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September 2015

Title: EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2015 Webinar Series co-sponsored by EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection
Date: September 9, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Webinar
Purpose:

Join us for this month's webinar. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children's environmental health.

Topic: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Neurodevelopment

Featured Speakers:

Title: Epidemiologic Studies of the Effects of Toxic Exposures on Brain and Behavior: Neuropsychological Assessment
Columbia University

Virginia Rauh
Virginia Rauh

Summary: This presentation describes epidemiologic methods for studying the impact of prenatal exposure to a common organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos, on cognition and behavior in a community-based sample of inner-city minority children. Results show the emergence of a signature neuropsychological profile characterized by poor fine motor dexterity, auditory attention deficits, good impulse control and no visual memory problems. Implications for potential clinical, emotional or learning impairments are discussed.


Title: Using in vitro and in vivo Models to Inform Studies of Developmental Neurotoxicity
University of California, Davis

Pam Lein
Pam Lein

Summary: This talk will summarize the iterative use of in vitro and in vivo models to inform ongoing studies examining the effects of environmental chemicals on neuronal connectivity in the developing brain.


Title: Assessing Neurodevelopment in Parallel Animal and Human Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Susan Schantz
Susan Schantz

Summary: This talk will describe the approach we are using in our Children’s Environmental Health Research Center to assess the impact of prenatal chemical exposure on neurodevelopment.


Title: MRI Studies of the Brain-Based Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Environmental Toxins
Children's Hospital in Los Angeles

Brad Peterson
Brad Peterson

Summary: This presentation will summarize findings from preliminary studies on the effects that prenatal exposure to two environmental neurotoxicants -- the insecticide chlorpyrifos and the air pollutant Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons -- have on brain structure in grade school-aged children. It will also provide discuss the consequences that the brain-based effects of these toxicants are thought to have on cognition and behavior.


Discussion Moderator
Children's Mercy

Jennifer Lowry
Jennifer Lowry
Contact:

Richard Callan (callan.richard@epa.gov); 703-347-8051
Nica Louie (louie.nica@epa.gov); 703-347-8125

Registration: Register Now
Additional info: Webinar Overview
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October 2015

Title: EPA Tribal Science Webinar Series Kickoff
Date: October 13, 2015
Location: Online Webinar
Purpose:

The U.S. EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities Seminar Series presents the Tribal Science Webinar Series Kickoff. The Tribal Science Webinar Series is co-hosted by the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) and the Office of Science Policy. The monthly webinar series will develop a forum for discussion of the complex environmental issues facing many tribal and indigenous communities, by featuring a wide variety of expert guest speakers, from government, academic institutions and other organizations.

Topic: Discussions on Research, Traditional Knowledge and Community Health

Featured Speaker: Clint Carroll, Ph.D

Clint Carroll, Ph.D
University of Colorado, Boulder

Dr. Clint Carroll is an Assistant Professor in the Ethnic Studies Department of University of Colorado, Boulder. He is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and his research explores the intersection of indigenous governance and indigenous environmental perspectives in settler state contexts. He studies the ability of indigenous nations to assert sovereignty over their lands and the extent to which this enables the perpetuation of unique ecological knowledges and practices. As a graduate student, he was awarded the EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship, and his work is featured in a recent EPA report, “A Decade of Tribal Environmental Health Research” (PDF) (60 pp, 6.18 MB). He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A.in Anthropology (Summa cum laude) from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Contact:

Cynthia McOliver (mcoliver.cynthia@epa.gov)

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Title: EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2015 Webinar Series co-sponsored by EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection
Date: October 14, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Webinar
Purpose:

Join us for this month's webinar. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children's environmental health.

Topic: Respiratory Health

Featured Speakers:


Johns Hopkins University

Greg Diette
Greg Diette


National Jewish Health

Andy Liu
Andy Liu


Stanford University

Kari Nadeau
Kari Nadeau

Discussion Moderator
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Tyra Bryant-Stephens
Tyra Bryant-Stephens
Contact:

Richard Callan (callan.richard@epa.gov); 703-347-8051
Nica Louie (louie.nica@epa.gov); 703-347-8125

Additional info: Webinar Overview
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Title: 2015 EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers Annual Meeting
Date: October 29 - 30, 2015
Location: The Grand Hyatt Washington Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Purpose:

During Children's Health Month, researchers, clinicians, federal government staff and scientists, representatives of professional organizations and other participants will convene to explore the interplay between research, clinical applications, and policy implications in the field of children's environmental health.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development and Office of Children's Health Protection; the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences are working together to sponsor and celebrate the past, present and future of the Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (Children's Centers) program, the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) North American network and to discuss recent developments in children's environmental health.

The meeting will feature the researchers and senior scientists from the Children's Centers, the PEHSUs, scientists from federal agencies and others through interdisciplinary presentations and discussions that explore connections between research findings, clinical and community practice, and child protective policies. Speakers also will discuss approaches for communicating with the scientific community and for sharing research findings and technical information with parents and the public.

Contact:

Nica Louie (louie.nica@epa.gov); 703-347-8125

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Poster or Platform Abstract Submission Deadline: August 24, 2015

Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 28, 2015

Meeting Registration Deadline: October 9, 2015

 

November 2015

Title: EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2015 Webinar Series co-sponsored by EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection
Date: November 18, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar
Purpose:

Join us for this month's webinar. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children's environmental health.

Topic: Historical Perspective

Featured Speakers:


Simon Fraser University; Previously funded Children's Center at the University of Cincinnati

Bruce Lanphear
Bruce Lanphear


Mt. Sinai; Previously funded Children's Center at Mount Sinai

Mary Wolff
Mary Wolff


Mt. Sinai; Previously funded Children's Center at Harvard University

Robert Wright
Robert Wright

Discussion Moderator
Duke University

Bernard Fuemmeler
Bernard Fuemmeler
Contact:

Richard Callan (callan.richard@epa.gov); 703-347-8051
Nica Louie (louie.nica@epa.gov); 703-347-8125

Additional info: Webinar Overview
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December 2015

Title: EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2015 Webinar Series co-sponsored by EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection
Date: December 9, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar
Purpose:

Join us for this month's webinar. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children's environmental health.

Topic: Food and Children's Environmental Health

Featured Speakers:


University of California - Berkeley/ Eskenazi

Asa Bradman
Asa Bradman


Dartmouth College

Annie Hoen
Annie Hoen


University of Michigan

Karen Peterson
Karen Peterson

Discussion Moderator
Georgetown University

Laura Anderko
Laura Anderko
Contact:

Richard Callan (callan.richard@epa.gov); 703-347-8051
Nica Louie (louie.nica@epa.gov); 703-347-8125

Additional info: Webinar Overview
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January 2016

Title: EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2016 Webinar Series co-sponsored by EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection
Date: January 13, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar
Purpose:

Join us for this month's webinar. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children's environmental health.

Topic: Obesity

Featured Speakers:


University of California, San Francisco

John Balmes
John Balmes


University of Southern California

Rob McConnell
Rob McConnell


Columbia University

Andrew Rundle
Andrew Rundle

Discussion Moderator
Mt. Sinai

Maida Galvez
Maida Galvez
Contact:

Richard Callan (callan.richard@epa.gov); 703-347-8051
Nica Louie (louie.nica@epa.gov); 703-347-8125

Additional info: Webinar Overview
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February 2016

Title: EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2016 Webinar Series co-sponsored by EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection
Date: February 10, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar
Purpose:

Join us for this month's webinar. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children's environmental health.

Topic: Avoiding Prenatal Exposures

Featured Speakers:



University of California, Davis

Rebecca Schmidt
Rebecca Schmidt


University of California, San Francisco

Naomi Stotland
Naomi Stotland

Discussion Moderator
University of Washington

Catherine Karr
Catherine Karr
Contact:

Richard Callan (callan.richard@epa.gov); 703-347-8051
Nica Louie (louie.nica@epa.gov); 703-347-8125

Additional info: Webinar Overview
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March 2016

Title: EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2015 Webinar Series co-sponsored by EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection
Date: March 9, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar
Purpose:

Join us for this month's webinar. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children's environmental health.

Topic: Child Care

Featured Speakers:


University of California, Berkeley/Eskenazi

Asa Bradman
Asa Bradman


University of Michigan

Dana Dolinoy
Dana Dolinoy


University of California, San Francisco

Vickie Leonard

Discussion Moderator
CEHN - Children’s environmental Health Network

Nse Witherspoon
Nse Witherspoon
Contact:

Richard Callan (callan.richard@epa.gov); 703-347-8051
Nica Louie (louie.nica@epa.gov); 703-347-8125

Additional info: Webinar Overview
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April 2016

Title: EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2016 Webinar Series co-sponsored by EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection
Date: April 13, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Webinar
Purpose:

Join us for this month's webinar. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children's environmental health.

Topic: Stress, Chemical/Non-Chemical Exposures

Featured Speakers:


Johns Hopkins University

Greg Diette
Greg Diette


University of Southern California

Rob McConnell
Rob McConnell


University of California, Berkeley

Rachel Morello-Frosch
Rachel Morello-Frosch

Discussion Moderator
University of California – San Francisco

Mark Miller
Mark Miller
Contact:

Richard Callan (callan.richard@epa.gov); 703-347-8051
Nica Louie (louie.nica@epa.gov); 703-347-8125

Additional info: Webinar Overview
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May 2016

Title: EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2016 Webinar Series co-sponsored by EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection
Date: May 11, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Webinar
Purpose:

Join us for this month's webinar. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children's environmental health.

Topic: Exposome

Featured Speakers:


University of Washington

Elaine Faustman
Elaine Faustman


University of California, San Francisco

Roy Gerona


University of California, Berkeley/Metayer

Stephen Rappaport
Stephen Rappaport

Discussion Moderator
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

David Balshaw
David Balshaw
Contact:

Richard Callan (callan.richard@epa.gov); 703-347-8051
Nica Louie (louie.nica@epa.gov); 703-347-8125

Additional info: Webinar Overview
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