Four members of the University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) team attended the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) SRP Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 18-20, 2015. This national scientific meeting brought together Superfund scientists from academic institutions, NIEHS, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and other relevant stakeholders, including a large contingent of local community members.
Director Raina Maier, Research Translation Coordinator Sarah Wilkinson, and trainees Christopher Olivares and Matthew King enjoyed a few days networking and learning about Superfund research in a veritable paradise. Together they presented four posters: King presented his work developing a portable dust generator, Maier described her phytostabilization field trial, and Wilkinson described the UA SRP Center for Environmentally Sustainable Mining and a group poster with Partnerships in Technical Advisory Program (PTAP) collaborators. Olivares delivered an oral presentation on his research performed with the support of a KC Donnelly Externship with the Oregon State SRP. Wilkinson and Olivares enjoyed a boating field trip through the local estuaries, where they learned more about mangroves and the impacts of pollution on local residents.
Looking forward to the 2016 meeting!