Archived CU SRP Monthly Seminars

April 16 2018

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Presentation by Anna Tompsett, Ph. D.

Left to right: Nadia Jamil, Junaid Ali Khattak, Lex van Geen, Mary Gamble, Anna Tompsett, Steve Chillrud, Nancy LoIacono, and Rajib Mozumder

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Anna Tompsett, Ph.D., Assistant  Professor in the Department of Economics, Stockholm University, Sweden presented, "How do community contribution requirements affect the provision of local public good? Experimental evidence from safe water sources in Bangladesh."

Location: Columbia University's Lamont Campus, Comer Building, 1st floor seminar room, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY

March 19 2018

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Christine Marie George, Ph.D. and Daniel C. Walsh, Ph.D.

Left to right: Joe Graziano, Christine George, Steve Chillrud, Dan Walsh, Lex van Geen, and Ana Navas-Acien (Photo credit: N. LoIacono)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Christine Marie George, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of International Health, Program in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health presented, "Strong Heart Water Study: Participatory interventions to reduce arsenic exposure among private well users in American Indian communities."

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Daniel C. Walsh, Ph.D., Director of New York City Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation and Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at the Earth Engineering Center, Earth Institute, Columbia University presented, "Reducing exposure to legacy Pb and As pollution in urban soils: Advances in New York City."

Location: Columbia University’s Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY.

February 26 2018

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Ricardo Maertens, Ph.D. and Miranda Jones Spratlen, Ph.D.

Left to right: Lex van Geen, Ricardo Maertens, Miranda Jones Spratlen, and Ana Navas-Acien (Photo credit: S. Baptista)

Ricardo Maertens, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at Harvard University presented, "Demand for information on environmental health risk, mode of delivery, and behavioral change: Evidence from offering well tests for arsenic in Sonargaon, Bangladesh."

Miranda Jones Spratlen, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University presented, "Arsenic, targeted metabolomics and diabetes related outcomes: Connecting the dots in population-based studies."

Location: Columbia University's Lamont Campus, Comer Building, 4th floor, Quentin J. Kennedy Boardroom, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY

December 18 2017

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Brittany Huhmann, M.S., Yu Chen, M.P.H., Ph.D., and Habibul Ahsan, M.D.

Brittany Huhmann, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow presented, "Long-term impacts of well-testing on arsenic exposure in Araihazar, Bangladesh."

Yu Chen, M.P.H., Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Departments of Population Health, Environmental Medicine, and Medicine at the NYU Langone Medical Center and Habibul Ahsan, M.D., Louis Block Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine & Human Genetics and Director of the Center for Epidemiology & Prevention at University of Chicago presented, "Arsenic and disease in Bangladesh – update from HEALS."

Location: Columbia University’s Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY

October 16 2017

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Dr. Dieke Postma and Dr. Tiffany Sanchez

Left to right: Lex van Geen, Dieke Postma, Tiffany Sanchez, and Joe Graziano (Photo credit: Nancy LoIacono)

Dieke Postma, Ph.D., Senior Researcher in the Department of Geochemistry at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) presented, “Explaining the spatial variation of arsenic in groundwater from the Red River Floodplain, Vietnam.”

Tiffany R. Sanchez, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health presented, “Studying rice consumption patterns, low-level arsenic exposure and nonmalignant respiratory disease in a U.S. population.”

Related link(s): Location: Columbia University’s Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY

April 24 2017

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Dr. Aaron Barchowsky and Dr. Sheetal Sekhri

Aaron Barchowsky (top) and Sheetal Sekhri (bottom)

Aaron Barchowsky, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Pittsburgh presented, “Arsenic and mitochondria in epigenetic regulation of skeletal muscle stem cells and regeneration.”

Sheetal Sekhri, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Economics at the University of Virginia presented, “Costs and remediation of groundwater contamination: Case of chronic exposure to high fluoride.”

Related link(s): Location: Columbia University's Lamont Campus, Comer Building, 1st floor seminar room, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY

March 20 2017

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Dr. Owen W. Duckworth and Dr. Joseph H. Graziano

Joe Graziano (left) and Owen Duckworth (right)

Owen W. Duckworth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry, Department of Soil Science at North Carolina State University presented, "Manganese biomineral formation in a Superfund treatment system: Implications for environmental remediation."

Joseph H. Graziano, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Pharmacology and Director of the Columbia University Superfund Research Program, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University presented, "Neurocognitive impairment due to early life arsenic exposure: An overview."

Related link(s): Location: James Room, 4th floor, Barnard Hall, Barnard College, Columbia University, 117th Street and Broadway, New York, NY

January 30 2017

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Presentation by Dr. Koren K. Mann

Left to right: Lex van Geen, Koren Mann, and Joe Graziano (Photo credit: N. LoIacono)

Koren K. Mann, Ph.D., Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at McGill University presented, “The Contribution of Arsenic 3 Methyltransferase in Arsenic-enhanced Atherosclerosis.”

Related link(s): Location: Columbia University’s Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY

November 30 2016

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Dr. Mason Stahl and Dr. Ana Navas-Acien

Left to right: Lex van Geen, Ana Navas-Acien, Mason Stahl, and Joe Graziano

Mason Stahl, Ph.D., recent graduate of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presented, “Organic Carbon Dynamics and Redox Changes in an Arsenic Contaminated Aquifer in Bangladesh.”

Ana Navas-Acien, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, presented, “Epidemiologic Research on Arsenic at Low Exposure Levels: Exposure Assessment Challenges and Possible Solutions.”

Related link(s): Location: Columbia University's Lamont Campus, first floor conference room of the Comer Building, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY

October 17 2016

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Dr. Habibul Ahsan and Dr. Nicholas A. Procopio

Left to right: Lex van Geen, Steve Chillrud, Nick Procopio, Stuart Braman and Joe Graziano (Photo credit: N. LoIacono)

Habibul Ahsan, M.D., Louis Block Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine & Human Genetics and Director of the Center for Epidemiology & Prevention, University of Chicago, presented, "Bangladesh Vitamin E and Selenium Trial: Preliminary Results and Lessons Learned."

Nicholas A. Procopio, Ph.D., GISP, Bureau Chief, Division of Science, Research, and Environmental Health, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, presented,  “New Jersey’s Private Well Testing Act and Geographic Summary of Over a Decade of Data.”

Related link(s): Location: Columbia University’s Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY

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