Dr. Frederica Perera on the Effects of Prenatal Exposures to EDCs on Childhood Development
Mar 19, 2014
The next call in this ongoing series addressing endocrine disrupting chemicals will take place on Wednesday March 19, 2014 at 10:00 am Pacific/1:00 pm Eastern and will feature Dr. Frederica Perera. Dr. Perera’s presentation will review data from a longitudinal cohort study following mothers and children from pregnancy into adolescence. In this study, prenatal exposure to the combustion related air pollutants, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, is associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes as well as other disease endpoints. Prevention strategies will be discussed.
These calls will be limited to 30 minutes, each featuring a 15 minute presentation by a leading EDC scientist, followed by 15 minutes of discussion.
Previous calls in this series include (MP3 recordings are available):
1/8/14: Endocrine Disruption and Immune Dysfunction
2/19/13: Endocrine Disruption of the Immune-neuro Interface
Featured speaker: Dr. Perera is a Professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she serves as Director of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health. Dr. Perera is internationally recognized for pioneering the field of molecular epidemiology, utilizing biomarkers to understand links between environmental exposures and disease. Currently, she and her colleagues are applying advanced molecular and imaging techniques within longitudinal cohort studies of pregnant women and their children, with the goal of identifying preventable risk factors for developmental disorders, asthma, obesity and cancer in childhood. Her areas of specialization include prevention of environmental risks to children, molecular epidemiology, disease prevention, environment-susceptibility interactions, and risk assessment. She is the author of more than 300 publications, including 260 peer reviewed articles, and has received numerous honors, including First Irving J. Selikoff Cancer Research Award, The Ramazzini Institute (1995); The Century Club Award Newsweek (1997); First Children’s Environmental Health Award, The Pew Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (1999); Distinguished Lecturer, Occupational and Environmental Cancer, National Cancer Institute (2002); Doctoris Honoris Causa, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (2004); Children’s Environmental Health Excellence Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2005); and the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) Award (2008).
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