The Duke University Superfund Research Center: Engaging, educating and empowering communities impacted by chemical contaminants in their environment - A Virtual Event

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Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 07:30 pm - 08:45 pm EST

Location:  Virtual Event
United States


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The Duke University Superfund Research Center (DUSRC) is celebrating 20+ years of research impact as it enters its next five-year funding phase from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). DUSRC focuses on early life exposures to environmental contaminants and their impact on human wellbeing from birth throughout life. Much of our understanding of chemical contaminants, how to measure them in the environment, their effects on human health outcomes, and remediation techniques is due to DUSRC research.

Join us for a 3-part series where we explore the DUSRC, its history, research success, and the role of the Center in improving the lives of people living in Superfund communities. Each talk will be led by Principal Investigators of the Center and includes a range of case studies that demonstrate their influence on improving human health outcomes.

 

Part 1 September 21, 2022, 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm ET

“The Duke University Superfund Research Center: What do we do and why it is important.”

Join Nicholas School of the Environment faculty, Heather Stapleton, Ronie-Richele Garcia-Johnson Distinguished Professor, and Rich Di Giulio, Sally Kleberg Distinguished Professor of Environmental Toxicology, for a discussion on the Superfund Center, its history, and long-standing research projects.

 

Part 2 October 26, 2022, 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm ET

“The Duke University Superfund Research Center: Influencing environmental health policy and training the leaders of tomorrow.”

Join Nicholas School of the Environment faculty, Heather Stapleton, Ronie-Richele Garcia-Johnson Distinguished Professor, and Joel Meyer, Truman and Nellie Semans/Alex Brown and Sons Associate Professor of Molecular Environmental Toxicology for an exploration of the Superfund Research Center research, its direct impact on policy and the implications for communities on these policy changes.

 

Part 3: November 30, 2022, 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm ET

“The Duke University Superfund Research Center: Engaging, educating and empowering communities impacted by chemical contaminants in their environment.”

Join Nicholas School of the Environment faculty member Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza and Veronica Carter, Councilperson, Town of Leland and Board Member, NC Coastal Federation, to explore how environmental impacts contribute to changes in community needs and highlight issues of environmental justice.  

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