Agnes Kane, Brown University pathology professor, spoke at the Metcalf seminar about whether nanoparticles might be an alternative to dispersants. She and Brown engineering professors Robert Hurt and Huajian Gao want to know...
Dr. Eric Suuberg, leader of the Research Translation Core and Research Project 7, spoke with students at Alvarez High School in Providence, RI, about vapor intrusion. Alvarez High School is located on a vapor intrusion-impacted...
Scientists and policy makers operate under very different time frames and professional priorities. Environmental research organizations should consider hiring knowledge brokers to ensure timely translation of scientific discoveries...
Thu, March 13, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM > Other location: see description for details. "Public Health Impacts of Hydrofracturing and Research Recommendations," presented by Trevor Penning, University of Pennsylvania.
Fri, April 4, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Barus & Holley, Room 190. "Enhanced and Sex-Dependent Neurotoxicity of Combined Exposures to Metals and Stress," presented by Dr. Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, Professor, Department of Environmental...
The Superfund Research Program (SRP) at Brown University, titled REUSE IN RI: A State-Based Approach To Complex Exposures embodies the key elements that guide us — the focus is on MIXED EXPOSURES, taking a state-based approach to environmental health research, technology development, and contaminated land re-use with RHODE ISLAND as our laboratory.
Together with our team members from the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), we work to expand the understanding of the human health consequences and management of contaminated sites in Rhode Island and other post-industrial states.
Learning how exposure to one chemical alters the susceptibility of the male and female reproductive system to
exposure by a second chemical.
Developing biodosimeters to measure exposure to hexavalent chromium, a potent human carcinogen.
Discovering the health hazards of emerging contaminants such as nanoparticles.
Evaluating pathological alterations ranging from nano-sized particles to organ systems.
Inventing new engineering-based technologies to assess and clean-up hazardous waste.
Predicting the flow of vapors from contaminated soil and groundwater into homes, schools and workplaces.
Removing trace heavy metals such as lead from contaminated water.
Using laboratory and statistical methods to quantitatively assess the chemicals that SRP scientists study.
Research Translation & Community Engagement
Informing state agencies, professional organizations and other academic institutions so that they can understand and
address contaminated environments and their potential health impacts.
Supporting community-based groups to promote environmental justice and assisting concerned Rhode Island
residents with environmentally-related issues.
Educating Brown University undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral research associates through
interdisciplinary courses, laboratory-based activities, field work and community engagement opportunities.
We employ 73 faculty, scientists, staff and students in highly technical positions in Providence's knowledge district.
Brown University's Superfund Research Program is a win-win-win for Rhode Island citizens, Rhode Island communities and the Rhode Island environment.
70 Ship Street Providence, Rhode Island telephone 401 863 3525 comments Linda_Covington@brown.eduupdated
January 28 2014 13:55:27.