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Category Archives: PROTECT Team
By Melanie Smith | Published: February 6, 2014
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 […]
By Melanie Smith | Published: January 24, 2014
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 […]
By Melanie Smith | Published: December 16, 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 […]
By mnobrega | Published: November 4, 2013
Ljiljana “Lily” Rajic is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Akram Alshawabkeh’s lab. She is working on advancing the electrochemical oxidation and reduction of trichloroethylene (TCE) in flow-through systems as part of Project 5, which is developing sustainable and environmentally-friendly technologies for remediation of contaminated groundwater. Before coming to Northeastern, Lily received her doctorate in […]
By mnobrega | Published: October 20, 2013
PROTECT trainee Norma Torres (UPRM, Project 4) has won a scholarship from the Puerto Rico Society of Engineers, the first ever of its kind for an environmental engineer. She will formally receive the award during a ceremony on November 24, 2013. Congratulations Norma!
By mnobrega | Published: October 4, 2013
PROTECT is seeking candidates for a new position, Director of Research Communication and Development. The successful candidate will work within the center to provide leadership and oversee activities in 3 key areas: 1. Research Translation: The applicant will use a broad variety of vehicles (web, social media, email, in-person meetings, etc) to communicate with government, the […]
By mnobrega | Published: September 19, 2013
Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Department of Health Sciences, seeks a postdoctoral research associate to help shape the new Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI), which began in July 2012. This is a one-year postdoctoral position. SSEHRI has many funded […]
By mnobrega | Published: September 16, 2013
Our congratulations to PROTECT Trainee David Cantonwine, who recently joined Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a Perinatal Epidemiologist with the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, as well as Harvard Medical School as a Senior Lecturer. At BWH/HMS, Dr. Cantonwine will study predictors and underlying causes of preeclampsia (these will include environmental influences as well), […]
By mnobrega | Published: September 9, 2013
Monica Ramirez-Andreotta, M.P.A., Ph.D. (former trainee with UA SRP Center, who had joined Northeastern as a postdoc with the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute) is now Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Northeastern. Dr. Ramirez-Andreotta has been a great addition to our PROTECT team in the renewal for Community Engagement Core and Research Translation […]
By mnobrega | Published: August 12, 2013
Project 2 Postdoctoral Associate Kelly Hogan was awarded a two-year fellowship in the University of Michigan Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program (PTSP), a program of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research. All scholars are required to conduct a translational research program as part of their fellowship. Congratulations Kelly!!
By mnobrega | Published: August 3, 2013
PROTECT PI and co-Director Akram Alshawabkeh hosted local high school students and a teacher as part of Northeastern Center for STEM Education’s summer programming. The month-long program gives opportunities for hands-on research. This year, Dr. Alshawabkeh hosted Rocco Cieri, a teacher from Medford High School, as part of the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program, […]
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: May 31, 2013
Core D Leader Prof. David Kaeli has been named a Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA) Distinguished Professor. As part of this honor, his laboratory, the Northeastern University Computer Architecture Research Group, has also been designated a HSA Academic Center of Excellence. To see the HSA announcement, go to http://hsafoundation.com/academiccenters/ Congratulations Dave!
By mnobrega | Published: April 12, 2013
Norma Torres Torres, a Masters student working on PROTECT Project 4, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations Norma!!
By mnobrega | Published: February 4, 2013
We would like to welcome the newest members of the PROTECT community! Dr. Matias Mudarra, a Postdoc Associate and karst hydrogeologist, Victor Vargas, a graduate student in Environmental and Water Resource Engineering, and Maraida Balager, an undergraduate in Chemical Engineering, are new trainees working with PROTECT Project 4 leader, Dr. Ingrid Padilla at the University […]
By mnobrega | Published: November 26, 2012
PROTECT researcher and University of Michigan professor Rita Loch-Caruso is part of a team at the University of Michigan that has earned $1.4 million in support from the Preventing Preterm Birth Initiative, part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health, to study a leading cause of premature birth. For more […]
By mnobrega | Published: September 10, 2012
Two recent grants of note have been awarded to PROTECT researchers. Core D Investigator Ferdi Hellweger has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation entitled “Anthropogenic Nutrient Input Drives Genetic, Functional and Taxonomic Biodiversity in Hypereutrophic Lake Taihu, China”. This $2 million grant will study the ecology of cyanobacteria. The project, a collaboration […]
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 […]
Project 2 Graduate Student Cassie Korte (PhD Candidate, University of Michigan) won two poster awards this spring. The first presentation was awarded as part of the Society of Toxicology Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section at the Annual Society of Toxicology Meeting in March. Cassie’s poster won first place. The second presentation, “Oxidative insult activates […]
Project 1 Leader John Meeker recently gave a TED-style talk on Endocrine Disruptors as part of the UMich Environmental Sciences Department’s 125th anniversary celebration.
Project 5 Postdocs Dr. Chris Butscher and Dr. Xuhui Mao have both recently secured professorships in their respective home countries of Germany and China. Dr. Mao is at Wuhan University, where he received both his Bachelor’s Degree and PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering. Dr. Butscher will be at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Best of […]
By mnobrega | Published: May 12, 2012
PROTECT Project 2 Trainee Cassie Korte has won a poster award at the Graduate Academic Conference at Michigan State University
By mnobrega | Published: April 24, 2012
PROTECT Trainee (Project 2) Lauren Tetz successfully defended her thesis on April 16, 2012. Our congratulations to the newly-minted Dr. Tetz! Read more about her thesis topic below. MONO-2-ETHYLHEXYL PHTHALATE STIMULATES CELLULAR RESPONSES RELEVANT TO PARTURITION ABSTRACT: Diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) is an environmental pollutant used universally as a plasticizer in polyvinyl consumer products. Exposure to DEHP increases […]
By mnobrega | Published: April 10, 2012
PROTECT Core D Researcher Prof. Ferdi Hellweger has won the Environmental Merit Award from the New England Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of his exceptional work and commitment to the environment in 2011. EPA’s Environmental Merit Award is an annual award that recognizes outstanding environmental advocates who have made significant […]
By mnobrega | Published: March 6, 2012
Amanda Laskoskie, a PROTECT Trainee pursuing her Master’s at West Virginia University, was recently awarded with the 2012 Karst Waters Institute’s William L. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science Award. The award was presented to her advisor, Dr. Dorothy Vesper, on Amanda’s behalf at a public ceremony in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the […]
By mnobrega | Published: March 5, 2012
PROTECT PI and Project 5 Leader Prof. Akram Alshawabkeh has been appointed as a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession. Our congratulations!
By mnobrega | Published: December 1, 2011
In recognition of his scholarship, technical and professional leadership, teaching, university citizenship, positive example, and strong contribution to the reputation, impact,and success of the College and University, Professor Akram N. Alshawabkeh has been appointed as the George A. Snell Professor of Engineering. Read the full appointment letter here.
By mnobrega | Published: November 14, 2011
Project 1 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 […]
By mnobrega | Published: September 15, 2011
PROTECT co-Director Akram Alshawabkeh is co-PI of a new National Science Foundation grant to develop a cost-effective method to prevent ground failure during earthquakes. Ground failure is a major cause of destruction to buildings constructed on water-saturated sandy soils. The award for $1.2M from the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) […]
By mnobrega | Published: August 4, 2011
PROTECT graduate student Celys Irizarry was awarded with the KC Donnelly Externship. This award is given by the National Institutes of Health Sciences Superfund Research Program to promote transdisciplinary and translational research among early investigators and improve the quality of the educational and training environment. Celys is currently working on her master’s degree in Environmental […]
By mnobrega | Published: June 10, 2011
Core E Leader Prof. Thomas Sheahan has been announced as the new Northeastern College of Engineering Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. In his new role, Tom is working closely with the College leadership team on faculty hiring, college and departmental academic plans and budgeting, space utilization, tracking our progress as a college, faculty merit […]
By mnobrega | Published: February 4, 2011
PROTECT Project 1 researcher John Meeker was recognized for his paper discussing findings that sperm may be harmed by bisphenol A (BPA), showing that urinary concentrations of the chemical may be related to decreased sperm quality and concentration. This study was one of the first of its kind; the researchers are continuing this line of […]
By mnobrega | Published: December 3, 2010
PROTECT Researcher Dorothy Vesper (Projects 4 and 5) was highlighted in a recent article in the WVU College of Arts and Sciences Magazine. The magazine cover features John Tudek, Dorothy’s student working on the PROTECT project. Click here to download a PDF of the article or here to look at the entire publication.
By mnobrega | Published: October 10, 2010
Northeastern graduate student Dogus Meric was recently cited in an article published in The Nation entitled “Sapping the Superfund’s Strength”, available here. Dogus is working with Prof. Tom Sheahan on a related project also funded by the SRP.
By mnobrega | Published: October 10, 2010
Jose Cordero, co-Director of PROTECT and Core C leader, was recently nominated as one of two candidates for the presidency of the American Public Health Association. Please read more about this very prestigious nomination here.
By mnobrega | Published: April 15, 2010
Northeastern University has received a $9.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the impact of exposure to environmental contamination on preterm birth rates and to develop sustainable solutions. Read full article…