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Principal Investigator: Cormier, Stephania A
Institute Receiving Award Louisiana State Univ A&M Col Baton Rouge
Location Baton Rouge, LA
Grant Number R13ES035638
Funding Organization National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Award Funding Period 01 Jul 2023 to 30 Jun 2024
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Project Summary/Abstract The Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health (PBC) will partner with Louisiana State University Superfund Research Program (LSU SRP) investigators to develop a series of meetings on topical themes. An alternating schedule of one-day focus meetings on hot topics and full International Conferences has been planned from 2021 to 2026. This application is limited to the 2023 focus meeting, but the full plan is outlined for context. • 2021 Focus meeting, Brisbane, Australia, Environmental impacts on infectious disease. [R13 2021] • 2022 Conference, Jeju Island South Korea, Environmental exposures in a changing climate. [R13 2022] • 2023 Focus meeting, Louisiana State University, USA, Pandemic planning – lessons from COVID-19. [this application] • 2024 Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, Theme TBA. • 2025 Focus meeting, CRI Bangkok, Thailand, Theme TBA. • 2026 Conference, NIAID Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Theme TBA. Focus meetings will be held within universities (or similar) over one-day, facilitating virtual attendance and participation. Full conferences will be held over 3 ½ days and include training workshops, plenary sessions, symposia, poster presentation sessions, and a dedicated unopposed session for student oral presentations. The Focus meetings and Conference themes align with the NIEHS SRP mission and NIEHS Strategic Goals 2018- 2023, advancing environmental health sciences, promoting the translation of scientific knowledge to action, and enhancing environmental health sciences through stewardship and support. The PBC has a long history of working with regional Universities and Professional Societies to maximize the participation of local trainees (students and postdoctoral fellows) and junior faculty in line with SRP goals. All PBC Conferences have similar objectives: promoting human and environmental health through education and practice in toxicology, engineering, and sanitation, and focusing on priority environmental health issues in the host country. Each conference has been attended by 250-300 participants with 60% or more coming from the Asia-Pacific region. We request $25,000 from NIEHS to (i) facilitate conference organization, (ii) incentivize the participation of trainees, early career researchers, and young professionals, with a particular focus on female and underrepresented minority participation, through travel grants and registration waivers, and (iii) facilitate the attendance of local trainees through accommodation and registration support. The meeting program costs are estimated at $50,000. Additional support will come from the PBC, LSU, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and the non-profit organization for Advancing Research for Children's Environmental Health (ARCeH).
Science Code(s)/Area of Science(s) Primary: 25 - Superfund Basic Research (non- P42 center grants)
Secondary: 03 - Carcinogenesis/Cell Transformation
Publications No publications associated with this grant
Program Officer Brittany Trottier