Recent CU SRP Monthly Seminars

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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

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

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