Fall 2020 Symposium


October 30, 2020; Durham, NC


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This day-long symposium event seeks to bring together research and educational activities at the crossroads of the marine environment and human health.  Oceans and human health research leverages the unique biological and biochemical diversity of the marine environment to better understand and treat human disease.  We hope our attendees will improve their understanding of how human-induced impacts on the world’s oceans influence our own health as well as nature’s health.



Confirmed speakers include:

  • William Eward, DVM, MD; Executive Director, Duke Comparative Oncology Group, Department of Orthopaedics, Duke University
  • Martin Grossell, PhD; Maytag Professor of Ichthyology, Department of Marine Biology and Ecology, University of Miami
  • Dan Rittschof, PhD; Norman L. Christensen Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
  • Michael Tift, PhD; Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Marine Biology, University of North Carolina – Wilmington
  • Susan White, PhD; Executive Director, North Carolina Sea Grant; Director, Water Resources Research Institute of the UNC System



There is no cost to attend the Symposium, however, registration is required.  Registration will open in the Fall. (NOTE: If you previously registered for the Spring 2020 version of this event, you will need to register again for the Fall symposium; Spring event registrations do not carry over.)



Durham, NC

We are planning to meet in person in Durham, but we are also prepared to host this as a virtual symposium if needed for the health and safety of our community.


Please direct questions about this Symposium to alexis.sharp@duke.edu.


Event Sponsors:
  • Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program
  • Duke University Superfund Research Center