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EHSC Seminar Series: Advances and set backs in understanding the health effects of e-cigarettes EHSC Seminar Series Highlighted Topic: E-cigarettes and pulmonary toxicity

Laura Crotty Alexander, MD - Associate Professor, Medicine, Univ. California San Diego

CIFT/CRofT and EHSC joint seminar: Advances and set backs in understanding the health effects of e-cigarettes

EHSC Seminar Series Highlighted Topic: E-cigarettes and pulmonary toxicity

 Dec 09, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

for Zoom link contact Rebecca Ruston or Marissa Sobolewski Terry

EHSC Seminar Series: Extracellular Vesicles in Environmental Health and Disease

Quan Lu, PhD - Professor, Harvard University

EHSC Seminar Series Highlighted Topic:   Gene-Environment interaction, neurotoxicology and asthma

 Nov 18, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

for Zoom link contact Rebecca Ruston or Marissa Sobolewski Terry

Public Health Grand Rounds - Gen X and Emerging Perfluorinated Exposures in the Cape Fear River Basin

Jane Hoppin, ScD - Deputy Director, Center for Human Health and the Environment; Professor, Department of Biological Sciences; University Faculty Scholar, NC State

Jane Hoppin, ScD, deputy director, Center for Human Health and the Environment; professor, Department of Biological Sciences; University Faculty Scholar, North Carolina State University, will present "Responding to Community Concerns about Chemical Exposure: The GenX Exposure Study." This presentation will highlight the development and implementation of the GenX Exposure Study, a community based study designed to answer community questions about GenX and other PFAS (per and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals discovered in drinking water in Wilmington, NC in 2017.

GenX was one of many PFAS produced by a chemical manufacturing facility on the Cape Fear River upriver of the water intake for Wilmington. Dr. Hoppin will describe the community engagement activities, the discovery of novel fluoroethers in the blood of study participants, report back efforts, and next steps for the project.

Register today!

 Nov 05, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

EHSC Seminar Series: Parkinson's Disease: A Tale of Two Cities—Genome and Exposome
(NOTE TIME CHANGE)

Souvarish Sarkar, PhD - Researcher, Harvard Medical School

EHSC Seminar Series Highlighted Topic: Gene-Environment interaction and neurotoxicology

 Nov 04, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.

for Zoom link contact Rebecca Ruston or Marissa Sobolewski Terry

EHSC Seminar Series: Early life exposure to vaping aerosols lead to later life health outcomes: Translation from a mouse model

Judy Zelikoff, PhD - New York University

EHSC Seminar Series Highlighted Topic:  E-cigarettes

 Oct 21, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

for Zoom link contact Rebecca Ruston or Marissa Sobolewski Terry

Inhalation toxicological assessment of tobacco and menthol flavored e-cigarettes

Thivanka Muthumalage, PhD - Dr. Irfan Rahman’s Laboratory, University of Rochester

EHSC Seminar Series Highlighted Topic:  E-cigarettes

 Oct 07, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

for Zoom link contact Laura Bean or Marissa Sobolewski Terry

High Resolution Analysis of Inhaled Exogenous vs Bio-generated Endogenous Nanoparticles in Olfactory Bulbs of Humans with Neurodegeneration: Significance of Iron and Phosphate

Uschi Graham, PhD - University of Kentucky

EHSC Seminar Series Highlighted Topic: Climate change, Particulate Matter and Air Pollution

 Sep 30, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

for Zoom link contact Laura Bean or Marissa Sobolewski Terry

EHSC Seminar Series: The Coupling of Air Quality and Climate Change

Lee Murray, PhD - Earth & Environmental Sciences - University of Rochester, Earth & Environmental Sciences - University of Rochester

EHSC Seminar Series Highlighted Topic: Climate change, Particulate Matter and Air Pollution

 Sep 16, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

for Zoom link contact Laura Bean or Marissa Sobolewski Terry

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds: Too Hot to Work: Climate Change and Outdoor Workers’ Health

Brenda Ekwurzel, PhD - Director of Climate Science and Senior Climate Scientist, Director of Climate Science and Senior Climate Scientist - Union of Concerned Scientists

Dr. Ekwurzel is Director of Climate Science and Senior Climate Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists

Zoom https://rochester.zoom.us/j/95321679104

 Sep 09, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m.

Zoom link

EHSC Seminar Series: TBA

Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf - University of Kentucky

 Jun 10, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

Zoom Invitation

The 12th Annual Lung Research & Trainee day

Guest Speaker Dr. Anne Hilgendorff from Munich, Germany

 Jun 07, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom

Toxicology Training Program Retreat: Microglia and the Lung-Brain Axis in Amyloid Pathology: Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease

Keynote speaker, Dr. Michelle Block - Indiana University School of Medicine

 May 27, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

TOX 558 Seminar Series: Changes in the Glial Landscape Following Single-Dose Brain Radiation

Alexandra Strohm - TOX PhD Candidate

 May 24, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: Ania Majewska, PhD.

TOX 558 Seminar Series: Characterizing Microglia in the Developing Cerebellum

Elizabeth Plunk - TOX PhD Candidate

 May 17, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: Ania Majewska, PhD

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds: Causation in OEM: Judging work-related causation in individual patients

George Friedman-Jimenez, MD, DrPH - Director, Bellevue / NYU Occupational Environmental Medicine Clinic, Assistant Professor of Population Health, Medicine and Environmental Medicine Bellevue Hospital Center, NYU School of Medicine

 May 13, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m.

Zoom

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds: Is this patient’s cancer work-related? Determination of work-related causation of cancer in an individual patient

George Friedman-Jimenez, MD, DrPH - Director, Bellevue / NYU Occupational Environmental Medicine Clinic, Assistant Professor of Population Health, Medicine and Environmental Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center, NYU School of Medicine

 May 13, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m.

Zoom

TOX 558 Seminar Series: Cellular Effects of Zwitterionic-Coated Nanoparticles

Victoria Dahm - TOX PhD Candidate

 May 10, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: Danielle Benoit, PhD

EHSC Seminar Series: TBA

Caleb Finch - University of Southern California

 May 06, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

Zoom Invitation

TOX 558 Seminar Series: Comparative analysis of developmental toxicity mechanisms of mercury, lead, and arsenic in the Drosophila model

Catherine Beamish - TOX PhD Candidate

 May 03, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: Matt Rand, PhD.

EHSC Seminar Series: TBA

Tom O’Connor - University of Rochester

 Apr 22, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

Zoom Invitation

Lung Biology Research Seminar Series: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a role for aberrant cell quality control and dysfunctional endophenotypes in the distal lung epithelium

Michael F. Beers, MD - Robert L. Mayock & David A. Cooper Professor of Medicine, Perlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

 Apr 20, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

TOX 558 Seminar Series: Bioactivity of Environmental Microplastics and their Adsorbed Pollutants

Sarah Morgan - TOX PhD Candidate

 Apr 19, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: Lisa A. DeLouise, PhD.

TOX 558 Seminar Series: The aryl hydrocarbon receptor influences the hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells during viral infection

Kristina Fenner - PhD Candidate

 Apr 12, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: B. Paige Lawrence, PhD.

EHSC Seminar Series: TBA

Devon Payne-Sturges - University of Maryland

 Apr 08, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

Zoom Invitation

Lung Biology Research Seminar Series: Dopamine signaling in lung fibrosis and resolution

Daniel J. Tschumperlin, PhD - Professor, Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic

 Apr 06, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds: Overview of Spine Surgery

Brian Gordon, MD - National Director for Musculoskeletal Care, ChenMed

 Apr 01, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m.

Zoom

Lung Biology Research Seminar Series: Viral manipulation of the cellular environment

Joshua C. Munger, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester Medical Center

 Mar 30, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

TOX 558 Seminar Series: Mesenchymal stem cell phagocytosis a facultative process that induces senescence

Emily Quarato - TOX PhD Candidate

 Mar 29, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

TOX 558 Seminar Series: Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) disrupts protective tight junction proteins in lung epithelial cells

Joseph Lucas - TOX PhD Candidate

 Mar 22, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.

Lung Biology Research Seminar Series: Type I Interferons as Regulators of Allergic Inflammation

Regina K. Rowe, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center

 Mar 16, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

TOX 558 Seminar Series: Pregnancy is a critical window for endocrine disrupting chemical effects on maternal endocrine and metabolic health

Alyssa Merrill - TOX PhD Candidate

 Mar 15, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, PhD, & Marissa Sobolewski, Ph.D.

EHSC Seminar Series: Old Order Mennonite lifestyle and protective factors against early childhood allergic disease

Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo - University of Rochester

 Mar 11, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

Zoom

TOX 558 Seminar Series: Flavoring Chemicals Found in E-Cigarettes Induce Inflammation in Macrophages

Thomas Lamb - TOX PhD Candidate

 Mar 08, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds: Marijuana in New York State: an update

Karl Auerbach MD, MS, MBA, FACOEM - Board Certified Occupational Medicine, Staff Physician, OEHC of Eastern NY

 Mar 04, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m.

Zoom

Lung Biology Research Seminar Series: Organoid modeling of lung disease and lung cancer

Carla Kim, PhD - Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

 Mar 02, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

TOX 558 Seminar Series: Biotransformation of MeHg to Hg2+ is a key determinant of toxicokinetics & toxicity

Ian Krout - TOX PhD Candidate

 Mar 01, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: Matthew Rand, Ph.D.

EHSC Seminar Series: Emerging Toxicology of Flavorings with a focus on menthol/mint on activation of Chemosensory Receptors and Respiratory Irritation Responses (Brain-Lung connection)

Sven Jordt - Duke University

 Mar 01, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

Zoom

Host: Joint Seminar with Center for Flavorings Toxicology

Lung Biology Research Seminar Series: Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterase and Lung Inflammation

Chen Yan, Ph.D. - Department of Medicine, Aab Cardiovascular Research, Institute University of Rochester

 Feb 16, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom

TOX 558 Seminar Series: The Role of Lactate in Macrophage Polarization in RIPF

Mackenzie C. Palmer - TOX PhD Candidate

 Feb 15, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: Jacob Finkelstein, Ph.D.

EHSC Seminar Series: TBA

Emily Barrett - Rutgers University

 Feb 11, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

Zoom

TOX 558 Seminar Series: Thyroid disrupters perturb thymocyte development in Xenopus laevis

Connor McGuire - TOX PhD Candidate

 Feb 08, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: Jacques Robert, Ph.D.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds: Managing the Workforce During the Pandemic

Michael J. Apostolakos, MD, FCCP - Chief Medical Officer, Vice President, University of Rochester Medical Center, Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences

 Feb 04, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m.

Zoom

Lung Biology Research Seminar Series: The Natriuretic Peptide System – a New Surfactant Regulator?

Rita M. Ryan, MD - Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

 Feb 02, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

TOX 558 Seminar Series: Mediators and Moderators of Methylmercury Toxicity in Drosophila Neuromuscular Development

Jakob Gunderson - TOX PhD Candidate

 Feb 01, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

EHSC Seminar Series: TBA

Katarzyna Kordas - University of Buffalo

 Jan 28, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

Zoom Invitation

TOX 558 Seminar Series: The Influence of Developmental Iron Deficiency on Lead Exposure

Janine Cubello - TOX PhD Candidate

 Jan 25, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: Margot Mayer-Pröschel , Ph.D.

Lung Biology Research Seminar Series: CFTR-expressing ionocytes in the salivary gland

Catherine E. Ovitt, PhD - Professor, Department of Biomedical Genetics, University of Rochester Medical Center

 Jan 19, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

TOX 558 Seminar Series: Targeting the Proton Sensing GPCR OGR1 to Inhibit TGF-β Induced Myofibroblast Differentiation

Tyler J. Bell - PhD Candidate

 Jan 11, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: R. Matthew Kottmann, M.D.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds: Workplace Stress and Resilience Training in Health Care

Kristen Chalmers, LMSW - Social Worker, Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services, University of Rochester Medical Center

 Jan 07, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m.

Zoom

Lung Biology Research Seminar Series: Inhalation exposure facility: Infrastructure to facilitate multidirectional translation

Alison Elder, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center

 Jan 05, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom

Toxicology Training Program Seminar TOX 558: Paraquat Inhalation, a Translationally Relevant Route of Exposure, Produces Male-specific Deficits in Locomotor Behavior, Decreased Midbrain Dopamine, and Alterations to Striatal Glutamine and Serotonin

Tim Anderson - PhD Candidate

 Jan 04, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Host: Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds: Managing the Workforce During the Pandemic

Michael J. Apostolakos, MD, FCCP - Chief Medical Officer Vice President, University of Rochester Medical Center Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences

 Jan 04, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m.

Zoom