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Research & Development – News

EPA Science Advisor Stepping Down

Dr. Paul Gilman, EPA’s Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development and the Agency’s Science Advisor, has announced that he is stepping down at the end of November to accept a private sector opportunity. read more

Research and Development Accomplishments

link to Research and Development AccomplishmentsTo fulfill its mission of safeguarding public health and the natural environment, EPA relies on the achievements of its research and development program. The Agency’s researchers are on the frontlines of efforts to address the environmental challenges that face our nation and the world. The research highlighted here is an example of the work produced by EPA scientists, engineers, and analysts dedicated to these efforts. read more

EPA Establishes National Center for Computational Toxicology and Announces Grant Awards and Solicitation for Bioinformatics Center

link to EPA Establishes National Center for Computational ToxicologyEPA Science Advisor and Assistant Administrator for Research and Development Dr. Paul Gilman announced the establishment of the EPA National Center for Computational Toxicology. The Center will advance the science needed to more quickly and efficiently evaluate the potential risk of chemicals to human health and the environment. read more

Children's Environmental Exposure Research Study (CHEERS)

link to Children's Environmental Exposure Research StudyTo provide a safe and healthy environment for children, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its collaborators are launching a landmark study in Duval County, Florida, to learn more about how young children come into contact with household pesticides and other chemicals in their homes. read more

Applications Sought for $3 Million in Grants to Investigate Environmentally Induced Disease in Children

EPA research and development has announced that the Agency has started a $3 million grant solicitation effort to investigate early indicators of environmentally induced disease. read more

EPA Among the Best Places to Work in Government

In a recent survey, The Partnership for Public Service and the Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation at American University announced rankings of the best places to work in the federal government for three demographic groups: employees under 40, minority employees, and women. read more

New Methods for Studying Genetically Modified Pollen

Field of grassA recent issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports the results of a study on the ability of a genetically modified (GM) grass, bentgrass, to transfer its genes in the environment. In this study EPA scientists in Corvallis, Oregon, tracked the transfer of genes from experimental plots of GM bentgrass to native grass. Results showed genes from the genetically modified bentgrass were transferred as far as 13 miles from the experimental plots though most gene transfer occurred within 2 miles of the experimental plots. read more

EPA Announces 66 Research Grants to Develop Sustainability Designs

Field of grassEPA's chief scientist, Dr. Paul Gilman, recently announced that 66 student teams from 51 universities will receive grants of up to $10,000 in support of the projects they've undertaken for the P3 Award competition — People, Prosperity, and the Planet-National Student Design Competition . read more

EPA Awards Research Fellowships

Picture of studentTo help educate America’s future environmental scientists, Dr. Paul Gilman, EPA Science Advisor and Assistant Administrator for Research and Development today announced the award of 156 research fellowships for students pursuing degrees in environmental studies. Chosen after their applications underwent a rigorous review process, the selected fellows represent 95 universities in 40 states. read more

Particulate Matter Research Program: Five Years of Progress

PM Brochure Cover ImageThis report highlights early results of EPA's substantial investment in particulate matter research by EPA scientists and grantees from universities and other research institutions across the country. The report also includes an in-depth examination of the health effects, exposure and prevention or mitigation of PM2.5. read more

Federal Sustainability Summit

Science and Technology for SustainabilityRecently, a summit meeting of federal managers was convened by EPA Research and Development, Office of the Federal Environmental Executive and International Centre for Leadership Results, Gettysburg College. For more information on the summit including session data, project results and participant contact information please visit the Federal Sustainability Summit Web site. exit EPA To view more information on EPA’s sustainability program, please visit EPA's Sustainability Web site. read more

Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)

In July 2003, the United States hosted the Earth Observation Summit. The summit brought together 33 nations plus the European Commission to adopt a declaration that signified a political commitment toward the development of a comprehensive, coordinated and sustained Earth Observation System to collect and disseminate improved data, information, and models to stakeholders and decision makers. read more

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