Spring 2012 Symposium

ITEHP Spring 2012 Symposium:
Causes and Consequences Connecting Environmental and Human Health
April 20, 2012 – Washington Duke Inn, Ambassador Ballroom

8:30 – 9:00

Welcome and Overview: Richard Di Giulio, Ph.D., Duke University

9:00 – 9:45

William Schlesinger, Ph.D., Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Climate Change: Human and Ecosystem Health

9:45 – 10:15

Joel Meyer, Ph.D., Duke University: Cook Stoves at the Nexus of Human and Environmental Health

10:15 -10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:00

Nathaniel P. Hitt, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey: Stream Ecology Provides New Indicators for Public Health

11:00 – 11:45 Richard Peterson, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin: Investigative Toxicology Connecting Environmental and Human Health: Dioxin-Induced Heart Malformation in Zebrafish

11:45 – 12:15

Robin Whyatt, Dr.Ph., Columbia University: Phthalate Exposures, Child Mental, Motor and Behavioral Development
and Respiratory Health

12:15 – 1:15


1:15 – 1:45

Patricia Fair, Ph.D., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Environmental Exposures and Marine Mammal Health

1:45 – 2:30

John McLachlan, Ph.D., Tulane University: Environmental Signaling and Gene Expression: Integrating the Outside with the Inside

2:30 – 3:00

Andrew Kane, Ph.D., University of Florida: Bridging Environmental and Public Health Issues in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill


Edward Levin, Ph.D., Duke University – Closing remarks