Recent CU SRP Monthly Seminars

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December 18 2017

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

CU SRP Monthly Seminar: 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

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