Tuesday, April 4 – Wednesday, April 5


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Meeting Presentations:

The PROTECT Team has received permission from a portion of the NE SRP’s speakers to post their PowerPoint slides online. Find links below to these presentations.

Welcome and Introductions – Akram Alshawabkeh, PROTECT SRP

Overviews of Northeast SRP Centers

Boston University SRP Center – David Sherr
PROTECT SRP CenterAkram Alshawabkeh
Brown SRP CenterRobert Hurt
Columbia SRP Center – Joseph Graziano
Dartmouth College SRP Center – Bruce Stanton
University of Pennsylvania SRP CenterIan Blair

Session #1 – Reducing Water-Borne Arsenic Exposure in the Northeast

New Jersey’s Private Well Testing Act: A Geographic Summary of a Decade of Data
Speaker: Nick Procopio

The Columbia University SRP’s Ongoing Research Translation Activities to Raise Awareness and Reduce Arsenic Exposure in Pregnant Women’ in Hunterdon County, NJ
Speaker: Joseph Graziano

Translating and Communicating Arsenic Science to the Public and Policymakers
Speaker: Laurie Reynolds Rardin

Session #2: Community/Stakeholder Interactions

Realities of Environmental Toxicity and Their Ramifications for Community Engagement
Speaker: Edward A. Emmett

Resources for Education and Action for Community Health at a Superfund Site
Speaker: Frances K. Barg

Scaling Site-based Strategies for Community Engagement
Speaker: Scott Frickel

A Stakeholder’s Perspective on Community Engagement
Speaker: Lora Werner

Session #3: How to Leverage Big Data for Environmental Science Research

Why Environmental Scientists Should Gravitate toward Big Data and Its Enormous Mass
Speaker: David Sherr

Consortia of Epidemiologic Studies for Environmental Health: An Urgent Need
Speaker: Ana Navas-Acien

ScanGeo: Automated Meta-analysis of Public Gene Expression Data
Speaker: Thomas H. Hampton

Leveraging Transcriptomics to Study the Impact of Chemicals on Human Cells
Speaker: Aravind Subramanian

Toward Cancer Prevention: High-throughput Transcriptomics for the Screening of Chemical Carcinogens
Speaker: Stefano Monti

Session #4: Diverse Perspectives on Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substance Contamination

Epidemiologic evidence on PFOA from the C8 Science Panel and Beyond
Speaker: David Savitz

Urgent Research Needs for Better Understanding the Toxicity of PFAS
Speaker: Jamie DeWitt

Fate and Transport of PFASs in Groundwater
Speaker: Jennifer Guelfo

Empowering Citizens: Community Driven Research around PFOA Groundwater Contamination in Hoosick Falls, NY and Bennington, VT
Speaker: David Bond

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