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IN THE NEWS: Case Study Highlights How Community Partnerships Inform Research Translation, March 1, 2017

In a new publication, NIEHS grantees describe a case study in multidirectional communication of environmental health science in community settings. The team emphasizes the benefits of partnerships with community groups and other stakeholders to enhance development of educational tools for Detroit area residents.

“Stakeholder partnerships are very powerful collaborations in a research effort. For example, when the community contributes to the direction of a project, it helps to ensure their overarching needs are met at the ground level. Research that embraces this approach can often be translated to action much more quickly than if it is done in isolation” said Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB) Co-lead Donele Wilkins.

Read more at: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/PEPH.


VIDEO: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, “Flint Drinking Water Crisis: Background and Next Steps”, February 3, 2016

In a 35-minute presentation, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha describes the background to the Flint water crisis, its health effects, and proposed next steps. A Q&A follows the talk. The event was attended by 500 people in the main SPH auditorium and four overflow rooms.


IN THE NEWS: NY TIMES COVERS RESEARCH ON ALS/PESTICIDE ASSOCIATION, May 13, 2016

The New York Times recently shared University of Michigan research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, on the Well Blog.

The research, led by neurologist Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., finds pesticide and other toxic environmental exposure could play a part in the onset of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s a debilitating, progressive disease without a cure.

“This is the first and very important step to identifying what specific exposures are associated with ALS—to answering the ‘why me?’ question,” Feldman says.


VIDEO: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, “Flint Drinking Water Crisis: Background and Next Steps”, February 3, 2016

In a 35-minute presentation, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha describes the background to the Flint water crisis, its health effects, and proposed next steps. A Q&A follows the talk. The event was attended by 500 people in the main SPH auditorium and four overflow rooms.


VIDEO: Slides + audio of “Best Practices of Biorepositories” from the M-LEEaD/Environmental Epidemiology Research Seminar

Elaine W. Gunter, PhD
Biorepository consultant & owner, Specimen Solutions, LLC
(previously with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention);
co-founder, International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)

If the video above doesn’t play, you can also watch here.