Texas A&M Researchers Developing New Approach For Analyzing Chemical Mixtures

Drs. Weihsueh Chiu and Ivan Rusyn, professors at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), have received one of 11 new research grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of an initiative to find novel ways to assess the toxicity of chemical mixtures. While toxicology studies have traditionally […]

Texas A&M Superfund Center Receives NIH Funding Renewal To Continue Research on Climate Change, Health

The Texas A&M University Superfund Research Center, housed within the School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), has received a five-year renewal of its funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since its launch in 2017, the Superfund Center has focused on understanding […]

Texas A&M Superfund Center Addresses Communities’ Environmental Chemical Concerns During Houston Event

The Texas A&M Superfund Research Center recently hosted a community town hall in Houston’s Greater Fifth Ward neighborhood to discuss findings from a household health survey and environmental sampling conducted by Superfund researchers over the past two years. The event was held on the evening of July 20 at the Faith Revitalization Community Event Hall […]

Texas A&M Superfund Center Explores State, Non-Governmental Organization Collaboration

The Texas A&M Superfund Research Center recently participated in three stakeholder meetings in Austin to promote the center’s newest capabilities and discover future collaborative opportunities. Eight Superfund members from multiple colleges at Texas A&M attended meetings on May 20 with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), both of […]

New Mobile Testing Resource To Provide Advanced Data On Chemical Air Pollutants

Texas A&M University’s new mRAPiD air quality testing van, a collaboration between the Superfund Research Center and School of Public Health, will give researchers and communities the ability to detect hazardous chemical air pollutants in real time, while on location. mRAPiD, which stands for “mobile Responding to Air Pollution in Disasters,” was developed for responding […]

Texas A&M Superfund’s Big Data Series Introduces Diverse Audience To Data Science

The Texas A&M Superfund Research Center’s “Big Data in Environmental Science and Toxicology” virtual learning series was held from July to December and consisted of six, two-hour interactive seminars led by data science experts. The free training series offered 280 unique attendees the opportunity to learn from experts about available data, mechanisms for sharing scientific […]

Texas A&M Superfund Center Trains Environmental Scientists, Practitioners In Disaster Research Response

Forty environmental health scientists from around the country gathered at Texas A&M University to hone the skills necessary to understand and respond to complex natural and man-made disasters during Texas A&M Superfund Research Center’s 2021 Disaster Research Training Workshop, Dec. 2-3. Twenty-one trainees represented Texas A&M entities, including the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical […]

Texas A&M Superfund Trainee Receives National K.C. Donnelly Award

Alexandra Cordova, a Ph.D. student in the Texas A&M Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology (IFT) program, has been awarded a prestigious K.C. Donnelly Externship Award Supplement by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program (SRP). As one of 14 award recipients, Cordova received $10,000 to fund her research with Los Alamos National […]

Texas A&M School of Public Health, Superfund Center Present Community Webinars On COVID-19 Disparities, Encouraging Vaccination

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, scientists were faced with a serious challenge—how to educate the general public on a disease that they themselves knew so little about. During the past year, however, science has made great advances in its knowledge of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, even to the point of developing multiple […]

Texas A&M Researchers Discover Energy Drinks’ Harmful Effects On Heart

A team of researchers led by Dr. Ivan Rusyn, a University Professor in the Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS) department at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), has found that some energy drinks have adverse effects on human cardiomyocyte-like cells, or the muscle cells of the heart. In the study, published […]

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