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Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Schedule

All seminars are held at the usual time, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays, but they will be held via Zoom this quarter. Please make sure to sign up for a Zoom account before the first session.
 

 

Environmental Toxicology Seminar


Spring 2020 Seminar Schedule

Apr. 3 "Delayed Chemical Burn Caused by Industrial Biocide Exposure"

 
Dr. Oluseyi Awodele
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident

Apr. 10
 

"Implanted Medical Devices: The Health Risks of an Increasingly Smart Technology"

Olivia Drayson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Apr. 17 PhD Student RIP Talks:
"Copper Exposure and Gut Dysbiosis in an APP-Knock In Model of Alzheimer’s Disease"

"Green Space Assessment and Association with Maternal Health"


Janielle Vidal
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
and
Yi Sun
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences and Environmental EpidemiologyTrack

Apr. 24

"Exploring the Toxicology of Tattooing"

Kelli Malott
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 1

COEH Research Seminar
** RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2020 **


Dr. Matthew Gribble

May 8

"Lead-Based Ammunition: An Unregulated Source"

Dr. Dane Dicaro
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident

May 15

"Now in Technicolor: Toxicity of Color Additives"

Rebecca Johnson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 22 PhD Student RIP Talks:
"Ultra-High Dose Rate FLASH Irradiation Spares CNS Damage"

"Effect of Electrophilic and Oxidative Components in Dung Smoke Particulate Matter on Innate Immune Cell Functions"
 


Barrett Allen
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
and
Jessica Monterrosa Mena
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 29

"Of Rats and Men: The Toxicology of Anticoagulant Rodenticides"

Samantha Merwin
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

June 5 PhD Student RIP Talk:
"The Role of Glutathione in Maintaining Oocyte Quality"

Kelli Malott
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track


 

Past Seminars

Winter 2020 Seminar Schedule

Jan. 10 "Antibiotic Resistance Genes in the Environment"
 
Marisa Chattman Nielson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Jan. 17 "Parkinson's Disease and Environmental Exposures" Bishop Bliss
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences

Jan. 24 "Cyanide: Challenges in Treating Chronic Exposures and New Antidotes for Acute Poisoning"

Jessica Monterrosa Mena
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Jan. 31 "PFAS Exposure Assessment and Epidemiology: From the C8 Studies to the CDC/ATSDR Multi-Site Health Study"
Note: EHS PhD candidate interview day

 
Dr. Scott Bartell
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences and Public Health
UC Irvine
Feb. 7 "The Southern California Children’s Health Study:
Results and Implications for Policy"
COEH Research Seminar
 
Rob Scot McConnell, MD
Professor of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Feb. 14 RIP Talks

Sarah Smith
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
and
Samantha Merwin
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Feb. 21

"Therapeutic Utility of Botulinum Neurotoxins: From 'Most Poisonous Toxin' to Most Desired Cosmetic Injection"

Nicole Chmielewski-Stivers
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Feb. 28 "Sunscreen Safety: Effects of Oxybenzone on Human Health and the Environment" Jayveeritz Bautista
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Mar. 6 "What Question Are You Answering?: Thinking Through Biases and Causality in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology"
COEH Research Seminar
 
Erika Garcia, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Scholar
Division of Environmental Health
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Mar. 13 "Delayed Chemical Burn Caused by Industrial Biocide Exposure" Dr. Oluseyi Awodele
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident


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

 

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

 

 


 

 

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