Environmental Health Sciences Center
Winter 2013
I n t e r n a l   e N e w s

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.

Harney County 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.
Peru location
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.

Congrats to the College of Public Health & Human Science communication team for winning a Gold award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in the Web Magazine category for  Synergies.  Synergies does a great job highlighting research conducted and has been highlighting some of our collaborative work.


January 29
Baton Rouge, LA
Registered participants may also attend online 
ScienceOnline Watch Party
Bringing together science writers, outreach specialists, scientists, and students
Jan 31, Feb. 1, Feb. 4
Kidder 202 @ OSU
Lots of freebies and a great opportunity to expand skills on communicating your science online.  Students encouraged to come. Register soon!

Sept. 8-12, 2013
Corvallis, OR
Registration/Abstract submissions begin March 1

Video for the Vietnamese community in the Gulf of Mexico
Did you know the most popular video on our YouTube channel is in Vietnamese? This video was created for the Vietnamese community in the Gulf of Mexico to help them reduce exposure to PAHs.

NIEHS News Resources

Environmental Health Opportunities For Students  
Summer Internship Opportunities at NCEH and ATSDR
Open to all undergraduate students.
Application deadline: January 30th 

Application deadline: February 15th
Open to graduate students. 
Application deadline: February 27th
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