UNC Superfund Research Program Newsletter - Volume 5

New database shines light on environmental justice

The Safe Drinking Water Act protects the quality of drinking water across the United States but leaves out approximately 2.4 million individuals in the state of North Carolina, the fifth highest population in the United States, who depend on private well water. To better understand this vulnerability, collaborative efforts led by Lauren Eaves, PhD, UNC SRP trainee, resulted in a recent publication and creation of the publicly available database, NCWELL.

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Integrating technology to connect exposures and disease outcomes

New research from UNC SRP’s Project 1 suggests potential therapeutic target for arsenic-associated diabetes. This research resulted in a recent publication exploring the mechanisms connecting inorganic arsenic (iAs) and type 2 diabetes.
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The Accidental Geochemist
By: Fatai Balogun, UNC SRP Trainee, Project 4

Fatai Balogun is an international student from Nigeria studying environmental geochemistry and occupational exposure at the University of Oregon.
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UNC SRP makes a splash at SOT

"Our trainees were present in force at this year's Society of Toxicology annual meeting sharing innovative research from UNC SRP," said Rebecca Fry, UNC SRP Director.
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Maps for Health and Equity

Addressing the conference themes of health, equity, and climate change, Rebecca Fry, PhD, UNC SRP Director, discussed how maps, like NC ENVIROSCAN, can be used towards solutions.
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Awards & Presentations

  • Mikayla Armstrong and Wei Zhang, Project 5 trainees, presented work on novel filtration devices for arsenic reduction at North American Membrane Society (NAMS) annual meeting. (May 2022)
  • Lauren Eaves, PhD, trainee, presented research on identifying patterns in metal concentrations in well water in NC with a group of high school students at Research Triangle High School. (April 2022)
  • Andrew George, PhD, CEC, presented at the WRRI conference on Disparities and Drinking Water Contamination in North Carolina Private Wells at NC State University Campus, and on private well testing to a group of students at Research Triangle High School. (March 2022)
  • Rebecca Fry, PhD, UNC SRP Director, presented at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) annual meeting in San Diego, CA, on the developmental harms of cadmium. (March 2022)
  • Julia Rager, PhD, DMAC, presented at NIH's Combined Exposure and Mixtures Cross-Divisional Group, on chemical toxicants in wildfire smoke. (March 2022)
  • Rebecca Fry, PhD, UNC SRP Director, presented to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology on poor water quality and its impacts on pregnant women and children. (February 2022)

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