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NIEHS and Emerging Environmental Health Concerns

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May 3, 2012 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
301 19th Avenue South

Location: Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School

“NIEHS and Emerging Environmental Health Concerns” will be presented by Linda Birnbaum, director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and National Toxicology Program Division.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required.

Dr. Birnbaum will discuss efforts to reduce the burden of human illness and disability through NIEHS investigations into how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease. As an expert researcher on the health effects of environmental pollutants and the cause and effects relationships of pollutant concentrations, she will address contaminants of emerging concerns and low-dose responses. She will also discuss the holistic approach she has taken as director of NIEHS to address large challenges, such as complex mixtures of toxic chemicals.

Dr. Birnbaum, as NIEHS and NTP director, oversees a budget of $780 million that funds multidisciplinary biomedical research programs, prevention, and intervention efforts that encompass training, education, technology transfer, and community outreach. Dr. Birnbaum has also received numerous awards, including the Women in Toxicology Elsevier Mentoring Award, the Society of Toxicology Public Communications Award, EPA’s Health Science Achievement Award and Diversity Leadership Award, and 12 Science and Technology Achievement Awards. She is the author of more than 700 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, abstracts, and reports. Dr. Birnbaum received her M.S. and Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana and as a board certified toxicologist, Dr. Birnbaum has served as a federal scientist for 30 years.

This event is hosted by the Center for Science, Technology & Public Policy, in partnership with the School of Public Health, Environmental Science Division, Consortium on Law and Values, Environmental Initiative, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

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