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.
SRP Researchers Come Together to Review Early-life Exposure to Arsenic and Health Effects
SRP News Page - July 2015
Evidence is mounting that relates early-life arsenic exposure with development of cancer later in life, according to a recent review from a collaborative group of Superfund Research Program (SRP) scientists.
Investigating the Newborn Proteome: Prenatal Arsenic Exposure and Altered Protein Expression
Research Brief - May 2014
Scientists have identified changes in biological pathways that are associated with prenatal arsenic exposure. This research, led by Rebecca Fry, Ph.D., at the University of North Carolina Superfund Research Program (UNC SRP), is the largest protein-based study of an arsenic pregnancy cohort to date.