Fall 2015 Symposium

The Toxicity of Power

Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program Fall Symposium
November 13, 2015
Field Auditorium, Environmental Hall
Duke University

This symposium brings together scientists, students, regulators and the concerned public to highlight specific toxicological problems from a range of energy producing activities and to discuss ways in which these problems can be minimized. Register at https://nicholas.duke.edu/upcoming-events/itehp-seminar-fallsymposium


8:30 am: Registration Opens

9:00 am: Welcome and Introduction, Edward D. Levin and Richard Di Giulio, PhD, Duke University

9:10 am: Mountaintop Mining and Public Health, Michael Hendryx, PhD, Indiana University

9:50 am: The Environmental Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing, Rob Jackson, PhD, Stanford University

10:30 am: Break

10:50 am: Coal Ash Disposal: New Considerations for Environmental Risk Assessments and Waste Reuse Opportunities, Heileen Hsu-Kim, PhD, Duke University

11:30 am: Mercury Pollution: From Power Plants to Human Exposure, Celia Chen, PhD, Dartmouth University

12:10 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: NIEHS Response to the Gulf Oil Spill and the NIH Disaster Research (DR2) Program Moving Forward, Chip Hughes, Ph.D. NIEHS

1:40 pm: Lessons in Toxicity Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Tracy Collier, PhD, University of Washington

2:20 pm: GuLF Study, Richard Kwok, PhD, NIEHS

3:00 pm: Discussion