Monthly Updates - November 2011
Risk Science Unplugged presents A World of Surprises
POSTPONED: Details on the new date will be announced when decided.
2011 Risk Science Center Summer Fellowship Seminar
December 9. 2011 2:00pm - 4:00 pm
University of Michigan School of Public Health Bldg I Rm 3755
1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Each year, the University of Michigan Risk Science Center supports a small number of students in conducting out research related to human health risk. The Summer Fellowship Symposium provides an opportunity for recipients to present and discuss their research.
Light refreshements provided. Open to the public.
Please RSVP to Hilda McDonald
Andrew Maynard will be moderating the ACS Webinar "Welcoming 2012: The Chemistry of Fireworks" with Chris Mocella.
Thursday, December 8, 2011 between 2:00-3:00 pm ET.
The webinar is free, but attendees do need to register.
Welcoming 2012: The Chemistry of Fireworks » ACS Webinars™ Welcoming 2012: The Chemistry of Fireworks
Risk Science Center presentations at the Society for Risk Analysis meeting, December 4-7 2011
The Community Perceptions of Dioxin (CPOD) study is doing 3 presentations at the Society for Risk Analysis in December:
1. Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Turkelson AE, Diebol JK, Allerton L, Ross PT, Weber I, Franzblau A, Parker EA. You don't test for nothing: beliefs about exposure from living on dioxin-contaminated soil. Works in progress poster presentation to the Society for Risk Analysis annual meeting, Charleston, SC, December 5, 2011.
2. Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Diebol JK, Ross PT, Turkelson AE, Weber I, Franzblau A, Parker EA. Misconceptions in community members' mental models of dioxin-like compounds following an exposure assessment study. Oral presentation to the Society for Risk Analysis annual meeting, Charleston, SC, December 7, 2011.
3. Diebol JK, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Ross PT, Turkelson A, Weber I, Franzblau A, Parker E. Relationship between judgments of health risk and satisfaction with hazard and exposure communications. Oral presentation to the Society for Risk Analysis annual meeting, Charleston, SC, December 7, 2011.
The Presidential Roundtable on OECD and Critical Issues in Risk Analysis of Nanomaterials will occur during the Society for Risk Analysis 2011 Annual Meeting, December 5, 2011, at 5:15 PM, in Charleston, SC.
Diana Bowman, LLB, PhD, has recently been invited by The Australian Academy of Science to be a member of the Nano-manufacturing and safety working group to assist in the scoping the future directions of nanotechnology research in Australia for the next decade.
Dingsheng Li has won the 1st prize of the young scientist poster award at the ISES congress in Baltimore (International Society for Exposure Science, October 23-27) with his enclosed nanoPBPK poster. It partly results from his last year summer work supported by the risk science center fellowship.
On October 31 the Risk Science Center hosted a joint meeting with the University of Michigan Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute to explore the possibility of conducting an Integrated Assessment on hydraulic fracturing.
On November 1 Andrew Maynard briefed the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) on progress toward addressing PCAST recommendations on addressing potential environmental, health and safety issues associated with engineered nano materials.
On November 8 Andrew Maynard gave an invited talk on "The New Science of Sophisticated Materials: Nanomaterials and Beyond" as part of the Superfund Research Program Agency Seminar Series at the University of Washington.
On November 14 Andrew Maynard is giving an invited webinar entitled "New Materials - New Risks? Making Sense of Nanotechnology Safety" as part of the PEPH webinar "Nanotechnology: Research,Application, and Health and Safety Implications"
On November 18 Brian Zikmund Fisher presented a talk to the Food and Drug Administration's Risk Communication Advisory Committee "To 'Know' Your Risk: Some Thoughts on Goals in Risk Communication."
Risk Communication Advisory Committee, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, November 18, 2011.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Wenger Y, Schneider R.J., Reddy R, Kopelman R, Jolliet O and Philbert M.A, 2011. Tissue Distribution and Pharmacokinetics of Stable Polyacrylamide Nanoparticles Following Intravenous Injection in the Rat. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology,251 (3) 181-190 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.taap.2010.11.017
Fantke P, Charles R, Alencastro LF, Friedrich R, Jolliet O, 2011.Plant uptake of
pesticides and human health: dynamic modeling of residues in wheat and ingestion intake. Chemosphere, 85 1639-1647
Fantke P, Juraske R, Assumpcio A, Friedrich R, Jolliet O, 2011. Dynamic multi-crop model to characterize impacts of pesticides in food. Environmental Science and Technology, 45, (20) 8842-8849
Rosenbaum R.K., Huijbregts M, Henderson A, Margni M, McKone T.E., van de Meent D, Hauschild MZ, Shaked S., Li D.S, Slone T.H, Gold L.S, Jolliet O, 2011. USEtox human exposure and toxicity factors for comparative assessment of toxic emissions in Life Cycle Analysis: Sensitivity to key chemical properties. Int J Life Cycle Assess, 16 (8) 710-727
Humbert S, Marshall JD, Shaked S, Spadaro J, Nishioka Y, Preiss Ph, McKone TE, Horvath A and Jolliet O, 2011. Intake fractions for particulate matter: Recommendations for life cycle assessment. Environmental Science and Technology, 45 (11) 4808-4816 http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es103563z
Henderson A, Hauschild M, Van de Meent D, Huijbregts MAJ, Larsen HF, Margni M, McKone TE, Payet J, Rosenbaum RK, Jolliet O, 2011. USEtox fate and ecotoxicity factors for comparative assessment of toxic emissions in Life Cycle Assessment: Sensitivity to key chemical properties. Int J Life Cycle Assess, 16 (8) 701-709
Witteman HO, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Waters EA, Gavaruzzi T, Fagerlin A. Risk estimates from an online risk calculator are more believable and recalled better when expressed as integers. Journal of Medical Internet Research
2011 Sep 7;13(3):e54. doi:10.2196/jmir.1656
Fagerlin A, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Ubel PA. Helping patients decide: ten steps to better risk communication.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2011;103(19):1436-1443. doi:10.1093/jnci/djr318
Ramachandran, G., M. Ostraat, D. E. Evans, M. M. Methner, P. O'Shaughnessy, J. D'Arcy, C. L. Geraci, E. Stevenson, A. Maynard and K. Rickabaugh (2011). "A Strategy for Assessing Workplace Exposures to Nanomaterials." JOEH 8(11): 673-685. doi: 10.1080/15459624.2011.623223
RSC IN THE MEDIA
Nanotech Europe moves toward harmonized regulations by defining a nanomaterial
C&E News, Oct. 31 2011
Creature from the Waste Treatment Lagoon
Discovery News, October 31, 2011
Careless Disposal of Antibiotics Can Create Aquatic Superbugs
ASPH Friday Letter, Nov. 4, 2011
2011 Risk Science Symposium proceedings showing on Michigan Channel
MChan, Nov. 2011
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