Michigan-CARES: Environmental Epidemiology and Cancer in Michigan
Online
Online

You are invited to this facebook live event. Sign up in advance for this meeting at the link below. Heavy metals like lead, industrial pollution from steel mills, coal-fired power plants or oil refineries, “forever chemicals” called PFAS that don’t break down in the environment — how much are Michigan residents exposed to these environmental contaminants and what does this mean for their risk of developing cancer and other diseases? Join Dr. Dana Dolinoy and Dr. Justin Colacino in discussing a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health that will describe and quantify the impact of known and suspected environmental exposures on cancer risk, including on the epigenome – the layer of regulation above our genome that helps determine when, where and how much genes are expressed. The program, called MI-CARES, or Michigan Cancer and Research on the Environment Study, is funded through a grant from the National Cancer Institute and will enroll at least 100,000 people without cancer ages 25-44 from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds who live in environmental justice hotspots throughout Michigan. MI-CARES will partner with other scientists across the US to establish a cancer and the environment consortium to help reduce the burden of environmental exposures in contribution to disease disparities. Dr. Dana Dolinoy is Full Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Nutritional Sciences and NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, University of Michigan. Dr. Dolinoy is a leader in the field of environmental epigenomics and toxicology. She recently received the Leading Edge in Basic Science Award from the Society of Toxicology in recognition of innovative research evaluating how the health effects of environmental exposures can be mediated through changes in the epigenome. Dr. Justin Colacino is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Nutritional Sciences in

Michigan-CARES: Environmental Epidemiology and Cancer in Michigan

FB Live Event with Drs. Dana Dolinoy and Justin Colacino

icon to add this event to your google calendarFebruary 2, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online
Online URL: https://fb.me/e/27dcjxMnV
Contact Information: Jaclyn Goodrich, gaydojac@umich.edu

Registration

You are invited to this facebook live event. Sign up in advance for this meeting at the link below. Heavy metals like lead, industrial pollution from steel mills, coal-fired power plants or oil refineries, “forever chemicals” called PFAS that don’t break down in the environment — how much are Michigan residents exposed to these environmental contaminants and what does this mean for their risk of developing cancer and other diseases? Join Dr. Dana Dolinoy and Dr. Justin Colacino in discussing a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health that will describe and quantify the impact of known and suspected environmental exposures on cancer risk, including on the epigenome – the layer of regulation above our genome that helps determine when, where and how much genes are expressed. The program, called MI-CARES, or Michigan Cancer and Research on the Environment Study, is funded through a grant from the National Cancer Institute and will enroll at least 100,000 people without cancer ages 25-44 from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds who live in environmental justice hotspots throughout Michigan. MI-CARES will partner with other scientists across the US to establish a cancer and the environment consortium to help reduce the burden of environmental exposures in contribution to disease disparities. Dr. Dana Dolinoy is Full Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Nutritional Sciences and NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, University of Michigan. Dr. Dolinoy is a leader in the field of environmental epigenomics and toxicology. She recently received the Leading Edge in Basic Science Award from the Society of Toxicology in recognition of innovative research evaluating how the health effects of environmental exposures can be mediated through changes in the epigenome. Dr. Justin Colacino is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Nutritional Sciences in