Upstate New York Society for Risk Analysis

Upstate NY SRA provides a multidiciplinary forum for professionals to: participate in workshops and seminars at local and regional levels; encourage advancement and understanding of new methodologies and technology in the practice of risk analysis; and serve as a resource for the local scientific, regulatory, industrial/municipal, and public affairs communities.

Since 2005, Upstate NY SRA sponsors events (typically free, always open to the public) that focus on diverse societal problems and the data and models that inform decisions that impact upstate NY residents. Upstate NY SRA has welcomed SRA Fellows from the Speakers Bureau to lead dialogue about analyses describing environmental and human health, terrorism preparedness, climate change, and hydraulic fracturing. In 2012, we partnered with SRA members in New England, Nevada, Australia and New Zealand on the SRAonCampus new initiative grant project (see past events tab), and Nevada members will continue to partner with us as a newly forming SRA regional organization.

Please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership and supporting future Upstate NY SRA efforts.

Recent News

View Recorded Holistic Approaches to Microbiota and Immunology for Neonates

View the livestreamed recorded October 23, 2018 event of distinguished Cornell professor Rodney Dietert and SRA President-Elect Katherine McComas dialogue about scientific advances in neonatology and controversial impacts of new evidence for maximizing benefits of the breastmilk microbiota!

Click here to view (you will be redirected to Coleman Scientific Computing blog - Microbes and Microbiota: Benefits and Risks. Scroll down the blog to view video. 


Want to learn more about evidence for benefits and risks of microbiota?

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Perceptions of Benefits and Risks Posed by Microbiota of Milks

Advancing the Science Webinar Series:

August 2017

  • Microbiota Informing Next-Generation Risks & Benefits by Peg Coleman and Warner North
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May 2017

  • The Bovine Milk Microbiome by Dr. Mark McGuire
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March 2017

  •  Human Milk: Mother Nature's Prototypical Probiotic Food? by Dr. Michelle McGuire
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January 2017

  • Microbiota Informing NextGen Risks and Benefits - Protecting the Human Superorganism by Dr. Rodney Dietert
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