John Peterson “Pete” Myers, one of America’s leading endocrinologists, will present a free talk, “Endocrine Disruption: A Global Public Health Threat, and a Global Opportunity for Prevention,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Love Auditorium. A Q&A will follow his talk.
Myers is founder, CEO and chief scientist at Environmental Health Sciences, a nonprofit based in Charlottesville, Va. He is widely cited for his studies on the human health impacts of bisphenol A and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and for his advocacy of new, more effective approaches to regulating these chemicals and reducing human exposures to them.
A reception will precede Myers’ talk at 5:30 p.m. in the Hall of Science.
In recognition of his pioneering work, Myers received the 2013 Frank Hatch “Sparkplug” Award for Enlightened Public Service. He has served on the board of the H. John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment since 2007 and in May 2012 became board chair.