August 15 2016

Sara Flanagan wins 2016 K.C. Donnelly Externship Award

Sara Flanagan

Congratulations to Sara Flanagan on winning a 2016 K.C. Donnelly Externship Award! Flanagan is a doctoral student at the City University of New York and a research associate of the Columbia University Superfund Research Program (SRP) Community Engagement Core (CEC) under CEC PI Dr. Yan Zheng. The K.C. Donnelly Externship Award was established by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) SRP in memory of longtime SRP grantee Dr. K.C. Donnelly. It provides current SRP-funded graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with translational/transdisciplinary opportunities and experiences within other SRP-funded centers, government laboratories (EPA, ATSDR, NIEHS), or other agencies (state, local, Tribal). For her externship, Flanagan will work with Steve Spayd, Ph.D., at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and other researchers at the NJ Department of Health (NJDOH). Her current research is aimed at investigating motivators and barriers for water testing and treating arsenic-affected private wells used for drinking water. Through this externship, Flanagan will collaborate with NJDEP and NJDOH on community engagement and intervention strategies to increase private well arsenic testing and motivate well owners to reduce their risk of exposure.

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Announcement type: CU SRP Announcements

January 15 2016

RTC PI Meredith Golden Retires after Long Career in Environmental Health

Meredith Golden demonstrates the National Priorities List (NPL) Superfund Footprint Mapper at the 2012 Lamont-Doherty Open House in Palisades, NY.

After more than 35 years working in the field of environmental health, Meredith Golden, senior research associate at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), has retired. Golden joined the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network in Saginaw, Michigan, 22 years ago, with a background in economics, medical geography, and epidemiology. She relocated to Columbia when CIESIN became an Earth Institute Center in 1998. She has served as a principal investigator of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Columbia Superfund Research Program, leading the interdisciplinary Research Translation Core (RTC) and coordinating development of the National Priorities List Superfund Footprint Mapper, a decision-making tool for researchers, regulators, and community partners. Golden also led the environment and health mission area of the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center and contributed to other CIESIN and Earth Institute activities on health and hazards. Going forward, GoldenĀ plans to continue to use her public health expertise in assisting communities in environmental education and hazard mitigation.

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December 11 2015

Superfund 35th Anniversary

December 11, 2015 marks the 35th anniversary of the enactment of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund).

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