We are very pleased to welcome Isabela Mackey who is joining our efforts. She will begin Feb 1 and will be working primarily with the EHSC COEC but will also help with the SRP CEC. She brings extensive experience, most recently delivering pesticide handling certification classes, and is a native Spanish speaker.
NEW PROJECT HIGHLIGHT Molly Kile is working with the Harney County Public Health Department officials to help county residents test their private wells for arsenic. Harney County is a largely rural area where homes commonly use private wells. This area is also known to have elevated levels of arsenic in the groundwater. A well water testing program and workshop will be held in March 2013 which will help residents get their water tested for arsenic. Harney County Public Health Department has collaborated with a certified laboratory to distribute sampling containers around the county and take them to the laboratory for testing. Molly Kile and County Health officials will then hold a one-day workshop to help people interpret their test results and learn about the health effects of common groundwater contaminants.
NEW FUNDING FROM THE FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER
Kim Anderson has just received funding from The Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health for her grant award entitled: "Exploratory Planning for a Proposed GEO Health Hub in the Alto Mayo Regio (Peru)". The PI for the overall project is Paula North at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Anderson is co-Investigator on the project. Learn more about this project.
Good work SRP! The Center had a strong finish to 2012 receiving a very good score for the renewal grant and making a great showing at the SRP 25th Anniversary Meeting that was held Oct. 21-224, 2012. See highlights of the meeting.