Climate Vulnerability Index Shows Where Action, Resources Are Needed To Address Climate Change Threats

Dr. Weihsueh Chiu, a professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, partnered with Environmental Defense Fund to create a new tool that provides communities and policymakers with actionable data about long-term vulnerabilities tied to climate change. The Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) is the most comprehensive screening tool of its type, showing […]

Southwest Regional Superfund Summit Aims To Strengthen Data Science Collaborations, Training

Three Superfund Research Centers funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently came together to share their accomplishments and challenges in fulfilling the data management and analysis mandate of the NIEHS Superfund Program. Scientists from Texas A&M University, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Arizona met in Albuquerque for […]

Superfund Research Center Trainees Share ‘One Health’ Research Initiatives

Five trainees from the Texas A&M Superfund Research Center presented research at a webinar hosted by the Superfund Research Program’s (SRP) Student, Postdoc, and Alumni Network (SPAN). The students participated in the Three-Minute Flash Talks portion of the webinar, which supplements graduate and advanced training by allowing trainees to present research to their peers while […]

Texas A&M Superfund Research Center Developing Practical Solutions To Disaster Effects, Chemical Contaminants

When Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast in the fall of 2018, more than 30 inches of rain fell in some areas of the state. The resulting flooding was dangerous enough, but it unleashed a whole new threat when it caused dams to burst, letting water from storage ponds filled with coal ash enter […]

Texas A&M, Carnegie Mellon Researchers Test Air Pollution In East Palestine, Confirm EPA’s Findings But Identify Future Needs For Continued Sampling

Additional data was released by the Texas A&M Superfund Center on March 9 and is available on Twitter. Independent data collection by the Texas A&M Superfund Research Center and Carnegie Mellon University has corroborated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) findings on air quality in East Palestine, Ohio. Researchers from the two universities, both partners in […]

Strengthening Global Partnerships: Texas A&M Faculty Conduct Training Workshops In Taiwan

Four faculty members of the Texas A&M Superfund Research Center conducted a series of lecture-based and hands-on training workshops in Taiwan, sharing their knowledge and expertise in disaster research response (DR2). From January 9-13, Drs. Ivan Rusyn and Weihsueh Chiu from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), along with Drs. […]

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 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 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 To Address Chemical Pollution Following Gulf Coast Storms

A team of researchers including Dr. Weihsueh Chiu, professor in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), has been awarded a three-year Healthy Ecosystems grant by The Gulf Research Program of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to address the risk of flood-induced […]


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