The Accidental Geochemist

Growing up in a picturesque environment dotted with some of the oldest rocks in Nigeria was inspiring for me as a young boy and motivated my later professional decisions. During... Read more »

UNC SRP researchers highlighted by NIH

Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD, UNC SRP Project 2 leader, and trainees were highlighted in a Recent Highlights article published by the National Institute of Health Office of Research... Read more »

Assessing environmental health literacy through a well water lens

A recent study by Kathleen Gray, PhD, leader of the UNC SRP’s Community Engagement Core (CEC), and researchers from the University of Arizona Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center and the... Read more »

New research begins to connect the dots between the gut microbiome and health outcomes

A recent study led by Kun Lu, PhD, leader of the UNC SRP’s Project 3, and collaborators, developed a new methodology that could help provide more insights into the role... Read more »

UNC researchers develop mapping tool to protect populations from environmental chemicals

February 15, 2022
A new tool developed by UNC environmental health researchers allows users to visualize trends in environmental contaminants, demographic information and environmental justice indicators across North Carolina.

Research on minerals in the ground may have big impacts for well placement in NC and beyond

“Minerals in the environment may exert even more control on the fate and transport of arsenic and other metals than previously thought,” Owen Duckworth, PhD, leader of the UNC SRP’s... Read more »

Don't judge water by its clarity

Mikayla Armstrong, UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering Graduate trainee, UNC SRP Project 5 In 2020, Consumer Reports detected high levels of arsenic in several brands of bottled... Read more »

Is your well water safe to drink? New resource from UNC-Chapel Hill, partners can help you decide

The UNC Superfund Research Program (SRP), in collaboration with the UNC School of Law Well Water Pro Bono Project, the environmental non-profit Clean Water for North Carolina (CWFNC), the NC... Read more »

UNC SRP Trainee highlighted for multidisciplinary expertise

  Royster Fellow, SRP trainee, and doctoral student Riley Vickers is bringing his expertise to a multidisciplinary team developing new water purification filters. His dissertation aims to improve synthetic membranes... Read more »

Where water filters meet computer modeling: Developing molecular simulations to improve in-home filtration systems

UNC SRP’s Project 5 is focused on identifying ways membrane systems can be better designed and implemented to improve arsenic removal and disposal methods. “Clarifying the fundamental mechanisms required for... 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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