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May 18 2015

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

May 2015 CU SRP Seminar by Dr. Manish Arora, "Uncovering early life exposure to chemical mixtures using tooth matrix biomarkers"

Dr. Manish Arora and Dr. Joe Graziano, CU SRP May 2015 Seminar

This seminar/webinar focused on bio-monitoring exposure to chemical mixtures. Dr. Manish Arora, Associate Professor with the Department of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Exposure Biology Laboratory at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai presented, " Uncovering early life exposure to chemical mixtures using tooth matrix biomarkers ". The seminar took place at Columbia University's Lamont Campus and was also broadcast as a webinar. There is no recording of this presentation, nor are the slides available since the findings have not yet been published. However, if you are interested in more information on this research, you may contact Dr. Arora directly via email: manish dot arora at mssm dot edu.

Here are a few relevant publications by Dr. Arora and his colleagues:

1: Arora M, Austin C, Sarrafpour B, Hernández-Ávila M, Hu H, Wright RO,
Tellez-Rojo MM. Determining prenatal, early childhood and cumulative long-term
lead exposure using micro-spatial deciduous dentine levels. PLoS One. 2014 May
19;9(5):e97805. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097805. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID:
24841926; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4026445. url: dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0097805

2: Gunier RB, Bradman A, Jerrett M, Smith DR, Harley KG, Austin C, Vedar M, Arora
M, Eskenazi B. Determinants of manganese in prenatal dentin of shed teeth from
CHAMACOS children living in an agricultural community. Environ Sci Technol. 2013
Oct 1;47(19):11249-57. doi: 10.1021/es4018688. Epub 2013 Sep 23. PubMed PMID:
24053404; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4167759. url: dx.doi.org/10.1021/es4018688

3: Austin C, Smith TM, Bradman A, Hinde K, Joannes-Boyau R, Bishop D, Hare DJ,
Doble P, Eskenazi B, Arora M. Barium distributions in teeth reveal early-life
dietary transitions in primates. Nature. 2013 Jun 13;498(7453):216-9. doi:
10.1038/nature12169. Epub 2013 May 22. PubMed PMID: 23698370; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC3725337. url: dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12169

4: Arora M, Austin C. Teeth as a biomarker of past chemical exposure. Curr Opin
Pediatr. 2013 Apr;25(2):261-7. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0b013e32835e9084. Review. PubMed
PMID: 23429707. url: dx.doi.org/10.1097/MOP.0b013e32835e9084

 

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Sponsored by: Columbia Superfund Research Program
Location: Columbia University's Lamont Campus, 1st floor conference room of the Comer Building, 61 Route 9W, Palisades NY.
Event type: CU SRP Monthly Seminar

April 20 2015

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Current Policy on Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh and Psychological Approach for Sustainable Approach to Arsenic-safe Water Consumption

Alexander van Geen, Lamont Research Professor and CU SRP Associate Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University, gave a talk on, “Impact of current policy on Arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh”.

Jennifer Inauen, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, presented, “Sustainable promotion of Arsenic-safe water consumption: A psychological approach”. Please see below two background papers and a supplemental file for this presentation provided by Dr. Inauen.

The seminar will took place at Columbia University's Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168 Street, New York, NY.

Here is the more detailed agenda of the seminar/webinar:
3:00pm-4:00pm
“Impact of current policy on Arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh”
Alexander van Geen
Lamont Research Professor and CU SRP Associate Director
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University

4:00pm-4:05pm Break

4:05pm-5:00pm
“Sustainable promotion of Arsenic-safe water consumption: A psychological approach”
Jennifer Inauen
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Psychology
Columbia University

5:00pm Adjourn

If you would like more details on these presentation, you may contact the speakers directly via email:
Dr. Alexander van Geen, <avangeen at ldeo dot columbia dot edu>
Dr. Jennifer Inauen, <ji2230 at columbia dot edu>

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Nancy LoIacono (212-305-1623) at Division of Environmental Health Sciences of the Mailman School of Public Health or Jessica Levinson at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (845-365-8301).

Invitees: All interested in the topics.
Sponsored by: NIEHS Superfund Research Program
Location: Columbia University, EHS Conference Room (room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building (eleventh floor), Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168 Street, New York City
Event type: CU SRP Monthly Seminar

February 23 2015

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Thomas R. Kulp presentation on "The Geomicrobiology of Arsenic and Antimony"

On Monday, 23rd February 2015, Dr. Thomas R. Kulp, Assistant Professor with the Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies at Binghamton University, SUNY, presented , "The geomicrobiology of arsenic and antimony".   The seminar took place at Columbia University's Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168 Street, New York, NY. The talk was also broadcast remotely to a broad audience. They included scientists from EPA, CDC, NIEHS, state and local governments as well as academics and SRP trainees.

Links to the YouTube video recording of the presentation and the pdf of the slide presentation are available below.

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Sponsored by: NIEHS Superfund Research Program
Location: Columbia University, Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168 Street, New York, NY.
Event type: CU SRP Monthly Seminar

December 8 2014

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Arsenic Exposure as a Risk Factor for Pediatric Pneumonia in Bangladesh and The Arsenic Rule in the US

CU SRP Director Graziano with Presenters Dr. George and Dr. Alfredo and Assoc Director van Geen (L to R)

CU SRP December Monthly Seminar/Webinar
On Monday, December 8th the CU SRP series included both biomedical and geoscience presentations at Columbia's Lamont campus. Dr. Christine Marie George from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health gave a talk on, “An Evaluation of Arsenic Exposure as a Risk Factor for Pneumonia in Pediatric Populations in Rural Bangladesh” and Dr. Katherine Alfredo with the Columbia Water Center presented, "The Arsenic Rule: regulation and compliance in the United States".

Here is a more detailed agenda:

 

3:00 - 4:00 pm   An Evaluation of Arsenic Exposure as a Risk Factor  for Pneumonia in Pediatric Population in Rural Bangladesh
Christine Marie George
Assistant Professor
International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

4:00 - 4:05 pm Break

4:05 - 5:00 pm  The Arsenic rule: Regulation and compliance in the United States     
Katherine Alfredo
Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellow 
Columbia Water Center, Columbia University

5:00 pm Adjourn

Sponsored by: Columbia University Superfund Research Program
Location: Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room Lamont Campus, Columbia University 61 Route 9W, Palisades, New York
Event type: CU SRP Monthly Seminar

November 20 2014

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Epigenetic and morphological consequences of perinatal arsenic exposure in the mouse brain

CU SRP November Monthly Seminar
On Thursday, November 20th, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, the Columbia Superfund Research Program will be hosting a biomedical talk by Christina Tyler, a doctoral candidate  with the Department of Neuroscience at the University of New Mexico on the "Epigenetic and morphological consequences of perinatal arsenic exposure in the mouse brain".  The seminar will take place at Columbia's Health Science Campus. Please note that the seminar will be held at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in Conference Room 16-419 (16th floor) at 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY. You may enter the building at 630 or 650 W 168th St. .
If you are planning on attending in person, please bring a photo id and mention that you are attending the Superfund seminar when you arrive at the front desk. This seminar will not be broadcast remotely.

Sponsored by: Columbia University NIEHS Superfund Research Program
Location: CU College of Physicians and Surgeons Conference Room 16-419 (16th floor) 630 West 168th Street, New York City (Enter either 630 or 650 W 168th St)
Event type: CU SRP Monthly Seminar

October 20 2014

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Singh to explore whether Indus Basin aquifers are safe and Alamgir addresses aftermath of Bangladeshi Garment Industry Factory Disasters

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to our next seminar/webinar on Monday, 20th October 2014, from 3pm to 5 pm. Chander Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Regional Water Studies at TERI University, New Delhi, will give a talk on, “Are aquifers in the Indus Basin safe? Role of Geogenic Contaminants”. A. Hasanat Alamgir, Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health, will present, “The garment industry in Bangladesh: Aftermath of factory disasters”. The seminar will take place at Columbia University's Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168 Street, New York, NY

If you are planning on attending in person, please bring a photo id and mention that you are attending the Superfund seminar when you arrive at the front desk. The conference room (1101) is one flight up.
If you are interested in participating remotely, please send an email with "CU SRP October 2014 Webinar" in the subject line to <mgolden at ciesin dot columbia dot edu>. Please indicate your affiliation in the email. An invitation to participate in the webinar will be sent to you if you send your request by Wednesday, October 15th.

The Seminar/Webinar Series is open to everyone interested in the topic.

Here is the more detailed agenda of the seminar/webinar:
3:00pm-4:00pm
“Are aquifers in the Indus Basin safe? Role of Geogenic Contaminants”
Chander Kumar Singh
Assistant Professor
Department of Regional Water Studies
TERI University, New Delhi India

4:00pm-4:05pm Break

4:05pm-5:00pm
“The garment industry in Bangladesh: Aftermath of factory disasters”
A. Hasanat Alamgir
Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Health
School of Public Health
University of Texas

5:00pm Adjourn

If you would like more details on these presentation, you may contact the speakers directly via email:
Dr. Chander Kumar Singh, <chanderkumarsingh at gmail dot com>
Dr. A. Hasanat Alamgir, <Abul dot H dot Alamgir at uth dot tmc dot edu>
 
For more information about Columbia's SRP projects please see our website at http://superfund.ciesin.columbia.edu.

 

Sponsored by: Columbia University NIEHS Superfund Research Program
Location: Columbia University, Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168 Street, New York, NY.
Event type: CU SRP Monthly Seminar

October 20 2014

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Alamgir addresses aftermath of Bangladeshi Garment Industry Factory Disasters and Singh explores whether Indus Basin aquifers are safe

On Monday, 20th October 2014, A. Hasanat Alamgir, Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health, presented, “The garment industry in Bangladesh: Aftermath of factory disasters”. Chander Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Regional Water Studies at TERI University, New Delhi, gave a talk on, “Are aquifers in the Indus Basin safe? Role of Geogenic Contaminants”.

If you would like more details on these presentation, you may contact the speakers directly via email:
Dr. Chander Kumar Singh, <chanderkumarsingh at gmail dot com>
Dr. A. Hasanat Alamgir, <Abul dot H dot Alamgir at uth dot tmc dot edu>

Sponsored by: Columbia University NIEHS Superfund Research Program
Location: Columbia University, Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168 Street, New York, NY.
Event type: CU SRP Monthly Seminar

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 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.

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Event type: SRP-Related Event

September 15 2014

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dr. Nath presented "As free drinking water sources in Ganges-Brahmaputra basin"; Dr. Chen discussed findings from Bangladesh HEALS study on As and cardiovascular disease

This seminar/webinar included two talks on exposure and health impacts related to arsenic. Dr. Bibhash Nath, recently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Geosciences at the University of Sidney, presented, “Arsenic free groundwater sources in the Ganges-Brahmaputra river basin: A field example from West Bengal (India)”. Dr. Yu Chen, Associate Professor with the Departments of Population Health (Epidemiology) and Environmental Medicine at the Langone Medical Center of New York University gave a talk entitled “Arsenic and cardiovascular disease in the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS):  gene-arsenic interaction, changes in longitudinal blood pressure, and preliminary data in adolescents”..

 

Sponsored by: Columbia University NIEHS Superfund Research Program
Location: Lamont Hall, Worzel Seminar Room, first floor Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory 61 Route 9W, Palisades, New York
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Dr. Nath's seminar presentation9.95 MB
Event type: CU SRP Monthly Seminar

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