Union Co residents join UNC SRP and community partners in assessing quality of well water

In spring 2023, the Community Engagement Core (CEC) of the UNC Superfund Research Program (UNC SRP) co-led, with a local health department, a community meeting in Union County, NC. The... Read more »

UNC SRP trainee discovers endless post-graduate possibilities through K.C. Donnelly externship experience

Eric Brown participated in an externship at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health over the summer Inspired by the presentations given by K.C. Donnelly award recipients at the 2022... Read more »

SRP trainee brings focus to environmental injustice in eastern NC

A recent study led by Noemi Gavino-Lopez, a UNC SRP trainee and MS candidate in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, highlighted the environmental injustice of toxic metals in private well water in NC.

IDEA Learners program brings teachers and researchers together to develop impactful curriculum

Rebecca Fry, PhD, UNC Superfund Research Program (SRP) director, sparked the curiosity of a group of high school science teachers when she introduced systems biology during a professional development institute... Read more »

Professorship supports Fry's work toward healthier N.C.

March 16, 2023
Rebecca Fry’s lab is one of the first to study the effects of prenatal exposure to toxic metals as it relates to the epigenome — she has shown how behaviors and the environment can cause changes that affect the way genes function. She launched the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions and is using funds from the Angle Professorship and the UNC Superfund Research Program, which she directs, to work with North Carolina communities that have contaminated drinking water and provide them with cost-effective filters.

Partnerships lead to expansion of well water testing project, Well Empowered

When residents of Stokes County, NC first reached out to the UNC SRP Community Engagement Core (CEC) with questions about their well water, the CEC and SRP investigators launched Well... Read more »

Trainee Talks: Mikayla Armstrong’s journey to a career in membrane science

“It’s so interesting to me that water can be clear and seem fine to drink yet there can actually be things in it that aren’t good for our health,” said... Read more »

UNC students and staff gather for the opportunity to work with real-world data

Over fall break, 20 UNC graduate students, postdocs, and staff members from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, the Curriculum in Toxicology, and Environmental Medicine gathered on campus for... Read more »

UNC Superfund Research Program makes a splash at the 61st annual Society of Toxicology meeting

UNC SRP was well represented at the 61st annual Society of Toxicology (SOT) meeting held earlier this spring in San Diego, CA. “UNC SRP trainees were present in force at... Read more »

UNC SRP researchers create blueprint for using genomics technologies to understand mechanisms behind environmental exposure and disease outcomes

A new study from Project 1 resulted in a recent publication exploring the mechanisms connecting inorganic arsenic (iAs) and diabetes. UNC SRP trainee and lead author Jenna Todero’s research is... Read more »

Director: Rebecca Fry, PhD
Deputy Director: Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD
Funding provided by NIEHS grant #P42 ES031007

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