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Past Events

EaRTH Center Kickoff Meeting

September 20, 2020

 

EaRTH Center Quarterly Meeting

December 20, 2020

 

Environmental Justice and Human Health: Creating Systemic Solutions

Every Tuesday, February 23 - March 30, 2021. Recordings will be here as they are made available on UCTV.

 

EaRTH Series: Environmental chemical exposures and mechanisms underlying human placental dysfunction and disease

Joshua Robinson, PhD & Hao Chen, PhD
March 30, 2021; 12-1 pm

 

EaRTH Center Quarterly Meeting

News and presentations by our Integrated Health Sciences Facility Core (IHSFC). Other guest speakers include a presentation by EaRTH Pilot Project awardee, Dr. Amy Padula, and IHSFC consultant, UCSF DREAM Lab. Drs. Salma Shariff-Marco and Debby Oh of the DREAM Lab will provide an overview of services and studies.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021; 1-2 pm

 

EaRTH Series: Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race

Dr. Shanna Swan
Wednesday, April 28, 2021; 12-1pm. Watch the recording.

 

EaRTH Series: Taking Charge of Pregnancy

Dr. Susan Fisher
Thursday, May 27, 2021; 12-1pm.

 

EaRTH Series: Suspect Screening and Chemical Exposures in Pregnant Women

Dr. Dimitri Abrahamsson and fellow researchers from UCSF's Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment used new technology to detect 109 chemicals in pregnant women and newborns, including 55 chemicals never before reported in people and 42 “mystery chemicals,” whose sources and uses are unknown. The 109 chemicals researchers found in the blood samples from pregnant women and their newborns are found in many different types of products: 40 are used as plasticizers, 28 in cosmetics, 25 in consumer products, 29 as pharmaceuticals, 23 as pesticides, 3 as flame retardants, and 7 are PFAS compounds, which are used in carpeting, upholstery, and other applications. The researchers say it’s possible there are also other uses for these chemicals.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021; 1-2 pm. Read the paper. Watch the recording.

 

Columbia University's Environmental Justice Boot Camp: Theory and Methods to Study Environmental Health Disparities

August 2-3, 2021

 

EaRTH Series: Connecting lipid composition to individual characteristics using matrix linear models for high-throughput data

Dr. Saunak Sen
Tuesday, August 17, 2021; 12-1 pm.

 

EaRTH Series: Environmental Scholars Present!

The Environmental Scholars Program (ESP) is a 3-year community-based clinical and research program designed to build the next generation of environmental health leaders. Our first group of scholars will be presenting their projects, what they’ve learned about environmental health from a community perspective, and how their experiences have informed their careers as health professionals.
September 23, 2021; 12-1 pm PST.

 

EaRTH Series: Beyond Journals: How to Leverage Media & Comms to Elevate Your Work

Please join us and three media and communications experts to learn how to get your study covered in the media; what institutions need from you to help promote your work (with a UCSF lens); and which communications vehicles (blogs, visuals, infographics, social media) are best to share your research and how to use them. Our speakers include Rebecca Fuoco, M.P.H. (Science Communications Officer, Green Science Policy Institute), Laura Kurtzman (Senior Public Information Representative, UCSF), and Susan Lamontagne (President, Public Interest Media Group, Inc.). This presentation is sponsored by the UCSF EaRTH Center, UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, and Green Science Policy Institute.
October 21, 2021; 1-2 pm PST.

 

EaRTH Center Annual Research Forum

November 2, 2021; 12-4 pm PST

 

EaRTH Quarterly Meeting

April 6, 2022; 12 pm

 

EaRTH & UCSF Office of Sustainability Event: Experts Review “Don’t Look Up”

Using the Academy Award-nominated film “Don’t Look Up” as a springboard, our panel of climate experts will be discussing the many ramifications of climate change, including mental health, misinformation and science communication, industry influence and government failure, and more.
April 21, 2022; 5:30-7:30 pm PT. Watch the recording.

 

EaRTH Series: Fossil Fuels Drive Plastic Proliferation

Co-sponsored with the UCSF Office of Sustainability. Join EaRTH Director, Tracey Woodruff, and Marty Mulvihill, co-founder and partner of SaferMade, who will talk about the strong connection between the fossil fuels industry, climate change, and the many environmental chemical exposures we are enduring as a result of petrochemicals, the by-products of fossil fuels.
May 10, 2022; 12 pm PT. Watch the recording.

 

EaRTH Series: Historical Redlining Data in the UCSF Health Atlas

Under the direction of Dr. Debby Oh, the UCSF Population Health Data Initiative has incorporated historical redlining data into the UCSF Health Atlas. This includes census tract level redlining data alongside 100+ other area attributes including demographic, socioeconomic, community, neighborhood, and health and health care data. The practice known as redlining has its roots in a neighborhood ranking system sponsored by the federal government in the 1930s. A four-point scale was intended to guide financial investment decisions by assigning neighborhoods rankings from A (“best” = green) to D (“hazardous” = red). Neighborhoods with higher proportions of African American and immigrant families were consistently ranked lower (redlined). Research shows a strong link between historic redlining and present-day health disparities. Learn how you can use the UCSF Health Atlas to better understand redlining data in context.
June 22, 2022; 1 pm PT. Watch the recording.

 

Environmental Justice Boot Camp: Theory and Methods to Study Environmental Health Disparities

This is a two-day intensive course featuring seminars and applied analytical sessions on key concepts, exposure assessment techniques, epidemiologic methods, community engagement and health policy applications, and statistical analytic approaches for conducting effective and solution-driven environmental justice research. Hosted by the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health's SHARP Program, the Columbia NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan (CEHNM), the Harvard Chan NIEHS Center for Environmental Health, the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, and the UCSF EaRTH Center.
August 15-16. 7 am – 2 pm PDT. Details.

 

EaRTH Series: Environmental Scholars Present!

The Environmental Scholars Program (ESP) is a 3-year community-based clinical and research program designed to build the next generation of environmental health leaders. Join us to learn about our first-year medical students' community-based clinical and research internships with Bayview Hunter's Point Community Advocates and the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit. Our second group of scholars will be presenting their projects, what they’ve learned about environmental health from a community perspective, and how their experiences have informed their careers as health professionals.
October 27, 2022; 12-1 pm PST.

 

EaRTH Center Annual Research Forum - Wednesday, November 2, 1:30-5 pm

Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, Robertson Auditorium 1 (1675 Owens St.)

We are excited to be holding our first in person Center meeting! Join us to get new ideas, find new collaborations, and learn about the latest research methods in environmental health. We will have fascinating presentations from your EaRTH Research colleagues, a poster session and networking opportunities. We will also have special guest, Dr. Robyn Tanguay, from Oregon State University. Dr. Tanguay is an internationally recognized scholar whose work on zebrafish models has advanced the world’s understanding of how chemicals impact the biological development of humans. Forum-related materials.

Schedule:

130 pm – Poster Session
2 pm – Presentations
4 pm – Networking Session

Our flash talk speakers include:

Kaveh Ashrafi, PhD (UCSF School of Medicine, Physiology)
Ethan Brown, MD (UCSF School of Medicine, Neurology)
Aras Mattis, MD, PhD (UCSF Department of Pathology)
Rosemarie de la Rosa, PhD, MPH (Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley)
Helena Archer, MPH (PhD student at UC Berkeley)

Robyn Tanguay, PhD, Oregon State University

Using Multidimensional Zebrafish Data to Protect and Improve Human Health. We are well into the 21st century and the environmental health sciences discipline remains challenged to systematically identify the legacy, newly created, and chemical mixtures that pose tangible human health risks. We have maintained that multi-dimensional zebrafish assays provide rapid pathways to discover and compare the bioactivity of chemicals for a multitude of decision making contexts. This presentation will provide examples where high throughput screening and systems approaches are being used to advance environmental health.