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2020 Birnbaum Research Symposium

Monday, April 6, 2020
Rodbell Auditorium, NIEHS

March 9, 2020 - In support of the Office of Personnel Management guidance to strengthen efforts to protect the federal workforce and to ensure continuity of operations, NIH is urging that all large meetings and symposia that are scheduled to be held at NIH facilities or organized by NIH, over the next 30 days either be postponed, or cancelled.

Therefore, NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has POSTPONED the 2020 Birnbaum Research Symposium. We will keep you apprised of a new date as soon as we are able to reschedule.

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7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration, NIEHS Entrance Lobby
8:30 a.m.
Suzanne Fenton, Ph.D.; Symposium Chair

Welcome – Rick Woychik, Ph.D.; Acting Director NIEHS

8:40 – 10:15 a.m.
Session 1: Shaping Science
David Szabo, Ph.D.; PPG Industries - Moderator

Bridging Health and Environmental Protection
Tom Burke, Ph.D.; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Research with a Purpose: The EPA Years
Michael DeVito, Ph.D.; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Understanding Risk and Protecting Public Health
Bill Farland, Ph.D.; Emeritus Professor, Colorado State University

What Would Linda Do? Navigating Science and Policy for Better Health
Tracey Woodruff, Ph.D.; University of California, San Francisco

10:15 – 10:25 a.m.
Director’s portrait unveiling
10:25 – 10:45 a.m.
Coffee break
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Session 2: Protecting Exposed Communities
Jane Hoppin, Sc.D.; NC State University - Moderator

Anniston Community Health Studies
Marian Pavuk, M.D., Ph.D.; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Linking Exposure and Translational Science: Community-Engaged Projects in Mining-Impacted Communities
Paloma Beamer, Ph.D.; University of Arizona

Serving and Empowering Contaminated Communities: From Local Sites to National Chemicals Policy
Phil Brown, Ph.D.; Northeastern University

The Value of Outreach Initiatives for Community Engagement: The Importance of the Advocates VOICE
Karen Miller; Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch - on your own
1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Session 3: Impacting Global Health
John Balbus, M.D.; NIH Senior Advisor for Public Health - Moderator

A 40 Year History of the Health of the Seveso Population
Brenda Eskenazi, Ph.D.; University of California, Berkeley

A Global Perspective on Dioxin-like Compounds — Are We Still at Risk?
Martin van den Berg, Ph.D.; Emeritus Professor, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Deja vu in Environmental Health Research
Philippe Grandjean, M.D., Ph.D.; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

3:00 – 3:20 p.m.
Coffee break
3:20 – 4:20 p.m.
Session 4: Mentoring Today’s & Tomorrow’s Leaders
Erin Hines, Ph.D.; US Environmental Protection Agency - Moderator

What Are the Odds?
Yolanda Anderson, Ph.D.; North Carolina Central University

Teamwork and Leadership in Toxicology
B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.; University of Rochester

Mentoring by Example; Leadership and Personal Commitment
Bernie Goldstein, M.D.; Emeritus Professor and Dean, University of Pittsburgh

4:20 – 4:45 p.m.
Closing — Dr. Linda Birnbaum's Lasting Legacy
David Michaels, Ph.D.; The George Washington University
4:45 p.m.
Reflections from Dr. Linda Birnbaum
Director Emeritus, NIEHS and National Toxicology Program
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