Recent CU SRP Seminars

March 18 2019

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Johnnye Lewis, Ph.D. and Cherie DeVore, M.S.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Johnnye Lewis, Ph.D., Director of the METALS Superfund Center, Navajo Birth Cohort Study/ECHO, and Center for Native Environmental Health Equity Research, at the College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center will present, "Multigenerational impacts of mine waste exposures on tribal lands: Learning to break the cycle."

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Cherie DeVore, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering and the Center for Native Environmental Health Equity Research at the University of New Mexico will present, "Biogeochemical investigation of arsenic reactivity and mobility near abandoned mine wastes in Cheyenne River watershed, South Dakota."

If you are planning on driving to the Lamont campus for the seminar, please contact Gina Dinnegan by email <gdinnega at ciesin dot columbia dot edu> or call 845-365-8988. Gina will add your name to the seminar guest list and provide it to Lamont's gatekeeper. Please mention that you are attending the Superfund seminar when you arrive at Lamont.

If you are interested in participating remotely, please send an email with "Columbia SRP March 2019 Webinar" in the subject line to Nancy LoIacono < NJL2 at 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 to Nancy by Friday, March 15th.

Location: Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Campus, Comer Building, 1st floor seminar room, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY.

February 25 2019

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Arsenic Journal Club Discussion

Arsenic Journal Club Discussion

New Hampshire Arsenic MCL going to 5 μg/L: Costs and Benefits of Reducing Arsenic Exposure

Reading: Review of Drinking Water Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) and Ambient Groundwater Quality Standard (AGQS) for Arsenic. Available at:

https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/publications/docume...

Discussant: Roheeni Saxena, Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Related link(s):
Location: Columbia University’s Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1102), Allan Rosenfield Building, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY

December 17 2018

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Arsenic Journal Club Discussion

Arsenic Journal Club Discussion

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm:

Article: Guo X, Chen X, Wang J, Liu Z, Gaile D, Wu H, Yu G, Mao G, Yang Z, Di Z, Guo X, Cao Li, Chang P, Kang B, Chen J, Gao W, Ren X. (2018) Multi-generational impacts of arsenic exposure on genome-wide DNA methylation and the implications for arsenic-induced skin lesions. Environment International 119:250-263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.06.024

Discussants: Tiffany Sanchez and Franziska Landes

Location: Columbia University’s Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1102), Allan Rosenfield Building, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY

October 15 2018

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Paul Bradley, Ph.D., Michael Focazio, Ph.D., and Ana Navas-Acien, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Michael Focazio (top left), Paul Bradley (bottom left), and Ana Navas-Acien (right)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Paul M. Bradley, Ph.D., Research Ecologist/Hydrologist at the South Atlantic Water Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey and Michael Focazio, Ph.D., Program Coordinator for Toxic Substances Hydrology and Contaminant Biology Programs in the Environmental Health Mission Area of the U.S. Geological Survey presented, "Assessing exposures from drinking water at the point of use: USGS collaborative tapwater research."

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Ana Navas-Acien, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Professor at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia University Superfund Research Program presented, "Arsenic and health effects in the Strong Heart Study: Opportunities for prevention."

Location: Monell Auditorium, Monell Building, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY

September 17 2018

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentations by Linda Valeri, Ph.D. and Alexander van Geen, Ph.D.

Left to right: Lex van Geen, Linda Valeri, and Ana Navas-Acien

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Linda Valeri, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health presented, "Metal mixtures and child neurodevelopment in Bangladesh: Investigating joint effects and windows of susceptibility using Bayesian Kernel Machine Regression."

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Alexander van Geen, Ph.D., Lamont Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University presented, "Declining exposure of Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS) cohort over 18 years: Causes and consequences."

Location: Columbia University’s Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1102), Allan Rosenfield Building, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY

June 18 2018

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentation by Megan Rockafellow-Baldoni and Arsenic Journal Club discussion

Left to right: Ana Navas-Acien, Sara Flanagan, Megan Rockafellow-Baldoni, and Lex van Geen

Seminar Presentation

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Megan Rockafellow-Baldoni, PhD, MPH, Program Coordinator, Center for Public Health Workforce Development, School of Public Health at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey presented, "New Jersey township ordinance for arsenic treatment reduces cancer risk."

 

 

Arsenic Journal Club Discussion

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm:

Article: Palmgren M, Engström K, Hallström BM, Wahlberg K, Søndergaard DA, Säll T, Vahter M, Broberg K. (2017) AS3MT-mediated tolerance to arsenic evolved by multiple independent horizontal gene transfers from bacteria to eukaryotes. PLoS ONE 12(4): e0175422.

Discussants: Anne Bozack and Athena Nghiem

Location: Columbia University’s Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY

April 16 2018

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Presentation by Anna Tompsett, Ph. D.

Left to right: Nadia Jamil, Junaid Ali Khattak, Lex van Geen, Mary Gamble, Anna Tompsett, Steve Chillrud, Nancy LoIacono, and Rajib Mozumder

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Anna Tompsett, Ph.D., Assistant  Professor in the Department of Economics, Stockholm University, Sweden presented, "How do community contribution requirements affect the provision of local public good? Experimental evidence from safe water sources in Bangladesh."

Location: Columbia University's Lamont Campus, Comer Building, 1st floor seminar room, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY

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