Superfund Research Program
Final Progress Reports
During the past year, the RTC continued to work with investigators, trainees and administration staff updating and expanding their activities aimed at describing the research accomplishments of the program. All SRP staff were involved in launching a new website for the program. The new website includes a user-friendly format and updates of all research, CEC and RTC activities. The site also includes a Trumbra calendar, Blog and Twitter Feeds, as well as rotating photo images that represent their research, range of partnerships and ties with peer programs and the NIEHS. RTC staff has also worked with investigators to update the lay-friendly description of research projects in their “To the Point Research Snapshots”. Their fall E-bulletin featured research from Arsenic in shallow unstratified and seasonally stratified urban lakes: mobility, bioaccumulation and ecological toxicity focused on arsenic in urban lakes, a report on activities related to immigrant fishers, their work with the Youth Core from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition and an introduction to their new trainees. RTC staff also assisted investigators with arrangements for their individual initiated research translation. Rebecca Neumann, Ph.D. and Jim Gawel, Ph.D. presented an overview of their research at a Lakes Stakeholder meeting as well as at the Annual Meeting Washington State Lake Protection Association. Zhengui Xia, Ph.D. (Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Cadmium Neurotoxicity) was a panelist at the Science and Technology Career Day at a local High School. Clement Furlong, Ph.D. (Role of Paraoxonases (PONs) in Modulating Neurotoxicity) continued his interactions with the Center for Disease Control on mass spectrometric analysis of biomarker proteins for organophosphate exposures. All of the above activities are ongoing and will continue during their next grant period.