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Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Schedule

All seminars are held at 100 Theory Avenue (off of California between Bison and Academy), in room 158, the large conference room, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays.

The first seminar of each month is generally reserved for a research seminar by an invited speaker sponsored by the UC Irvine Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH). NOTE that the October COEH Research Seminar is on 10/18 instead.

 

Environmental Toxicology Seminar

Fall 2019 Seminar Schedule

Sept. 27

"Toxic Cosmetics- Nail Polish"

Followed by orientation for incoming EHS graduate students only (continuing EHS students and students in other graduate programs are not required to attend)
 

Yi Sun
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences and Environmental EpidemiologyTrack

Oct. 4 "Chlorpyrifos: Linking Developmental Neurotoxicity to Pesticide Use"

 
Barrett Allen
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Oct. 11 SOM Grad Day – no seminar
 
Oct. 18
 

"Plo-No Santa Ana! Lead-Free Santa Ana!: Participatory Research and Action"
COEH Research Seminar



Alana Lebrón, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
Program in Public Health
Chicano and Latino Studies
UC Irvine

Abel Ruiz
Adult Ally and Coordinator
Jovenes Cultivando Cambios (JCC; Youth Cultivating Changes)

Enrique Valencia
Project Director
Orange County Environmental Justice

Oct. 25 "Kratom: A Controversial Drug of Concern"

Janielle Vidal
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Nov. 1
 

"Improving the Impact of Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology on Decision-Making"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. David Richardson
Professor
Dept. of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nov. 8 PhD Student RIP Talks

Jason Kilian
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
and
Ron Leavitt
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Nov. 15 "Psychological Occupational Strain and its Association with Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Bus Drivers"

 
Dr. Neesha Mody
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident

Nov. 22
 
"Health Effects of Wildfire Exposure"

Sarah Smith
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Nov. 29
 
Thanksgiving holiday -- NO SEMINAR



Dec. 6 "Obesity Impacts on Ovarian Toxicity "
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Aileen Keating
Associate Professor
Department of Animal Science
Iowa State University

 

Past Seminars

Spring 2019 Seminar Schedule

Apr. 5 Open date
 
 

Apr. 12
 

"Non Gunshot Wound Risks Associated with Gun Use"

Jason Kilian
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Apr. 19 "Blue Care: Blue Space and Mental Health" Cheuk-Yui (Anthony) Yeung
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

Apr. 26

"Recent Developments in Vector-Borne Diseases"

Sarah Smith
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 3

"Prenatal Chemical Exposures and Subsequent Neurobehavioral Development"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Susan Korrick
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Health
TH Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University

May 10

"Chronic Kidney Diseases in Agricultural Communities"

Jessica Monterrosa Mena
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 17

“How Space and Low-Gravity Exposure Affect Human Health: The NASA Twin Study and More!”

Ron Leavitt
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 24 “No Man is an Island: Loneliness as a Public Health Issue”
 

Jessica Sharpe
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

May 31

PhD Student RIP Talks


Yi Sun
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track
and
Barrett Allen
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

June 7 "Environmental Neurosciences of Brain Aging and Health Disparities: An Example on Neurotoxic Effects of Ambient Air Pollution"
COEH Research Seminar
Jiu-Chiuan Chen, MD, ScD
Associate Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California


Winter 2019 Seminar Schedule

Jan. 11 "The Fasting Mimicking Diet as a Means to Reverse and Prevent Chronic Disease through Organ Regeneration"
 
Nicole Chmielewski-Stivers
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Jan. 18 "Direct Air Capture: Removing Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere" Bishop Bliss
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences

Jan. 25 "Risk Assessment for PFAS in Drinking Water"
Note: EHS PhD candidate interview day

Dr. Scott Bartell
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences and Public Health
UC Irvine
Feb. 1 "Pesticide Illness Reporting"
COEH Research Seminar
Dr. Yvette Nonato
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Pesticide Programs Division
Worker Health & Safety Branch
Feb. 8 "Psychedelics and Depression: The Mushroom Toxins Psilocin and Psilocybin as Therapeutics"
 
Samantha Merwin
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Feb. 15 "3D Printing Technology and Its Potential Health Effects"

Dr. Neesha Mody
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident
Feb. 22

RIP Talks

Marisa Chattman Nielson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
and
Janielle Vidal
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Mar. 1 "Polio, Particulate Matter 2.5, and Precision Cut Lung Slices"
COEH Research Seminar
Dr. Joseph Brain
Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology
Director, Center for Children and Environmental Health
Harvard School of Public Health

Mar. 8 "Yet Another Thing Making Us Fat: Circadian Disruption and Obesity"
 
Kelli Malott
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Mar. 15 "The boy who cried wolf: a story of gluten toxicity? Rebecca Johnson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

 

 

Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule

Sept. 28

Orientation for NEW EHS graduate students only
(continuing EHS students and students in other graduate programs are not required to attend)

Note: this seminar only will be held in Suite 100, conference room 127 due to a room scheduling conflict.
 

 

Oct. 5 "The Symptoms and Toxicology of Scorpion Envenomation"

 
Marisa Chattman Nielson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Oct. 12 SOM Grad Day – no seminar
 
Oct. 19
 

PhD Student RIP Talks:

"Sex Dimorphisms in Paclitaxel-Induced Normal Tissue Toxicity in Mice"

"Stem Cell-Derived Extracellular Vesicles: A Therapeutic Panacea for Radiotherapy-Induced Cognitive Dysfunction?"



Nicole Chmielewski Stivers
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Ron Leavitt
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Oct. 26 "Is Nuclear Power Environmentally Sustainable? A Toxicological Look at Producing Energy"

Barrett Allen
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Nov. 2
 

"Mechanism of Mn-Induced Repression of Astrocytic Glutamate Transporters"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Eunsook Lee
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Florida A&M University

Nov. 9 "Blowin’ in the Wind: Hazards Associated with Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers"

David Herman
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Nov. 16 "Fifty Shades of Green -- Green Space Exposure and Health Outcomes"

 
Yi Sun
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

Nov. 23
 
Thanksgiving holiday -- NO SEMINAR

Nov. 30
 
"Chemical Warfare Agents: The Case of Sulfur Mustard"

Janielle Vidal
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Dec. 7 "Dissecting the Effects of Environmental Stressors on Reproduction Across Generations"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Patrick Allard
Assistant Professor
Institute for Society and Genetics
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and Molecular Biology Institute
UCLA

 


 

 

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