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NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers 2015 Webinar: Epigenetics

Title: NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers 2015 Webinar Series co-sponsored by EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection
Date: Apr. 8, 2015
1 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: Epigenetics

Featured Speakers:

Julie B. HerbstmanJulie Herbstman
Title: Confounds of Epigenetic Epidemiology using Cord Blood
Columbia University

Summary: When looking for prenatal exposure-related DNA methylation changes, it is likely that we are looking for effects of a small magnitude. Therefore, understanding how to account for confounding factors, including the use of a mixed cell population, can improve chances of finding results.


Carmen MarsitCarmen Marsit
Title: Placental DNA Methylation Linking Exposures and Newborn Health
Dartmouth College

Summary: Dr. Marsit’s laboratory is focused on the role that the placenta plays in orchestrating fetal development and responding to the external environment, and how epigenetic mechanisms impact that function. In his presentation, he will discuss recent work from his laboratory that identified variation in DNA methylation in the placenta related to prenatal exposure to mercury, and how that DNA methylation could be impacting newborn neurobehavioral development.


Joseph WiemelsJoe Wiemels
Title: Update on DNA methylation alterations at birth from pregnancy folate intake and smoking from the California Childhood Leukemia Study
University of California, San Francisco

Summary: Joe Wiemels will present an analysis of folic acid intake around the time of conception and DNA methylation alterations that appear at birth, and the functional implications of those alterations.


John M. RogersJohn Rogers
Discussion Moderator
US EPA

Contact:

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

Presentations:
Confounds of Epigenetic Epidemiology using Cord Blood (PDF)(21 pp, 1 MB, 11/4/2016)

Placental DNA Methylation Linking Exposures and Newborn Health (PDF)(16 pp, 6 MB, 11/4/2016)

Update on DNA methylation alterations at birth from pregnancy folate intake and smoking from the California Childhood Leukemia Study (PDF)(25 pp, 2 MB, 11/4/2016)