Monthly Updates - July 2012
NEWS AND EVENTS
Linkedin - The Risk Science Center Linkedin group has already gained over 100 members since its launch a few weeks ago, and is stimulating conversation amongst members on risk issues. If you are not a member of the group, please consider joining and contributing to the conversation - we are looking forward to reading your thoughts, ideas, links and comments! The group can be accessed here.
Risk Bites - This November, we will be launching a new YouTube channel that provides bite-sized information on the science of risk. Aimed primarily at the YouTube generation, the innovative and online media-savvy format of the channel will provide ~30 - 60 second insights into everything from what a dose-response curve is to why people respond differently to risk information. Over the next several weeks we will be posting a number of teasers for the channel - please check it out here, and encourage your kids, friends and colleagues to subscribe!
New Graduate Certificate in Risk Science and Human Health. The Risk Science Center's certificate in Risk Science launches this fall. The certificate enables graduate students from different backgrounds to develop expertise in risk science. Further details can be found here.
Andrew Maynard gave the keynote presentation at the Toxicology Forum meeting in Aspen, CO, July 9. The talk was titled "When 2+2=Whatever! Handling risk in a risk-illiterate world.
Kwon SY, Blum JD, Carvan MJ, Basu N, Head JA, Madenjian CP, David SR., "Absence of Fractionation of Mercury Isotopes during Trophic Transfer of Methylmercury to Freshwater Fish in Captivity".
Environ Sci Technol. 2012 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print]
Wagner JG, Morishita M, Keeler GJ, Harkema JR., "Divergent effects of urban particulate air pollution on allergic airway responses in experimental asthma: a comparison of field exposure studies".
Environ Health. 2012 Jul 6;11(1):45. [Epub ahead of print]
Beebe-Dimmer JL, Iyer PT, Nriagu JO, Keele G, Mehta S, Meliker JR, Lange EM, Schwartz AG, Zuhlke KA, Schottenfeld D, Cooney KA., "Genetic variation in Glutathione S-Transferase Omega-1, Arsenic Methyltransferase and Methylene-tetrahydrofolate Reductase, arsenic exposure and bladder cancer: a case-control study".
Environ Health. 2012 Jun 29;11(1):43. [Epub ahead of print]
Dempsey AF, Pangborn HM, Prosser LA., "Cost-effectiveness of routine vaccination of adolescent females against cytomegalovirus".
Vaccine. 2012 Jun 8;30(27):4060-6. Epub 2012 Apr 21.
Foxman B, Wu J, Farrer EC, Goldberg DE, Younger JG, Xi C., "Early development of bacterial community diversity in emergently placed urinary catheters".
BMC Res Notes. 2012 Jun 27;5(1):332. [Epub ahead of print]
Pinto A, Xi C, Raskin L.. "Bacterial community structure in the drinking water microbiome is governed by filtration processes".
Environ Sci Technol. 2012 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print]
RSC IN THE MEDIA
The Batman Shooting: The Trouble With Acting Too Fast
The Daily Beast
Scientists: Nanotech-based products offer great potential but unknown risks (free subsciption required)
Chicago Tribune (Free subscription required)
Working or Playing Indoors, New Yorkers Face an Unabated Roar
New York Times
How the Noise Was Measured
New York Times
Tiny particles: Big potential or big threat?
Scientists: Nanotech-based Products Offer Great Potential but Unknown Risks
Is Brick & Mortar Education Going to be Left in the Dust by Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms?
Adobe Captivate Blog
Rick Neitzel chaired and presented "Estimation of total urban noise exposures and hearing loss in New York City" at the X2012 Exposure Assessment Conference
July 2-5, Edinburgh, Scotland
Andrew Maynard gave the keynote presentation entitled "When 2+2=Whatever! Handling risk in a risk-illiterate world" at the Toxicology Forum
July 9, Aspen CO
Andrew Maynard gave a talk entitled "Myths, Monsters and Missed Opportunities: Rethinking the nano-material safety challenge" at the Toxicology Forum
July 10, Aspen CO
Sonja Capracotta presented a poster titled "Size and Count Characterization of Drug Delivery Nanoparticles by Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis" at the CRS 2012 Conference
July 17, Quebec City, Canada
THE RISK SCIENCE BLOG
Chlorpyrifos in the Spotlight: Usage, Exposure Routes, and Controversy
Risk Science Moment: Weighing lead paint renovation health risks
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