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Kelly Bakulski, PhD
Early Career Poster Presentation
At the annual NIEHS P30 center meeting in Davis, California, early career scientists had the opportunity to present their research. Ten scientists were selected in total from over 20 centers following an abstract competition. Kelly Bakulski, Research Assistant Professor from the Department of Epidemiology, represented the M-LEEaD center. She shared work titled “Single cell transcriptomics to map the developmental effects of lead exposure on the hippocampus”. The research represents a collaboration with Justin Colacino (EHS), Dana Dolinoy (EHS), Sue Hammoud (Human Genetics), Bob Thompson (Psychiatry), Maureen Sartor (Biostatistics) and several trainees, which was supported by an M-LEEaD rapid response pilot project in 2018. “The positive feedback on our research from NIEHS leaders and the experience brainstorming follow-up experiments in small groups was extremely valuable to our future research directions. I’m also grateful for the opportunity to interact with fellow early career scientists and center directors from across the country.” said Bakulski.
Below are details for an opportunity to work with the Detroit Health Department on an assessment of the health impacts of the City's demolition project that M-LEEaD members might find of interest.

Description of the request for proposals:
The City of Detroit Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) requests proposals from qualified firms to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the health effects of Detroit’s demolition project. It is expected to use an array of data sources and analytic methods, as well as input from stakeholders, to determine the effects of the demolitions on health (both positive and negative) of the population, the distribution of those effects within the population, and recommendations on monitoring and managing those effects.


Please don't hesitate to contact Sharon Sand ( or Amy Schulz ( if the M-LEEaD Community Engagement Core can be helpful in providing additional information.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of the Director of Environmental Science Cyberinfrastructure (DESC), please see this link for details.

Description of position:
NIEHS is recruiting for the Director of Environmental Science Cyberinfrastructure (DESC). This is a senior leadership position for someone who has experience working at the interface between scientific computing and data science and IT services. The DESC will have primary responsibility for aligning the current and future cyberinfrastructure needs of NIEHS with overall scientific priorities in the field of environmental health sciences. The DESC will develop, implement, and coordinate a multitude of resource environments in information technology and scientific computing to support and propel a wide array of current and future scientific research opportunities at NIEHS.

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Recent Publications citing M-LEEaD:

Sabrina A Rocco, Lada Koneva, Lauren Y M Middleton, Tasha Thong, Sumeet Solanki, Sarah Karram, Kowit Nambunmee, Craig Harris, Laura S Rozek, Maureen A Sartor, Yatrik M Shah, Justin A Colacino; Cadmium Exposure Inhibits Branching Morphogenesis and Causes Alterations Consistent With HIF-1α Inhibition in Human Primary Breast Organoids, Toxicological Sciences, Volume 164, Issue 2, 1 August 2018, Pages 592–602,

Gronlund CJ, Sheppard L, Adar SD, O'Neill MS, Auchincloss A, Madrigano J, Kaufman J, Diez Roux AV. Vulnerability to the Cardiovascular Effects of Ambient Heat in Six U.S. Cities: Results from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Epidemiology. 2018 Aug 14. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000910. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30113342.

Boss J, Zhai J, Aung MT, Ferguson KK, Johns LE, McElrath TF, Meeker JD, Mukherjee B. Associations between mixtures of urinary phthalate metabolites with gestational age at delivery: a time to event analysis using summative phthalate risk scores. Environ Health. 2018 Jun 20;17(1):56. doi: 10.1186/s12940-018-0400-3. PubMed PMID: 29925380; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6011420.

Koman PD, Mancuso P. Ozone Exposure, Cardiopulmonary Health, and Obesity: A Substantive Review. Chem Res Toxicol. 2017 Jul 17;30(7):1384-1395. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.7b00077. Epub 2017 Jun 15. Review. PubMed PMID: 28574698; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5556919.

The 2018 Michigan Premier Public Health Conference will be held in Bay City, Michigan at the DoubleTree by Hilton.  Check out their website for details on the presentations by excellent public health professionals, representing local health departments, state departments, and academia.

Event Dates:
October 9-11, 2018

Registration deadline:
September 28, 2018

Registration Link:

Please share this information with your networks. This information, along with updates will be posted on the MALPH website under the Michigan Premier Public Health Conference section.
Deadline for abstracts has been extended for the Sustainability and Development Conference.

They welcome abstracts for oral presentations, lightning talks, panel sessions, posters, and workshops. Abstracts must address a conference theme and follow the abstract guidelines. The submission of full papers (from those whose abstracts are accepted) will be strongly encouraged, and the best 25 papers will be published as a special issue.


Event Dates:
November 9-11, 2018

Sustainable development, as a concept and call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and guarantee human well-being, is perhaps the greatest challenge facing humanity. The complexity of the meanings of sustainable development have meant that many scholars, researchers, decision makers, and practitioners see in it diverse ways in which to aspire for and achieve societal goals. Scholarly research, student training, and new opportunities for meaningful change continue to increase, especially with the United Nations-sponsored Sustainable Development Goals finding traction with governments and NGOs alike.In collaboration with the journal World Development, this international conference on Sustainability and Development seeks to bring together a diverse and interdisciplinary constituency to engage with the best approaches and means to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and assess progress towards them.

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The New York City Exposome Symposium, hosted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is now open for registration. Dr. Bhramar Mukherjee will be speaking "Approaches to EWAS Analysis" at this meeting.

Event Dates:
November 2 - 3, 2018

The New York City Exposome Symposium, will be hosted by the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This symposium is designed to be an introduction to exposomics, the study of how the complex mix of nutritional, chemical, and social environments shape human health throughout the lifespan. Learn about the use of old and new methods in the field and an illustration of the challenges. This symposium will be of interest both to researchers new to the field and to those who are already practicing exposomics..

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