EOH Seminar Series

Upcoming EOH Seminars

Learning from our students/staff/faculty, nationally and internationally known scientists, practitioners and policymakers on issues of environmental, occupational and public health

EOH Seminar Series takes place every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 1:00pm – 2:00p.m. Through presentations and discussions, we aim to highlight the latest cutting-edge environmental health science research, promote public health, and enhance multidisciplinary collaborations between medical, public health specialists and community.  Moreover, we would like to highlight research from young investigators and our EOH students and fellows. In additional to topics of environmental and occupational health exposures, we will have presentations about social justice and diversity, women and children health, neurological disorders, cell metabolism and stem cells, metal toxicity, respiratory biology, redox biology, microbiology and host defense, and environmental epigenetics. Please stay-tuned! 

We will hold “hybrid” meetings, which will meet our speaker in person (SPH) and also allow for virtual participation (via Zoom).  

If you would like to attend a seminar or receive e-mail notices about future EOH seminar series, please contact Adam Orbell (aorbell@pitt.edu). If you have other questions about our EOH seminar series, please contact Winnie Tang (wat23@pitt.edu) and Peng Gao (peg47@pitt.edu). We are looking forward to your participation.

 
Upcoming Seminars:

September 23, 2022

Guest Speakers: EOH Students and Faculty Day (Part 1)
Location:1155 and Zoom
Research Highlight:  Feature EOH students and faculty, who they are, and what their research interests. It is an opportunity for our EOH community to come together.

October 7, 2022

Guest Speakers: EOH Students and Faulty Day (Part 2)
Location:1155 and Zoom
Research Highlight: Feature EOH students and faculty, who they are, and what their research interests. It is an opportunity for our EOH community to come together.

October 21, 2022

Guest Speakers: Amrita Sahu, PhD - University of Pittsburgh
Presentation Title: Extracellular vesicles: an acellular regenerative therapy for rehabilitation of skeletal muscle
Location: 1155 and Zoom
Research Highlight: Dr. Amrita Sahu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She received her PhD in EOH in 2019. Her current research focuses on the links between aging and skeletal muscle biology. Findings will help to develop targeted rehabilitation strategies for enhancing age-related deficits in skeletal muscle and cognitive functional capacity.

November 4, 2022

Guest Speakers: Kai Chen, PhD - Yale University
Presentation Title: TBA
Location: TBA
Research Highlight: Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and Director of Research, Climate Change and Health at Yale School of Public Health. His research focuses on climate and air pollution sciences, exposure assessment, mathematical and statistical modeling, and environmental epidemiology to investigate the intersection of climate change, air pollution, and human health. He aims to produce policy-relevant knowledge that can be used to advance climate change mitigation and adaptation in a manner that promotes health and protects vulnerable populations. He will be discussing the impact of climate change on human health.

November 18, 2022

Guest Speakers: Latonya Jackson, PhD - University of Cincinnati
Presentation Title: TBA
Location:1155 and Zoom
Research Highlight: Dr. Jackson is the Research Assistant Professor at University of Cincinnati. Her research focuses on the long-term effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals and other environmental contaminants on the ecosystem.  Her team aims to investigate mechanisms of toxicity and link laboratory results to population- and ecosystem-level responses. They collaborate with the local EPA and other local and national labs on water research projects.  

December 2, 2022

Guest Speakers: Christine Ekenga, PhD, MPH - Emory Rollins School of Public Health
Presentation Title: TBA
Location:1155 and Zoom
Research Highlight: Dr. Ekenga is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at Emory Rollins School of Public Health. Trained in epidemiology and the environmental health sciences, her work focuses on investigating the contributions of environmental and occupational factors to human health and well-being. She utilizes transdisciplinary and community-engaged approaches to better understand complex public health challenges. She will be discussing environmental health disparities and environmental justice. 

December 16, 2022

Guest Speakers: Jennifer J Adibi, ScD, MPH - University of Pittsburgh
Presentation Title: TBA
Location:1155 and Zoom
Research Highlight: Dr Adibi is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. Her research is on the origins of exposure-related risk to the long-term health of the child. In particular, she studies the role of the placenta in mediating the impact of environmental exposure on pregnancy outcomes and long-term health of the child. The long-term goal is to provide insights into the assessment of risk for women/childhood diseases. 

 

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