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Congratulations, Gyeyoon and Yuting!

SPER Poster Presentations:

Last week Gyeyoon Yim and Yuting Wang, presented posters at the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER). Gyeyoon received first place in the poster competition.

Words from Gyeyoon:

"I was glad sharing our findings on the joint associations of metal mixture exposures with lipid levels during childhood in the Rhea Cohort Study in Greece at SPER in June 2023. The experience was invaluable as I could interact with fellow epidemiologists, including a professor who is an expert in metal exposures and doctoral students from different institutes who are interested in applying multi-pollutant approaches in their future research. Please stay tuned for further details as we are planning to submit our manuscript to peer-reviewed journals soon!

The Rhea project was financially supported by NIEHS [grant numbers R21ES029681 (Chatzi, Conti, McConnell), R01ES030691 (Chatzi, Conti, McConnell, Eckel), R01ES029944 (Chatzi, Conti, Margetaki), R01 ES030364 (Chatzi, Conti, McConnell, Eckel), R21ES028903 (Chatzi, McConnell, Eckel), P30ES007048 (Chatzi, Conti, McConnell, Eckel), and Horizon 2020 – European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, ATHLETE, (Chatzi, Conti), P01CA196569, R01CA140561, R01ES016813 (Conti)]. The Rhea project was financially supported by the European Union [grant numbers EU FP6–2003-Food-3-NewGeneris, EU FP6. STREP Hiwate, EU FP7 ENV.2007. Project No 211250 Escape, EU FP7–2008-ENV- Envirogenomarkers, EU FP7-HEALTH-2009- single stage CHICOS, EU FP7 ENV.2008. Proposal No 226285 ENRIECO, EU- FP7- HEALTH-2012 Proposal No 308333 HELIX) and the Greek Ministry of Health. Dr. Howe is supported by a NIH Pathway to Independence Award (R00 ES030400)."

Words from Yuting:

"For the SPER, I presented my recent work about “Predictors of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Concentrations in Maternal Plasma and Human Milk in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study”. This project aimed to identify important dietary predictors of PFAS concentrations in maternal blood and human milk and inform interventions to reduce the PFAS burden for mothers and offspring. This poster presentation provided a great opportunity to share our work and obtain valuable feedback from the audience who are interested in our work. It was a wonderful experience to network and communicate with other attendees and receive detailed discussions that can be incorporated into our manuscript.

This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health through awards from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences under grants P01 ES022832, P42ES007373, and Minnesota CHEAR/HHEAR ES026533, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences under grant P20 GM104416, and the Office of the Director under grant UH3OD023275."