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July 2019

HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute

July 8 - July 16

Now in its eighth year, the Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) is a training grant sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The RETI provides early-career investigators in the social, behavioral, medical, and public health fields with an opportunity to gain research ethics training. A major function of the RETI is also to conduct institute-funded research on ethical issues in HIV and drug use research. In doing so, RETI addresses the urgent need for HIV investigators who can…

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September 2019

Identifying Opportunities to Understand, Control, and Prevent Exposure to PFAS: An EHMI Workshop

September 26 - September 27

Save the date for this public meeting from the Environmental Health Matters Initiative. The use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS)–fluorinated organic compounds that appear in such materials as firefighting foams, cleaning products, and coatings to treat carpeting, packaging, and cookware–has led to widespread environmental contamination. This first workshop will explore human exposure to PFAS, discuss options for controlling PFAS exposures, and consider innovative approaches for preventing PFAS exposures. The ultimate goal is to highlight what various sectors can do to…

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