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P2050034Scientist studying effects of Dan River coal ash spill

February 24, 2014

UNC SRP scientist Dr. Damian Shea is working with state and federal agency partners to determine the type and amounts of toxic chemicals present in coal ash spilled into the Dan River in early February, enabling regulators to better assess potential risks to communities along the river.   Read more.

 SRP_abdo-newsUNC SRP Trainee presents at NIEHS seminar on crowdsourcing data

January 6, 2014

PhD candidate Nour Abdo presented her work on the 1000 genomes toxicity screening project at an NIEHS seminar highlighting the winners of the NIEHS-NCATS-UNC DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge.  Read more.

SRP_shapiro1webSRP workshop on benchmark dose modeling software

December 5, 2013

MSPH candidate Andy Shapiro presented a workshop on benchmark dose modeling software (BMDS) to SRP faculty and trainees on December 5, 2013.  Read more.

srp- andy shaprio 1-2014Trainee Andy Shapiro wins first place poster award at OpenTox USA 2013

November 1, 2013

MSPH candidate Andy Shapiro won the top prize for his poster at the international OpenTOX USA meeting for his poster, “HAWC (Health Assessment Workspace Collaborative): a modular web-based interface to facilitate development of human health assessments of chemicals.”   Read more.

srp- aitken ISEB 2013SRP investigator travels to China to share research on bioremediation

November 14, 2013

Dr. Mike Aitken, leader of Project 5, presented an invited lecture, “Challenges in understanding and influencing the biodegradation of PAHs in contaminated soil,” at the 21st International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry in Wuhan, China.  Read more. 

srp- fry lab computerUNC SRP researchers explore links between cadmium exposure and newborn health

November 13, 2013

Investigators in Dr. Rebecca Fry’s lab and the Biostatistics Core collaborate to examine the links between cadmium exposure and newborn health.  Read more.


 EPA webinar features UNC SRP research

November 13, 2013

The US Environmental Protection Agency hosted the first session of Risk eLearning webinars featuring SRP research on Tuesday, November 12.  The webinar highlighted work of the UNC SRP as well as the University of Puerto Rico project PROTECT.  Read more.

 srp- trainee laine- 2013annualmtgUNC SRP attends Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting

October 18, 2013

Ten trainees, administrators, faculty and staff from UNC SRP attended the 2013 Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Read more.


SRP_rusyn-parisDr. Rusyn to serve on new NRC committee to recommend framework for safer chemical substitutions

September 26, 2013

Dr. Ivan Rusyn, UNC SRP Deputy Director and Leader of Project 2, has been named to the National Research Council’s committee, “Design and Evaluation of Safer Chemical Substitutions – A Framework to Inform Government and Industry Decisions.” Read more.

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