Evan Gonzalez, DetroitStockCity.com

From PBB to PFAS: Research and Action to Address Michigan’s Large-Scale Chemical Contaminations

Schedule

8:008:30 Coffee/Light Refreshments
Location: Concourse
8:308:45 Opening Remarks Livestream
Amy J. Schulz, Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Dana Dolinoy, Director, M-LEEaD Center, Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Carmen J. Marsit, Director, HERCULES Health and Exposome Research Center, Professor of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
8:459:40 The Challenges of PFAS Livestream
Linda S. Birnbaum, Director (retired), Scientist Emeritus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program
9:4010:15 Health Effects of PBB: Research Enriched by Community Partners Livestream
Michele Marcus, Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Jane Keon, Secretary, Founding Member, and Former Chair, Pine River Superfund Citizen Task Force
10:1510:25 Break
10:2510:50 An Intergenerational Conversation About Responses to Widespread Contamination Livestream
Anthony Spaniola, Ufer, Spaniola & Frost, P.C./Need Our Water-Oscoda, Michigan
Francis “Bus” Spaniola, Representative, Michigan House of Representatives, 1974-1990
Moderator: Brittany Bayless Fremion, Associate Professor, Department of History, Central Michigan University
10:5011:50 Community Panel: Experiences with Large Scale Chemical Contaminations Livestream
Theresa Landrum, Community Activist, Southwest Detroit, 48217
Edward Lorenz, Pine River Superfund Citizens Task Force and Alma College
G. Tim Neyer, PBB Citizens Advisory Board
Lawrence Reynolds, Flint, Michigan
Donele Wilkins, Green Door Initiative, Detroit, Michigan
Sandy Wynn-Stelt, Rockford Michigan resident
Moderator: Angela G. Reyes, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
11:5012:20 PFAS Northeastern Conference, Building Networks Across Communities Livestream
Courtney Carignan, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Michigan State University
12:201:05 Strolling Lunch | Poster Session | Networking
Location: Hussey / Concourse
1:101:35 Mapping the Water Crisis Livestream
Monica Lewis-Patrick, President and CEO, We the People of Detroit
1:351:45 Introduction to Afternoon Activity Livestream
Amy J. Schulz, Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health
1:452:15 Fast Food for Thought Livestream
The Role of Public Health Agencies in Protecting Communities:
Marcus Cheatham, Health Officer, Mid-Michigan District Health Department
Policy Change:
Jennifer Haverkamp, Graham Family Director, Graham Sustainability Institute, Professor from Practice, Michigan Law School; Professor of Practice, Ford School of Public Policy
Preparing the next generation of environmental public health researchers and activists:
Simone Charles, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Natalie Sampson, University of Michigan Dearborn
Community-research collaboration:
Angela G. Reyes, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Building national networks/movements:
Courtney Carignan, Michigan State University
2:152:25 Travel time to breakouts
Location: third floor
2:253:55 Small Group Breakouts
The Role of Public Health Agencies in Protecting Communities
Location: Koessler Room (third floor)
Facilitator: Marcus Cheatham, Health Officer, Mid-Michigan District Health Department
Policy Change
Location: Koessler Room (third floor)
Facilitator: Jennifer Read, Water Center, University of Michigan
Preparing the next generation of environmental public health researchers and activists
Location: Koessler Room (third floor)
Facilitator: Simone Charles, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Facilitator: Natalie Sampson, University of Michigan Dearborn
Community researcher collaborations
Location: Henderson Room (third floor)
Facilitator: Angela G. Reyes, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Facilitator: Barbara A. Israel, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Building national networks/movements
Location: Henderson Room (third floor)
Facilitator: Courtney Carignan, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Michigan State University
4:004:30 Recap | Informal Reporting from Breakout Sessions | Networking | Poster Session | Light Refreshments
Location: Hussey / Concourse

THE PBB TO PFAS SYMPOSIUM is organized by: The University of Michigan M-LEEaD Center, Emory University’s HERCULES Center, and Central Michigan University; Co-Sponsored by: the Graham Sustainability Institute, We the People of Detroit, the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), and the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Support for the M-LEEaD center is provided by grant P30ES017885 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health.