Recent CU SRP Monthly Seminars

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October 15 2018

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Paul Bradley, Ph.D., Michael Focazio, Ph.D., and Ana Navas-Acien, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Michael Focazio (top left), Paul Bradley (bottom left), and Ana Navas-Acien (right)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Paul M. Bradley, Ph.D., Research Ecologist/Hydrologist at the South Atlantic Water Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey and Michael Focazio, Ph.D., Program Coordinator for Toxic Substances Hydrology and Contaminant Biology Programs in the Environmental Health Mission Area of the U.S. Geological Survey presented, "Assessing exposures from drinking water at the point of use: USGS collaborative tapwater research."

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Ana Navas-Acien, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Professor at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia University Superfund Research Program presented, "Arsenic and health effects in the Strong Heart Study: Opportunities for prevention."

Location: Monell Auditorium, Monell Building, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY

September 17 2018

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Linda Valeri, Ph.D. and Alexander van Geen, Ph.D.

Left to right: Lex van Geen, Linda Valeri, and Ana Navas-Acien

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Linda Valeri, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health presented, "Metal mixtures and child neurodevelopment in Bangladesh: Investigating joint effects and windows of susceptibility using Bayesian Kernel Machine Regression."

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Alexander van Geen, Ph.D., Lamont Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University presented, "Declining exposure of Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS) cohort over 18 years: Causes and consequences."

Location: Columbia University’s Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1102), Allan Rosenfield Building, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY

June 18 2018

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentation by Megan Rockafellow-Baldoni and Arsenic Journal Club discussion

Left to right: Ana Navas-Acien, Sara Flanagan, Megan Rockafellow-Baldoni, and Lex van Geen

Seminar Presentation

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Megan Rockafellow-Baldoni, PhD, MPH, Program Coordinator, Center for Public Health Workforce Development, School of Public Health at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey presented, "New Jersey township ordinance for arsenic treatment reduces cancer risk."

 

 

Arsenic Journal Club Discussion

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm:

Article: Palmgren M, Engström K, Hallström BM, Wahlberg K, Søndergaard DA, Säll T, Vahter M, Broberg K. (2017) AS3MT-mediated tolerance to arsenic evolved by multiple independent horizontal gene transfers from bacteria to eukaryotes. PLoS ONE 12(4): e0175422.

Discussants: Anne Bozack and Athena Nghiem

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 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

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