Superfund Research Program

Celebrating a Significant Milestone in Research Dissemination

Release Date: 04/02/2003

This month the Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP) celebrates an important centennial - the 100th issue of its Research Brief. The Research Brief has been the cornerstone of the SBRP's efforts to communicate its latest environmental science breakthroughs. Since 1997, a growing number of readers has benefited from the Research Brief and its focus on innovative, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research results and applications. The SBRP has designed Research Brief 100 to offer a retrospective compilation of past editions - presented in a comprehensive, topic-oriented listing.

The Research Briefs are created to summarize key findings from SBRP-funded research in the areas of environmental health sciences and remediation with the goal of demonstrating how research contributes to reducing risk and improving hazardous waste site clean up decisions. The Briefs present current, peer-reviewed science and make the research broadly available and easily accessible.

Since its inception, the Research Brief series has grown impressively in both circulation and impact, and now reaches several thousand of our colleagues in 27 countries. More than half of the monthly subscribers are employees of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Other subscribers include:

  • employees of 16 federal and 21 state agencies
  • staff members of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
  • researchers and students at 63 universities
  • environmental professionals at over 60 remediation/engineering firms
  • members of 10 not-for-profit organizations

The Research Brief will continue to provide essential information to our readers. We welcome your suggestions on areas of interest and relevance. We encourage you to review past editions when you are looking for concise and useful information about important scientific developments related to hazardous waste research and application.

The Research Briefs can be accessed by category and by year on the Research Briefs web page.

For More Information Contact:

Maureen D. Avakian
MDB, Inc.
2525 Meridian Parkway, Suite 50
Durham, North Carolina 27713
Email: avakian@niehs.nih.gov

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