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TODAY: EPA and NIEHS Celebrates Children's Health Month at the Children's Environmental Health Panel discussion at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

Contact Information: 
Dawn Harris Young (harris-young.dawn@epa.gov)
(404) 562-8421 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main)

ATLANTA – In recognition of Children’s Health Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will recognize The Center for Children’s Health, the Environment, Microbiome and Metabolomics at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. with funding to promote health and well-being in communities where children live, learn and play.  The Center will be recognized on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Children's Environmental Health Panel discussion at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

The Center is receiving $5 million in joint funding to investigate the interrelationships of components of the prenatal and postnatal environment to better understand the effects of environmental contaminants on the microbiome and subsequent effects on neurodevelopment.

What:               Children's Environmental Health Panel discussion

Who:                Ruth Etzel, MD, PhD, Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Children’s Health Protection

                        Heather McTeer Toney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator for the Southeast

When:              Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Panel discussion - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lab tour and reception - 4:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:             Emory University

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Auditorium

Room P01 on the plaza level

1520 Clifton Rd. NE

Atlanta, GA

MEDIA RSVP:   Interested media should e-mail an RSVP to Allison Caughey at allison.caughey@emory.edu or call 404-727-1225. Please include your name, media affiliation and contact information. To register, visit: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=gsgr0jtcwzwmb1x5m9rremj3w60f1p862semx9dmwc3f3am0cwtr

Since 1998, EPA and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) have jointly funded children’s centers, which combine community engagement with scientific research. Through the children’s centers, EPA has developed a national network of researchers, health care professionals and parents groups. The center at Emory University is a new addition to the network and will bring their unique contributions to the important mission of protecting the health of children and adolescents. More about the Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers Program awards: https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/niehsepa-childrens-environmental-health-and-disease-prevention-research-centers

The Environmental Protection Agency celebrates Children’s Health Month in October.  Throughout the country, the agency hosts and participates in a number of activities and events to raise awareness about children’s environmental health. As part of the Agency’s mission to protect human health and the environment, it is clear that addressing environmental protection and human health needs in communities is imperative. This year’s theme, Healthy Communities, Healthy Children, highlights EPA’s commitment to work with communities to ensure every child has a safe place to live, learn and play. More about the Children’s Health Month: https://www.epa.gov/children/childrens-health-month

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