News Archive


Dr. Caroline Rouse Presents on Puerto Rico Preterm Birth for PROTECT Webinar Series - December 2, 2016

December Webinar: Brenda Rivera, “Zika Virus Emerging Disease in Puerto Rico: What Public Health Officers Need to Know” - December 1, 2016

Seminar by Former PROTECT Trainee Kelly Ferguson Highlighted by NIEHS - November 30, 2016

PROTECT Partner EarthSoft Hosts Office Hours with Data Core Leader Kaeli - November 22, 2016

November Webinar: Tom McElrath and Caroline Rouse, “Preterm Birth in Puerto Rico – A Changing Landscape” - November 17, 2016

Vélez Vega and Cordero Present at American Public Health Association’s Annual Conference - November 14, 2016

March of Dimes 2016 Report Card Shows Preterm Birth Increasing Nationally while Decreasing in Puerto Rico -

PROTECT Trainees Vilda Rivera and Norma Torres Present at IAH Conference in Montpellier, France -

PROTECT Team Members Publish on Phenol, Paraben Relation to Hormonal Changes in Pregnant Women -

Geary Schindel Presents on Karst for Fall PROTECT Webinar Series - November 4, 2016

Brown and Brody Serve as Guest Editors for Special Issue of New Solutions Journal - November 1, 2016

PROTECT Researchers Loch-Caruso and Cordero Present at NIEHS SRP Webinar - October 26, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE to Take Part in National Study on Children’s Health - October 4, 2016

PROTECT Kicks off Academic Year with 2016 Trainee Orientation - October 3, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE Members Conduct Training and Survey at Environmental Health Symposium for Speech-Language Pathologists - September 29, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE members attend ISEE Conference in Rome, Italy - September 23, 2016

PROTECT Trainee Reneé Wurth Receives KC Donnelly Externship - September 22, 2016

Karst Conference Mentioned in September Issue of Eos - September 15, 2016

October Webinar: Geary Schindel, “Karst Aquifers – Water Quality, Vulnerability, and Public Health in a Complex Groundwater System” - September 9, 2016

Dr. Huerta-Montañez Presents at Children’s Environmental U.S.-MX Border Symposium -

Puerto Rico Is Challenged by the Zika Epidemic -

Members of PROTECT and CRECE meet with Caribbean EPA Director - September 7, 2016

PROTECT Hosts Local High School Students through Young Scholars Program - August 31, 2016

Prof. Dave Kaeli Presents at NIEHS Spring Workshop - August 2, 2016

Winners Selected for PROTECT Trainee Individual Development Plan Awards - July 29, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE Participate in March of Dimes March for Babies Event in San Juan - July 27, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE Celebrate New Clinic Opening - July 22, 2016

NIEHS Director Visits Northeastern University - July 21, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE to Study Zika in Pregnancy -

Dr. Huerta-Montañez Meets with CDC to Discuss Zika - July 5, 2016

Dr. Gredia Huerta-Montanez Presents on Zika at CHPAC Meeting - June 16, 2016

PROTECT Trainee Arshley Rey To Intern with EPA Region 2 - June 9, 2016

Trainee Nerida de Jesus Presents at 10th National Monitoring Conference - May 31, 2016

Dr. Ingrid Padilla Appointed Member of Navy Research Advisory Committee - May 26, 2016

PROTECT Trainees Participate in Water Quality Monitoring Day - May 18, 2016

Curt Spalding, EPA Region 1 Administrator, Presents Webinar: “Innovation & Collaboration” - May 16, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE Open New Clinic in Puerto Rico - May 11, 2016

Dr. Carmen Vélez Vega and Trainee Colleen Murphy Collaborate with Undergraduate Students from University of Puerto Rico—Mayaguez - May 5, 2016

PROTECT Co-Hosts Northeast Superfund Research Program (NE SRP) Training Workshop - May 4, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE Provide Education on Zika Prevention - May 2, 2016

Dr. Vélez Vega and Trainee Colleen Murphy Present at 2nd Annual Rochester Global Health Symposium and UNYTE Scientific Session - April 29, 2016

Dr. Vélez Vega Presents at the 2016 Consortium of Universities for Global Health -

May Webinar: Curt Spalding, EPA Region 1 Administrator, to Present “EPA New England Update: Innovation and Collaboration on Hazardous Waste Clean-up” – Recording Now Available - April 28, 2016

Dr. José Cordero and March of Dimes Push for Fortified Corn Masa Flour - April 22, 2016

EPA Proposes New Superfund Site in Dorado, Puerto Rico - April 20, 2016

CDC Recommends DEET to Control Zika - April 19, 2016

PROTECT Trainees Offer Water Quality Workshop to Children in Puerto Rico - April 15, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE Release New Reproductive Health Bulletin for Healthcare Professionals - April 1, 2016

Puerto Rico Prepares for Zika Epidemic - March 29, 2016

PROTECT Project 5 Researchers Present at Boston Public School Science Fair - March 14, 2016

PROTECT Trainees Win Individual Development Plan (IDP) Awards - February 19, 2016

MassDEP to Revisit 200 TCE Sites to Assess Risk of Birth Defects - February 17, 2016

PROTECT Identifies Biological Mechanisms Linking Exposure to Toxic Chemicals and Preterm Birth - February 8, 2016

PROTECT’s Dr. José Cordero Appears on NPR to Discuss Puerto Rico’s Efforts Against the Zika Virus - February 5, 2016

PROTECT and KWI Conference: Karst, Groundwater Contamination, & Public Health -

PROTECT and CRECE Work With Local Physicians to Inform Participants About the Zika Virus in Puerto Rico - February 4, 2016

April Webinar: Dr. Shashi Murthy and Dr. Sean Kevlahan to present “From Lab Bench to Commercial Product: A Case Study of Quad Technologies & A Discussion of Commercializing Academic Discoveries” - February 1, 2016

PROTECT Co-sponsors Reproductive Health and the Environment Symposium at Northeastern University - December 17, 2015

December Webinar: Prof. Susan Schantz to present Novel Methods to Assess the Impact of Prenatal Chemical Exposures on Infant Cognition – Recording Now Available - December 7, 2015

Over 350 Participants Gathered for the 2015 Annual NIEHS SRP Meeting Hosted by PROTECT - December 2, 2015

PROTECT Presents at EPA Region 1 Superfund Research Program Meeting - November 23, 2015

November Webinar: Prof. Daniel Aldrich to present Networks in Crisis: Data on Social Capital and Resilience – recording now available - November 13, 2015

Giese receives $100K grant to improve testing for carcinogens in food - November 4, 2015

PROTECT adopts Equivalent Porous Media (EPM) approach to Model Groundwater Hydraulics and Contaminant Transport in Karst Aquifers - October 29, 2015

PROTECT Project 5 presents at UMass Amherst, MA -

EPA Prepares a Plan to Cleanup Pesticide Contamination in Manati, PR - October 13, 2015

PROTECT recruitment surpasses 1000 pregnant women! - October 7, 2015

PROTECT Co-Director José Cordero named Patel Distinguished Professor in Public Health at the University of Georgia -

PROTECT Project 1 Leader Meeker and Colleagues Receive $9.5M Grant to Advance Research on Child Health - October 1, 2015

PROTECT RTC-CEC Leader Phil Brown Presents at the EPA’s Environmental Justice Technology Integration and Information Branch Webinar - September 21, 2015

PROTECT Researchers Receive Big Data Grant from the National Science Foundation - September 18, 2015

PROTECT Participates in NIEHS and EPA CLU-IN Webinar - September 3, 2015

Puerto Rico Faces Many Challenges - August 7, 2015

PROTECT Wins the People’s Choice Award at the EPA Community Involvement Training Conference -

PROTECT Study Participants Get Involved - August 4, 2015

PROTECT Researchers Visit Health Clinic PRYMed -

PROTECT Researchers Partner with March of Dimes in San Juan - August 3, 2015

Introducing PROTECT’s first ROUTES scholar, David Berroa! - July 27, 2015

Phil Brown Wins NIEHS Training Grant for Transdisciplinary Training at the Intersection of Environmental Health and Social Science - July 13, 2015

PROTECT Core D Leader David Kaeli Presents at NIEHS SRP Webinar - June 25, 2015

PROTECT Trainee Xiangyu Li Presents at ALLDATA 2015 - June 19, 2015

Landmark Conference on Social Science-Environmental Health Collaborations - June 10, 2015

PROTECT Project 5 Trainees Present at SWIM 2015 - June 2, 2015

Padilla Receives Distinguished Professor Award in Civil Engineering at UPRM - May 20, 2015

PROTECT Researcher Publishes Study Assessing Toxicity Risk of WV Chemical Spill - May 16, 2015

Phil Brown Wins NSF Grant to Study Perfluorinated Chemicals - May 11, 2015

Trainee González starts K.C. Donnelly Externship at the CDC - May 7, 2015

PROTECT Trainee Kelly Ferguson Presents at COW2015 and Meets Policy Makers at the EPA -

Trainee Carmona de Jesus Receives K.C. Donnelly Externship - May 5, 2015

PROTECT RTC-CEC Leader Phil Brown Receives Prestigious ASA Practice and Outreach Award - April 29, 2015

PROTECT Represented at RISE2015 - April 28, 2015

PROTECT Researchers Study Sociodemographic Patterns of Household Water-Use Costs in Puerto Rico - April 22, 2015

First Time Mom with Kelsey Nixon – One Mom’s Story of Delivering a Preemie - April 21, 2015

PROTECT trainees attend tricholorethylene (TCE) vapor intrusion workshop - April 16, 2015

PROTECT participates in the Northeast SRP Training Workshop - April 13, 2015

Alshawabkeh and Suh receive a grant to increase participation of underrepresented minority undergraduates in environmental health research - April 7, 2015

USGS briefs congress about groundwater vulnerability to contamination -

March Webinar: NIEHS Director Birnbaum to present on Environmental Health Issues – recording now available - February 27, 2015

PROTECT research findings suggest toxicant exposure may inhibit tissue resistance to microbial infections during pregnancy - February 11, 2015

PROTECT researcher Gu talks toxicogenomics at Harvard School of Public Health - February 5, 2015

February Webinar: “EPA/ORD Contaminated Site Project and Ground Water Research” – recording now available - February 4, 2015

Over 60 attend 5th annual PROTECT retreat in Dorado, Puerto Rico - January 23, 2015

Prof. Phil Brown appointed to NIEHS Council - January 15, 2015

Prof. Kaeli, Core D Leader, named ACM Distinguished Scientist - January 14, 2015

PROTECT researcher Anzalota gives talk at Minority Health & Health Disparities conference - January 13, 2015

December Webinar – Camp Lejune: A Case Study, presented by Frank Bove, ScD (now available to download) - December 4, 2014

Community Engagement Core Advisory Committee convenes at the Manatí Medical Center - December 2, 2014

Phil Brown joins Scientific Advisory Panel of the Breast Cancer Fund -

PROTECT researchers and trainees gather at annual Superfund Research Program conference - November 20, 2014

PROTECT is hiring a Senior Research Scientist/Engineer -

PROTECT at the 2014 SACNAS Conference in Los Angeles - November 19, 2014

Premature birth now #1 killer of children under 5 years old - November 17, 2014

PROTECT at NU’s Pop-Up Open Lab Experience - November 4, 2014

PROTECT partner EarthSoft to host Office Hours with data core leader Kaeli - October 28, 2014

PROTECT trainees present their work in Amherst, MA -

PROTECT researcher Vesper presents to Pittsburgh Geological Society - October 20, 2014

PROTECT Trainee de Jesus Receives EPA GRO Undergraduate Fellowship - September 29, 2014

Phil Brown and colleagues receive NIEHS Conference Grant - September 26, 2014

PROTECT Orientation 2014 - September 22, 2014

PROTECT Center well-represented at the EPA Region 2 Caribbean Science Workshop - September 19, 2014

PROTECT researcher’s work published in Science - September 16, 2014

Congratulations to recent PROTECT graduates! -

PROTECT visiting scholar completes tenure at NU - September 6, 2014

PROTECT researchers quoted in Washington Post - September 5, 2014

September 2014 Spotlight: PROTECT trainees present at the 2014 ISEE conference - September 2, 2014

PROTECT Trainee Cotto Receives Outstanding Poster Award - August 27, 2014

EPA Reaches Agreement with CEMEX to Protect Water Quality in Puerto Rico - August 21, 2014

Cordero gives invited talk to trainees at SSR annual meeting - July 29, 2014

August 2014 Spotlight: “Born Too Soon” – PROTECT featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education - July 28, 2014

Alshawabkeh receives prestigious ASCE award - July 25, 2014

Trainee Gonzalez receives K.C. Donnelly Externship - July 14, 2014

July 2014 Spotlight: PROTECT Data Core Leader named Distinguished Professor - July 8, 2014

Puerto Rico Task Force for Preterm Birth honored by March of Dimes - June 18, 2014

PROTECT Researcher Visits Clinics to Discuss Challenges in Maternal Immunization - June 16, 2014

June 2014 Spotlight: PROTECT awarded five-year renewal grant - June 4, 2014

Alshawabkeh presents invited plenary at IAP2014 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands - May 29, 2014

PROTECT represented at RISE2014 - May 22, 2014

May Highlight: Training Core’s Kristin Hicks receives NUCOE Outstanding Staff Award - May 14, 2014

May Webinar: “Environmental Metabolomics: A Dual-Platform Biomonitoring Approach to Assess Toxicant Exposure and Metabolic Response” - April 29, 2014

April Webinar: “Two Perspectives on Ethical Review of Research Involving Human Subjects” - April 23, 2014

PROTECT researcher Monica Ramirez-Andreotta to speak at the next research call along with BU SRP for the Collaborative on Health and the Environment - April 9, 2014

March 2014 Highlight: Monica Ramirez Presents on Water Impacts - April 7, 2014

PROTECT researchers present at Manatí Medical Center conference to promote influenza vaccination during pregnancy - February 21, 2014

PROTECT researchers present EPA CLU-IN Webinar - February 10, 2014

PROTECT Trainee Mary Penny starting a co-op Opportunity in Environmental Field Testing - February 6, 2014

View photos from the PROTECT annual retreat in Puerto Rico! - January 24, 2014

January Webinar: “Spinning Community – University Partnerships” - January 14, 2014

PROTECT Trainees and Researchers Presented at the SETAC Annual Meeting in November, 2013 - December 16, 2013

PROTECT Researchers at UPR receive grant to promote flu vaccination for pregnant women in Puerto Rico - December 11, 2013

PROTECT Trainees Present Posters at SRP Training and Outreach Event at the Museum of Science in Boston - December 5, 2013

December Highlight: PROTECT publishes new findings on Environmental Phthalate Exposure and Preterm Birth - November 21, 2013

U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act in Support of Preterm Birth Research - November 18, 2013

December Webinar: “Beyond Risk Communication: Community-Based Research, Dialogue, and Policy Engagement to Protect Environmental Health in Yupik Communities of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska” - November 8, 2013

November Trainee Highlight: Lily Rajic - November 4, 2013

March of Dimes Releases 2013 Premature Birth Score Card - November 1, 2013

PROTECT Trainee Norma Torres wins Scholarship from Puerto Rico Society of Engineers - October 20, 2013

PROTECT attends the SRP annual meeting - October 17, 2013

Air Pollution linked to High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy - October 12, 2013

October 2013 Spotlight: Recent Research - October 8, 2013

PROTECT at SACNAS - October 7, 2013

PROTECT is hiring - October 4, 2013

U.S. Senate passes PREEMIE reauthorization act in support of preterm birth research - September 30, 2013

September webinar: “Engaging Partners and Stakeholders from the Grassroots to the Treetops” - September 23, 2013

Postdoc Position available at Northeastern’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute - September 19, 2013

Consumer Products Giant P&G to Eliminate Phthalates from Product Line -

PROTECT Trainee David Cantonwine joins Brigham and Women’s - September 16, 2013

PROTECT at March for Babies - September 15, 2013

Monica Ramirez-Andreotta promoted to Assistant Professor - September 9, 2013

Postdoc Kelly Hogan wins UMich Fellowship - August 12, 2013

PROTECT at the EPA Community Involvement Conference - August 4, 2013

PROTECT featured in Puerto Rico newspaper -

PROTECT hosts high school students, teacher - August 3, 2013

EREM 2013 conference co-hosted by PROTECT - July 1, 2013

PROTECT Academy now available for viewing -

PROTECT featured as part of the SWIM Water Innovation Exhibition - June 24, 2013

John Meeker Appointed as Associate Dean for Research - June 2, 2013

David Kaeli Receives Award from HSA Foundation - May 31, 2013

Northeastern Trainees Present at RISE2013 - April 17, 2013

April Webinar “Teaming Up with Gardeners Neighboring a Superfund Site: Characterizing the Uptake of Arsenic by Homegrown Vegetables and Communicating the Potential Risks” - April 16, 2013

PROTECT Research Highlighted on Puerto Rican TV News - April 12, 2013

PROTECT UPRM Trainee wins NSF Fellowship -

PROTECT recruits 500th participant! - April 8, 2013

March Webinar: “Assessing Quality and Remedial Performance for Contaminated Sediments” - March 7, 2013

UN, WHO Panel Report Calls Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals ‘Global Threat’ - February 26, 2013

February 14 Webinar: “Physiological and Molecular Adaptations to Pregnancy: Influence on Chemical Exposure and Toxicity” - February 12, 2013

NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum Visits PROTECT Partner UPRMSC - February 7, 2013

PROTECT welcomes new personnel - February 4, 2013

PROTECT joins with Social Science Environmental Health Institute to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring - December 13, 2012

December 12 Event — “Alternatives for Managing the Nation’s Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites” - December 7, 2012

PROTECT researcher at UMichigan awarded $1.4M grant from Preventing Preterm Birth Initiative - November 26, 2012

Jose Cordero quoted in Fox News Article on Preterm Birth - November 19, 2012

World Prematurity Day - November 17, 2012

PROTECT Cohort Recruits 400th Woman! - November 11, 2012

November Webinar – “Looking Through an Environmental Justice Lens: Community Engagement, Policy and Practice” - November 1, 2012

October 29 Webinar: “Serum Concentrations of Brominated Flame Retardants in the United States General Population.” - October 17, 2012

Dorothy Vesper gives poster presentation at IAH Congress - October 2, 2012

October Webinar – “The Trials and Tribulations of Superfund’s Early Years” - September 20, 2012

PROTECT-related Spanish Language Webinar, September 18th - September 10, 2012

PROTECT Researchers win major grants -

Alshawabkeh work profiled in SRP Research Brief - August 14, 2012

Lauren Tetz presents at SRP Trainee Webinar Series 8/1 at 1pm - July 17, 2012

PROTECT Trainee Luis Rivera Defends Thesis - June 1, 2012

PROTECT Grad Student Cassie Korte wins Poster Awards -

Meeker gives talk on Endocrine Disruptors [VIDEO] -

PROTECT Trainees Secure Professorships -

March of Dimes releases Global Action Report on Preterm Birth - May 14, 2012

PROTECT Trainee Cassie Korte wins poster award - May 12, 2012

PROTECT Trainee Lauren Tetz Defends Thesis - April 24, 2012

April Webinar – “The Quiet Epidemic: Causes and Classification of Preterm Birth” - April 19, 2012

Cordero works with EPA, Mt. Sinai to Promote Children’s Environmental Health Awareness - April 12, 2012

Hellweger wins EPA Environmental Merit Award - April 10, 2012

PROTECT researcher links amniotic fluid to chemical exposure in fetuses - March 26, 2012

PROTECT Researchers to Present at April 2 RiskeLearning Web Seminars -

March Trainee Skill-Builder Workshop – Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides: The Assertion-Evidence Structure -

Alshawabkeh Seminar at Columbia SRP – March 19, 2012 - March 7, 2012

PROTECT Trainee wins Karst Scholarship - March 6, 2012

Alshawabkeh elected ASCE Fellow - March 5, 2012

February Webinar – Mitch Beard - January 31, 2012

January Webinar – Glenn Rice - January 6, 2012

2011 Changes to National Priority List sites in Puerto Rico - January 4, 2012

December Trainee Skill-Builder Workshop – Proposal Development - December 4, 2011

Alshawabkeh appointed George A. Snell Professor of Engineering - December 1, 2011

December Webinar – Dana Boyd Barr - November 14, 2011

John Meeker appointed Associate Chair of UMich Dept of Environmental Health Sciences -

November Trainee Skill-Builder Workshop – Research Translation and Innovation: Results to Patents - November 10, 2011

November Webinar – Joseph Graziano - October 16, 2011

October Trainee Skill-Builder Workshop – The Scientific Method and Experiential Learning Projects -

October Webinar – Daniel Madrigal - October 15, 2011

LET’S TALK ABOUT WATER – October 15, 2011 – Register Today! - September 30, 2011

September Trainee Skill-Builder Workshop – Research Ethics - September 19, 2011

Akram Alshawabkeh funded under NSF earthquake research grant - September 15, 2011

September Webinar – Dr. Eric Suuberg - August 29, 2011

First PROTECT Baby Born - August 23, 2011

PROTECT Graduate Student wins the KC Donnelly Externship award - August 4, 2011

PREEMIE Act Reauthorization Bill Introduced In Senate, House - August 1, 2011

PROTECT’s Meeker & Ferguson Relate BPA, Altered Thyroid Hormones - July 11, 2011

Meeker quoted on CNN - June 28, 2011

Tom Sheahan appointed Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - June 10, 2011

PROTECT Student Wins 1st Place in Conference Poster Competition - June 6, 2011

PROTECT WVU Researchers at Buckeye Cave Again! - June 4, 2011

PROTECT Researchers Highlighted at Puerto Rico Water & Env’t Association Conference - May 20, 2011

March for Babies brings PROTECT, March of Dimes, together -

Dr. Richard Miller (University of Rochester) to present at May 16 Webinar - May 12, 2011

WVU researchers visit local research site, Buckeye Cave - May 10, 2011

PROTECT researchers, work profiled in Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper - May 9, 2011

Roger Giese to present PROTECT research at Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Showcase - May 6, 2011

Strategic Planning at NIEHS: Your Input Requested! - March 28, 2011

Meeker publishes on phthalates, PCBs - March 10, 2011

MassDEP research director gives 3/11 PROTECT webinar - March 3, 2011

Larissa Takser’s 2/11 webinar presentation accessible for online viewing - March 2, 2011

Dorothy Vesper presents at 2/8 webinar - February 28, 2011

See the PROTECT retreat field trip photos -

Meeker paper recognized as one of NIEHS Extramural Papers of the Month - February 4, 2011

Dorothy Vesper and student highlighted in WVU Magazine - December 3, 2010

PROTECT featured in Engineering@Northeastern - November 30, 2010

PROTECT to host Harvard School of Public Health faculty at Dec. 3rd webinar - November 23, 2010

Dr. Eve Kuniansky of USGS speaks at November webinar -

Preterm birth rates improve in most states -

Training Core Leader Thomas Sheahan to Present SRP-funded R01 Work at SRP/EPA Webinar - November 16, 2010

EPA Proposes to Add Two Puerto Rico Sites to the Superfund List - October 26, 2010

Northeastern student working on SRP research highlighted - October 10, 2010

Jose Cordero nominated as candidate for APHA presidency -

PROTECT Webinar to be held October 1, 2010 - September 27, 2010

Jose Cordero leads symposium on premature birth prevention strategies - September 10, 2010

John Meeker featured in several recent articles - August 27, 2010

EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Fellowship Opening - July 12, 2010

PROTECT profiled by Associated Press - May 16, 2010

Northeastern awarded $9.9 million NIH grant - April 15, 2010

PROTECT Co-Director Cordero speaks on Children’s Health - March 5, 2010

Chemicals May Play a Role in Pre-Term Births - July 10, 2009

Phthalates May Play a Role in Pre-Term Births - July 7, 2009