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SAVE-the-DATE! From PBB to PFAs: Michigan's Large Scale Chemical Contaminants

Ann Arbor MI 02-20-2020 02-20-2020

*More speakers and information forthcoming! Linda is the first board-certified toxicologist and the first woman to serve as Director of the NIEHS, which has a unique research mission to discover how the environment affects people’s health in order to promote healthier lives. Under Linda’s leadership, the NIEHS became a world leader in toxicology and environmental health research, with NIEHS science inspiring health policy and safety standards in the United States and abroad. Scientific reports generated by the NTP, such as the bi-annual Report on Carcinogens, serve as major presentations of scientific analyses of substances in our environment that may cause cancer. The NIEHS also established a national network of exposure assessment laboratories with an innovative grant program called Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource. Research conducted by the NIEHS Children’s Centers, cosponsored with the EPA, and related work with environmental justice communities, has led to policy changes to protect the health of children through improvements of their environments. Linda and her team opened the NIEHS Clinical Research Unit providing new opportunities for NIH partnerships with cutting-edge biomedical teams at Duke University, Durham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University, Raleigh. She led important trans-NIH research projects following the 2014 West Virginia Chemical Spill and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico for which she and her team recruited more than 33,000 participants. Both studies required effective coordination with scientists across the NIH, and with the residents of affected areas. Linda has also been an active supporter of the NIH Women in Biomedical Research Program. Linda’s passion for leading NIEHS has been unmistakable and she has implemented two strategic plans during her tenure. She has been a strong proponent of community-based-participatory-research, and she has actively en

A Panel Discussion featuring Linda Birnbaum (Director, NIEHS)

February 20, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Michigan League
Sponsored by: Community Engagement Core & Integrated Health Sciences Core of M-LEEaD (Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease)
Contact Information: Kristina Rice (klrice@umich.edu)
Cost: Free (but registration is required)

*More speakers and information forthcoming! Linda is the first board-certified toxicologist and the first woman to serve as Director of the NIEHS, which has a unique research mission to discover how the environment affects people’s health in order to promote healthier lives. Under Linda’s leadership, the NIEHS became a world leader in toxicology and environmental health research, with NIEHS science inspiring health policy and safety standards in the United States and abroad. Scientific reports generated by the NTP, such as the bi-annual Report on Carcinogens, serve as major presentations of scientific analyses of substances in our environment that may cause cancer. The NIEHS also established a national network of exposure assessment laboratories with an innovative grant program called Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource. Research conducted by the NIEHS Children’s Centers, cosponsored with the EPA, and related work with environmental justice communities, has led to policy changes to protect the health of children through improvements of their environments. Linda and her team opened the NIEHS Clinical Research Unit providing new opportunities for NIH partnerships with cutting-edge biomedical teams at Duke University, Durham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University, Raleigh. She led important trans-NIH research projects following the 2014 West Virginia Chemical Spill and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico for which she and her team recruited more than 33,000 participants. Both studies required effective coordination with scientists across the NIH, and with the residents of affected areas. Linda has also been an active supporter of the NIH Women in Biomedical Research Program. Linda’s passion for leading NIEHS has been unmistakable and she has implemented two strategic plans during her tenure. She has been a strong proponent of community-based-participatory-research, and she has actively en

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