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Robin Dodson, Silent Spring Research Scientist, to speak at our Brae Burn Breakfast Event, April 6

April 6, 2017, 09:00am
We welcome you to join us on Thursday, April 6 to meet and mingle with Silent Spring staff members and supporters. Robin Dodson, Silent Spring Research Scientist, will be leading a discussion about our work and the role of the environment in breast cancer prevention. This event will be held at the Brae Burn Country Club in Newton and hosted by Deb Silverstein, Jill Balmuth, and Susan Sered. Light breakfast will be served.  RSVP by April 3,, 617-332-4288 x222. Feel free to invite your friends!

Silent Spring to present on environmental chemicals and breast cancer at the Annual AACR Meeting, April 3 and April 5

April 3, 2017, 01:00pm
Silent Spring will be presenting two posters at the Annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Meeting in Washington, DC on April 3 and 5. The presentations will relate to our studies on environmental pollutants and breast cancer.

Dr. Margaret Kripke, Silent Spring board member, to discuss environmental carcinogenesis at the Annual AACR Meeting, April 1

April 1, 2017, 10:15am
Silent Spring board member Margaret Kripke is chairing and speaking at a session on environmental carcinogenesis at the Annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Meeting in Washington, DC. The session is titled, "Environmental Carcinogenesis: A Pathway to Prevention?". The inclusion of environmental chemicals and prevention at this meeting is a big step forward for AACR. 

Kathryn Rodgers to speak about Environmental Justice at Vermont Law School, March 24

March 24, 2017, 08:30am
Kathryn Rodgers, Staff Scientist at Silent Spring, will be speaking at the "Bridging the Gap Between the Promise and the Reality of Environmental Jusice" conference in Vermont. The conference is on Friday, March 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Vermont Law School. Kathryn will be speaking during the following session: "Women, Families, and Environmental Justice: How disproportionate exposure and proximity to environmental hazards impacts low-income and minority women and children."

Toxics Action Center's Local Environmental Conference, March 5

March 5, 2017, 09:00am
The 30th Annual Local Environmental Action conference will be held on Sunday, March 5 at Northeastern University. The conference brings together community leaders, environmental advocates and activists from across New England for a day of skills training, networking, and inspiration. Silent Spring will be tabling at the conference, so feel free to stop by!

AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting: Discussion on Community-Scientist Partnerships, February 18

February 18, 2017, 09:00am
Jennifer Ohayon, a Postdoctoral Reasearch Fellow at Silent Spring, will be participating in a discussion titled, "Community-Scientist Partnerships: Bridging the Gap Between Communities and Science" at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston. This session is organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists.  

Dr. Laurel Schaider to speak at the Flame Retardant Dilemma and Beyond Symposium, February 10

February 10, 2017, 08:30am
Dr. Laurel Schaider will be participating in a panel discussion on highly fluorinated chemicals at the Flame Retardant Dilemma and Beyond Symposium in Berkeley, California.

Dr. Laurel Schaider to present at the 4th Annual Cape Coastal Conference, December 6 and 7

December 6, 2016, 09:00am
The future success of Cape Cod relies on a strong, balanced economy, environmental stewardship, and high quality of life.  This two-day conference will take a step back in time and use lessons from history and the region’s development to re-examine what living in a coastal area like Cape Cod means and rekindle an appreciation and awareness for the coastal resources on which we depend. Dr. Laurel Schaider of Silent Spring Institue will be speaking on December 6 about Emerging Contaminants in the Waters of Cape Cod: Lessons Learned for Proactive Water Quality Protection. 

The 19th Annual Festival of Giving Trees: Supporting breast cancer research, December 1-4

December 1, 2016, 09:00am
December 1 - 4, 2016 This year marks the 19th annual celebration of the Festival of Giving Trees. The mission of the Festival is to raise money to help Silent Spring Institute, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and The Cancer Center at Harrington Hospital fight the battle against breast cancer and to help fund cancer research. Over the past eighteen years, the Festival of Giving Trees has raised and donated over $500,000 to these beneficiaries. Visit the website for event details and ways to get involved!

Hot Water Issues Symposium w/ Dr. Laurel Schaider: Global, National & Valley Perspectives – Problems, Solutions, and the Challenges Ahead, November 19th at 12 p.m.

November 19, 2016, 12:00pm
Nationally recognized expert speakers will address topics that concern public drinking water and their sources of supply, from both a water quality and quantity perspective. Speakers include: Amy Vickers, a nationally recognized water conservation and efficiency expert, engineer, and author; Laurel Schaider, Research Scientist at Silent Spring Institute; and Casey Brown, an internationally recognized expert in water resources systems analysis and climate risk assessment.  A Q&A panel discussion will follow the presentations.