News & Events

Past Events

SPH Global Crossroads Lecture: “Conflict-related Sexual Violence and Conflict Minerals: the Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo”

Dr. Denis Mukwege, OB/GYN and Director of the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is world renowned for his fearless work treating survivors of sexual violence and as a human rights advocate in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He and his staff at Panzi Hospital have treated over 30,000 survivors of sexual abuse providing medical, legal and psychosocial care. Mike Ramsdell is the Director of the film “When Elephants Fight”, which documents the role of minerals trafficking in the DRC conflict.

Click here for the event flyer.

#STANDWITHCONGO presents Director Mike Ramsdell’s “When Elephants Fight”

Congolese surgeon and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Denis Mukwege will join documentary film director Michael Ramsdell, a native of Flint, Michigan, for a special screening of Ramsdell’s movie, When Elephants Fight. The 90-minute film explores the consequences of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s ongoing civil war – fallout that Dr. Mukwege sees regularly at his hospital.

The Sept. 22 event at the School of Nursing is free and open to any students and faculty to attend. It will mark the first time that Mukwege and Ramsdell have appeared together. The screening and subsequent Q & A session will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the new School of Nursing building at 426 N. Ingalls.

Click here for the event flyer.

2015 Epigenetic Seminar Fall series

Updated July 2, 2015

9/2/2015 
CANCELLED
10/7/2015 Noon “Fetal Programming of NAFLD”
Elizabeth H. Marchlewicz, MPH, RD
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
phone: 847/712-6272; email: marcheh@umich.edu
11/4/2015 Noon “Epigenetic deregulation in Myeloid Malignancies”
Maria (Ken) Figueroa, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Medical School
phone: 734/615-5242; email: marfigue@umich.edu
12/2/2015 Noon
Amr Sawalha, MD
Marvin and Betty Danto Research Professor of Connective Tissue Research and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School
734/763-1858; 734-936-3257- Gail Quaderer (admin)
email: asawalha@umich.edu
1/6/2016 Noon
David Beer, PhD
John A and Carla S Klein Family Research Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Professor of Surgery and Professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical School
phone: 734/763-0325; email: dgbeer@umich.edu

Location: BSRB Seminar Rooms ABC
Contact Bonnie Brown for room reservations
Please contact Bonnie in regard to recording and microphones

Other M-LEEaD-Sponsored Seminars

VIDEO: Slides + audio of “Best Practices of Biorepositories” from the M-LEEaD/Environmental Epidemiology Research Seminar, September 15, 2015

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)

If you are unable to view the above video, you can also watch here.

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.


04/22/2015: “Environmental pollutants as triggers of autoimmune disease”, Dr. Kathleen Gilbert
April 2015 DistSpeaker - Gilbert

03/11/2015: Prevention and treatment of asthma with diet: progress and promise”, Dr. Gregory B. Diette

12/03/2014: Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska, PhD “Discovery, design and development of small-molecules as new molecularly targeted therapies for cancer, through targeting protein-protein interactions involved in programmed cell death and histone modifications”
Epigenetics Seminar Series, co-sponsored with the UM Medical School

11/05/2014: Tomasz Cierpicki, PhD “Development of small molecule inhibitors targeting epigenetic modulators in cancer”
Epigenetics Seminar Series, co-sponsored with the UM Medical School

10/22/2014: NIH Biosketch and Public Access Policy Workshop
10-22 NIH Public Access Workshop

10/01/2014: Sem Phan, PhD, MD “Telomerase and telomere length in pulmonary fibrosis”
Epigenetics Seminar Series, co-sponsored with the UM Medical School

09/03/2014: Jaclyn Goodrich, PhD “Epigenetics and Heavy Metals”
Epigenetics Seminar Series, co-sponsored with the UM Medical School

03/05/2014: Stephen A. Krawetz, PhD “From Chromatin to the Delivery of RNA: The Paternal Contribution to the Birth of a Healthy Child”
Epigenetics Seminar Series, co-sponsored with the UM Medical School

02/05/2014: Carol Fierke, PhD “Specificity and Regulation of Metal-Dependent Histone Deacetylases”
Epigenetics Seminar Series, co-sponsored with the UM Medical School

01/07/2014: Life Stages and Adult Disease Symposium and Poster Session
EHSCC Jan 2014 Symposium Flyer



12/4/2013: Beth Moore, PhD “Epigenetic Alterations that Alter Innate Immune Function post-Stem Cell Transplant”
Epigenetics Seminar Series, co-sponsored with the UM Medical School

11/6/2013: Adam Stein, MD “Regulation of heart failure by histone methylation”
Epigenetics Seminar Series, co-sponsored with the UM Medical School

10/29/2013: External Advisory Committee Meeting
UMich EHSCoreCenter - 2013 EAC Mtg Cover

10/2/2013: David Engelke, PhD “Pol III elements as organizational and epigenetic effectors”
Epigenetics Seminar Series, co-sponsored with the UM Medical School

09/04/2013: Scott Barolo, PhD “Cis-Regulatory Elements and the Logic of Transcriptional Control”
Epigenetics Seminar Series, co-sponsored with the UM Medical School

04/03/2013: Laura Rozek, PhD “TBA”
Epigenetics Seminar Series, co-sponsored with the UM Medical School

03/06/2013: Sooryanarayana Varambally, PhD “Role and Regulation of Oncogenic Histone Methyltransferase EZH2 in Cancer”
Epigenetics Seminar Series, co-sponsored with the UM Medical School

02/06/2013: Maureen Sartor, PhD “From Peaks to Pathways: Bioinformatics Tools for Epigenomic Studies”
Epigenetics Seminar Series, co-sponsored with the UM Medical School

10/05/2012: Developmental Origins of Metabolic Disease Symposium
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