Fall 2021 Seminar Series

Duke Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Program

Fall 2021 Seminar Series (ENVIRON 847-S/Pharm 847-S)

Fridays 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time


In-Person Location: Field Auditorium Room 1112, Grainger Hall, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment (except where otherwise noted)

Masks are REQURED. Per campus policy, all Duke faculty, staff, students, and visitors must wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status.


Attending Remotely? Register HERE to receive a Zoom link for our entire Fall series!

You only need to register ONCE to receive the link for the entire series.


Aug 27 Elizabeth R Hauser, PhD; Duke University School of Medicine: Biostatistics & Bioinformatics; Statistical Geneticist, Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center – Durham, Durham VA Medical Center; Genetic Studies of Gulf War Veterans Illness

Sep 3 Shobhan Gaddameedhi, PhD; Dept. of Biological Sciences and Toxicology Program, Center for Human Health and the Environment, North Carolina State University; Environmental Regulation of Genomic Stability and Human Health through the Circadian Clock

Sep 10 UPDATED 9/3/2021 Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD; Professor of Pediatrics and the Practice of History; Director, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine; Duke University; John Schelp, MPA, Community Activist; History, Race, and Environmental Justice in Durham, North Carolina *VIRTUAL ONLY. Register for the Zoom through the link at the top of this page.*

Sep 17 José E Manautou, PhD, ATS Fellow; Dept. Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Assistant Dean for Graduate Education and Research, Professor of Toxicology, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy; Functional characterization of multidrug resistance protein 4 (Abcc4) in the development of hepatic steatosis during compensatory hepatocellular proliferation

Sep 24 UPDATED 9/16/2021 Cavin Ward-Caviness, PhD; Public Health and Integrated Toxicology Division, US EPA Public Health; Health Impacts of the Built Environment and Air Quality Through the Lenses of Epigenetics and Electronic Health Records *VIRTUAL ONLY. Register for the Zoom through the link at the top of this page.*

Oct 1 Jamie DeWitt, PhD, DABT; Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine; Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances: Emerging research for not so emerging contaminants

Oct 8 Charmaine DM Royal, PhD; Professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, Global Health, and Family Medicine & Community Health; Duke University; Environmental influences on sickle-cell disease outcomes

Oct 15 UPDATED 10/6/2021 Katelyn Holliday, PhD; Duke University School of Medicine: Family Medicine and Community Health; Understanding Spatial Patterns of Physical Activity: Implications for Exposure Assessment *VIRTUAL ONLY. Register for the Zoom through the link at the top of this page.*

Oct 22 UPDATED 10/4/2021 Chelsea M Rochman, PhD; Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Head of Operations & Science Programming and Application Lead; University of Toronto – St. George; The multi-dimensionality of microplastics – and how that influences their fate and effects in aquatic ecosystems *VIRTUAL ONLY. Register for the Zoom through the link at the top of this page.*

Oct 29   Duke Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Program (ITEHP) Alumni Symposium (separate registration required)

Nov 5 Zade Holloway, PhD; Postdoctoral Fellow, NIEHS; Paternal Factors in Neurodevelopmental Toxicology: Transgenerational Effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Nov 12 Heather Volk, PhD, MPH; Depts. of Mental Health and Environmental Health and Engineering, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Gene-environment interactions as risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders

Nov 19 Trevor Hamilton, PhD; Dept. of Psychology, MacEwan University; Using behavioural neuroscience approaches to examine the sub-lethal impact of ecotoxicants in fish

This seminar series is supported in part by the National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under the Duke University Superfund Research Program (award P42ES010356) and the Duke University Program in Environmental Health (award T32ES021432). Seminar content is solely the responsibility of the speakers and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Pathway leading up to Grainger Hall on the Duke University campus