Category Archives: Project 3
By mnobrega | Published: June 2, 2013
Project 3 Leader John Meeker has been appointed as the University of Michigan School of Public Health’s Associate Dean for Research. Congratulations John!!
By mnobrega | Published: April 8, 2013
The first week of April saw very exciting news – the 500th woman has been recruited into the cohort of participants! This is an important milestone that will enable the program to reach its goal of 800 participants by March 2014.
By mnobrega | Published: November 17, 2012
November 17th is World Prematurity Day. As Jennifer Howse, President of March of Dimes notes in a recent message to supporters: Even though its preterm birth rate has declined for the 5th year in a row, the United States still ranks 131st in the world. This trend is true in Puerto Rico as well; while preterm birth [...]
By mnobrega | Published: November 11, 2012
Friday November 8th, PROTECT recruited its 400th woman into the study cohort being led by the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus team (see picture). This exciting milestone marks the half-way point into the cohort of 800. Learn more about the data being collected on this cohort here.
By mnobrega | Published: June 1, 2012
Congratulations to Project 3 trainee/researcher Luis Rivera, who defended his PhD in Environmental Health at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health on April 30th, 2012! Originally from San Juan Puerto Rico, Luis received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, before going on to complete a Master’s Degree [...]
By mnobrega | Published: June 1, 2012
Project 3 Leader John Meeker recently gave a TED-style talk on Endocrine Disruptors as part of the UMich Environmental Sciences Department’s 125th anniversary celebration.
By mnobrega | Published: March 26, 2012
Project 2 Leader Rita Loch-Caruso and Project 3 Leader John Meeker will be presenting in the next NIEHS SRP Risk e-Learning webinars in the series Early Life Exposures – Long-Term Health Consequences The session, which will address PCE and Phthalates, will be held April 2, 2012 from 1-3:00 p.m. ET – register on EPA’s CLU-IN website (http://bit.ly/w5rfxb). This session will feature [...]
By mnobrega | Published: December 13, 2011
Take a look at some of the events PROTECT has participated in this fall: 10/24/11-10/26/11: Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting 10/15/11: Let’s Talk About Water 2011 10/13/11: Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference (RICC) You can also read more about PROTECT webinars here.
By mnobrega | Published: November 14, 2011
Project 3 Leader Prof. John Meeker has been appointed Associate Chair of the UMichigan School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences. From the entire PROTECT team – our congratulations to John! Excerpts from the announcement below: Professor Meeker has had a stellar career, receiving his doctoral degree in Environmental Health Sciences from the Harvard School of [...]
By mnobrega | Published: June 28, 2011
Project 3 Leader John Meeker (U. of Michigan) was recently quoted in a CNN article on the effect of BPA on the masculinity of male mice. The study determined that female mice found BPA-exposed male mice to be less attractive, even though their adult hormone levels were no different than male mice who were not [...]
By mnobrega | Published: August 27, 2010
UMich Assistant Professor John Meeker’s (leader, Project 3) work has been featured in several recent news articles. http://www.aolhealth.com/2010/08/04/exposure-to-plastic-chemical-may-harm-male-fertility/ http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2010/08/bisphenol_a_and_sperm_damage.html http://pubs.acs.org/isubscribe/journals/cen/88/i24/html/8824news4.html Dr. Meeker was also featured in another interesting article on plastics from last year: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/dangers-of-plastic
By mnobrega | Published: July 10, 2009
The Association of Schools of Public Health features research findings of PROTECT investigators: (ASPH Friday Letter – July 10, 2009) – A University of Michigan School of Public Health study of expectant mothers suggests that a group of common environmental contaminants called phthalates, which are present in many industrial and consumer products including everyday personal care [...]