The Iowa Superfund Research Program was well represented at the National Superfund Research Program Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico in November 2015.
Superfund trainees Gopi Galupudi, Bill Klaren, Marisa Salomon Beltran, Eric Rodriguez, and Victoria Parker presented posters. Bill received a best-poster award for his presentation(co-authored by Gadupudi GS, Wels B, Simmons DL, Olivier AK, Robertson LW, University of Iowa SRP) entitled "Progression of micronutrient alteration and hepatoxicity following acute PCB 126 exposure." Only 4 best poster awards were given from the 100+ posters presented.
Dr. Peter Thorne, University of Iowa SRP Project 6 Leader, presented a poster entitled " Exposures to PCBs Not Found In Commerical Mixtures: Evidence from Biomonitoring Among Urban and Rural Adolescents and Their Mothers." Dr. Thorne also presented a platform from Project 7 (Peter S. Thorne, Xin Hu, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Hans Joachmim Lehmler) entitled " Subchronic Inhalation Toxcity Study of a Complex PCB Mixture Representing Urban Air."
Community Engagement Core Leader Dr. Craig Just presented a poster, co-authored by David Osterberg, Scott Spak, University of Iowa SRP, entiteled " The Iowa Superfund Research Program, Ecolotree, and the Town of Altavista Expand a partnership. He also co-led a CEC/RTC work group discussion on 'online communication of science" with Kathrin Lawlor from Dartmouth University.
Other attendees included Dr. Larry Robertson, Director of the Iowa Superfund Research Program; Gabrielle Ludewig, Training Core Leader; David Osterberg, Research Translation Core Leader; and David Purdy, Program Administrator.
Mindy Sickels, Business Manager for the Iowa Superfund Research Program, facilitated the National Superfund Research Program Confernce's Project Administrator sessions.