Mary Lou Guerinot Elected to National Academy of Sciences!
Dr. Guerinot's election to the National Academy of Sciences is one of the highest honors in science. "Mary Lou Guerinot exemplifies the best of our Dartmouth faculty, and this is a well-deserved honor," says Provost Carolyn Dever.
New Hampshire Arsenic Consortium Annual Meeting Brings New Members
Almost 70 people from a wide array of stakeholder groups attended the New Hampshire Arsenic Consortium meeting on March 24. They heard updates on arsenic research, outreach and education, reviewed Consortium accomplishments and discussed next steps regarding arsenic in private well water in NH.
Elevated Bladder Cancer Risk in New England Linked to Arsenic in Private Wells
A new study from the National Cancer Institute shows that drinking water from private wells may have contributed to elevated risk of bladder cancer in New England. The study builds on our previous work in New Hampshire funded by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program, and follows similar methods. Dartmouth Superfund researcher, Dr. Margaret Karagas, and Trace Element Analysis Core Leader, Brian Jackson, participated in the study.
Successful Northeast SRP Training Core Meeting Held in April
The Training Cores of the Dartmouth, BU, Brown, U Penn, Columbia, Harvard and Northeastern SRP Centers met April 26-27 at Northeastern University in Boston to learn about improving their science communication skills, community engagement and planning for future careers. For more information about the Training Workshop, which was co-hosted by the Dartmouth SRP, visit the Northeastern SRP website
(photo courtesy of Northeastern University SRP).
Kathrin Lawlor Presents New Community Tool Kit at Source Water Protection Conference
CEC Coordinator, Kathrin Lawlor, led a session on Engaging Community Partners in Long-term Change as part of the Community Based Source Water Protection track at the NH DES Source Water Protection Conference
on May 11 in Concord.
She spoke to about 40 people and summarized the two year study on arsenic in private wells completed with our partners at the NH Department of Environmental Services and Health and Human Services, and explained how the Well Water Community Action Toolkit can be used by communities to create their own education and outreach campaigns.
Applied Bioinformatics Course July 23-28
The Mt. Desert Island Biological Lab in ME is partnering with the Dartmouth SRP and Director Bruce Stanton to run a course on Applied Bioinformatics. The goal of the course is to provide hands-on training with major bioinformatics resources while developing a conceptual framework to foster successful application of the bioinformatic skillset to biological research. Please register and find more information here.
Director Stanton Speaks at Society of Toxicology on Non-Cancer Health Effects of Arsenic
Bruce Stanton, Ph.D. spoke at the SOT 2016 Annual Meeting March 13-17 as part of a workshop entitled, "Moving beyond cancer: current state of the science of noncancer health effects of arsenic." His talk focused on arsenic and pulmonary infections.