News Archive - PROTECT Team


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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

November Trainee Highlight: Lily Rajic - November 4, 2013

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

PROTECT is hiring - October 4, 2013

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

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

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

Postdoc Kelly Hogan wins UMich Fellowship - August 12, 2013

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

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

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

PROTECT UPRM Trainee wins NSF Fellowship - April 12, 2013

PROTECT welcomes new personnel - February 4, 2013

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

PROTECT Researchers win major grants - September 10, 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 -

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

PROTECT Trainee Lauren Tetz Defends Thesis - April 24, 2012

Hellweger wins EPA Environmental Merit Award - April 10, 2012

PROTECT Trainee wins Karst Scholarship - March 6, 2012

Alshawabkeh elected ASCE Fellow - March 5, 2012

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

John Meeker appointed Associate Chair of UMich Dept of Environmental Health Sciences - November 14, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

Jose Cordero nominated as candidate for APHA presidency -

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