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Tue July 6 2021: “Member Update for Tue July 6 2021”

Please contact Brianna Siracuse at siracuse@umich.edu for items you would like Revisiting M-LEEaD Seminars and Webinars Image is from the March 16th 2021 webinar, TSCA @5 Years: Opportunities to Act with Foresight. Summer is in full swing, and it's a great

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Wed May 19 2021: “Member Update for Wed May 19 2021”

Please contact Brianna Siracuse at siracuse@umich.edu for items you would like Community Engagement Core & Integrated Health Sciences Core Webinar Series Image is from the April 13th webinar, Confronting Environmental Racism & Promoting Environmental Justice. The Integrated Health Sciences Core (IHSC)

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Tue February 2 2021: “Member Update for Tue February 2 2021”

Innovations in Relating Real Life Exposures to Chemicals and Chemical Mixtures to Health Outcomes Register to participate in an upcoming virtual symposium that will focus on innovations relating real-life exposures to chemicals and chemical mixtures to health outcomes. This event

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Wed November 18 2020: “M-LEEaD Symposium featured on CBC Radio”

A three part Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio documentary series from Quirks & Quarks producer Sonya Buyting features M-LEEaD’s February 2020 Symposium “From PBB to PFAS: Research and Action to Address Michigan’s Large Scale Chemical Contaminations”, including an interview with keynote speaker Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS. The series looks at emerging concerns about a huge class of chemicals used in everything from fast food packaging, to textile treatments, to non-stick cookware, to firefighting foams.

Thu October 22 2020: “Trish Koman on being awarded the APHA Distinguished Service Award!”

Congratulations to Trish Koman, PhD, MPP, on being awarded the APHA Distinguished Service Award! The award was given in recognition of her work with the Environment Section as co-chair of the Chemicals & Health Topic Committee (National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures) since 2016, her contribution to drafting APHA public comments on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and on children’s environmental health topics, and as a result of this work, serving as an invited contributor to the University of California at San Francisco’s “Resetting the Science Agenda for Chemical Policy” working group. Trish served over 20 years as a senior environmental scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There she served as principal author of landmark national air pollution standards for particulate matter, a standard which withstood a challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court. Since completion of her PhD, she has dedicated her career to building partnerships with community and practice organizations to continue to further environmental health research and its application to community challenges. Her deep commitment to creating opportunities for the next generation of scientists and environmental advocates is manifest in her teaching, which emphasizes the creation of opportunities for students to learn how to be effective in diverse, multi-disciplinary settings, and in the use of evidence-based pedagogy to inform environmental decision making.

Due in significant part to Trish’s leadership in developing public comments, in 2018 the Environment Section was presented with APHA’s award for advocacy. Trish continues to make substantial contributions towards environmental health policy and regulatory frameworks, and ongoing contributions to critical education for environmental literacy and advocacy make her an exceptional and deserving candidate for the Environment Section’s Distinguished Service Award!

Fri October 16 2020: “Member Update for Fri October 16 2020”

Rachel S. Bergmans, PhD, MPH As a Center Scientist Rachel Bergmans, PhD, MPH, is investigating environmental contributions to suicide-related behavior, including atmospheric aeroallergens, and whether susceptibility varies by sociodemographic status. Through rotations with the M-LEEaD Cores, Dr. Bergmans will receive

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Wed September 2 2020: “Member Update for Wed September 2 2020”

Updates from the Community Engagement Core Toledoans For Safe Drinking Water / Facebook Environmental summer camps prepare next generation of activists, youth-centered opportunities for skill building, advocacy, and environmental and social justice were features of the Community Engagement Core’s (CEC) July

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Fri June 26 2020: “Member Update for Fri June 26 2020”

Community Engagement Core The Community Engagement Core (CEC) has been compiling a list of COVID 19 Resources that are available on the Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center website, http://mleead.umich.edu/Covid19_Resources.php. This resource includes fact sheets that have been translated

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Mon June 1 2020: “Member Update for Spring 2020”

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Wed February 26 2020: “Member Update for Wed February 26 2020”

Center Scientist Announcement The Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center is accepting applications for two or more Center Scientists. The Center Scientist position provides special mentorship experiences to an early stage investigator and includes a contribution to salary and

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Mon December 16 2019: “Member Update for Mon December 16 2019”

Exciting upcoming events... Center Scientist Announcement The Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center is accepting applications for two or more Center Scientists. The Center Scientist position provides special mentorship experiences to an early stage investigator and includes a contribution

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Fri November 22 2019: “Member Update for Fri November 22 2019”

The Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center announces support to initiate new research projects or to extend existing projects that aim to define, explain, or mitigate impacts of environmental exposures during vulnerable stages of life. Projects that aim

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Mon October 28 2019: “Member Update for Mon October 28 2019”

Please save the date for, "From PBB to PFAS: Research and Action to Address Michigan’s Large Scale Chemical Contaminations" on February 20, 2020 at the University of Michigan. With a keynote address by Dr. Linda Birnbaum (NIEHS), presentations by community

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Wed January 2 2019: “Accepting Applications: Center Scientist Announcement”

The Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center is accepting applications for two Center Scientists. The Center Scientist position provides special mentorship experiences to an early stage investigator and includes a contribution to salary and benefits. The Center Scientist is expected to engage in research that addresses the goals of the M-LEEaD Center to define, explain, or mitigate impacts of environmental exposures during vulnerable stages of life.

Application due date: March 18, 2019; expected funding period: May 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.

Click here for the full announcement and application instructions

Mon August 7 2017: “COEC Co-sponsored event, The Governor’s Environmental Justice Work Group Listening Session Listening Tour – Southeast Michigan Stop”

The Environmental Justice Work Group begin in April 2017 and is working to develop and provide recommendations to the Governor that improves environmental justice awareness and engagement in state and local agencies. The Work Group will examine policy and recommend for implementation environmental justice guidance, training, curriculum, and policy that further increases quality of life for all Michiganders.

The members of the Governor’s Environmental Justice Work Group are interested in hearing directly from community members about how we can work together to improve our state around environmental justice.

Southeast Michigan Session will take place at:

Monday, August 7, 2017
5:30 PM Reception
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Listening Session
River Rouge High School
Coolidge Hwy, River Rouge, MI 48218

Please visit Michigan.gov for more information about this and other Environmental Justice Work Group Listening Sessions.

Mon May 22 2017: “Congratulations to Dr. Kestutis G. Bendinskas a valued M-LEEaD contributor from SUNY-Oswego!: “3 faculty earn awards for scholarly, creative activity””

In a new publication, NIEHS grantees describe a case study in multidirectional communication of environmental health science in community settings. The team emphasizes the benefits of partnerships with community groups and other stakeholders to enhance development of educational tools for Detroit area residents.

Kestas Bendinskas of chemistry and Juan Perdiguero of art have earned the President's Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity at SUNY Oswego, while Christopher Chandler of biological sciences received the Provost's Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity.

The President's Awards honor tenured faculty for exemplary mastery of subject matter, effectiveness in teaching, and scholarly and creative achievements; the Provost's Award similarly honors a junior faculty member. Awards will be formally presented at a date to be determined.

Read more at: https://www.oswego.edu/news/story/3-faculty-earn-awards-scholarly-creative-activity.

Wed March 1 2017: “Case Study Highlights How Community Partnerships Inform Research Translation”

In a new publication, NIEHS grantees describe a case study in multidirectional communication of environmental health science in community settings. The team emphasizes the benefits of partnerships with community groups and other stakeholders to enhance development of educational tools for Detroit area residents.

“Stakeholder partnerships are very powerful collaborations in a research effort. For example, when the community contributes to the direction of a project, it helps to ensure their overarching needs are met at the ground level. Research that embraces this approach can often be translated to action much more quickly than if it is done in isolation” said Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB) Co-lead Donele Wilkins.

Read more at: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/PEPH.

Fri May 13 2016: “NY TIMES COVERS RESEARCH ON ALS/PESTICIDE ASSOCIATION”

The New York Times recently shared University of Michigan research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, on the Well Blog.

The research, led by neurologist Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., finds pesticide and other toxic environmental exposure could play a part in the onset of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s a debilitating, progressive disease without a cure.

“This is the first and very important step to identifying what specific exposures are associated with ALS - to answering the ‘why me?’ question,” Feldman says.

Wed February 3 2016: “Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, “Flint Drinking Water Crisis: Background and Next Steps””

In a 35-minute presentation, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha describes the background to the Flint water crisis, its health effects, and proposed next steps. A Q&A follows the talk. The event was attended by 500 people in the main SPH auditorium and four overflow rooms.