UA SRP attends PEPH Annual Meeting

In March, 2012, Denise Moreno Ramírez, Community Engagement Coordinator, and Sarah Wilkinson, Research Translation Coordinator, represented the University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) at the Partnerships in Environmental Public Health Annual Meeting. The conference, Strengthening a Dynamic Environmental Public Health Network for Tomorrow: Advancing science through critical reflection, was held on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD. The purpose of the meeting was to promote interactions among grantees and increase our understanding to advance an environmental public health network that meets the needs of the communities served.

Ms. Moreno Ramírez presented her work developing educational modules for promotoras as a poster entitled, “Packaging Environmental Science Trainings: Transferrable Training Modules Targeting Community Health Advocates.” Dr. Wilkinson highlighted UA SRP projects related to the Iron King Mine Humboldt Smelter Superfund Site as a poster entitled, “Applying Laboratory and Field Research to Real-World Problems: An Arizona Mining Site Example.” In addition, they participated in workshops and sessions on research translation, capacity building, and evaluation metrics, related to community-engaged research.