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Events

Tue July 23 2019 • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Summer Omics Learning Seminar Series : “Genomics: The Michigan Genomics Initiative: An In-House Integrated Data Frame to Conduct Precision Health Queries” with Dr. Bhramar Mukherjee, University of Michigan
Description: Lunch will be provided after each seminar. Registration required. Please contact Katie Zarins (kmrents@umich.edu) with questions.
Sponsored by: M-LEEaD Omics and Bioinformatics Core and Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Location: Palmer Commons: Forum Hall (4th Floor)

Past Events

Tue July 9 2019 • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Summer Omics Learning Seminar Series : “Adductomics: Strategies and approaches for human biomonitoring of environmental and dietary carcinogens” with Dr. Robert Turesky, University of Minnesota
Description: Lunch will be provided after each seminar. Registration required. Please contact Katie Zarins (kmrents@umich.edu) with questions.
Sponsored by: M-LEEaD Omics and Bioinformatics Core and Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Location: Room SPH1 1755, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue June 18 2019 • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Summer Omics Learning Seminar Series : “Metabolomics: Analyzing Metabolomics Data: Current Tools and Future Challenges” with Dr. Alla Karnovsky, University of Michigan
Description: Lunch will be provided after each seminar. Registration required. Please contact Katie Zarins (kmrents@umich.edu) with questions.
Sponsored by: M-LEEaD Omics and Bioinformatics Core and Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Location: Room SPH1 1655, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Thu May 23 2019 • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Summer Omics Learning Seminar Series : “Transcriptomics: Learning mechanism of action from LINCS perturbation signatures” with Dr. Mario Medvedovic, University of Cincinnati
Description: Lunch will be provided after each seminar. Registration required. Please contact Katie Zarins (kmrents@umich.edu) with questions.
Sponsored by: M-LEEaD Omics and Bioinformatics Core and Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Location: Room SPH1 1755, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Wed May 8 2019 • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
ICPSR Summer Program: “Translational Omics: Lessons Learned for Rigor and Reproducibility, Informed by the ‘Duke Case’” with Gilbert Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health
Location: Room G150, Perry Building, 330 Packard, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tue May 7 2019 • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
ICPSR Summer Program: “The Michigan Genomics Initiative: Managing a Dynamic University Resource” with Matthew Zawistowski, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Location: Room G150, Perry Building, 330 Packard, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tue April 16 2019 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Environmental Research Seminar: “Statistical Analysis of Mixtures and Large-Scale Exposure Data: Hopes, Hypes and Hypotheses” with Bhramar Mukherjee, PhD, Professor & Chair of Biostatistics; Professor of Epidemiology and Global Public Health
Sponsored by: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Location: Room SPH1 3755, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue April 2 2019 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Environmental Research Seminar: “Exposed! Pathways from Normal to Extreme in Exposure Science” with Stuart Batterman, PhD, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, UM SPH
Description: This seminar will discuss some of the techniques and issues in assessing exposure of both routine and extraordinary events in environmental and occupational settings.
Sponsored by: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Location: Room SPH1 3755, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Thu March 28 2019 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Administrative Core Winter Seminar Series: “Placental-Maternal-Fetal Communication Vesicles and Pregnancy Health” with Yoel Sadovsky, MD , Executive Director, Magee-Womens Research Institute Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences University of Pittsburgh
Location: Room 1655 SPH1, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Thu March 21 2019 • 11:30 AM — 1:00 PM
Policy Discussion: “From PBB to PFAS: Policy Lessons from Widespread Chemical Contaminations in Michigan”
Description: This event provided an opportunity for legislators and their staff to meet with environmental health researchers to discuss how Michigan can prevent and more effectively respond to future environmental contaminations.
Speakers: Michele Marcus, Professor, School of Public Health, Emory University, “Health effects of PBB Exposure in Michigan”; Edward Lorenz, Reid Knox Professor Emeritus, Alma College, “Important Lessons from the PBB Accident”; Al Franzblau, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, “PFAS: A Contemporary Environmental Contamination in Michigan”
Media:
For additional information about PBB and PFAS contaminations in Michigan visit:
Sponsored by: University of Michigan’s Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center; Central Michigan University’s History Department Emory University’s Health and Exposome Research Center: Understanding Lifetime Exposures (HERCULES); Support for this event provided by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health; Cosponsors: Senator Winnie Brinks, Senator Kevin Daley, Senator Peter MacGregor, Senator Sean McCann, Senator Rick Outman, Representative Abdullah Hammoud, Representative James Lower, and Representative Hank Vaupel
Location: Room 5550 Binsfeld Office Building, 201 Townsend St. Lansing, MI
Tue February 26 2019 • 3:30 PM — 5:00 PM
Environmental Practice Workshop: “Climate Change and Health: What the Science Says and What We Can Do”
Description: Registration closed. Please watch the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9zCthg0G8M&t=3775.

Our climate is our planet’s life support system. Climate change influences human health and disease in numerous ways including impacts from increased extreme weather events, wildfire, decreased air quality, and illnesses transmitted by food, water, and diseases carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks. As described in the National Climate Assessment, some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. Not everyone is equally at risk. Important considerations include age, economic resources, and location. Preventive and adaptive actions are urgently needed. Our panel of experts include authors of the National Climate Assessment Health and environmental sustainability and public health leaders.

Speakers:
• John Balbus, MD, MPH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences;
• Kim Knowlton, DrPH Natural Resources Defense Council & Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
• welcoming remarks from F. DuBois Bowman, PhD, Dean, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Reception to follow.

Please go to http://mleead.umich.edu/Event_Climate_Change_and_Health_2019.php for more information.
Sponsored by: Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease Center (NIEHS funded); Co-Sponsors: School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS); Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Michigan Public Health
Location: Palmer Commons, University of Michigan
Mon February 25 2019 • 4:30 PM — 6:00 PM
Administrative Core Winter Seminar Series:
Location: Room M1020 SPHII, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Mon February 25 2019 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Administrative Core Winter Seminar Series: “Role of environmental exposures in childhood obesity and cardiovascular risks, including assessment of economic cost burden” with Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP , Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine, Population Health New York University
Location: Room SPH1 3755, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue February 19 2019 • 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM RESCHEDULED
Rescheduled from January 31
Film Screening: “The Devil We Know: the Chemistry of a Cover-Up”
Description: When a handful of West Virginia residents discover DuPont has been pumping its poisonous Teflon chemical into the air and public water supply of more than 70,000 people, they file one of the largest class action lawsuits in the history of environmental law. As the citizens of Parkersburg rise up against the forces that polluted their town, the story builds out to dozens of other American cities. In fact, as many as 110 million Americans may be drinking water tainted with PFAS chemicals. Exposure to this class of chemicals has even become a global phenomenon, spreading to places like Italy, the Netherlands, and China. For more, visit https://thedevilweknow.com/

All are welcome to attend this free screening. The film runs for an hour and a half and will be followed by a short Q&A panel with experts on PFAS. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Please register at the following link so we know how much food to order (registration is free): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-devil-we-know-film-screening-tickets-56286816383
Sponsored by: Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering (COHSE) and Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Location: Room SPH1 1755, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue February 19 2019 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Environmental Statistics Discussion: “Design Matters: the Pros and Cons of Longitudinal versus Cross-Sectional Designs” with Thomas Braun, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics and Dentistry
Description: The Environmental Statistics Discussion series aims to increase statistical literacy by fostering discussion on statistical ideas and concepts that could be beneficial to non-statistically trained SPH researchers.

Two journal articles can be read to prepare for dialogue: Where science meets policy: comparing longitudinal and cross-sectional designs to address diarrhoeal disease burden in the developing world (Amanda R Markovitz) + Blood Lead Levels of Children in Flint, Michigan: 2006-2016 (Hernán F. Gómez, MD)
Sponsored by: Integrated Health Sciences Core of the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) funded by grant P30ES017885 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Location: 3755 SPH I, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Wed February 13 2019 • 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM
Winter Seminar Series with ETEP Symposium: “Career Talk” with Gwen Collman, PhD , Director – Division of Extramural Research & Training National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Sponsored by: Environmental Toxicology and Epidemiology Program (ETEP) and Career Development Program
Location: Room SPH1 1755, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Wed February 13 2019 • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Winter Seminar Series with ETEP Symposium: “Exposure to water contaminants associated with unconventional oil and gas extraction affects the immune system” with Paige Lawrence, PhD , Chair, Department of Environmental Medicine Director, Environmental Health Science Center University of Rochester Medical Center
Sponsored by: Environmental Toxicology and Epidemiology Program (ETEP) and Career Development Program
Location: Room SPH2 M1152, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Wed February 13 2019 • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Winter Seminar Series with ETEP Symposium: “Endocrine and the Developmental Effects of Chemicals Used in Natural Gas Extraction ” with Susan Nagel, PhD , Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women᾿s Health University of Missouri School of Medicine
Sponsored by: Environmental Toxicology and Epidemiology Program (ETEP) and Career Development Program
Location: Room SPH2 M1152, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue February 5 2019 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Environmental Research Seminar: “PFAS: Evidence of Residential Segregation and Non-Linear Dose-Responses” with Sung Kyun Park, MPH, ScD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Environmental Health Sciences, UM SPH
Sponsored by: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Integrated Health Sciences Core
Location: 3755 SPH I, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue January 29 2019 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Environmental Statistics Discussion: “Multiple Perspectives on Multiple Comparisons” with Roderick Little, PhD, Richard D. Remington Distinguished University; Professor of Biostatistics; Professor, Department of Statistics; Research Professor, Institute for Social Research; Senior Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows
Description: The Environmental Statistics Discussion series aims to increase statistical literacy by fostering discussion on statistical ideas and concepts that could be beneficial to non-statistically trained SPH researchers.
Sponsored by: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Location: 3755 SPH I, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue January 22 2019 • 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM
Environmental Statistics Day: “Linking a dose-response model to observed infection to describe spatial-temporal patterns in a Q fever outbreak” with Lance Waller, PhD , Professor & Chair Dept Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Description: We explore a Netherlands outbreak of Q fever in 2009 by combining a human dose–response model with geostatistics to predict local probability of infection, associated probability of illness, and local effective exposures to Coxiella burnetii. We begin with the spatial distribution of 220 notified cases in the at–risk population. Next, we use the dose-response relationship (established via historical experiments) to convert the observed risk map into an estimated smooth spatial field of local dose. Based on the observed symptomatic cases, the dose–response model predicts a median of 611 asymptomatic infections (95% range 410 to 1,084), i.e., 2.78 (95% range 1.86 to 4.93) asymptomatic infections for each reported case. The estimated peak levels of exposure extend to the north–east from the point source with an increasing proportion of asymptomatic infections further from the source. Our work combines established methodology from model-based geostatistics and dose-response modeling providing a novel approach to study outbreaks. Such predictions (and associated uncertainties) are important for targeting interventions during an outbreak, estimating future disease burden, and planning public health response. Joint work with R. John Brooke, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis TN; Peter FM Teunis, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, RIVM, Bilthoven, the Netherlands; Mirjam EE Kretzschmar, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Sponsored by: Integrated Health Sciences Core
Location: Room SPH1 1690, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue December 11 2018 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Environmental Research Seminar:
Description: “Community-Academic Collaboration on Drinking Water Contamination by Fluorinated Compounds: in the Cape Fear (NC) River Basin” with Jane Hoppin, ScD (Deputy Director, Center for Human Health & Environment, Assoc Prof Dept Biological Sciences, N Carolina State U) and Kemp Burdette (Cape Fear Riverkeeper, Cape Fear River Watch)
Sponsored by: Community Engagement Core (CEC) and Integrated Health Sciences Core (IHSC), Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Location: 3755 SPH I, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue December 4 2018 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Environmental Research Seminar: “Wayne County Health, Environment, Allergy & Asthma Longitudinal Study (WHEALS): Examining Tooth Metals and the Gut Microbiome in a Birth Cohort” with Andrea Cassidy-Bushrow, PhD, Assoc Scientist, Dept of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Health System & CURES Center
Sponsored by: Integrated Health Sciences Core, Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Location: 3755 SPH I, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue November 20 2018 • Time TBD
Integrated Health Sciences Core and Community Engagement Core Seminar Series:
Sponsored by: Integrated Health Sciences Core and Community Engagement Core, Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Location: TBD
Mon November 19 2018 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
M-LEEaD Center Fall Seminar Series: “Gestational bisphenols: is the placenta at risk?” with Almudena Veiga-Lopez DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Animal Science, Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program at Michigan State University
Description: Dr. Veiga-Lopez's research focuses on understanding the fetal origins of adult reproductive and metabolic disorders. She is interested in how environmental exposures (endocrine disruptors) during prenatal life can induce adaptive mechanisms in the developing organism leading up to pathophysiological consequences during postnatal life. Her lab uses in vivo approaches to characterize the pathophysiological outcomes and in vitro approaches (cellular and molecular) to understand the mechanisms and pathways by which the pathological outcomes occur.
Sponsored by: Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Location: 1680 SPH I, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue November 6 2018 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Environmental Research Seminar: “Flame Retardants in Gymnasts” with Courtney Carignan, PhD, Asst Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Pharmacology and Toxicology, MSU
Sponsored by: Integrated Health Sciences Core, Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Location: 3755 SPH I, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue October 30 2018 • 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM
M-LEEaD Center Fall Seminar Series: “The Health Effects of Children's Exposure to Environmental Toxicants” with Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program, Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health PEHSU; University of Illinois at Chicago
Description: Dr. Susan Buchanan directs the Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health, an ATSDR/EPA funded Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, which is a referral center for physicians, parents, and concerned communities in the Midwest. Her talk will focus on the health effects of children's exposure to environmental toxicants.
Sponsored by: Administrative Core, Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Location: Palmer Commons: Forum Hall (4th Floor)
Tue October 23 2018 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Environmental Research Seminar: “Changes to NIH's Common Rule for Protecting Research Study Participants: what every researcher needs to know” with Joe Austin, JD, LL.M, Asst Director, Regulatory Operation, UM Medical School Office of Research
Description: Rescheduled from September 18 2018
Sponsored by: Integrated Health Sciences Core, Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Location: 3755 SPH I, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue October 9 2018 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Environmental Research Seminar: “Drinking Water, from Source to Pipe to Sink to Toilet - and Back Again” with Seth Guikema, PhD, Assoc Professor, Dept Industrial & Operations Engineering, and Civil & Environmental Engineering
Description: Modern urban areas are depend on drinking water systems that are complex, geographically distributed, and often aging. These systems may pose significant risks to public health under certain conditions. This talk gives an overview of drinking water systems typical of the U.S. It then reviews some of the challenges facing these systems with a focus on those related to aging and deferred maintenance. I then summarize work on both estimating the probability of pipe breaks in drinking water systems and preliminary work examining the health effects of these pipe breaks when they do occur. The talk closes with an overview of a recently-funded Blue Sky initiative at U-M that focuses on microbiomes, drinking water systems, and their health effects.
Sponsored by: Integrated Health Sciences Core, Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Location: 3755 SPH I, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tue October 2 2018 • 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
UM SPH Water Summit Keynote Address : “Building an Inclusive, Collaborative Movement Toward Health Equity” with Nikki Silvestri, Founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow, The Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans
Description: Achieving health equity requires careful attention to how we collaborate as well as how to maximize our collective power. Join us for a powerfully inspiring and informative talk on relationship dynamics that lead to successful collaboration and how to take action now for health equity through the lens of water injustice. Register at http://goo.gl/69DBwn; sign up for the live webinar at https://www.mitrainingcenter.org/courses/bichew2018
Sponsored by: Integrated Health Sciences Core and Community Engagement Core, Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Location: Palmer Commons: Forum Hall (4th Floor)
Tue September 18 2018 • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM RESCHEDULED
This event has been rescheduled for October 23 2018
Environmental Research Seminar: “Changes to NIH's Common Rule for Protecting Research Study Participants: what every researcher needs to know” with S. Joseph Austin, JD, LL.M, Assistant Director, Regulatory Operations, IRBMED
Sponsored by: Integrated Health Sciences Core of the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Location: 3755 SPH I, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Thu August 9 2018 • 9:00 AM — 3:00 PM
Workshop: “Introduction to RNASeq Bioinformatics Workshop” with Armand Bankhead, Ph.D.; Maureen A. Sartor, Ph.D.; Hui Jiang, Ph.D.; Tingting Qin, Ph.D.
Description: The purpose of this workshop is to equip researchers with a basic understanding of RNA-Seq data processing and analysis, with a focus on cancer research. Topics covered over two days will include: an overview of RNA-Seq data and processing, RNA-Seq experimental design and quality control, gene and transcript annotation, quantitation, differential expression, gene set enrichment, visualization, and other online resources. Hands-on computer exercises in R will be used to apply concepts discussed in class to example data sets.
Sponsored by: Rogel Cancer Center and Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Location: 3755 SPH I, School of Public Health; 1415 Washington Heights; Ann Arbor, MI 48109