Toxicant Exposures in Rhode Island: Past, Present, and Future

The Brown University Superfund Research Program (SRP), Toxicant Exposures in Rhode Island: Past, Present, and Future, is focused on complex environmental contaminant issues in Rhode Island. Rhode Island has a long history of industrial activity resulting in extensive contamination. An academic-government-community partnership model is a key feature of our overall SRP research strategy. Together with our partners we work to expand the understanding of the human health consequences and management of contaminated sites in Rhode Island and other post-industrial states. Our research embraces the complexity of mixed contaminants and their inevitable proximity to dense population centers, and is responsive to the needs of our government and community partners in managing the problems that this causes.

Brown University's Superfund Research Program is a win-win-win for Rhode Island citizens, Rhode Island communities, and the Rhode Island environment.

SRP Trainee, April Rodd, Wins Award

April Rodd won the Oral Presentation Award for her presentation titled A 3D fish liver model for aquatic toxicology: characterization of histology and function in PLHC-1 microtissues at the Northeast Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting on Friday, September 30, 2016. April and fellow SRP trainee  Alysha Simmons were part of a group of Brown University graduate students who presented posters at the meeting.

(Distributed October 5, 2016)

Brown SRP at the American Sociological Association

Dr. Christina Ergas, State Agency Liaison for the CEC, attended the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. She presented two papers "Racing to Reduce Emissions: Assessing the Relationship between Race and Environmental Impacts from Transportation" and "Toward a More Holistic Approach to Environmental Justice: Key Lessons from the Cuban Urban Agricultural Field."

(Distributed October 4, 2016)

Continuing Our Partnership with NEWMOA: Workshop Series

Dr. Suuberg Presenting at co-sponsored NEWMOA Workshop:

Brown SRP joined with the Northeast Waste Management Officials Association (NEWMOA) to organize a series of workshops on September 27 and 28, 2016 to disseminate research to stakeholders on the controversial topic of Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA).

(Distributed October 4, 2016)

Eric Suuberg Takes SRP Vapor Intrusion Work to China

Dr. Eric Suuberg spent the week, September 19-22, 2016, in China speaking on his Superfund work with vapor intrusion. He started off the week at Beijing Institute of Environmental Sciences speaking about early Brown SRP work on Vapor Intrusion Assessment: The Role of Numerical Modeling. His week continued on focusing discussions on tars and their vapor pressures and water solubility at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou and at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai.

(Distributed October 4, 2016)

Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials

11th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials (ICEENN 2016), Golden, CO; Brown SRP Project 3 research “Environmental and biological transformations of emerging two-dimensional nanomaterials beyond graphene," was presented by Drs. Robert Hurt (lecture) and Evan Gray (poster). 

(Distributed October 4, 2016)
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