Annual Research and Translation Forum

The EaRTH Annual Research Translation Forum (ARTF) promotes collaboration and mentorship amongdiverse participants, including Center Members, Pilot Project and Mentored Award recipients, Environmental Scholars Program students, EaRTH staff, UCSF personnel, and community, clinical, and government partners, bridging the gap between research and real-world applications. Over 220 diverse participants have learned about cutting-edge research methods from research presentations and ESIs/postdocs and other mentees, giving them valuable feedback and experience. The ARTF also features Biennial Speed Networking, facilitating multidisciplinary research connections and promoting new project ideas and partnerships.

The forum is held in person and alternates between the UCSF Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses. Stay tuned for details on the next ARTF likely to occur in October 2024.


Details on past forums:


2021 Emerging Trends in Environmental Health Related to Public Policy, Science and Funding (Zoom)
  • Keynote panel with (Kim Gray, PhD (NIEHS), Ogonnaya Dotson Newman, MPH (JPB Foundation), Kristi Pullen Fedinick, PhD (NRDC) and Deborah Cory-Slechta, PhD (URMC)


2022 Translational Toxicology: From in vitro to Public Health– Leveraging Improved Technologies to Identify and Prevent Environmental Harms (Mission Bay)
  • Keynote speaker: Robyn Tanguay, PhD from Oregon State University, who presented how her multi-dimensional zebrafish assays provide rapid pathways to discover and compare the bioactivity of chemicals and applications of this approach for studies on developmental exposures
  • Recording
  • Materials


2023 From the Laboratory to the Legislature: Science’s Role in Reducing Environmental Impacts on Health and Health Equity (UCSF Parnassus)
  • Keynote speaker: California Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) who led the measure AB 1817 banning the use of PFAS in fabrics in California by 2025. He highlighted the importance of science in identifying a need for policy interventions on PFAS and the importance of UCSF research in partnership with the State of California to advance health equity.
  • Materials