UW SRP is delighted to announce the hire of BJ Cummings to take over management of Community Engagement under the direction of Tom Burbacher, Director of Community Engagement and Research Translation. Cummings has a long and illustrious history of engaging communities to advocate for better environmental health in the Duwamish River Valley.
Anyone who spends time in or near freshwater lakes is probably familiar with the fuzzy green algae that coats most surfaces where light reaches. This common algae is called periphyton and, although seemingly harmless, it recently surprised Dr. James Gawel and Dr. Rebecca Neumann by containing high levels of arsenic in the lakes that they study.
In late June, Dr. Judit Marsillach of Project Three will travel to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to join an interdisciplinary team of early career biologists and computer scientists to work on issues related to rural health.
In March, Marsillach noticed an announcement for the 2019 Data Science Innovation Lab in the Superfund Research Program’s e-Posted Notes. She applied and was delighted to find out recently that she had been accepted. Now she has her tickets, her green program tee-shirt, and is eager to meet the rest of her team.
Members of the Northwest Toxic Communities Coalition (NWTCC) started their 2019 summit meeting and reconnecting over coffee and pastries and ended it with a penne feast, having covered a myriad of topics from the effects of contaminants on cognitive development, to methods for detoxifying the body, improved solid waste disposal, mushrooms that clean soils, and houseplants that clean air.
On March 14th the University of Washington (UW) Superfund Research Program (SRP) co-sponsored a campus visit with Isabel Carrera Zamanillo of the UW College of the Environment for twenty members of the