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Program Newsletter | Fall 2020

Welcome to UNC SRP


 
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Reflections from the Well, the quarterly UNC Superfund Research Program e-newsletter. The UNC SRP is a multidisciplinary research center, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
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New mouse model for arsenic exposure research

UNC SRP researchers discovered a major breakthrough in studying the health impacts of arsenic exposure by using a method of gene replacement to create a humanized mouse model that metabolizes arsenic similar to humans.
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UNC SRP team tackles COVID-19

Since March of this year, researchers within the UNC SRP have been adapting to lab shut-downs and re-openings, new lab protocols to limit exposure to the coronavirus, and adjusting to the everyday uncertainties that have come into play during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Meet our new Public Health Action Committee

The UNC SRP Community Engagement Core (CEC) hosted their first Public Health Action Committee (PHAC) meeting via Zoom. We are excited to welcome our new PHAC members to the team.
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Upcoming Events

ESE Centennial Seminar
with William Suk

December 10, 2020 at 12pm

 
Solutions for environmental health protection developed through the NIEHS Superfund Research Program
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Trainee Highlights

UNC SRP trainees from Project 5 provided oral and poster presentations at the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in May 2020.

Mikayla Armstrong

Does modifying commercial reverse osmosis membranes with solvent activation and additional polymerization result in improved membrane performance?

Riley Vickers

Estimating fluid pressure gradients within crosslinked aromatic polyamide using molecular dynamics

SRP in the News

Cutting edge mouse model research co-led by Mirek Styblo, PhD, featured in Environmental Health Perspectives
 
Ilona Jaspers, PhD, featured in NIEHS Stories of Success, Discovering How Air Pollution Affects Lung Health
 
Report-back publication co-authored by Sarah Yelton, MS, highlighted in NIEHS Environmental Factor

Awards and Presentations

Publication Highlights

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