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Breastfeeding May Protect Babies from Arsenic Exposure

Children's Center Researchers publish on the estimated exposure to arsenic in breastfed and formula-fed babies in Environmental Health Perspectives.

Dartmouth Now
Scientific American
CBS News
February, 2015
Anala Gossai

Urinary Arsenic and Cord Blood Leptin

Children's Center Researchers publish findings on the association between maternal urinary arsenic species and infant cord blood leptin levels in Environmental Research.

PubMed Link
February, 2015
Carmen Marsit

Dr. Carmen Marsit Co-Directs Burroughs Wellcome Fund Grant

Children's Center Researcher Dr. Carmen Marsit Co-Directs a new $2.5 million Burroughs Wellcome Fund Grant to promote cross-discipline communications and graduate education.

Press Release
February, 2015
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Postdoctoral Training Opportunities

The Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center at Dartmouth invites applications for an interdisciplinary postdoctoral training and career development program in the fields of epidemiology, biostatistics and bioinformatics.

Postdoctoral Ad
November, 2014

Dietary-Wide Association Study (DWAS)

Children's Center Researchers explore the Dietary-Wide Association Study (DWAS) of environmental Metal Exposure in US Children and Adults in PLoS One.

Link to PubMed
September, 2014

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Brian Jackson

Dr. Brian Jackson, Center investigator and the director of the Trace Metal Analysis Core Facility at Dartmouth, was interviewed for a New York Times piece on arsenic in rice crackers.

New York Times link
March, 2015
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Center Members met with Dr. Samara Nielson from the CDC, and attended her presentation on seafood consumption and blood mercury concentrations in adults February 25, 2015

Link to recent article
February, 2015
Kari Nadeau

Center Researcher, Dr. Kari Nadeau presented an NIEHS Distinguished Lecture, highlighting the Dartmouth Children's Center.

"With the Children's Environmental Health Centers, we're working to educate the community about what the science is telling us, and how it may help the community and help shape public health policy," Nadeau said.

NIEHS Newsletter Link
January, 2015
Kerri-Ann Jones

Center Director, Dr. Margaret Karagas meets with US Assistant Secretary of State, Kerri-Ann Jones

Dr. Margaret Karagas met with Kerri-Ann Jones, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, January 2015

January, 2015

Center Director, Dr. Margaret Karagas and COTC Director Dr. Carolyn Murray meet with Congresswoman Rose Delauro

Drs. Margaret Karagas and Carolyn Murray met with representatives of Congresswoman Rose Delauro regarding proposed legislation regulating arsenic content in rice, December 2014

December, 2014
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Center Director Dr. Margaret Karagas and COTC Director Dr. Carolyn Murray Present to the FDA Food Advisory Board

Drs. Margaret Karagas and Carolyn Murray presented to the FDA Food Advisory Board on Arsenic Levels in Food, December 2014

FDA Committee Information
December, 2014
Shohreh Farzan

Annual Superfund Research Program Meeting

Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Shohreh Farzan, and Center Director, Dr. Margaret Karagas attended the 2014 SRP meeting in San Jose, CA, November 12-14. Dr. Farzan presented on her KC Donnelly Award Research.

SRP Annual Meeting
November, 2014
Dr. Karagas

New Department of Epidemiology

The Dartmouth Board of Trustees approved the new academic Department of Epidemiology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Children's Center Director, Dr. Margaret Karagas, will lead this new department.

Dartmouth Now Release
Geisel Press Release
November, 2014

NIEHS Arsenic Workshop Report

Members of the Children's Center contributed to the "Health Effects and Mitigation of Arsenic: Current Research Efforts and Future Directions" Workshop and Webinar Discussion Series report, which is now available online.

Link to Report
Link to Webinar Series
October, 2014

Report Examines Health Impacts of Arsenic in Drinking Water

Researchers from the Children's Center team with the Superfund Research Program, the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to report on the health impacts of drinking water from private wells in New Hampshire.

Link to Report
New Hampshire Public Radio Coverage
October, 2014
Koop Lecture

Koop Lecture on Children's Health

The Children's Center proudly co-sponsored the Fifth Annual C. Everett Koop Lecture on "Corporate Threats to Children's Health - A Panel Discussion." Monday, October 6, 2014, 4:30 PM, Rockefeller Center, Silsby 028. Professors Joel Bakan, Bruce Lanphear and James Sargent presented.

October, 2014

In Utero Arsenic Exposure and Fetal Immunity

Children's Center Researchers publish findings on the association between in utero arsenic exposure and fetal immunity in Clinical Immunology

Link to PubMed
September, 2014
Alison Paquette

Developmental Basis of Epigenetic Regulation and Psychiatric Outcomes

Children's Center Researchers, Drs. Carmen Marsit and Alison Paquette recently published in the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry about the serotonin receptor 5-HT2A (encoded by HTR2A), an important regulator of fetal brain development and adult cognitive function. Environmental signals that induce epigenetic changes of serotonin response genes, including HTR2A, have been implicated in adverse mental health outcomes.

Link to PubMed
September, 2014
Paquette and Lesseur

Epigenetic Regulation of Infant Neurobehavioral Outcomes

In a recent manuscript published in Medical Epigenetics, Children's Center Researchers, Drs. Carmen Marsit, Corina Lesseur and Alison Paquette describe their recent body of work demonstrating that during fetal development and early-infancy environmental signals can induce epigenetic changes that alter neurobehavioral development and later-life mental health.

Link to PubMed
August, 2014
Dr. Folt

NIEHS Spirit Lecture features Center Associate Director, Dr. Carol Folt

Children's Center Associate Director, Dr. Carol Folt, presented as a part of the 2014 NIEHS Spirit Lecture.

"We could hardly ask for a better speaker for this event," said NIEHS and NTP Director, Dr. Linda Birnbaum.

NIEHS Spirit Award Link
July, 2014
Baby Feet

Infant Toenails as Biomarker of In Utero Arsenic Exposure

In a recent publication in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, Children's Center Researchers from all three projects, collaboratively explore the relationship between infant toenails and in utero arsenic exposure.

Link to Journal
Link to PubMed
EurekAlert Media Attention
Science Daily Media Attention
June, 2014
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Surgeon General's report on Prevention of Skin Cancer features the work of Children's Center Director, Dr. Margaret Karagas and colleagues

Dr. Karagas and colleague's recently published paper in Pediatrics on the incidence of early-onset skin cancer and associated risks with indoor tanning was cited in the newly released 2014 Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. The report outlines the risks and action steps to reverse the alarming rise in the incidence of skin cancers in the US population.

Manuscript Link
Press Release
Dartmouth Now
US News & World Report
June, 2014
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Karagas Appointed to Squires Professorship

Children's Center Director, Dr. Margaret Karagas, was appointed to the Squires Professorship at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

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June, 2014
Dr. Kathy Cottingham

Children's Centers Webinar Series

Children's Center Researchers present in the NIEHS/EPA Children's Center Webinar Series

Dr. Kathy Cottingham will present "Hot Topics in Food Safety and Children's Health"
June 11, 2014

Dr. Carmen Marsit presented "Early Life and Epigenetics/Response and Impact on Immune System"
April 9, 2014

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June, 2014
Drs. Marsit and Lesseur

Associations between hormones and neurodevelopment

Children's Center Researchers, Drs. Carmen Marsit and Corina Lesseur investigate the sex-specific associations between placental leptin (a central hormone for energy honeostasis) and infant neurobehaivor, in a recent manuscript published in Psychoneuroendrocrinology.

Link to manuscript
Press Release
June, 2014
Dr. Kathleen Bush

Exploring the Linkages Between Ecosystem Services and Human Health

Dr. Kathleen Bush, Research Assistant Professor, Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University, and former US EPA fellow, will visit Dartmouth and present on Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dr. Bush's Website
May, 2014

Children's Researchers Presented at 2014 PAS Meeting

Several Children's Center Researchers, presented their Children's Center research at this years Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Vancouver Canada.

Dr. Juliette Madan (Project 1): "Neonatal Microbiome, Exposures and Infection" (poster)
Dr. Shohreh Farzan (Project 1): "In Utero Arsenic Exposure and Infant Infections in the First Year of Life: A Longitudinal Study in US Cohort" (poster)
Dr. Anne Hoen (Project 1): "The Developing Gut and Respiratory Microbiome in Young Children 0-3 with CF: Clinical Correlates" (poster)
Dr. Diane Gilbert-Diamond (Project 2): "Television in the Bedroom Is Associated With Increased Adiposity Gain in a Nationally Representative Sample of Adolescents" (invited talk)
Dr. Corina Lesseur (Project 3): "Maternal Obesity and Gestational Diabetes Are Associated with Leptin DNA Methylation in Human Placenta" (poster)
Graduate Student, Alison Paquette (Project 3): "KFBP5 Placental Methylation is Associated with Infant Neurobehavioral Outcomes" (invited talk)

Link to Meeting Agenda
May, 2014
Dr. Carmen Marsit

Center Researcher Serves as Expert Panelist

During an upcoming NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) webinar series on the current state of knowledge and data gaps in the field of arsenic environmental health research, Dr. Marsit will serve as an expert panelist at the "Susceptibility to Arsenic Effects" webinar, May 7, 2014, 1:30-3:00 pm.

To Register for Webinar
May, 2014
Dr. Margaret Karagas

Low-Dose Arsenic: In Search of a Risk Threshold

Children's Center Director, Dr. Margaret Karagas, contributes to the Environmental Health Perspectives featured news article on "Low-Dose Arsenic: In Search of a Risk Threshold"

Link to article
May, 2014
Fay Wang

Microbiome Inspired Symphony

Dartmouth has commissioned artist Fay Wang to compose a symphony exploring the relationship between science and music. Center Researchers were interviewed about their work, and the relationship between microbes and human health. This truly translational project is inspired by the work being done within the Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center at Dartmouth.

Event Details
Information on Artist Fay Wang
April, 2014
Drs. Carol Folt and Carmen Marsit

Children's Researchers Participate in NIEHS Arsenic Workshop

Children's Center Researchers, Drs. Carol Folt and Carmen Marsit presented during the March NIEHS Workshop, "Health Effects and Mitigation of Arsenic: Current Research Efforts and Future Directions." The workshop highlighted significant new and emerging research on low dose exposure to arsenic in human health.

Workshop Information
March, 2014
Dr. Diane Gilbert-Diamond

Dartmouth study suggests removing TV from a child's bedroom could help prevent excessive weight gain

Children's Center Researcher, Dr. Gilbert-Diamond, recently published a study in JAMA Pediatrics associating television in the bedroom with increased weight gain in children and adolescents.

JAMA Pediatrics
Press Release
NBC News Coverage
WBUR Radio Broadcast
March, 2014
Matthaw Davis

Children's Center PhD student, Matthew Davis and colleagues examined the prevalence and success of doctor jokes posted on Facebook in one of the first studies of social networking site conversations pertaining to health and medicine.

The study is published in the February edition of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

March, 2014
Dr. Kathryn Cottingham

New study finds toenails help trace arsenic exposure from foods.

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January, 2014
Dr. Courtney Carignan

Center Researcher, Courtney Carignan Ph.D., finds elevated flame retardant exposure among U.S. gymnasts.

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January, 2014
Dr. Shohreh Farzan

KC Donnelly Externship Award Winner

Children's Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Shohreh Farzan, received the KC Donnelly Externship Award at the 2013 National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting

December, 2013
Dr. Kathryn Cottingham

Diet alone can be a significant source of arsenic exposure

Continued coverage of a Dartmouth-led study that found diet alone can be a significant source of arsenic exposure. Of the foods tested in the study, Dartmouth researchers found that white wine, beer, dark-meat fish, and Brussels sprouts raised people's arsenic levels the most significantly. Lead researcher Kathryn Cottingham, professor of biological sciences, is quoted in the article.

November, 2013
Dr. Margaret Karagas

New Report Recommends Data-Driven Approach Over Default Practices for Assessing Multiple Health Effects of Inorganic Arsenic

Center Director Dr. Margaret Karagas serves on National Research Council committee to recommend data-driven approach for assessing multiple health effects of inorganic arsenic. Read More...

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November, 2013
NYT article

Children's Center researchers are examining exposure to low-level arsenic via water and food, which is gaining national attention

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September, 2013

Children's Center research has brought low-level arsenic exposure to light and has inspired the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to test rice and rice products for arsenic, and conduct analyses on the long-term exposure effects.

Center Director, Dr. Margaret Karagas interviewed by Reuters.

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September, 2013
Dr. Juliette Madan

Development of the Fetal Microbiome

Dr. Juliette Madan interviewed for New York Times article by Carl Zimmer about the fetal and neonatal microbiome.

Read the New York Times Article
August, 2013
Drs Karagas and Folt

Children's Center Associate Director, Dr. CAROL FOLT, took office as Carolina's chancellor on July 1, 2013.

Dr. Karagas, congratulates Dr. Folt, as she take office as Carolina's 11th chancellor and first woman leader on July 1, 2013.

Read more at http://chancellor.unc.edu/
July, 2013
Dr. Kari Nadeau

Dr. Kari Nadeau featured in New York Times Magazine.

"The Allergy Buster: Can a Radical New Treatment Save Children With Severe Food Allergies?"

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March, 2013

Children's Center postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Allison Appleton's publication "A prospective study of positive early life psychosocial factors and favorable cardiovascular risk in adulthood" in Circulation received international press.

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February, 2013
ASP link

Dr. Juliette Madan was inducted into the Society for Pediatric Research

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January, 2013
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