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Posted 27 January 2015

SRA Member Addresses Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

Seth Baum, Executive Director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, attended this December 2014 international meeting, part of a larger initiative to reduce the risk of nuclear weapons use by highlighting humanitarian implications. 

Posted 24 January 2015

SRA Council Committee Initiates Work on New Glossary, Completes Initial Draft

A draft version was presented at the Council meeting on December 7, 2014, when a plan to proceed was also approved. Comments and suggestions are welcome and should be submitted by February 28, 2015.

Posted 24 January 2015

Deadlines Coming Up for Two New Health Effects Institutute Funding Opportunities for Research on Air Pollution Health Effects

Preliminary applications for research on health effects of long-term exposure to low-level air pollution are due February 16, 2015. Letters of intent for the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award for junior air pollution health effects investigators are due March 2, 2015.

Posted 24 January 2015

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Announces Spring 2015 Course on Analyzing Risk

This professional education opportunity on principles, concepts and applications of risk analysis and risk communication is scheduled for March 9-12 in Boston MA and will be directed by James K. Hammitt of the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis.

Posted 24 January 2015

International HSEnano Project Unveils Beta Version of its Nanotechnology Health, Safety and Environment Web Platform

SRA members and others are invited to submit suggestions to improve the website for this transnational project, which includes reports, tools, organizational contacts, and other useful information related to nanotechnology risk assessment and understanding nanotechnology-related standards.