Research translation and communication go hand in hand. Both are crucial to increasing the effectiveness of strategies to improve public health. The NIEHS Superfund Research Program’s (SRP) definition of research translation includes sharing accomplishments, helping apply discoveries and advancements in context, and illustrating how basic research has led to economic, societal, and public health benefits.
Welcome to the Superfund Basic Research and Training Program (SRP) Science Digest!
Below you'll find a compilation of SRP research, which provides practical, scientific solutions to protect health, the environment, and communities. For more information about the program, visit the SRP website.
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Getting science into the hands of people who can use it is an essential element of the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP). SRP grantees have developed materials to explain scientific research and provide communities with information to make health-protective decisions. With this in mind, SRP hosted a Risk Communication Strategies to Reduce Exposures and Improve Health workshop, June 21–22.
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Researchers from Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers at the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University used advanced data analysis techniques to combine data from populations from Chile and Bangladesh to detect common DNA methylation signatures associated with arsenic exposure.
Researchers from the Texas A&M University (TAMU), Brown University, and University of California (UC) San Diego SRP Centers developed an online interactive dashboard, called the Toxics Mobility Vulnerability Index (TMVI). Their objective was to display how land use, such as green space or industrial land, interacts with extreme weather and sociodemographic characteristics to affect public health.