Author Archives: Melanie Smith

PROTECT researcher Monica Ramirez-Andreotta to speak at the next research call along with BU SRP for the Collaborative on Health and the Environment

On Thursday, April 24th from 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET, PROTECT Investigator Monica Ramirez-Andreotta (Core F) will be participating in a Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) research call, titled: “Healthy Urban Gardens: Your Soil and You.” This is part of the CHE’s series featuring the Superfund Research Program, which is organized by the Boston University SRP. Urban agriculture continues […]

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PROTECT researchers present at Manatí Medical Center conference to promote influenza vaccination during pregnancy

PROTECT researchers, Dr. José Cordero (Core C Leader) and Dr. Liza Anzalota (Core C Recruitment Coordinator), worked in collaboration with the Manatí Medical Center (MMC) in Puerto Rico to offer an educational activity for physicians to promote influenza vaccinations for pregnant women. After touring the MMC, Dr. Cordero presented a conference on the importance of […]

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PROTECT researchers present EPA CLU-IN Webinar

PROTECT researchers Ingrid Padilla, PhD, Project 4 Leader, and David Kaeli, PhD, Core D Leader, presented a CLU-IN Webinar, hosted by the EPA and sponsored by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program. Their presentation, titled, ”Application of the PROTECT Data Management System to Assess Relationships Between Environmental Chemical Exposure and Population Birth Outcomes in Northern Puerto Rico,” focused on the use of […]

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PROTECT Trainee Mary Penny starting a co-op Opportunity in Environmental Field Testing

Mary Penny, a Civil Engineering undergraduate at Northeastern University, and one of our PROTECT trainees, is starting a co-op opportunity with Environmental Partners Group, Inc. in Quincy, MA where she will conduct field testing for a drinking water supply. Mary has been working for Project 5 under the supervision of post-doctoral associate Lily Rajic and […]

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View photos from the PROTECT annual retreat in Puerto Rico!

The PROTECT team had another successful retreat in Puerto Rico on January 17th and 18th! PROTECT Researchers, staff and trainees representing all of the projects and cores attended, along with members of the PROTECT External Advisory Committee, who provided valuable guidance, advice and assessment for the projects, cores and center. Along with attending presentations on PROTECT […]

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January Webinar: “Spinning Community – University Partnerships”

Spinning Community – University Partnerships Dr. Jonathan London, Department of Human Ecology, University of California, Davis Dr. Jonathan London is an Assistant Professor in the Human and Community Development, Department of Human Ecology, at the University of California, Davis. Jonathan’s research addresses conflicts and collaboration in natural resource and environmental issues, with a particular emphasis […]

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PROTECT Trainees and Researchers Presented at the SETAC Annual Meeting in November, 2013

PROTECT Trainees and Researchers presented at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 34th Annual Meeting, on November 17th – 21st in Nashville, TN. The SETAC Annual Meeting is a 5-day event with training and learning opportunities for over 2,000 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers to gain knowledge and skills in the latest […]

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PROTECT Researchers at UPR receive grant to promote flu vaccination for pregnant women in Puerto Rico

PROTECT Co-Director and Core C Leader, José F. Cordero, MD, MPH, and PROTECT Core C Study Director, Liza Anzalota, MD, MPH, have received a grant from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health to promote influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Puerto Rico during the 2013-2014 influenza […]

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PROTECT Trainees Present Posters at SRP Training and Outreach Event at the Museum of Science in Boston

PROTECT Project 5 and Project 3 trainees presented their research posters at an SRP Training and Outreach event hosted by the Boston University Superfund Research Program at the Museum of Science in Boston, MA, on November 18th, 2013.  This provided a venue where SRP Trainees could meet, network and learn from each other, as well as gain an appreciation for […]

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December Highlight: PROTECT publishes new findings on Environmental Phthalate Exposure and Preterm Birth

This week PROTECT Project 1 leader, John D. Meeker, ScD, and trainee Kelly Ferguson, MPH, published an article in JAMA Pediatrics on the relationship between preterm birth and chemical phthalate exposure during pregnancy. The JAMA article highlights the prevalence of preterm birth as a leading cause of neonatal mortality, and the increased odds faced by women exposed […]

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U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act in Support of Preterm Birth Research

On November 14th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the PREEMIE reauthorization act, which “reauthorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) research and programs on preterm birth, including improving national data tracking on preterm birth, and conducting studies. The bill also reauthorizes programs at the Health Resources and Services Administration aimed at improving the treatment and outcome […]

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December Webinar: “Beyond Risk Communication: Community-Based Research, Dialogue, and Policy Engagement to Protect Environmental Health in Yupik Communities of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska”

Beyond Risk Communication: Community-Based Research, Dialogue, and Policy Engagement to Protect Environmental Health in Yupik Communities of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska Vi Waghiyi, Tribal Member, Native Village of Savoonga, Environmental Health and Justice Program Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT); and Pamela Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics Vi Waghiyi is a […]

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