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Principal Investigator: Larese-Casanova, Philip
Institute Receiving Award Northeastern University
Location Boston, MA
Grant Number R13ES035303
Funding Organization National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Award Funding Period 11 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Project Summary The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP Research and Education Conference is a biannual gathering of researchers in environmental engineering, environmental science, health sciences, and practitioners. The 2023 Conference, taking place in Boston, MA, will feature two workshops and one technical session with an emphasis on the environmental health sciences as part of the larger theme of “Responding Together to Global Challenges”. The overall objective of the AEESP Research and Education Conference activities that will be supported by NIEHS is to facilitate knowledge transfer and relationship building among environmental engineering, environmental science, and environmental health professors and researchers. Specific objectives are: (1) to educate environmental researchers on best practices for public health and community engagement within environmental health research, (2) to make new connections between environmental engineering and science professors and environmental and public health researchers for larger collaborative work in addressing environmental health challenges, (3) to highlight recent advances in NIEHS-supported research related to environmental quality, and (4) to broaden the participation of professors and trainees from universities and demographic groups that are underrepresented in environmental engineering and environmental health sciences. The activities for which NIEHS support is sought include two of the anticipated twenty conference workshops and one of the seven planned technical sessions. Up to 400 attendees typically participate in conference workshops, and about 100 participants are expected in the two environmental health science themed events. The 2023 Conference will include these environmental health themed workshops as (1) Virus Monitoring: Lessons Learned from a Global Pandemic, and (2) Forming Collaborations between Environmental Scientists and Stakeholders in Public Health. A technical session, “Responding to Threats to Environmental Quality and Human Health” will include several environmental health oral, poster, and keynote presentations. The workshops and technical session will be organized by sub-committees comprised of representatives from ten cooperating academic institutions. The travel grants supported by NIEHS will be awarded according to an impact/priority score rubric. The communication, outreach, and invitation plans will strive to improve representation of diverse researchers, students, and institutions. Conference activities and accommodations are planned to be affordable to participants, supportive of family care, and accessible to persons with disabilities.
Science Code(s)/Area of Science(s) Primary: 93 - Environmental Justice/Environmental Health Disparities
Secondary: 03 - Carcinogenesis/Cell Transformation
Publications No publications associated with this grant
Program Officer Michael Humble
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