Superfund Research Program
The UNC Chapel Hill Superfund Research Program
Center Director: Rebecca C. Fry
Grant Number: P42ES031007
Funding Period: 2020-2025
- Projects and Cores
News Items List
Arsenic Exposure Before Conception May Trigger Diabetes in Male Offspring
Research Brief - April 2021
Exposure to inorganic arsenic before conception can alter metabolic outcomes in the offspring of mice, with different effects among males and females, according to a new study. Researchers reported, for the first time, a link between changes in gene expression in parents' reproductive cells and diabetic indicators in offspring.
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 Welcomes New and Returning Multiproject Centers
SRP News Page - April 2020
The SRP welcomes 11 new and returning multiproject Centers. SRP Centers consist of several projects and cores, designed to address research questions that contribute to the Center's overall research focus. These NIEHS-funded grants are the mainstay of the program, where transdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers working in different fields tackle complex but targeted problems in environmental health.
DNA repair pathways help cells tolerate trace levels of hexavalent chromium
Paper of the Month - February 2017
NIEHS grantees identified DNA repair pathways that help cells tolerate small amounts of hexavalent chromium, a contaminant found at hazardous waste sites across the U.S., which is also a public health concern in drinking water.
SRP trainee honored with 2016 Wetterhahn Award
Environmental Factor - January 2017
The NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) selected Elizabeth Martin of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) as the 19th recipient of the annual Wetterhahn Memorial Award. The announcement of the 2016 winner was made during the Dec. 5 SRP meeting, at the NIEHS Environmental Health Science festival in Durham, North Carolina.