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NIH (Award R15ES022409) Sarah Rothenberg (PI) 2/2013-12/2015
Title: Maternal methylmercury exposure through rice ingestion and offspring development
Synopsis: This study will establish for the first time the relationship between maternal methylmercury exposure through rice ingestion and implications for offspring neurodevelopment.

USDA-NIFA (Award: 2012-69002-19796) Sarah Rothenberg (PI) 8/2012-8/2014
Title: The effect of aerobic and/or intermittently flooded rice cultivation an AQP transcription levels and nutritional quality of rice grain.
Synopsis:This study provides rice farmers and water managers information on mercury, arsenic and selenium levels in rice grain grown using less water.

NOAA funding continues CDMO support
Dr. Dwayne Porter has received $367,040 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to continue the support for the NOAA Centralized Data Management Office (CDMO; cdmo.baruch.sc.edu). The purpose of the CDMO, located in Georgetown, SC, is to manage the basic infrastructure and data protocol to support the assimilation and exchange of estuarine and meteorological data, metadata and information within the framework of 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves located around the US from Alaska to Puerto Rico.

EPA funds Virtual Beach Modeling assessment, integration
Dr. Dwayne Porter, Dan Ramage, Jeremy Cothran and colleagues from the University of Maryland, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) have been funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess and integrate the EPA's Virtual Beach Modeling program in to current water quality modeling efforts in support of pre-emptive issuance of beach swimming advisories.

Porter awarded NOAA grant
Dr. Dwayne Porter has been awarded $192,387 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to continue to support the regional data assimilation center (www.secoora.org) in support of NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System efforts in the Southeast.

Student's abstract earns conference registration fee waiver
Ratanesh Kumar Seth's abstract qualified for a full waiver of the registration fees at the Gordon Research Conference to be held on Aug 11-Aug 16 2013 in Andover, New Hampshire.

Volz article published in Environmental Science & Technology journal
Dave Volz and Kevin Elliott (Dept. of Philosophy) publish a Viewpoint paper in Environmental Science & Technology entitled "Redefining Risk Boundaries in a Shifting Global Chemical Market". Check it out at: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/es401979g

Chatterjee awarded ASPIRE 1 grant
Dr. Saurabh Chatterjee was awarded the ASPIRE l Grant from the University of South Carolina for his proposal entitled: "Epigenetic Modulations in Resveratrol-mediated Therapeutic Effects in Environmental Linked-Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis of Obesity" in April 2013.

Volz Lab publishes paper in Toxicological Sciences
Volz Lab publishes a paper in Toxicological Sciences reporting the developmental toxicity of a flame retardant formulation (Firemaster 550) widely used and detected in the United States. Check it out at: http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/133/1/144.abstract

ENHS student presents at Graduate Student Day
Suvarthi Das had an oral presentation: Exposure to Drinking Water Contaminants Promotes Autophagy in NASH of Obesity: It Takes Two to Tango! at the Graduate Student Day of the University of South Carolina held on April 12, 2013 in USC, Columbia, South Carolina

ENHS Professor Decho spends sabbatical in Scotland
Professor Alan Decho recently spent 4 months in Scotland at the University of St. Andrews (Scottish Oceans Institute) as part of a sabbatical. Below is the 'Castle Stalker' near Oban – remember this Monty Python fans?Castle Stalker


NSF grant links Arnold School, NanoCenter
(September 16, 2010)
Drug-resistant bacteria are a growing concern among healthcare professionals. But a new study brings the skills of scientists, Dr. Alan Decho and Dr. Brian Benicewicz, together to solve this problem.

Microbial fuel cell study under way
(August 2, 2010)

Bacteria in your tank? Not exactly. But scientists are working on a study, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, to find ways of converting CO2 into alcohol-based fuel.

Planning for the unexpected
(August 2, 2010)

As director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness, Dr. Jane Richter has spent seven years enhancing the Palmetto State’s efforts to deal with catastrophes.

What bacteria types do newborns have?

The Environmental Genomics Core Facility at the Arnold School conducted the DNA sequencing and analysis for a study of newborns and their bacterial communities.

Arnold School researcher leads breast cancer study
(June 16, 2010)
Dr. Robin Puett is leading a team of USC and DHEC researchers who will study a possible link between breast cancer and environmental factors, including airborne pollutants.

Feigley testifies on Navy study’s finding
(October 18, 2009)

USC expert tells Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that a study of issues surrounding pollution at Atsugi Naval Air Facility in Japan needs additional work.

New ENHS chair outlines challenges
(October 1, 2009)

Dr. Dwayne A. Porter says his department has key role in educating the public that human activities have long-term consequences for the environment.

New tenure-track faculty members on board
(September 2, 2009)

Dr. Swann Arp Adams, Dr. Deborah Billings, Dr. Roger D. Newman-Norlund, and Dr. David C. Volz bring a wealth of experience and scholarship to Arnold School of Public Health.

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