Other Archived Events

September 22 2014 to September 24 2014

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

NIEHS PEPH Annual Meeting Focuses on Innovative Approaches to Environmental Health Literacy (EHL)

CU SRP RTC Co-PI Meredith Golden leads Discussion on Innovative Tools and Technology
CU SRP RTC Co-PI Meredith Golden leads Discussion on Innovative Tools and Technology

CU SRP RTC Co-PI Meredith Golden served as the facilitator for the session on Tools and Technology: Methods for Raising Environmental Health Literacy (EHL) at the Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) 2014 Annual Meeting: Communication Research in Environmental Health Sciences – Environmental Health Literacy (EHL), September 22-23rd, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The session focused on the full range of tools from printed materials to social media and interactive mapping as well as other innovative research technologies that enhance EHL and assist community science.

The first speaker, Paul English, Environmental Epidemiologist and Science Advisor for the Environmental Health Investigations Branch at the California Department of Health demonstrated how The California Environmental Health Tracking Program uses GIS mapping and statistical modeling of local data to communicate risk to communities. Then, Sara Wylie, assistant professor at Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute and co-founder of Public Lab, along with community partner Deborah Thomas jointly discussed using photographic paper to monitor Hydrogen Sulfide exposure from oil and gas extraction, and then mapping their findings so that community members could more easily visualize the extent of potential hazardous health risks.  Finally, Alexandra Anderson, Community Outreach & Translation Core Coordinator for Zero Breast Cancer, explained the Photovoice project which provides adolescent girls with a  hands on way to understand their environment and identify potential risks impacting their health during puberty.

Over 130 participants representing government, academia, health care providers, non-profit organizations, and community partners actively participated in the meeting.. In addition, several “Watch Parties” joined in remotely and ran concurrent discussion groups.

Location:

October 21 2012 to October 24 2012

4:00 pm

SRP 25th Annual Meeting

The 25th Annual Meeting of the NIEHS Superfund Research Program: 25 Years of Transdisciplinary Research & Training to Protect Human & Environmental Health will be held in Raleigh NC, 21-24 October 2012. Please click here for the meeting website.

Invitees: All interested in the topics
Sponsored by: Hosted by the NIEHS Superfund Research Programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University
Location: Marriot City Center, Raleigh, North Carolina

August 7 2012 to August 8 2012

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

A conference on Connecting Research and Practice

A dialogue between ATSDR and the NIEHS Superfund Research Program will take place on August 7 and 8, 2012 for SRP scientists and partners. This event will foster collaborative research, engagement, and translation between SRP and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to maximize the positive effect of research dollars on environmental public health. Participation by all Superfund Research Programs is encouraged. Presentations and related discussions will provide opportunities for ATSDR personnel to learn about cutting-edge research from scientists across the SRP, while SRP researchers will learn more about ATSDR’s Superfund-related research and informational needs. There will be four two-hour sessions, each featuring four 20-25 minute talks:

  • Session 1: Emerging Contaminants
  • Session 2: Legacy Contaminants
  • Session 3: Environmental Fate and Transport
  • Session 4: Engaging Communities around Contaminated Sites

For more information contact Beth Anderson at NIEHS (tainer at niehs dot nih dot gov)

Sponsored by: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Location: Atlanta, GA

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