24th Annual Environmental Health Sciences Research Symposium

February 13, 2019

The University of Michigan Environmental Health Sciences Department Presents:

Exposures and Health Effects Resulting from

Natural Resource Extraction

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We Have Three Great Speakers:

Dr. Susan Nagel, Ph.D.

Endocrine and Developmental Effects of Chemicals Used in Natural Gas Extraction”

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health

University of Missouri School of Medicine

Dr. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.

 Exposure to water contaminants associated with unconventional oil and gas extraction

affects the immune system”

Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Medicine

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Joint)

University of Rochester Medical Center


Dr. Gwen Collman, Ph.D.

“Environmental Health Opportunities and Career Paths"

Director, Division of Extramural Research & Training

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

This year's poster session and symposium will be held on February 13, 2019 in the School of Public Health

Students and researchers in toxicology, epidemiology, and related biomedical fields are strongly encouraged to present their research during the student poster session.

All posters submitted by EHS students and post-doctoral fellows are automatically entered into the poster competition with cash prizes being awarded to the best three posters.

Note: This year's EHS Research Symposium is a Zero-Waste Event that will feature compostable materials (plates, cups, utensils, waste collection bags) provided by The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) at the University of Michigan (http://sustainability.umich.edu/ssi/zero-waste).   Lunch, a snack, and coffee will be provided.  To minimize waste, we encourage participants to bring a coffee cup or use one disposable coffee cup throughout the day.  Compost and recycling waste bins will be provided.

Thank-you to those who provided funding for the Symposium!

  • The NIH/NIEHS Environmental Toxicology and Epidemiology Program (ES007062)
  • The Department of Environmental Health Sciences
  • The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies
  • Michigan Center for Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)

We welcome recommendations for potential topics or speakers for future events.

EHS Symposium
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
6651 SPH Tower
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029