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December 14 2015

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Dr. Patrick J. Stover and Dr. John M. Duxbury

From left to right: John Duxbury, Mary Gamble, Patrick Stover, Joe Graziano, and Lex van Geen (Photo credit: Nancy LoIacono)

Dr. Patrick J. Stover, Professor & Director of the Division of Nutritional Science at Cornell University and President of the American Society for Nutrition gave a talk on "New High-Affinity Targets for an Old Toxin: Arsenic Impairs Folate Metabolism".

Dr. John M. Duxbury, Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences Section-School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences gave a talk on "Managing Arsenic for Production and Safety of Rice".

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Location: Columbia University’s 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 26 2015

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Dr. Clifford I. Voss and Dr. Brandon L. Pierce

L to R: Joe Graziano, Mary Gamble, Brandon Pierce, Cliff Voss, Lex Van Geen, Yan Zheng, Faruque Parvez (Photo credit: S. Baptista)

Dr. Clifford I. Voss, Research Hydrologist with the National Research Program of the U.S. Geological Survey and 2015 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer of the Geological Society of America (GSA) Hydrogeology Division gave a talk on, “Informing Management of the World’s Largest Groundwater Systems with Simply-Structured Model Analysis”.

Dr. Brandon L. Pierce, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Departments of Public Health Sciences and Human Genetics at the University of Chicago presented, “Genetics of Arsenic Metabolism and Susceptibility to Toxicity in Humans”.

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Location: Columbia University's Lamont Campus, first floor conference room of the Comer Building, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY
Event type: CU SRP Monthly Seminar

September 21 2015

3:00 pm

September 2015 CU SRP Seminar by Dr. Angelia L. Seyfferth, Increasing Rice Yields and Decreasing Human Health Risk Through Soil Silicon Management

Left to right: Steve Chillrud, Ben Bostick, Angelia Seyfferth, Yan Zheng, Lex van Geen

Dr. Angelia L. Seyfferth, Assistant Professor with the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at University of Delaware, gave the first talk for the Columbia University 2015-2016 SRP Seminar Series. Her presentation “Increasing Rice Yields and Decreasing Human Health Risk Through Soil Silicon Management” examines how to maximize the production of rice while lowering its levels of arsenic, thus reducing human health impacts from such exposures.

If you would like more details regarding this presentation, you may contact the speaker directly via email:
Dr. Angelia L. Seyfferth, <angelias at udel dot edu>.

Please see below links to Dr. Seyfferth's presentation and to several related papers.

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Sponsored by: Columbia University Superfund Research Program
Location: 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

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 of the 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

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