Superfund Research Program
Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals
Center Director: Stephania A. Cormier
Grant Number: P42ES013648
Funding Period: 2009-2018 and 2020-2025
News Items List
SRP Centers Host Summer Programs in Environmental Health
SRP News Page - November 2023
Two core goals of multi-project NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) centers are community engagement and research training. Summer programs provide opportunities for center researchers and trainees to serve as mentors and share their work with the community and for students of all ages, from elementary school to college, to learn more about environmental health and research.
SRP Highlighted at SOT
SRP News Page - April 2023
NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP)-funded scientists from across the country gathered in person for the 2023 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting to share their research and exchange ideas. Held March 19 - 23 in Nashville, Tennessee, the 62nd SOT meeting and ToxExpo drew more than 5,000 attendees who gave more than 2,000 presentations and participated in more than 70 sessions.
SRP, Pacific Basin Consortium Promote Health in a Changing Climate
Environmental Factor - November 2022
The 19th International Conference of the Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health, held Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 on Jeju Island, South Korea, brought together global experts to discuss advancing environmental health and translating scientific knowledge to action under a changing climate.
Trainees Get Creative During the Pandemic
SRP News Page - July 2021
When in-person events, classes, and research activities were put on hold due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP)-funded trainees got creative and identified unique opportunities to pursue safely during the pandemic. With support from their mentors, SRP trainees gained experience across multiple scientific fields, conducted research in a collaborative environment, and engaged with diverse stakeholders and community members.
Environmentally persistent free radicals may affect lung health
Environmental Factor - May 2021
Stephania Cormier studies a newly discovered class of environmental contaminants, shedding light on their role in respiratory diseases.
Study Sheds Light on Respiratory Toxicity of EPFRs
Research Brief - January 2019
A new SRP study explains how particulate matter (PM) containing environmentally persistent free radicals (EPFRs) activate the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). AhR is known to play an important role in detecting and responding to a variety of pollutants. These findings could prove useful in understanding the underlying mechanism of diseases known to be associated with inhalation of PM, such as cardiovascular disease.
NIEHS mourns the loss of Barry Dellinger
Environmental Factor - April 2016
Friends and colleagues at NIEHS and the Louisiana State University (LSU) Superfund Research Program (SRP) center are mourning the loss of Harold “Barry” Dellinger, Ph.D., who passed away March 9, after a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
International conference promotes environmental health research exchange
Environmental Factor - July 2014
NIEHS staff and grantees travelled to Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 25-29, for the Central and Eastern European Conference on Health and the Environment(CEECHE), to open new lines of communication and address issues related to the environment and human health.