News Archive - Media Coverage of PROTECT


EPA Appoints PROTECT’s Cordero and Veléz Vega to Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee - June 25, 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 Co-Director Alshawabkeh & Other SRP Leaders visit Capitol Hill - March 5, 2020

PROTECT Study evaluates how CVOC chemicals are distributed and travel through the Karst System of Northern Puerto Rico - November 22, 2019

Low-cost activated carbon promises scalable water disinfection - October 4, 2019

PROTECT Study links common chemicals to preterm births in Puerto Rico - October 2, 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 Researchers evaluate Hurricane Maria’s Impact and suggest a ‘Visionary Rebuilding’ plan for Government Institutions - November 8, 2018

PROTECT and University of Kentucky SRC Collaborative Study on Water Remediation -

PROTECT and Silent Spring Institute Inaugurate a Mobile App to Provide PROTECT Participants their Research Results - October 23, 2018

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

Rovira, Former ROUTES Scholar, Discusses PROTECT Co-Op Experience in News@Northeastern - December 18, 2017

Nature features Cordero and Padilla for PROTECT Research Efforts in Puerto Rico Post-Maria - November 16, 2017

Brown featured in NIEHS “Grantee Highlights” Archive for work with PROTECT - September 13, 2017

Alshawabkeh Co-Authors Op-ed Urging Legislators to Increase SRP Funding - March 16, 2017

CDC Recommends DEET to Control Zika - April 19, 2016

PROTECT’s Dr. José Cordero Appears on NPR to Discuss Puerto Rico’s Efforts Against the Zika Virus - February 5, 2016

PROTECT researcher’s work published in Science - September 16, 2014

PROTECT researchers quoted in Washington Post - September 5, 2014

August 2014 Spotlight: “Born Too Soon” – PROTECT featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education - July 28, 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 featured in Puerto Rico newspaper - August 4, 2013

PROTECT Research Highlighted on Puerto Rican TV News - April 12, 2013

Jose Cordero quoted in Fox News Article on Preterm Birth - November 19, 2012

Meeker quoted on CNN - June 28, 2011

PROTECT researchers, work profiled in Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper - May 9, 2011

Dorothy Vesper and student highlighted in WVU Magazine - December 3, 2010

PROTECT featured in Engineering@Northeastern - November 30, 2010

Jose Cordero leads symposium on premature birth prevention strategies - September 10, 2010

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

PROTECT profiled by Associated Press - May 16, 2010

Northeastern awarded $9.9 million NIH grant - April 15, 2010

PROTECT Co-Director Cordero speaks on Children’s Health - March 5, 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