Mary Lou Guerinot Elected to National Academy of Sciences!!
Dr. Guerinot's election to the National Academy of Sciences is one of the highest honors in science. "Mary Lou Guerinot exemplifies the best of our Dartmouth faculty, and this is a well-deserved honor," says Provost Carolyn Dever. Read details.
Kathrin Lawlor Presents Community Toolkit at NH DES Source Water Protection Conference
CEC Coordnator, Kathrin Lawlor, led a session on Engaging Community Partners in Long-term Change as part of the Community Based Source Water Protection track at the NH DES Source Water Protection Conference on May 11 in Concord. She spoke to about 50 people and distributed the Well Water Community Action Toolkit. The agenda provides more details.
Elevated Bladder Cancer Risk in New England Linked to Arsenic in Drinking Water from Private Wells
A new study from the National Cancer Institute shows that drinking water from private wells may have contributed to elevated risk of bladder cancer in New England. Dartmouth Superfund researcher, Dr. Margaret Karagas, participated in the study. National Cancer Institute press release; NH DES press release.
Northeast Superfund Research Program Training Workshop Big Success
The Training Cores of the Dartmouth, BU, Brown, UPenn, Columbia, Harvard and Northeastern SRP Centers met April 26-27 at Northeastern University in Boston to learn about improving their science communication skills, community engagement and planning for future careers. For more information about the Training Workshop, which was co-hosted by the Dartmouth SRP, visit the Northeastern SRP website.
NH Arsenic Consortium Meeting Brings New Members!
Almost 70 people from a wide array of stakeholder groups attended the New Hampshire Arsenic Consortium meeting on March 24. They heard updates on arsenic research, outreach and education, reviewed Consortium accomplishments and discussed next steps regarding arsenic in private well water in NH.
Dartmouth Researchers find Potential Link between in Utero Arsenic Exposure and Growth in Developing Fetuses
New research published in Environmental Health Perspectives, details a study led by Diane Gilbert-Diamond with Margaret Karagas as senior author, which looks at the relation between in utero arsenic exposure and birth outcomes in a cohort of mothers and their newborns from New Hampshire.