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Cordero gives invited talk to trainees at SSR annual meeting

PROTECT Co-Director and Human Subjects Core leader Jose F. Cordero recently gave an invited talk to the trainees at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction hosted in Grand Rapids, MI. This talk, entitled ”Risk Factors for Preterm Births in Puerto Rico: From Health Disparities to Endocrine Disruptors,” was sponsored by the SSR […]

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August 2014 Spotlight: “Born Too Soon” – PROTECT featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education released a in-depth look at the PROTECT project, entitled “Born Too Soon: Can pollution lead to premature births?” The piece, written by Paul Voosen, reviews how the various disciplines within the project fit together to create a deeper understanding of the mechanism by which environmental contamination can lead to preterm […]

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Alshawabkeh receives prestigious ASCE award

Akram Alshawabkeh (PROTECT Program Co-Director/Project 5 Leader), along with Mishac Yegian, Ece Esellar-Bayat, and Seda Goyker, has been awarded the 2014 ASCE Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award for the group’s research on liquefaction mitigation by Induced Partial Saturation (IPS). The award, based on nominations put forward by the Geo-Institute of ASCE, recognizes a paper contributing to geotechnical engineering. This is […]

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Trainee Gonzalez receives K.C. Donnelly Externship

Human Subjects Core trainee Andrea L. Gonzalez (Advisor: Jose Cordero) has been awarded a K.C. Donnelly Externship. She will be conducting her 12 week externship at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, with Victor De Jesus, Ph.D., the Chief of the Biochemical Mass Spectrometry Laboratory in the Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch. […]

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July 2014 Spotlight: PROTECT Data Core Leader named Distinguished Professor

The PROTECT team would like to congratulate David Kaeli, PROTECT Data Core Leader, on his appointment as Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University’s College of Engineering. Professor Kaeli is renowned nationally and internationally for his scholarly contributions to the field of Computer Architecture.  He has published over 250 peer-reviewed publications, holds 9 U.S. patents, and has co-authored three textbooks, including the leading […]

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Puerto Rico Task Force for Preterm Birth honored by March of Dimes

The Puerto Rico Task Force for Preterm Birth was recently recognized by the local March of Dimes chapter for its effort to improve maternal health and reduce infant mortality in Puerto Rico. PROTECT’s José F. Cordero, MD, MPH (Co-Director, Core B Co-Leader, and Core C Leader) and Liza Anzalota, MD, MPH (Core C Study Director) are both […]

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PROTECT Researcher Visits Clinics to Discuss Challenges in Maternal Immunization

Dr. Liza Anzalota Del Toro, MD, MPH (Cores C and F) recently visited PRYMED (Ciales) and Morovis Community Health Center in Puerto Rico to discuss challenges in maternal immunization. Both clinics participate in PROTECT by referring their pregnant patients to Dr. Anzalota and colleagues.       Meeting with Head Nurse, Health Educator and Executive […]

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June 2014 Spotlight: PROTECT awarded five-year renewal grant

PROTECT has received a five-year, $13.5 million renewal award from the National Institutes of Health to continue its interdisciplinary investigation into the complex relationship between contamination and preterm birth. Click here to access the full article.

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Alshawabkeh presents invited plenary at IAP2014 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

Dr. Akram Alshawabkeh, PROTECT co-director and Project 5 leader, presented an invited plenary lecture at the 2014 International Conference on “Interfaces Against Pollution (IAP2014)”, held in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, May 26 – 28, 2014. Dr. Alshawabkeh described basics and principles of electrochemical methods for in situ treatment of contaminated soil and groundwater with a focus on solar-powered […]

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PROTECT represented at RISE2014

Five members of PROTECT presented at this year’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo. RISE is an annual exhibit of exciting new research at Northeastern University that can be translated into real-world applications. Below are descriptions of their posters, which are available for download. Leiming Yu’s presentation illustrated how PROTECT [Core D] efficiently manages big data and distributes […]

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May Highlight: Training Core’s Kristin Hicks receives NUCOE Outstanding Staff Award

  Kristin Hicks, Executive Director of the PROTECT Training Core, received the 2014 Northeastern University College of Engineering Outstanding Staff Award. Kristin’s responsibilities have included the coordination and implementation of educational initiatives, student activities and outreach efforts for PROTECT and a few NEU programs which involves managing the administration of trainees activities.  Kristin works closely […]

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