Category Archives: PROTECT Trainees

Project 5 Trainee Shayan Hojabri Receives Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

On Monday, April 27th PROTECT Project 5 Trainee Shayan Hojabri received the Northeastern University College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award for his tireless efforts as a Teaching Assistant for the Geotechnical Engineering Lab, to update materials, implement an electronic collaborative and data sharing platform, and develop and implement contingency plans for online teaching. Shayan […]

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Individuals with socioeconomic disadvantage among Puerto Rican cohort have elevated levels of oxidative stress according to recent PROTECT Study

Stress is generally defined as demands that tax or exceed the adaptive capacity of an organism, which can result in psychological and biological changes. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body which can ultimately cause adverse chemical reactions and may negatively impact health[1]. First author of our recent publication […]

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Trainee Spotlight – Anthony Su

Anthony Su is a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Michigan School of Public Health who has been studying Toxicology and working on PROTECT under Project 2 Leader Dr. Rita Loch-Caruso since 2016. In Rita’s lab, Anthony’s research seeks to understand the mechanisms of trichloroethylene (TCE) toxicity during pregnancy. When asked about the responsibilities within […]

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Project 2 Trainee Elana Elkin Receives the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award

PROTECT Project 2 Trainee Elana Elkin was recently granted the prestigious Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award at the Annual NIEHS Superfund Research Program Meeting in Seattle on Nov. 19th. Elana received this award to honor her work examining how environmental contaminant exposure affects placental development and function. When asked about Elana’s work and progress on her […]

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Fall 2019 Technical Webinar: “Single cell bioinformatics and metabolomics: Methods and Tools for environmental health research” by Dr. Lana Garmire

On Monday December 9th from 1:00-2:00pm EST, PROTECT will host a technical webinar titled “Single cell bioinformatics and metabolomics: Methods and Tools for environmental health research” presented by Dr. Lana Garmire. Dr. Garmire is a tenured professor working in the Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics at University of Michigan Medical School. Her research areas […]

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Trainee Spotlight – Shi Dong

Shi Dong is a Research Assistant who has been working with PROTECT at Northeastern University under the mentorship of Data Core Leader Dave Kaeli for the last 5 years. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and researching “High Performance Computing and Big Data.” In his current role, Shi is responsible for doing […]

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PROTECT Study evaluates how CVOC chemicals are distributed and travel through the Karst System of Northern Puerto Rico

Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds (CVOCs) are a type of chlorinated solvent that are commonly used in industrial, business, and home settings. Some examples of common products which contain CVOCs include industrial solvents, metal surface degreasers, paint removers, and textile cleansing agents.. They are highly volatile, slightly soluble in water, and resistant to degradation, meaning they […]

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Five PROTECT Trainees Receive Individual Development Plan Awards

At the recent 2019-2020 Trainee Orientation, PROTECT welcomed the new class of student researchers and honored the 2018-2019 Individual Development Plan (IDP) Award Winners. The following 5 trainees were given IDP Awards for their exceptional efforts to complete their Individual Career Development Activities: Shayan Hojabri, Elienisse Rodriguez, Nancy Cardona, Luisa Feliciano, Amailie Santos-Rivera. Each of […]

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Trainee Spotlight: Jill Riddell

Jill Riddell is a PROTECT trainee from West Virginia University currently pursuing her PhD in Geology under the mentorship of Dr. Dorothy Vesper. For the last two years, she has been supporting PROTECT’s Project 4 research on sediment characterization by using a variety of soils and geochemical techniques to characterize karst sediments to help find […]

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PROTECT Undergraduate Research Fellow Tom Onsi wins poster award at UMICH Undergrad Research Opportunity Program Summer Research Symposium

On Wednesday July 31st, undergraduate M-Scholars Fellow Tom Onsi won a poster award at the 2019 University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Summer Research Symposium for his poster titled: “Extracellular vesicle production changes in response to toxicants in placental villous tissue”. This event is the culminating event for all University of Michigan students participating in […]

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PROTECT Trainee Jill Riddell completes KC Donnelly Externship at University of Arizona SRP in Tucson

Jill Riddell is a geology PhD Student at West Virginia University working on PROTECT Project 4, which focuses on tracing the passage of pollutants and other chemicals while it is transported through the Karst regions. Jill’s specific research, which is advised by Dr. Dorothy Vesper, focuses on evaluating polystyrene microspheres (small, hollow, sphere-shaped particles) as […]

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Trainee Spotlight – Nancy Cardona

Nancy Cardona is a trainee from University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus who worked under the mentorship of Dr. Carmen Velez-Vega within the Community Engagement Core from August 2015 until February 2019. While she was working with us, Nancy revised translational materials for reporting scientific results back to cohort members, participated in report back […]

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Trainee Spotlight – Norma Torres

Norma Torres is a PhD candidate pursuing a Civil Engineering Degree at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez, focused in the area on Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. Since spring 2011, Norma has worked under the mentorship of Project 4 Principal Investigator Dr. Ingrid Padilla. Ingrid Padilla’s mentorship helped Norma improve the quality of […]

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Trainee Spotlight – Stephanie Eick

Stephanie Eick is a recent PhD graduate in Epidemiology from the College of Public Health at University of Georgia and PROTECT Trainee working under the mentorship of Co-Director Dr. Jose Cordero since August of 2016. Additionally, Stephanie worked under the direction of Michael Welton on PRIME team; a multidisciplinary research and training group for graduate […]

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PROTECT Trainees Max Aung and Amber Cathey present at the Society for Reproductive Investigation 66th Annual Scientific Meeting in Paris

Between March 12-16th, 2019, PROTECT Project 1 Trainees Max Aung and Amber Cathey attended the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting hosted by the Society for Reproductive Investigation in Paris, France. This year the meeting focused on a “From Innovation to Impact” theme and welcomed over 1,300 attendees, breaking the overall attendance record. [1] Max Aung presented […]

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PROTECT Hosts the 2019 Annual Northeast SRP Meeting at Northeastern University

From April 3rd-4th the PROTECT team hosted the 2019 Annual Northeast SRP Meeting at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute where SRP researchers, staff, and trainees from Boston University, Columbia University, University of Rhode Island, Harvard University, Dartmouth College, MIT, Brown University, and University of Pennsylvania joined together to discuss their ongoing work and […]

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Trainee Spotlight: Elana Elkin

Elana Elkin is a PhD candidate from the University of Michigan working in the discipline of Toxicology under the mentorship of Project 2 Investigator Rita Loch-Caruso. Her dissertation is focused on her research as a PROTECT Trainee and is titled, First-Trimester Placental Cellular Responses to Trichloroethylene Metabolite S-(1, 2-Dichlorovinyl)-L-Cysteine Exposure. Elana has been a trainee […]

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Trainee Spotlight: Kaleigh McAlaine

Kaleigh McAlaine is a fourth year Environmental Engineering student with a minor in Marine Biology at Northeastern University, and recently completed her co-op with ROUTES in December 2018. During her co-op, Kaleigh worked under the mentorship of ROUTES & PROTECT Director Akram Alshawabkeh, participating in his research on the development of groundwater remediation technologies at […]

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Trainee Spotlight: Morgan Hines

Morgan Hines is a 5th year Biology & English Student from Louisville, Kentucky and a member of both the University Scholars & Honors Programs. Morgan’s first position as a ROUTES scholar was within the Speech and Neurodevelopment Lab (SNL) of Dr. Emily Zimmerman in Fall 2017, which is a part of Project 1 within the […]

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PROTECT Project 4 Trainees Autum Downey & Jill Riddell Present at the Geological Society of America 130th Annual Meeting

PROTECT Project 4 team members recently presented study findings that organic carbon concentration in cave sediments can be used as tracer of input from Hurricane Maria and other Natural Disasters at a recent geological researcher’s conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. On Tuesday, November 6th, PROTECT Trainees Autum Downey and Jill Riddell presented a poster with these […]

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Kelly Ferguson, Former PROTECT Trainee, Wins NIEHS Mentor of the Year

PROTECT Collaborator and former trainee Dr. Kelly Ferguson recently won the 2018 NIEHS Mentor of the Year Award. Presented by the NIEHS Trainees Assembly (NTA), this award aims to honor an NIEHS scientist who has used training to support NIEHS fellows and trainees scientifically and personally. To qualify, a mentor could be a Principal Investigator, […]

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PROTECT Welcomes the 2018 Class of Student Researchers at Trainee Orientation

On Monday, September 17th, the PROTECT team kicked off the 2018-2019 academic year with the annual Trainee Orientation and Welcome. This multi-institutional meeting hosted by the Training Core is held every fall as a means of introducing new student trainees to PROTECT. The event also serves as an update for all attendees on the progress the PROTECT […]

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PROTECT Welcomes New Team Members, and Celebrates our Recent Departures’ Contributions & Future

 PROTECT welcomes Patrick Compton, a new PhD student at Northeastern University studying Civil Engineering with a concentration in Environmental and Water Systems. Patrick graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2013 with a BS in Environmental Engineering and spent the next five years on active duty as a Civil Engineering Officer. He has worked on […]

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PROTECT Trainee Norma Torres Featured in SRP Newsletter

The July Edition of the SRP Newsletter “Trainee Spotlight” features PROTECT Project 4 trainee Norma Torres, highlighting her work with Dr. Ingrid Padilla on contaminant distribution in karst aquifers. Norma has been with PROTECT since 2011, during which time she has received two Individual Development Plan Awards from PROTECT as well as the prestigious Ford […]

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Trichloroethylene metabolite S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine (DCVC) stimulates premature death in cell critical to placental development during the first-trimester of pregnancy

Today’s trainee spotlight was written by Elana Elkin on the publication “Trichloroethylene metabolite S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine induces lipid peroxidation-associated apoptosis via the intrinsic and extrinsic apoptosis pathways in a first-trimester placental cell line.” Authors: Elana R. Elkin, Sean M. Harris, Rita Loch-Caruso Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a manmade chemical commonly used to clean grease off metal machine parts […]

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PROTECT Trainee Stephanie Eick Receives KC Donnelly Externship

Stephanie Eick, PROTECT trainee at the University of Georgia, has been honored with a K.C. Donnelly Externship Award Supplement, which provides funding to Superfund Research Program trainees to expand their research experience at another institution. Eick will spend her externship at the University of California-Berkeley Superfund Research Center in the School of Public Health. There, she will […]

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Phenols and Parabens Affect Thyroid Hormones in Pregnant Women

The “Trainee Publication Spotlight Series” aims to provide PROTECT trainees with opportunities to practice translating their research in a manner that would be understandable to non-scientific laypeople. Today’s trainee spotlight was written by Amira M. Aker on the publication “Associations between maternal phenol and paraben urinary biomarkers and maternal hormones during pregnancy: A repeated measures […]

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Spatiotemporal assessment of CVOC contamination in karst groundwater sources and exposure at tap water point of use in Puerto Rico

The “Trainee Publication Spotlight Series” aims to provide PROTECT trainees with opportunities to practice translating their research in a manner that would be understandable to non-scientific laypeople. Today’s trainee spotlight was written by Norma I. Torres on the publication “Spatiotemporal assessment of CVOC contamination in karst groundwater sources and exposure at tap water point of […]

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PROTECT Trainee Norma Torres Awarded Ford Fellowship

Norma I. Torres, PROTECT trainee at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, has been selected to receive the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, which aims to increase diversity in U.S. higher education faculty. The year-long fellowship is administered by the Fellowships Office of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Chosen out of over […]

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Project 5 Team Members Participate in MIT Water Night

On Thursday, March 22nd, PROTECT Project 5 team members participated in MIT Water Night, an event hosted annually by MIT Water Club. Each year, this event brings together researchers and industry professionals in the Boston area and provides them with a platform to present their latest water-related achievements. The event hosted more than 50 participants […]

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Congratulations to recent PROTECT graduates: Nazari, Kalhor, and Wurth!

PROTECT trainees–Roya Nazari, Koosha Kalhor, and Reneé Wurth–recently graduated from their respective programs. We would like to congratulate them on their accomplishments, thank them for their service in PROTECT, and wish them well in the next step in their careers! Roya Nazari, who worked with PROTECT’s Project 5, defended her PhD dissertation on December 5th, 2017. Her […]

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PROTECT Project 4 Team Members Present at AGU Conference in New Orleans

PROTECT Project 4 Leader Dr. Ingrid Padilla and several of her student trainees attended and presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Conference that was held in New Orleans, Louisiana from December 11th-15th, 2017. The AGU works to bring together “a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and […]

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Trainees: Apply to William L. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science Scholarship by February 1st

The William L. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science was established in 2002 to recognize the significant karst science contributions of the late William (Bill) L. Wilson.  Bill Wilson used a variety of techniques, and unusual creativity, to tackle some of the most difficult karst science questions in Florida and elsewhere.  He developed a leading karst […]

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2017 Winners Selected for PROTECT Trainee Individual Development Plan Awards

Congratulations to our 2017 PROTECT Trainee Individual Development Plan (IDP) Award winners for their successful efforts in enhancing their extracurricular experiences and increasing their professional skills. Winners will be provided with a $1,500 stipend to be used towards attending a conference of their choice from a list of pre-approved options.   The winners are:     Shirin […]

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Ferguson, Former PROTECT Trainee, Highlighted as Rising Environmental Health Leader

PROTECT collaborator and former trainee, Dr. Kelly Ferguson, was recognized as one of “20 Pioneers Under 40 in Environmental Public Health” list. This list was released on Sept. 14 by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE). Kelly was also featured in Environmental Factor published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) for this recognition. The […]

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Lin and Rajic Present at AEHS Conference

PROTECT Project 5 researchers and trainees presented at the 33rd Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy held on October 16 to 19th, 2017, in Amherst, Massachusetts. This national conference was organized by the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation (AEHS) which includes a wide variety of representation from academia, state and federal […]

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Visiting Scholar Wei Zhou Wins Second Place Prize for Poster Presented at MIT Water Night

On March 22nd, 2017, PROTECT Visiting Scholar Wei Zhou was awarded a second place prize for a poster he presented at MIT Water Night, an event hosted annually by MIT Water Club. Each year, this event brings together researchers and industry professionals in the Boston area and provides them with a platform to present their […]

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PROTECT Trainee Kimberly Hetrick Receives KWI Wilson Fellowship

Kimberly Hetrick of PROTECT’s Project 5 has been selected to receive this year’s William L. Wilson Fellowship from the Karst Waters Institute (KWI).  The award comes with a $1000 honorarium as well as a personalized plaque. The honorarium and plaque were presented on Saturday, March 4 at the KWI Board of Director’s meeting in San […]

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Trainee Elkin Presents on Award Winning Poster for NIEHS SRP Webinar

On March 27th, PROTECT Project 2 Trainee Elana Elkin  presented in a webinar hosted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program (SRP). The webinar was a part of an annual series which works to highlight the exceptional work of SRP trainee poster winners from their annual meetings. Elana Elkin’s poster, […]

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PROTECT Trainees Vilda Rivera and Norma Torres Present at IAH Conference in Montpellier, France

On September 27th, 2016, PROTECT Project 4 trainees Vilda Rivera and Norma Torres presented at the 43rd International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Congress in Montpellier, France. The talk by Rivera and Torres, “Monitoring and Assessment of Anthropogenic Contaminant Distributions in Karst Systems” was a part of the Karst Aquifers Session being held at the conference. […]

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PROTECT and CRECE members attend ISEE Conference in Rome, Italy

In early September, PROTECT and CRECE members attended the 28th Annual Conference for the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) held in Rome, Italy. The main theme of the conference was “Old and new risks: challenges for environmental epidemiology.” ISEE is a global organization with members located in more than 60 countries. The society’s conference […]

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PROTECT Trainee Reneé Wurth Receives KC Donnelly Externship

Reneé Wurth, PROTECT trainee at Northeastern, has been honored with a K.C. Donnelly Externship Award Supplement, which provides funding to Superfund Research Program trainees to expand their research experience at another institution. Wurth will spend her externship at the University of California, Berkeley SRP Center, where she will develop new skills in water quality analysis, […]

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Winners Selected for PROTECT Trainee Individual Development Plan Awards

Congratulations to our 2016 PROTECT Trainee Individual Development Plan (IDP) Award winners for their successful efforts in enhancing their extracurricular experiences and increasing their professional skills. Winners will be provided with a $1,500 stipend to be used towards attending a conference of their choice from a list of pre-approved options. The winners are:   Nerida […]

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PROTECT Trainee Arshley Rey To Intern with EPA Region 2

PROTECT Project 4 Trainee Arshley Rey has been selected for a summer internship with the U.S. EPA Region 2 lab at the Edison Environmental Center, located in Edison, NJ. Under the supervision of John Bourbon, she will work primarily in the Metals lab to analyze samples for the presence of zinc, magnesium, lead, and other […]

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Trainee Nerida de Jesus Presents at 10th National Monitoring Conference

Project 4 Trainee Nerida de Jesus presented research at the 10th National Monitoring Conference in Tampa, FL, on May 2-6, 2016. The conference, sponsored by the National Water Quality Monitoring Council, brought together over 700 attendees from academia, federal and local government, and industry for discussions and panels focusing around the theme of “Working Together […]

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PROTECT Trainees Participate in Water Quality Monitoring Day

On April 9th, 2016, the EPA–GRO Team, with the support of PROTECT, the Institute of Civil Engineers Student Chapter at UPRM, and the Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi-Puerto Rico Alpha Chapter, organized and conducted water quality education activities for the Puerto Rico Water Quality Monitoring Day at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez campus. […]

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PROTECT Co-Hosts Northeast Superfund Research Program (NE SRP) Training Workshop

From April 26th – 27th, 2016, PROTECT and the SRPs from Boston University and Dartmouth College co-hosted the second annual Northeast Superfund Research Program (NE SRP) Training Workshop. This year’s workshop was held at Northeastern University in Boston, and was attended by Trainees from BU, Dartmouth and NEU who participated in the event’s professional development and […]

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PROTECT Trainees Offer Water Quality Workshop to Children in Puerto Rico

On March 15th, 2016, the EPA-GRO TEAM and PROTECT Trainees offered a workshop to middle school children about the importance of water quality and commonly measured parameters. The workshop reached about 50 students from the school Dr. Francisco Vázquez Colón del Bo. Magueyes, located in the municipality of Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The purpose of the […]

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PROTECT Trainees Win Individual Development Plan (IDP) Awards

We would like to congratulate our 2015 PROTECT Trainee Individual Development Plan (IDP) Award winners for their successful efforts in enhancing their extracurricular experiences and increasing their professional skills.  The PROTECT Trainee IDP Award provides winners with a $1,500 stipend to be used toward a conference or research lab visit to a PROTECT partner or […]

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PROTECT Trainee Xiangyu Li Presents at ALLDATA 2015

On April 19-24th, 2015, Northeastern University Ph.D. PROTECT trainee, Xiangyu Li, presented his paper Big Data Analysis on Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats at the ALLDATA 2015 Conference in Barcelona, Spain. His presentation with Prof. David Kaeli highlighted the collaborative work between PROTECT’s Core D and Project 3. At the conference, Xiangyu attended […]

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Over 60 attend 5th annual PROTECT retreat in Dorado, Puerto Rico

On January 16th and 17th, PROTECT researchers, trainees, administrators, advisers, colleagues and guests gathered at the Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar in Dorado, Puerto Rico for the 5th annual PROTECT retreat to discuss research progress. This year’s theme focused on celebrating trainee achievements; over 20 trainees from across the five participating universities were in attendance. […]

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PROTECT at the 2014 SACNAS Conference in Los Angeles

PROTECT Project 4‘s Professor Ingrid Padilla and trainees recently participated in the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) in Los Angeles, California on October 15-18. Professor Padilla was actively involved in the conference, chairing a session entitled “Conversations with Scientists in Engineering” and serving as […]

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PROTECT at NU’s Pop-Up Open Lab Experience

  On October 27th, Professor Dave Kaeli and trainees from Core D and Project 5 presented at the 6th annual Northeastern Pop-Up Open Lab Experience and Reception entitled, “Aha! Making Sense from Big Data.” Through posters and software demonstrations, the group on how the PROTECT Center uses various kinds of data to explore the relationship […]

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PROTECT Trainee de Jesus Receives EPA GRO Undergraduate Fellowship

PROTECT trainee Nerida de Jesus (Project 4) recently received an EPA GRO Undergraduate Fellowship. Her proposal, “Identifying Sanitation Systems Ramifications on Water Quality for Rural Non-PRASA Communities in Puerto Rico,” stems from PROTECT and integrates EPA Region 2 priorities for Puerto Rico. She will work with a Non-PRASA community looking at general water quality parameters […]

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PROTECT Orientation 2014

The annual PROTECT Orientation was held on Monday, September 15th. This meeting serves as an introduction to PROTECT for new students at all of the research institutions, as well as an update on this past year’s progress for all involved. Each Core and Project gave a short presentation, followed by a discussion of this year’s training theme and research […]

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Congratulations to recent PROTECT graduates!

Ten PROTECT trainees recently graduated from their respective programs. We would like to congratulate them on their accomplishments, thank them for their service in PROTECT, and wish them well in the next step in their careers! Miguel Anzalota (Core C) completed his MPH degree at the University of Puerto Rico and recently started at the […]

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September 2014 Spotlight: PROTECT trainees present at the 2014 ISEE conference

PROTECT trainees Kelly Ferguson, Lauren Johns, and Luis Rivera (Project 1) recently presented their research at the 2014 ISEE conference in Seattle, WA. This was the 26th annual meeting of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). This year’s theme was “From Local to Global: Advancing Science for Policy in Environmental Health.”   LEFT: Lauren […]

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PROTECT Trainee Cotto Receives Outstanding Poster Award

Irmarie Cotto Ramos, PROTECT Trainee at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez (Project 4), recently attended the “Fourth International Conference on Emerging Contaminants in the Environment (EmCon2014)”  held in Iowa City on August 19-22, 2014. She received an outstanding poster award for her presentation on “Detection and Monitoring of Phthalates in Source Groundwater”. We are […]

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