SRP Center Directors Meet with Congressional Staffers in Washington, DC

By Bevin P. Engelward

Director, MIT Superfund Research Program

A group of Superfund Research Program Center leaders from MIT, Northeastern University, University of Kentucky, and Louisiana State University went to Washington DC to engage with Professional Staff from the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Led by Prof Akram Alshawabkeh of Northeastern, the objective of the meetings was to share ongoing SRP progress and to discuss its value in advancing research, engaging with the community, and promoting public health. Throughout the discussions, the team referred to the great work of the many SRP Centers across the country. With each conversation, the team promoted the unique strengths of the NIEHS Superfund Research Program.