LSU-SRP researchers teach girls about pollution
Hundreds of girls from all over Louisiana attended the 2012 Sally Ride Science Festival held in Baton Rouge on Saturday, Sept. 22.
During the festval, Elisabeta Mitran
, Cheri McFerrin
and Maud Walsh
from the LSU Superfund Research Center conducted a workshop titled, "Bad Air, Bad Health." In the image here, Mitran and McFerrin demonstrate how fine particulate matter enters the lungs during the workshop.
LSU-SRP researchers present at SRP-ATSDR conference
Several LSU researchers participated in "Connecting Research and Practice: A Dialogue between ATSDR and the NIEHS Superfund Research Program
" held in Atlanta, Ga. August 7-
of the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans gave a talk entitled “Radical- Containing PM0.2 Initiates Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transitions in Infant Airway Epithelial Cells” in the session on emerging contaminants. Cormier's studies
examine how adult airways disease such as asthma results, in part, from environmental insult(s) that occurs during a critical window of pulmonary and immunological immaturity.
This and other presentations, as well as related discussions held during the conference, provided opportunities for ATSDR personnel to learn about cutting-edge research from scientists across the SRP, while SRP researchers learned more about ATSDR’s Superfund-related research and informational needs.
In addition to Cormier's presentation, LSU Superfund Research Center members presenting posters at the meeting were: Pingli Wang, Dahui You and Stephania Cormier, “Maternal Exposure to EPFR-Containing PM Predisposes to Enhanced Allergic Asthma in Offspring”; Albert dela Cruz
, Robert L. Cook
, Slawomir Lomnicki
and Barry Dellinger
, “The Influence of Low Temperature Thermal Treatment on Pentachlorophenol Contaminated Soils with Pentachlorophenol and Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals”; and Maud Walsh
and Denise Attaway
, “LSU Superfund Research Program: Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals (EPFRs).”
Response, Recovery & Resilience Symposium
The new date for the Response, Recovery, and Resilience to Oil Spills and Environmental Disasters: Engaging Experts and Communities is Jan. 29, 2013. The symposium, which was postponed because of Hurricane Isaac, will feature presentations about: Enhancing Community Resilience, Innovative Methods and Approaches to Respond to Environmental Disasters, and Adaptive Strategies for Community Recovery.
Featured speakers will be: Dr. Margaret Reams, LSU; Marylee Orr, LEAN; Dr. Kim Anderson, Oregon State; Dr. Anna Harding, Oregon State; Wilma Subra, USEPA; Tuan Nguyan, Mary Queen of Vietnam Community; and representatives from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.
2012 LSU Superfund Research Center publications
dela Cruz A.L., Cook R.L., Lominicki, S.M., & Dellinger, B. 2012. Effect of Low Temperature Thermal Treatment on Soils Contaminated with Pentachlorophenol and Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals. Environmental Science & Technology. 2012, 46 (11), pp 5971–5978. DOI: 10.1021/es300362k
Reed, J.R. and Backes, W.L. 2012. Formation of P450•P450 Complexes and Their Effect on P450 Function. Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2012 Mar;133(3):299-310. Epub 2011 Nov 29.
Reed, J.R., Connick, J.P., Cheng, D., Cawley, G.F., and Backes, W.L. 2012. Effect of Homomeric P450•P450 Complexes on P450 Function. Biochem. J. 2012 Sep 15;446(3):489-97.
Vejerano, E., Lomnicki, S., & Dellinger, B. 2012. Formation and Stabilization of Combustion-Generated, Environmentally Persistent Radicals on Ni(II)O Supported on a Silica Surface. Environmental Science & Technology 2012 46 (17), 9406-9411.
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