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UPEH Fall Symposium – September 22

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The UPEH 2017 Fall Symposium will be dedicated to the Superfund Research Center. Please meet in Field Auditorium in Environment Hall on Duke University’s West Campus for registration and a light breakfast at 8:30 am. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP HERE.

If you need a parking pass, please email Sarah Phillips.

Agenda is below:


Kickoff: Duke University Superfund Research Center (SRC)

Fall 2017 Symposium: hosted by the Duke University Program in Environmental Health

Field Auditorium, Environment Hall, Duke University West Campus

8:30 – 9:00 am                       Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am                        Welcome and Introductions, Dr. Heather Stapleton, Deputy Director, Duke University SRC

9:15 – 10:00 am                      Keynote: History of the Superfund Program, Dr. Bill Suk, Director, NIEHS Superfund Research Program

10:00 – 10:20 am                    History and Highlights of the Duke University SRC, Dr. Rich Di Giulio, Director, Duke University SRC

10:20 – 10:35 am                    Coffee Break

10:35 am – 12:30 pm              Overview of Center: PI speed talks (7 minutes + 3 for questions)

  • Project 2: Dr. Seth Kullman
  • Project 3: Dr. Joel Meyer
  • Project 4: Dr. Dave Hinton
  • Project 1: Dr. Ed Levin
  • Neural and Behavioral Toxicity Assessment Core: Dr. Ed Levin
  • Analytical Chemistry Core: Dr. Lee Ferguson
  • Research Translation Core: Bryan Luukinen
  • Community Engagement Core: Dr. Liz Shapiro-Garza and Catherine Kastleman
  • Training Core: Dr. Joel Meyer
  • Project 5: Dr. Claudia Gunsch

12:30 – 1:45 pm                      Lunch (provided)

1:45 – 3:45 pm                        Trainee Speed Talks – Topically Organized (17 minutes + 3 for questions)

  • Savannah Volkoff (Project 5)
  • Erin Kollitz (Project 2)
  • Jordan Kozal (Project 4)
  • Casey Lindberg (Project 4)
  • Jessica Hartman (Project 3)
  • Andrew Hawkey (Project 1)

3:45 – 4:30 pm                        Discussion: Promoting Collaborations

What opportunities are we missing? What help/resources (other projects, cores, etc.) would we each like to advance our research?




Superfund Research Center Funding Renewed

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As of Spring 2017, the Duke Superfund Research Center has been renewed for an additional five-year grant cycle. The new center will support five research projects as well as six outreach and training programs/cores. The focus of the center will remain on exploring early life exposure to toxic chemicals that affect development and cause later life consequences. Dr. Richard Di Giulio will continue to serve as the center’s director and Dr. Heather Stapleton will act as deputy director. 

Save the Date! 2017 Fall Forum: Health and the Environment in North Carolina

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The 2017 Fall Forum, organized by the Duke Environmental Health Scholars Program, will be held at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, NC, from November 30 – December 1. The Forum will create functional interactions to bring about changes in the environment, make new connections both in the community and political front, find consensus and bring about a change in policies, and help make a change in the daily lives of North Carolina residents who are affected by adverse environmental factors. Please go here for more information.

July 2017