP hosted a Risk e-Learning webinar series focused on scientific research and tools that can be used to promote health and resilience to climate-related disasters. The series featured SRP-funded researchers, collaborators, and other subject-matter experts who aim to better understand and address how climate-related events affects human exposures to hazardous substances. More information, including archival recordings, is available on the SRP Risk e-Learning webpage.
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    Research Brief 345: Modified Iron Particles Could Improve Bioremediation of PFAS

    Iron particles coated in a nontoxic material may enhance PFAS degradation by a certain bacterium, according to researchers funded by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program. The study could inform bioremediation efforts that harness the microbe, known as Acidimicrobium Strain A6, for cleaning up contaminated soil, sediments, and aquifers.
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    Superfund Research Program Science Digest

    Check out the September 2023 issue of the SRP Science Digest, which showcases SRP research providing practical, scientific solutions to protect health, the environment, and communities.
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    Where We Work

    If you are interested in learning more about where SRP grant recipients are working, check out the SRP map to see the locations of SRP grant recipients, 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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