Superfund Research Program
UNM Metals Exposure and Toxicity Assessment on Tribal Lands in the Southwest (METALS) Superfund Research Program
Center Director: Johnnye L. Lewis
Grant Number: P42ES025589
Funding Period: 2017-2022
- Projects and Cores
News Items List
SRP Centers Combat COVID-19
SRP News Page - June 2020
NIEHS SRP Centers across the country are contributing their expertise to respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. From increasing testing capacity and improving personal protective equipment to creating online tools and outreach materials, SRP researchers are fighting COVID-19 from the local to the global level.
SRP Visits University of New Mexico METALS Superfund Research Program Center
SRP News Page - September 2018
Danielle Carlin, Ph.D., and Brittany Trottier of the NIEHS's Superfund Research Program (SRP) learned how the University of New Mexico Metal Exposure and Toxicity Assessment on Tribal Lands in the Southwest (UNM METALS) SRP Center is working to improve the health of Native Americans in the southwestern United States who are living near abandoned uranium mine waste.
Dust from Mine Waste in Navajo Nation May Harm Lungs and Heart
Research Brief - June 2018
Particles in dust from abandoned uranium mines may be damaging to the lungs and heart, according to new research from the University of New Mexico Superfund Research Program (UNM SRP) Center. The researchers showed that exposure to particles less than 10 micrometers in diameter (PM10) from an old uranium mine, compared to PM10 from an area not impacted by a mine, led to increased pulmonary and cardiac toxicity in mice, as well as higher levels of inflammation and oxidative stress in cells.
SRP Grantees Work to Improve Water Quality for Native Communities
SRP News Page - March 2018
Researchers at the University of New Mexico's Superfund Research Program Center (UNM SRP Center) are studying the effects of exposure to uranium and mixed metals mining waste in water on Native Americans in the southwest. Funded in the fall of 2017, their work is already making headlines. Center Director Johnnye Lewis, Ph.D., was recently featured in the UNM College of Pharmacy's Lobo Script monthly magazine and in the Albuquerque Journal.