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LSU Superfund Research Center December 2013 Newsletter
LSU SRP Director Awarded 2013 American Chemical Society Award
Dr. Barry Dellinger, LSU Superfund Research Center Director, has been awarded the 2014 American Chemical Society Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology sponsored by the Division of Environmental Chemistry and the Environmental Science and Technology journal. The award recognizes Dellinger for his groundbreaking research on the sources, origin and environmental chemistry of combustion generated pollutants. Read more.
 
SRP 2013 Annual Meeting Hosted by the LSU SRP
The LSU SRP would like to thank everyone who participated in Superfund Research Program 2013 Annual Meeting! This years meeting highlighted innovative research as well as excellent SRP community engagement and research translation. For more click here.


 
 
Director of the Superfund Research Program Visits LSU SRP
Dr. William Suk, Director of the Superfund Research Program, visited LSU on November 22nd and presented a seminar entitled “Hazardous Substances, Vulnerable Populations and Human Health: Superfund Research Program is the Model.” Dr. Suk also met with LSU SRP trainees to discuss their research. He stressed the importance of collaborations between graduate and post-doctoral trainees.

Trainees Participate in Louisiana Science Teachers Association Institute 2013
LSU SRP trainees Elisabeth Feld and Cholena Ren led a chemistry and air pollution activity at the Louisiana Science Teachers Association Institute 2013 in  Baton Rouge on November 2nd. The activity was based on K-12 modules available here. Feld and Ren are also LSU EnvironMentors this year. EnvironMentors is a science and environmental science-based mentoring program, which works to support and strengthen high school student success in science and environmental fields.
 
Building Community Engagement Collaborations
Dr. Margaret Reams, LSU SRP community engagement core leader, participated in a webinar hosted by The Collaborative on Health and the Environment on Environmental Justice and the Superfund Research Program: Community Collaborations Making a Difference on October 24th. Dr. Reams discussed LSU SRP's work with residents and local environmental leaders facing potential exposure to contaminants from Superfund sites and Louisiana's industrial corridor. Click here to read more.
 
Research Translation Collaborations
Kelli Palmer, LSU SRP research translation coordinator, visited with Tomeka Prioleau and Marissa Jimenez of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) to discuss LDEQ outreach efforts, including Enviroschool, which provides training for communities, business, and other organizations on environmental regulatory topics and environmental compliance, and the Louisiana Envirothon, an environmental problem-solving competition for students in grades 6 -12. The Louisiana Envirothon will be held March 8, 2014 at the LSU Ag Center’s Burden Center.


Recent Publications
 
dela Cruz, A.L, Cook, R.L., Dellinger, B.H., Lomnicki, S.M., Donnelly, K.C., Kelley, M. A., Cosgriff, D. 2013. Assessment of Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals in Soils and Sediments from Three Superfund Sites. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts. DOI 10.1039/C3EM00428

Kelley, M.A., Hebert, V. Y., Thibeaux, T.M., Orchard, M.A., Hasan, F., Cormier, S.A., Thevenot, P.T., Lomnicki, S.M., Varner, K.J., Dellinger, B, Latimer, B.M., Dugas, T.R.  2013. Model Combustion-Generated Particulate Matter Containing Persistent Free Radicals Redox Cycle to Produce Reactive Oxygen Species. Chem. Res. Toxicol., DOI: 10.1021/tx400227s. Publication Date (Web): October 22, 2013

Maskos, Z., Khachatryan, L., Dellinger, B. 2013. Role of the Filters in the Formation and Stabilization of Semiquinone Radicals Collected from Cigarette Smoke. Energy & Fuels, 27 (9): 5506-5512

Reams, M.A., Lam N.S., Cale T.M., and Corrinthia M. Hinton. 2013. Applying a Community Resilience Framework to Examine Household Emergency Planning and Exposure-Reducing Behavior Among Residents of Louisiana's Industrial Corridor. Journal of Emergency Management. 11(2):107-120
Saravia, J.,You, D.,Thevenot, P., Lee, G. I., Shrestha, B.,Lomnicki, S.,Cormier, S. A. 2013. Early-life exposure to combustion-derived particulate matter causes pulmonary immunosuppression. Mucosal Immunol. DOI:10.1038/mi.2013.88

LSU SRP in Research Briefs
 
(NIEHS Research Brief, October 2013)
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