On March 13, 2012, University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) investigator Dr. Todd Camenisch and graduate trainee Monica Ramirez-Andreotta delivered a seminar at US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 headquarters in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Camenisch discussed his work using a mouse model as an intact system to reveal mechanisms of arsenic-triggered cardiovascular toxicity during development. Ms. Ramirez-Andreotta reported on her study Gardenroots: The Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona Garden Project, a citizen-science project designed to determine the uptake of arsenic and lead in commonly grown vegetables in Arizona and evaluate the possible health risks to the local population. The seminars were reprised for an expanded audience via the US EPA CLU-IN website on May 16, 2012, and can be viewed online. Nearly 200 participants were registered for the live CLU-IN session.
The EPA-SRP Seminar Series is designed to bring together SRP researchers with US EPA Remedial Project Mangers in the Pacific Southwest (EPA Region 9). Each topic is presented as a “Live at 9” seminar at Region 9 headquarters in San Francisco, followed by an international web seminar sponsored by NIEHS and broadcast via the EPA CLU-IN website. In this 4th season of the series, developed by Sarah Wilkinson, UA SRP Research Translation Coordinator and Mike Gill, US EPA Region 9 Superfund and Technology Liaison, seminars are being designed to present two facets of a common issue.