Thursday, April 30, 2020

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs Michael Duffel and Professor Jonathan Doorn are among the UI researchers who recently received a highly-competitive five-year, $11.4 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will be utilized to continue the study of airborne polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) via the Iowa Superfund Research Program (ISRP), a UI research group started in 2006 that is a leader in the study of human exposure to PCBs.

“Airborne PCBs: Sources, Exposures, Toxicities, Remediation” is the latest phase of the project, which focuses on the airborne threats posed by PCBs by identifying the ways in which people are exposed, analyzing measurable levels of toxicity, and developing efforts to remediate PCBs already present in natural environments and manufactured structures.

Jonathan Doorn
Both Duffel and Doorn are co-investigators on Project 1: “Airborne Polychlorinated Biphenyls and their Metabolites: Risk Factors for Adverse Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Adolescence." In addition, Doorn is co-investigator on the Research Experience and Training Coordination Core (RETCC).

The grant renewal and ISRP were discussed in a recent IowaNow article