Superfund Research Program

January 2023

Bill Suk, Ph.D., in front of Memory WallThe 35th Anniversary SRP Annual Meeting coincided with Suk’s retirement as director. Attendees added photos and well wishes to a memory wall for Suk.

The NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) marked its 35th anniversary December 14-17, 2022, at its first in-person annual meeting since 2019. Researchers, trainees, and community partners from across the U.S. gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina, to learn about select SRP-funded projects through workshops and presentations.

More than three decades and 1,300 funded researchers later, SRP remains a pioneer in environmental health research. The annual meeting drew approximately 550 registered attendees and highlighted ways to promote environmental justice and reduce health disparities.

The event also emphasized the importance of training the next generation of scientific leaders. Since its inception, SRP has supported more than 2,500 trainees.

During the meeting, nearly 200 current and former trainees presented their work on stage and during poster sessions.

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