2022 Events

November Events

NOV 2 – GenX Report Back Community Meeting

The GenX Exposure Study team is excited to announce our upcoming community meeting to present new blood PFAS results. Join us Wednesday evening, November 2nd from 6 to 8 pm, to learn from PFAS researchers and ask questions! The meeting is being held at Grays Creek Community Building, 3024 School Rd., Hope Mills, NC 28348. 

All are welcome at this in-person event; no registration is necessary. Please feel free to share this invitation with your family, friends, and colleagues.  

NOV 4 – Lessons Learned from the Digital Exposure Report Back Interface

In partnership with the University of North Carolina, the University of Kentucky, Emory University, and the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center, and in support of Dr. Cathrine Hoyo’s Southern Liver Health Cohort Study, the Community Engagement Cores of these Centers have organized a series of virtual webinars focused on strategies for effectively reporting research results to participants and communities. 

This specific webinar will discuss of report back strategies (including challenges and benefits) and data visualizations in DERBI, data on effectiveness and accessibility. Learn more and register HERE.

NOV 9 – Recent Blood PFAS Results Q&A

The GenX Exposure Study team is excited to announce our upcoming Q&A session to present new blood PFAS results. Join us Wednesday evening, November 9th from 6 to 8 pm, to learn from PFAS researchers and ask questions! All are welcome at this online event; no registration is necessary. Please feel free to share this invitation with your family, friends, and colleagues.

Please click HERE to attend the event.

NOV 10 – GenX Report Back Community Meeting

The GenX Exposure Study team is excited to announce our upcoming community meeting to present new blood PFAS results. Join us Thursday evening, November 10th from 6 to 8 pm, to learn from PFAS researchers and ask questions! The meeting is being held at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 4170 Tabor Church Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28312.

All are welcome at this in-person event; no registration is necessary. Please feel free to share this invitation with your family, friends, and colleagues.

NOV 17 – PFAS Film Screening- Angel of Alabama

Concerned about PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination or want to learn more?

Join us on Thursday, November 17 in 210 Park Shops for a screening of the documentary, Angel of Alabama.  This film features social justice hero, Brenda Hampton, and how she fought back against PFAS pollution in her community. A discussion will follow led by scientists, community activists and others working on PFAS contamination in North Carolina and beyond.

All are welcome at this in-person event; no registration is necessary. Please feel free to share this invitation with your family, friends, and colleagues.  For more information about the event, please click HERE.

October Events

OCT 7 – Enhancing Citizen Scientists in Theory-Based Report Back

In partnership with the University of North Carolina, the University of Kentucky, Emory University, and the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center, and in support of Dr. Cathrine Hoyo’s Southern Liver Health Cohort Study, the Community Engagement Cores of these Centers have organized a series of virtual webinars focused on strategies for effectively reporting research results to participants and communities. 

This specific webinar will focus on theory-based approach to inform report back and engaging citizen scientists in individual and county-level report back. Learn more and register HERE.

OCT 18 – GenX Exposure Study Announces Recent Blood PFAS Results Webinar

The GenX Exposure Study team is excited to announce our upcoming webinar to present new blood PFAS results. Join us Tuesday evening, October 18th from 6 to 8 pm, to learn from PFAS researchers and ask questions! All are welcome at this online event; no registration is necessary. Please feel free to share this invitation with your family, friends, and colleagues. Please click HERE to attend the event. 

OCT 25 – Toxicology Program Seminar Series

The Toxicology Program Seminar Series will feature trainees Morgan Ritter (Project 2, Kullman Lab) and Hannah Starnes (Project 3, Belcher Lab). This event will occur at 4 pm in the Toxicology Auditorium, Tox 2104 and via zoom. Please register to attend the event in-person or virtually. 

OCT 28 – Misinformation Online: Impacts for Reporting Environmental Health Data

In partnership with the University of North Carolina, the University of Kentucky, Emory University, and the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center, and in support of Dr. Cathrine Hoyo’s Southern Liver Health Cohort Study, the Community Engagement Cores of these Centers have organized a series of virtual webinars focused on strategies for effectively reporting research results to participants and communities. 

This specific webinar will focus on challenges of misinformation and distinguishing fact from fiction in online environments. Learn more and register HERE.

September Events

SEPT 23 – How Data Visualizations Can Enhance Reporting of Environmental Health Data

In partnership with the University of North Carolina, the University of Kentucky, Emory University, and the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center, and in support of Dr. Cathrine Hoyo’s Southern Liver Health Cohort Study, the Community Engagement Cores of these Centers have organized a series of virtual webinars focused on strategies for effectively reporting research results to participants and communities. 

This specific webinar will focus on how visualization influences message perception and digital engagement, and representing complex databases, effective visualization for cell phones. The webinar is on September 23rd from 12-1pm EST. Learn more and Register HERE.

SEPT 30 – (RETCC) Seminar: “Thinking inside the box: teasing out key interactions that drive PFAS distribution, accumulation, and effects through toxicokinetic modeling”

Carla Ng, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, will present “Thinking inside the box: teasing out key interactions that drive PFAS distribution, accumulation, and effects through toxicokinetic modeling” on Friday, September 30, 12:00-1:15 pm Eastern.  Accumulating knowledge on the fate, bioaccumulation, and effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) points to specific molecular interactions associated with the adverse impacts on human and wildlife health. Numerous papers have investigated PFAS interactions with specific proteins and their partitioning to phospholipids. Despite these advances in our understanding at the molecular level, the bigger picture remains unclear. What strategies can we use to organize this information and extract the signal from the noise? In this talk, Dr. Ng will discuss what we have (and haven’t) been able to explain by integrating molecular insights into mechanistic toxicokinetic models, and discuss continuing challenges in addressing this diverse class of ubiquitous environmental contaminants. Register HERE to receive the Zoom link.

August Events

AUG 4 – EPA Meets the World: A Research Webinar

On Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 12:00-1:30 EST, there will be an EPA Meets the World Webinar focused on the latest developments in per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) research. Learn more and register HERE.

AUG 26 – Toxic Forever Chemicals webinar

PFAS chemicals are used in many of the products we come into contact with every day, from food packaging to rain gear and more. While they are a handy way to water or grease-proof our everyday items, these chemicals have been linked to serious health effects, including cancer, liver damage and birth defects, and are known to persist in our environment and bodies for long periods of time, earning them the nickname “forever chemicals”. NCPIRG Education Fund is hosting a panel of speakers including Attorney General Josh Stein, a national clean water expert, and local community advocates to brief our members and the public on this important topic. RSVP below:
Join us Friday August 26 at 1:00 p.m. for an educational webinar panel to learn more about PFAS, how they impact our state and what you can do.

July Events

JULY 28 – Guidance on PFAS Exposure, Testing, and Clinical Follow-Up

An ad hoc committee appointed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has produced an objective and authoritative review of current evidence regarding the human health effects of the most widely studied PFAS. The report provides advice to the Centers for Disease Control on who, when, how, and what to test, as well as the benefits and harms of testing.

On Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 1:00-2:30 EST, there will be a public briefing of our report where the public will have the opportunity to submit questions to the committee concerning the report. Learn more and register HERE.

June Events

3rd National PFAS Conference in Wilmington, NC

June15-June17th, the 3rd National PFAS Conference titled “Highly Fluorinated Compounds – Environmental Justice and Scientific Discovery” will be hosted in Wilmington, North Carolina. Learn more and register here. Registration has been extended to May 28th!

May Events

NIEHS-SRP: “Utilizing Innovative Materials Science Approaches to Enhance Bioremediation” – Session III

May 13th at 1-3pm EST, the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) is hosting “Utilizing Innovative Materials Science Approaches to Enhance Bioremediation” part of our Progress in Research webinar series to feature SRP individual research projects. These projects incorporate advances in materials science to improve bioremediation of contaminants in soil, sediment, or water.

The third and final session will focus on strategies to improve how plant and fungi remove hazardous substances from soil. The webinar is free and open to the public, register here!

RETCC Journal Club

May 18

May 18th at 2-3:30pm EST the Superfund RETCC (Research Experience and Training Coordination Core) will host a Journal Club. The zoom link can be found here.

April Events

NIEHS-SRP: “Utilizing Innovative Materials Science Approaches to Enhance Bioremediation” – Session I

April 15th at 1-3pm EST , the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) is hosting “Utilizing Innovative Materials Science Approaches to Enhance Bioremediation,” part of our Progress in Research webinar series to feature SRP individual research projects. These projects incorporate advances in materials science to improve bioremediation of contaminants in soil, sediment, or water.

The first session will highlight sustainable technologies to clean up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the environment. The webinar is free and open to the public, register here!

RETCC Journal Club

April 20th at 4-5pm EST the Superfund RETCC (Research Experience and Training Coordination Core) will host a Journal Club. The zoom link can be found here.

NIEHS-SRP: “Utilizing Innovative Materials Science Approaches to Enhance Bioremediation” – Session II

April 29 date

April 29th at 1-3pm EST, the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) is hosting “Utilizing Innovative Materials Science Approaches to Enhance Bioremediation,” part of our Progress in Research webinar series to feature SRP individual research projects. These projects incorporate advances in materials science to improve bioremediation of contaminants in soil, sediment, or water.

The second session will present novel tools to remove chlorinated compounds from the environment. The webinar is free and open to the public, register here!

March Events

PhD Dissertation Defense by Toxicology PhD Candidate Dylan Wallis

On March 21st at 12-2:30pm EST, Toxicology PhD candidate and Superfund trainee Dylan Wallis will be defending their PhD dissertation. Dylan is a PhD candidate under Center Member and Analytical Core – DMAC Director Dr. David Reif. The dissertation defense will be held at NC State’s Toxicology Building (850 Main Campus Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606).


Journal Club hosted by NC State Superfund Center Training Core

March 23rd at 2-3:30pm EST the Superfund RETCC (Research Experience and Training Coordination Core) will host a journal club. The zoom link for the journal club can be found here.


RETCC (Seminar): Designing epidemiologic studies of exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and antibody response to vaccination

March 29rd at 4-5pm EST the Superfund RETCC (Research Experience and Training Coordination Core) will host Dr. Anne Starling, who will speak on designing epidemiologic studies concerning PFAS exposure and antibody response. Register for the zoom here. NOTE: All Seminars will be held via Zoom webinar: We are trying to host as many of them in person as we can in the Toxicology Auditorium (2104). Please check the TOX Seminar Series Calendar and weekly flyer to confirm it will be held in person

February Events


RETCC (NCSU SRP Training Core) Nano course: Organic fluorine measurement

On February 2nd at 2-4:30pm EST, RETCC – NC State Superfund’s training core – will host their first nano course series on “Organic fluorine measurement”. The zoom link to attend can be found here.


Writing an Equity and Inclusion Statement presented by NC State CCEE Professional Development Series

On February 4th at 10-11:30am EST, Dr. Jai Jackson, Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement will be presenting on how to write an Equity and Inclusion Statement as a part of the Professional Development Workshop Series through the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department at NC State. The presentation will be held in Fitts-Woolard Hall – FWH 3301.


Research Poster Presentations presented by NC State CCEE Professional Development Series

On February 16th at 3-4:30pm EST, there will be a talk on how to present a research poster as a part of the Professional Development Workshop Series through the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department at NC State. The presentation will be held in the Graduate student Cafe (Fitts-Woolard Hall – FWH 3363).


Journal Club hosted by NC State Superfund Center Training Core

February 23rd at 2-3:30pm EST the Superfund RETCC (Research Experience and Training Coordination Core) will host a journal club. The zoom link for the journal club can be found here.


Assessing the Toxicology of PFAS Chemicals to Aquatic Organisms Webinar hosted by EPA Office of Research and Development

February 23rd at 2-3pm EST, the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) will host a webinar that explores the relationship between PFAS toxicity and their chemical structure relevant to aquatic species. Learn more and register here.


Assessing the Toxicology of PFAS Chemicals to Aquatic Organisms Webinar hosted by EPA Office of Research and Development

February 24th at 4-5pm EST, Climate Action NC will host a virtual panel on issues regarding clean water in the state, focusing on three main topics: PFAS contamination, lead remediation in public schools, and Duke Energy’s coal ash cleanup. Learn more and register here.


January Events

January 11-12th from 11am-4pm EST both days, NIEHS will host a workshop that will explore the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of research endeavors related to gene-environment interaction (GxE) and genetic susceptibility to environmental exposures. Learn more and register for the event here.

Planning a Three Minute Thesis Presentation presented by NC State CCEE Professional Development Series

On January 19th at 3-4pm EST, Professor Meagan Autry will give a talk on how to plan a three minute thesis presentation as a part of the Professional Development Workshop Series through the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department at NC State. The presentation will be held in the Graduate student Cafe (Fitts-Woolard Hall – FWH 3363).

Center member Detlef Knappe to present “Removal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and 1,4-dioxane by home filters under field conditions” at MEMCARE Superfund Center

On January 26th at 3-4pm EST, NCSU Superfund Center member and Project 4 Principal Investigator Detlef Knappe will present“Removal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and 1,4-dioxane by home filters under field conditions” to MEMCARE – Harvard’s Superfund Center. The zoom link to attend the info session can be found here.

NC State Superfund Training Core Info Session

On January 26th at 2-3:30pm EST, RETCC – NC State Superfund’s training core responsible for advancing Superfund trainee skillsets in the various disciplines within the Superfund Center – will be hosting an Info Session for trainees to familiarize themselves with RETCC activities. The zoom link to attend the info session can be found here.

Duke Toxicology & Environmental Health Seminar: PhD Candidate Christine Crute presents “Evaluating the Maternal, Fetal, and Placental Effects of PFAS Exposure During Pregnancy”

On January 27th at 12-1:15pm EST, Duke Environment and Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health (ITEHP) PhD Candidate Christine Crute will present “Evaluating the Maternal, Fetal, and Placental Effects of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Exposure During Pregnancy”. Learn more about the Seminar and register here.