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2012 Environmental Health Webinars Announced By NIEHS

Grayson_Lynn_COLORBy E. Lynn Grayson

 

The National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Partnerships in Environmental Public Health (PEPH) has initiated an environmental health and education webinar series. The webinars will strive to promote interactions among PEPH grantees, and increase awareness of emerging issues and approaches in environmental public health. The PEPH umbrella unites researchers in basic and clinical research, community-based participatory research, education, outreach, and environmental justice in the pursuit of improved public health.

The first webinar conducted earlier this year focused on the theme of connecting environmental exposures to chronic inflammation and diseases. Topics included: 1) How Is the Immune System Involved in Inflammation; 2) Air Pollution Morbidity: Confounding Effects of Chronic Inflammation; and, 3) Inflammation and Effects of Chronic Disease. The most recent webinar focused on the health implications of arsenic in our food system.

Upcoming seminars include the following:

  • April/May: Mapping and Environmental Public Health: Visualizing Health Disparities and the Effects of Pollution
  • May: Health Impact Assessments and Community Engagement
  • June: Science-based Decision Making
  • July: Hydraulic Fracturing

The PEPH webinars are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Registration information is available in advance of each webinar at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/index.cfm or by contacting the Office of Communications and Public Liaison at 919-541-3345.

The PEPH webinar series provides easy access to up to date research on the interplay between environmental impacts and public health concerns.