NIEHS Workshop on Arsenic March 3-4, 2014
The NIEHS and Superfund Research Program (SRP) are pleased to announce an upcoming workshop entitled Health effects and mitigation of arsenic: current research efforts and future directions. The workshop will be held at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Main Campus (Rodbell A, B, and C), Research Triangle Park, NC.
Mark Borsuk, Ph.D. receives IEAM Journal Best Paper Award
Dr. Mark Borsuk, PI of the Dartmouth Superfund Community Engagement Core, was awarded the IEAM Best Paper Award in May and it was announced at the SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. Borsuk's paper, A Bayesian Network Model for Integrative River Rehabilitation Planning and Management integrates state-of-the-science mathematical analysis into decision-making critical to solving river ecosystem impairment problems around the world. The paper exemplifies the application of complex environmental models and information addressing morphological, hydraulic, economic and ecological consequences of different river rehabilitation strategies. SETAC Press Release
Dartmouth Superfund Program Co-sponsors BU Training Event
The Boston University Superfund Research Program Outreach and Training Day held at the Museum of Science on November 18 was a huge success. Trainees and other program researchers and outreach staff heard esteemed journalist and author Dan Fagin speak about his recent book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, called by the New York Times "...a new classic of science reporting." A poster session highlighted research by the trainees, and a reception allowed time for informal conversation and connecting.
Bruce Stanton, Ph.D. appeared on NHPR's The Exchange
"The Exchange," a one-hour morning talk show, focused on arsenic in food and water and featured Bruce Stanton, Dartmouth SRP Director, and two stakeholder partners, Paul Susca from NH DES and Joe Ayotte from USGS.
Dartmouth Now: Addressing Arsenic
The Exchange on NHPR: Addressing Arsenic
Dartmouth Trainee Receives KC Donnelly Externship Award
Shohreh Farzan received the KC Donnelly Externship Award at the 2013 SRP Annual Meeting. She is a Post-Doctoral Researcher working with the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program (SRP) under the guidance of Margaret Karagas, Ph.D. She will complete a three month externship at New York University (NYU) in collaboration with the Columbia University SRP to examine the role of arsenic exposure on blood pressure over time and in relation to cardiovascular disease related mortality.
Washington Post Reports on PLOS One Superfund Paper
Dr. Celia Chen's lab published a paper entitled "Experimental and Natural Warming Elevates Mercury Concentrations in Estuarine Fish" in PLOS One in April and it was publicized in advance of the October Minamata Convention on Mercury. Read the GRIST article.
Food at Risk--Discover Magazine
Discover Magazine's October issue cover story by Deborah Blum features research by Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program.