Category Archives: Enrichment Core B (Research Translation)

Brown featured in NIEHS “Grantee Highlights” Archive for work with PROTECT

A National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) post titled, “Understanding Community Awareness and Actions on Environmental Health Issues,” highlights the work of Dr. Phil Brown, director of the Research Translation Core (RTC) and co-director of the Community Engagement Core (CEC) for PROTECT and co-director of the Community Outreach and Translation Core (COTC) of CRECE. The piece was […]

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Brown Leads Conference on Exposure and Health Issues Raised by PFASs

On June 14th and 15th, 2017, Dr. Phil Brown, director of the Community Engagement Core (CEC) and the Research Translation Core (RTC) for PROTECT and co-director of the Community Outreach and Translation Core (COTC) of CRECE, took part in leading a conference titled “Highly Fluorinated Compounds – Social and Scientific Discovery.” The goal of the […]

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PROTECT and CRECE Members Conduct Training and Survey at Environmental Health Symposium for Speech-Language Pathologists

On Saturday, September 24th, PROTECT and CRECE leaders Dr. Emily Zimmerman and Dr. Phil Brown presented at the Early Intervention Speech-Language Pathologist Continuing Education Symposium. The event was held at Northeastern University and was attended by more than fifty speech-language pathologists and students. At this symposium, Dr. Zimmerman and Dr. Brown also surveyed those in […]

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Dr. Huerta-Montañez Meets with CDC to Discuss Zika

On June 11, Dr. Gredia Huerta-Montañez met with Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), during his visit to Puerto Rico. The meeting was attended by Dr. Stephen Waterman (Chief of the CDC’s Dengue Branch), Dr. Francisco Alvarado-Ramy (Senior CDC Official for the Zika Response in Puerto Rico), […]

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PROTECT and CRECE Release New Reproductive Health Bulletin for Healthcare Professionals

PROTECT Project 1 and Research Translation Core along with the CRECE Community Outreach Core have collaborated to produce a Reproductive Health and the Environment Bulletin, which presents up-to-date research about environmental exposures and preterm birth. With over 100 studies referenced, the Bulletin provides a comprehensive overview of research on health outcomes associated with exposure to […]

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Phil Brown Wins NIEHS Training Grant for Transdisciplinary Training at the Intersection of Environmental Health and Social Science

Dr. Phil Brown, Director of the Research Translation Core and Co-Director of the Community Engagement Core, has received a highly competitive T32 training grant from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for Transdisciplinary Training at the Intersection of Environmental Health and Social Science. The program is co-directed by Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute and Silent […]

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Landmark Conference on Social Science-Environmental Health Collaborations

On May 21-22, 2015, the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI), in partnership with the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) and Silent Spring Institute hosted the first ever Social Science-Environmental Health Interdisciplinary Collaborations Conference at Northeastern University. This two-day conference brought together approximately 100 scholars, government agency professionals, community organizers, and […]

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Phil Brown Wins NSF Grant to Study Perfluorinated Chemicals

Phil Brown, Director of the Research Translation Core and Co-Director of the Community Engagement Core, has received a $343,163 grant from the National Science Foundation to study  “Perfluorinated Chemicals: The Social Discovery of a Class of Emerging Contaminants.” His project investigates the social discovery, scientific controversies, and regulatory issues of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are […]

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PROTECT RTC-CEC Leader Phil Brown Receives Prestigious ASA Practice and Outreach Award

PROTECT is proud to announce that Dr. Phil Brown, sociologist and environmental justice advocate and PROTECT Community Engagement and Research Translation Core leader, will be the 2015 recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Environment and Technology Section’s Practice and Outreach Award. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Brown has worked with community groups, environmental justice […]

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PROTECT researcher Gu talks toxicogenomics at Harvard School of Public Health

On January 23rd, Professor April Gu, Project 5 investigator, gave a talk to an audience from clinical and environmental disciplines at the Harvard School of Public Health entitled, “Develop a Quantitative Toxicogenomics Technology Platform For Toxicity Assessment and Water Quality Monitoring.” During her presentation on her work in PROTECT, Professor Gu described the concept and […]

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Over 60 attend 5th annual PROTECT retreat in Dorado, Puerto Rico

On January 16th and 17th, PROTECT researchers, trainees, administrators, advisers, colleagues and guests gathered at the Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar in Dorado, Puerto Rico for the 5th annual PROTECT retreat to discuss research progress. This year’s theme focused on celebrating trainee achievements; over 20 trainees from across the five participating universities were in attendance. […]

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Prof. Phil Brown appointed to NIEHS Council

Professor Phil Brown, Research Translation Core Leader and Community Engagement Core Co-Leader, has been appointed to the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council through 2018. The NAEHSC is a Congressionally mandated body that advises the secretary of HHS, the director of NIH, and the director of the NIEHS on matters relating to the direction of research, […]

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