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VIDEO: Video + audio of Environmental Research Seminar: “Health Equity at Industrial Scale: the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act under the Trump Administration” with Dr. Tracey Woodruff, Dr. Gina Solomon, Nick Schroeck, Dr. Tala Henry

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Environmental Research Seminar: “Air Pollution and Autism: Causal or Confounded?” with Marc Weisskopf

Abstract: In the last decade, several studies have examined the association between perinatal exposure to ambient air pollution and risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Associations have been seen with different aspects of air pollution, including hazardous air toxics, ozone, particulate and traffic-related pollution. As with any epidemiological study, confounding can be a concern; in the case of air pollution, socioeconomic status and place of residence are of particular concern as these can be related to ASD case ascertainment and other potential causal risk factors for ASD. I will discuss our work within the Nurses’ Health Study II cohort in this context. We find an increased risk of ASD with increasing maternal exposure to particulate matter air pollution ≤2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) during pregnancy, and specifically the 3rd trimester. I will discuss the implications of time window specific associations for confounding and the epidemiological methods concept of negative controls as well as other methodological concepts related to this work.

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VIDEO: Slides + audio of Environmental Research Seminar: “Challenges in Modeling Associations Between Environmental Exposures and Pregnancy Outcomes” with Amy Herring, ScD

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VIDEO: Slides + audio of Environmental Research Seminar: “1,4-Dioxane in Cape Fear River Basin, North Carolina” with Detlef Knappe, PhD

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VIDEO: Slides + audio of Environmental Research Seminar: “Health effects of the 2008 northern California wildfires: a spatiotemporal approach” with Colleen Reid, PhD

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

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.

VIDEO: Slides + audio of “Best Practices of Biorepositories” from the M-LEEaD/Environmental Epidemiology Research Seminar

Elaine W. Gunter, PhD
Biorepository consultant & owner, Specimen Solutions, LLC
(previously with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention);
co-founder, International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)

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GALLERY: UM-NIEHS Air Pollution Community Forum (6-18-2013)

On June 18, 2013, the M-LEEAD Center and the COEC hosted Linda Birnbaum, Director of the NIEHS, at a Community Forum on the topic of air pollution. The Community Forum was preceded by an Environmental Justice Bus Tour of Detroit, led by Stakeholder Advisory Board members.

The purpose of the community forums is to bring together members of the public who are interested in public health and the environment with NIEHS and other federal, state, and local government health officials; environmental health professionals; and disease and environmental advocacy groups. The forums provide a platform for open dialogue to establish better coordination among the public and health professionals working on community exposures, industrial exposures, and other environmental issues. These forums also provide an opportunity to promote local and state media coverage of environmental health issues to broaden public understanding. Community forums are neutral, non-partisan events, where all panelists are viewed as experts on best-practices not advocates for a cause.

For an informative article on the 2013 Detroit Community Forum,please visit the NIEHS Environmental Factor Newsletter.

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  • Ricardo Guzman, CEO of Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center, Inc, discusses public health in Detroit outside CHASS offices while Linda Birnbaum, NIEHS Director, Angela Reyes, Founder and Executive Director of Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC), and Barbara Israel, COEC Co-Leader, along with other tour participants, look on. (Photo courtesy of Rachel L. McDuffie)

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    Ricardo Guzman leads Dr. Birnbaum and others on a tour of CHASS offices in Southwest Detroit. (Photo courtesy of Rachel L. McDuffie)

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    Project Coordinator Myra Tetteh prepares an electronic presentation for the Community Forum. (Photo courtesy of Rachel L. McDuffie)

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    M-LEEAD Center scientist Dr. Stuart Batterman and Dr. Andrew Maynard discuss public health in Detroit at the Community Forum. (Photo courtesy of Rachel L. McDuffie)

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  • Dr. Linda Birnbaum poses with two attendees at the Community Forum. (Photo courtesy of Rachel L. McDuffie)

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GALLERY: Researchpalooza 2013
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