Bruce Stanton to Participate in NIEHS Superfund Research Program "Risk e-Learning Program"
On October 31, Dartmouth SRP Director Bruce Stanton, Ph.D, will be participating in a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program Risk e-Learning program as a presenter in the webinar series. The series will focus on the interactions between environmental exposures and infectious agents. Dr. Stanton will speak about his work related to the effects of arsenic on Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in the lung which adversely affect the innate immune response. To register.
Kathrin Lawlor to Present at APHA Annual Meeting
Kathrin Lawlor, our Community Engagement Coordinator, will present a poster titled, Study to evaluate private well testing behavior leads to resource to empower communities to ensure safe drinking water, at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting on October 31 in Denver, CO. For information on the annual meeting.
Laurie Rardin Gives Talk on Importance of Testing Wells
On October 17, Dartmouth Superfund Program Research Translation Coordinator, Laurie Rardin, gave a talk on the importance of testing wells for arsenic and other contaminants to 20 community members in Lyndeborough, NH, with Cindy Klevens from the NH Department of Environmental Services and Lou Barinelli from the NH State Public Health Lab.
Tracy Punshon at NE Celiac Organization Annual Meeting
Dartmouth Superfund Program researcher Tracy Punshon, Ph.D., presented at the New England Celiac Organization's (NECO) Annual Meeting in Boston on October 16th. Her talk, "How is Arsenic in Rice affecting our health?" was attended by 100 people, including a member of Brown University's SRP.
Dartmouth SRP Researchers Awarded ECHO Grant
Dartmouth Superfund Program researchers Margaret Karagas, Tracy Punshon, and Brian Jackson are part of a group of investigators from Dartmouth who have received the new ECHO (Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes) grant from NIH (National Institutes of Health) of up to $42 million to study environmental influences on child health. The New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study (NHBCS)a research project that since 2009 has been investigating how various factors such as contaminants (for example arsenic) in the environment affect the health of pregnant women and their children in New Hampshire and Vermontwill receive up to $40 million in funding over the next seven years to help lead ECHO's research efforts. Coverage: Geisel Insider. Valley News.
Director Bruce Stanton Interviewed About Arsenic
Dartmouth Superfund Program Director Bruce Stanton was interviewed about arsenic in drinking water and treatment options on WABI-TV in Maine. The segment aired on September 22 and was done in cooperation with the Mt Desert Island Marine Biological Lab. .Interview.
Shannon Rogers New CEC Leader
Welcome to Shannon Rogers who is the new Dartmouth Superfund Program Community Engagement Core Leader. Shannon is a graduate of Dartmouth College's Environmental Studies Program and has a Ph.D. in Resource Administration and Management from UNH. Her expertise includes stakeholder participation in natural resource and decision-making and community-based research. Shannon's bio.
Dartmouth Researchers Study Arsenic Concentrations in Seaweed
New research published in Chemosphere found the presence of high concentrations of inorganic arsenic in samples of seaweed. The paper, written by Brian Jackson and Vivien Taylor, concluded that the findings warranted further monitoring due to the increasing popularity of seaweed and its use in agriculture and livestock farming.