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Your Environment. Your Health.

News Items: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Superfund Research Program

Elucidating Mechanisms of Heavy Metal-Induced Toxicity and Disease

Project Leader: Rebecca C. Fry
Grant Number: P42ES005948
Funding Period: 2011-2018
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News Items List

  • 2016 Annual Meeting Celebrates Trainees
    SRP News Page - December 2016
    The Superfund Research Program (SRP) Annual Meeting on December 5 in Durham, North Carolina highlighted trainee accomplishments and provided a forum for presentations and discussion in areas critical to the Program's mission to address human and environmental health challenges related to hazardous waste sites. At the meeting, Elizabeth Martin, a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received the 2016 Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award. Martin discussed her cutting-edge research to understand the epigenetic mechanisms underlying the negative health effects associated with exposure to metals.
  • Fry leads community talk on metals exposure and health
    Environmental Factor - November 2016
    Rebecca Fry, Ph.D., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), presented the first Tarheel Tox Talk, a new public outreach program from the UNC Curriculum in Toxicology. The informal, community presentation at a Chapel Hill restaurant Oct. 4 focused on metal contamination, especially that caused by inorganic arsenic, in drinking water.
  • Summit addresses safe drinking water from private wells
    Environmental Factor - December 2015
    NIEHS staff and grantees joined the Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative (EHC) Oct. 26-27 for its 2015 Environmental Health Summit, Safe Water from Every Tap, which examined the quality of drinking water from private wells in North Carolina.
  • Placental cadmium linked to increased risk of preeclampsia
    Environmental Factor - November 2015
    Cadmium levels in the placenta during pregnancy are associated with the risk of developing preeclampsia, according to a recent NIEHS-funded study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center.
  • SRP Grantees Share Cutting Edge Research at EMGS
    SRP News Page - October 2015
    At the 46th Annual Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) meeting September 26-30, Superfund Research Program (SRP) grantees and staff gathered to discuss research aimed at understanding and mitigating environmental threats to the genome and to the epigenome.
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