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The Superfund Research Program at Boston University (BU SRP) is an NIEHS-funded program that studies the effects of exposures to substances commonly encountered in hazardous waste disposal on reproduction and development in humans and wildlife. The current program consists of five interrelated research projects exploring the basic underlying mechanisms of xenobiotic/endocrine interactions.
The Research Translation Core for the BU SRP program was developed to disseminate the outcomes of SRP research to governmental organizations, other Superfund programs, and the scientific community in general with a goal to protect the health of communities.
CHE has partnered since 2011 with the Research Translation Core to increase the public health impact of the BU research. Maria Valenti, CHE's science education director, currently acts as CHE’s liaison to the BU SRP. Together, our goal is to bring BU’s research on environmental exposures and disease endpoints into the public spotlight through a variety of means:
- Partnership calls highlighting the latest science drawn from BU SRP investigators and other SRP’s around the country
- Information dissemination on BU SRP research and projects via the CHE newsletter, blog, web postings, and social media
- Participation in BU SRP research translation events and activities
- Engaging BU SRP researchers in providing technical assistance for A Story of Health e-book and online CE course
Past and upcoming calls coordinated by this partnership are listing at top left.
About BU SRP
The BU SRP Research Translation Core is located in the Superfund Research Program at Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, under the direction of Principle Investigator Dr. Wendy Heiger-Bernays. To receive the BUSRP newsletter, please visit the BUSRP newsletter page. For more information on this partnership, please contact CHE’s liaison on this project, Maria Valenti through our Contact form.