On Thursday, December 15, 2016, staff from the SRC’s Research Translation Core participated in the U.S. EPA’s 13th Annual Science Day at YE Smith Elementary School in Durham, North Carolina.   A variety of EPA and community representatives led lessons during Science Day for students from kindergarten through fifth grade, […]

“Clean Veggie Challenge” at EPA Science Day


  On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Dr. Nishad Jayasundara delivered the Wetterhahn Award Lecture at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Several members of the Duke Superfund Research Center attended to show their support at the culminating event of the award year. […]

Trainee Nishad Jayasundara Delivers Wetterhahn Award Lecture at NIEHS


Last week (Dec. 5-8), the Duke Superfund Research Center participated in the Superfund Research Program’s Annual Meeting and the NIEHS Environmental Health Science FEST (EHS FEST), which were held at the Durham Convention Center in downtown Durham, NC. We also participated in the Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative meeting at […]

A Full Week of Superfund, Environmental Health, and Citizen Science ...



By Edward D. Levin, Ph.D., Duke University (edlevin@duke.edu)   It is commonly assumed that chemical exposures below the minimum dose that cause observed adverse effects indeed have no effect. However, given that the subject under consideration is an integrated organism that uses highly-evolved interacting physiological systems to maintain homeostasis, the […]

The Complex Nature of “No Effect”


By Gina Daniel and Catherine Kastleman On November 20, representatives from the Duke Superfund Center traveled to Paradise Creek Nature Park in Portsmouth, VA to participate in “RiverFest,” an annual community event hosted by the not-for-profit Elizabeth River Project with the goal of working towards a “thriving urban river.” The […]

Trainee Shares Research at Elizabeth River Fest


  On November 15th, Research Translation Core staff members Bryan Luukinen and Catherine Kastleman, along with second year Duke Master’s of Environmental Management (MEM) student Elissa Tikalsky, traveled to the Durham Hub Farm to lead an educational workshop with 7th graders from Carrington Middle School for an EPA Science Outreach […]

EPA Invites RTC Staff to Lead Science Outreach Activity