News Archive - Project 1 (Targeted Epidemiology)


Glyphosate, Widely-Used Herbicide, is Linked with Increased Rate of Preterm Births - May 20, 2021

PROTECT Study Finds Associations Between Metals Contamination, Poor Psychosocial Status, and Risk of Preterm Birth - March 2, 2021

PROTECT Biostatisticians develop a statistical tool to reduce Limits of Detection (LOD) challenges in environmental exposure models - December 9, 2020

Trainee Spotlight – Pahriya Ashrap -

PROTECT Study finds predictors of metals exposures which contribute to higher toxicity levels amongst Puerto Rican Women compared to US Population. - November 19, 2020

PROTECT Study exposes how severe hurricanes can lead to adverse birth outcomes - September 25, 2020

PROTECT Study finds that among metals, maternal blood lead concentrations were strongly associated with increased risk of preterm birth - May 11, 2020

PROTECT Study Finds Decrease in Phthalate Exposure Coincides with Increase in Phthalate Replacement Chemicals in PROTECT Cohort - May 6, 2020

PROTECT Study finds increased levels of flame retardant and plasticizing chemicals associated with the use of personal care products among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. - March 20, 2020

PROTECT Study links common chemicals to preterm births in Puerto Rico - October 2, 2019

PROTECT Team Members Present at ISEE 2019 - September 11, 2019

Concentrations of phenols, parabens and triclocarbans appear in higher levels among Puerto Rico cohort compared to mainland U.S. - June 24, 2019

PROTECT study finds that chemicals found in many household consumer products were widely associated with hormone concentrations in pregnant women - June 14, 2019

PROTECT Trainees Max Aung and Amber Cathey present at the Society for Reproductive Investigation 66th Annual Scientific Meeting in Paris - May 8, 2019

Kelly Ferguson, Former PROTECT Trainee, Wins NIEHS Mentor of the Year - November 14, 2018

Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) among pregnant women may contribute to adverse birth outcomes - October 30, 2018

Elevated Levels of Triclocarban Associated with Soap Use in Puerto Rico - October 22, 2018

Watkins Receives NIEHS Award to Study Impacts of Hurricane-related Exposure and Stress on Pregnancy Outcomes and Child Development in Puerto Rico - May 9, 2018

Phenols and Parabens Affect Thyroid Hormones in Pregnant Women - April 19, 2018

Ferguson, Former PROTECT Trainee, Highlighted as Rising Environmental Health Leader - November 2, 2017

Meeker Joins CDC’s NCEH/ATSDR Board of Scientific Counselors - December 23, 2016

Seminar by Former PROTECT Trainee Kelly Ferguson Highlighted by NIEHS - November 30, 2016

PROTECT Team Members Publish on Phenol, Paraben Relation to Hormonal Changes in Pregnant Women - November 14, 2016

CDC Recommends DEET to Control Zika - April 19, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE Release New Reproductive Health Bulletin for Healthcare Professionals - April 1, 2016

PROTECT Project 1 Leader Meeker and Colleagues Receive $9.5M Grant to Advance Research on Child Health - October 1, 2015

PROTECT Trainee Kelly Ferguson Presents at COW2015 and Meets Policy Makers at the EPA - May 7, 2015

Over 60 attend 5th annual PROTECT retreat in Dorado, Puerto Rico - January 23, 2015

Congratulations to recent PROTECT graduates! - September 16, 2014

September 2014 Spotlight: PROTECT trainees present at the 2014 ISEE conference - September 2, 2014

June 2014 Spotlight: PROTECT awarded five-year renewal grant - June 4, 2014

December Highlight: PROTECT publishes new findings on Environmental Phthalate Exposure and Preterm Birth - November 21, 2013

PROTECT attends the SRP annual meeting - October 17, 2013

October 2013 Spotlight: Recent Research - October 8, 2013

PROTECT Trainee David Cantonwine joins Brigham and Women’s - September 16, 2013

John Meeker Appointed as Associate Dean for Research - June 2, 2013

PROTECT Trainee Luis Rivera Defends Thesis - June 1, 2012

Meeker gives talk on Endocrine Disruptors [VIDEO] -

PROTECT Researchers to Present at April 2 RiskeLearning Web Seminars - March 26, 2012

John Meeker appointed Associate Chair of UMich Dept of Environmental Health Sciences - November 14, 2011

PROTECT’s Meeker & Ferguson Relate BPA, Altered Thyroid Hormones - July 11, 2011

Meeker quoted on CNN - June 28, 2011

Meeker publishes on phthalates, PCBs - March 10, 2011

Meeker paper recognized as one of NIEHS Extramural Papers of the Month - February 4, 2011

John Meeker featured in several recent articles - August 27, 2010

Chemicals May Play a Role in Pre-Term Births - July 10, 2009

Phthalates May Play a Role in Pre-Term Births - July 7, 2009