The Superfund Research Program (SRP) supports multidisciplinary research to address human and environmental health challenges related to Superfund and other hazardous waste sites.
The SRP annual meeting brings together researchers, trainees, and administrators supported by the program, representatives from partner agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and other interested individuals to discuss new research, technology, communication, and community engagement in critical areas related to the SRP mission.
The theme for this year’s meeting is: “SRP Collaboration for Innovation” or “SRP C4I”. The objective of this meeting is to identify how collaboration across disciplines within SRP centers, across different SRP centers, or even with external partners has generated innovation in biomedical and environmental basic and applied research, training, community engagement and research translation activities. In addition, we hope to generate discussions on how best to foster innovative research activities relating to the identification of contaminants of emerging concern, and also how environmental, genetic, epigenetic, and psychosocial exposures interact to affect the health of individuals living or working near SRP sites.
The goals of the meeting are:
- Share research findings and engender collaborative exchanges between SRP Center personnel
- Discuss research translation, community engagement, and trainee activities
- Present innovations in community engagement approaches and research discoveries
- Provide a forum and networking opportunities for junior investigators