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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

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

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

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

May 19 2014

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Alison Sanders on Early life metal exposure and epigenetics; Hun Bok Jung on Spatial and temporal scales of redox trapping of groundwater arsenic

Joe Graziano with May Seminar Speakers Alison Sanders and Hun Bok Jung

This seminar/webinar consisted of two talks related to health impacts and exposure to arsenic.  Alison P. Sanders, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Preventive Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai presented, "Early life metal exposure and epigenetics: a transdisciplinary approach".
Hun Bok Jung, recent Postdoctoral Research Associate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) gave a talk on "Spatial and temporal scales of redox trapping of groundwater arsenic through hyporheic zone in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta".

The seminar took place at Columbia University's Lamont Campus and was also broadcast as a webinar. Links to the edited pdfs of the presentation slides for the two talks are available below. In addition there are links to related papers. If you would like more details on these presentation, you may contact the speakers directly via email: Dr. Alison Sanders <alison dot sanders at mssm dot edu> and Dr. Hun Bok Jung <<hunbok at hotmail dot com>.

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

April 21 2014

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Pinar Keskin and Ben Bostick

Presenters and talks:

Dr. Pinar Keskin, Assistant Professor with the Department of Economics at Wellesley College presented, "Water Quality Awareness and Infant Health: The Role of Breastfeeding". Please find below a link to the paper Dr. Keskin authored with colleagues Gauri Kartini Shastry and Helen Willis.

Dr. Benjamin Bostick, Lamont Associate Research Professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, gave a talk on ""Potential Alternative Water Sources in Arsenic-Impacted Areas of Cambodia".

Here is the more detailed agenda of the seminar/webinar:

3:00pm-4:00pm
“Water Quality Awareness and Infant Health: The Role of Breastfeeding”
Pinar Keskin

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Wellesley College

4:00pm-4:05pm Break

4:05pm-5:00pm

“Potential Alternative Water Sources in Arsenic-Impacted Areas of Cambodia”
Benjamin Bostick
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
 

 

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

January 27 2014

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Karagas on Arsenic Exposure & Pregnancy in NH; Guo on Paths of Arsenic & Iron Cycling in Inner Mongolia

Left to Right: Lex van Geen, Margaret Karagas from Dartmouth Medical School, Huaming Guo from China University of Geosciences, and Joe Graziano

This seminar/webinar consisted of two talks related to health impacts and exposure to arsenic. Margaret Karagas, Professor and Vice Chair of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School presented, "Sources and impact of arsenic exposure during pregnancy in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study". Huaming Guo, Professor at the School of Water Resources & Environment, China University of Geosciences gave a talk on, "Iron isotope approach for characterizing pathways of coupled arsenic and iron cycling in high arsenic groundwater: A case study in the Hetao basin, Inner Mongolia".

The seminar took place at Columbia University's Lamont Campus and was also broadcast as a webinar.

 

Invitees: All interested in the topics
Sponsored by: Columbia University NIEHS Superfund Research Program
Location: Columbia University Lamont Campus
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Presentation by Dr. Huaming Gua10.85 MB
Event type: CU SRP Monthly Seminar

December 16 2013

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sumon & Mozumder talk on As field testing implications; Guilarte on Mn Neurological Impacts

CU SRP December 2013 Seminar- from left to right: Joe Graziano, Ershad Sumon, Rajib Mozumder, Tom Guilarte, & Lex van Geen

Ershad Sumon, Project Manager of the Arsenic Testing Program, University of Dhaka and M. Rajib Mozumder, Columbia SRP Graduate Student with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, presented, "Implications for mitigation of the recent field-kit testing of 50,000 wells for arsenic in Araihazar, Bangladesh".

Tomas R. Guilarte, Leon Hess Professor & Chairman of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Director of the NIEHS Training Grant and Deputy Director of the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, gave a talk on "Neurological Consequences of Chronic Manganese Exposure: Behavioral, Neuroimaging and Neuropathological Findings".

Here is the more detailed agenda of the seminar/webinar:

3:00pm-4:00pm
"Implications for mitigation of the recent field-kit testing of 50,000 wells for arsenic in Araihazar, Bangladesh"

Ershad Sumon
Project Manager
Arsenic Testing Program
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
and
M. Rajib Mozumder
Columbia SRP Graduate Student
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Columbia University

4:00pm-4:05pm Break

4:05pm-5:00pm
"Neurological Consequences of Chronic Manganese Exposure: Behavioral, Neuroimaging and Neuropathological Findings"

Tomas R. Guilarte
Leon Hess Professor & Chairman
Director, NIEHS Training Grant
Deputy Director, NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

5:00pm Adjourn

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

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