Spring 2014 Symposium



Cognitive Impairment Caused by Developmental Neurotoxic Exposure: Mechanisms, Consequences and Therapeutic Treatment

Spring 2014 ITEHP Symposium

Friday, March 7, 2014, Searle Center Lecture Hall



8:30-9:00          Breakfast and Registration

9:00-9:15          Welcome and Introduction: Edward D. Levin, Ph.D. and Susan K. Murphy, Ph.D., Duke University

9:15-10:00       The vulnerable developing human brain is impacted by toxic environmental exposures; Phillip Landrigan, M.D., M.Dc., Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

10:00-10:45     Molecular epidemiology and the impacts of prenatal and early childhood exposure to environmental neurotoxicants in a New York City Cohort; Dr. Frederica Perera, Dr.P.H., Ph.D., Columbia University

10:45-11:00      Break

11:00-11:30      The societal and economic costs of cognitive and behavioral impairments due to developmental neurotoxicity across the lifespan: The case of lead; Kim Dietrich, Ph.D., M.A., University of Cincinnati

11:30-12:00      Unpacking the ADHD phenotype: Relevance for understanding the effects of environmental exposures; Scott Kollins, Ph.D., Duke University

12:00-1:00         Lunch

1:00-1:30           Long-term cognitive impacts from early life exposure to pesticides and nicotine in rats and zebrafish; Edward D. Levin, Ph.D., Duke University

1:30-2:00           Nicotine, tobacco and brain development, from fetus to adolescent: Finding the smoking gun; Theodore A. Slotkin, Ph.D., Duke University

2:00-2:30           Cognitive and behavioral effects of developmental exposure to manganese and stress in rats; Charles Vorhees, Ph.D., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

2:30-3:00           Discussion


Support for this Symposium is provided by: 

 Duke’s Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (University Program in Environmental Health, NIEHS T32 ES021432); Duke Children’s Environmental Health Center: “NICHES” (NIEHS P01ES022831 and EPA RD-83543701); and the Duke Superfund Research Center (NIEHS P42 ES010356)


2014 ITEHP Spring Symposium

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