Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – Several critical periods over a human life span – including before birth -- determine when individuals are the most susceptible to environmental toxicants. Researchers will gather at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania this Monday to discuss these “Windows of Susceptibility” during the 12th Annual Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) Symposium. CEET is an Environmental Health Science Core Center funded by National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
For the first time, there will also be a Town Hall Meeting following the symposium to discuss environmental health concerns and disparities in the Chester community, such as high rates of pre-term birth, asthma, and cancer.
Symposium at the Smilow Commons and Auditorium Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM)
3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Post-Symposium Town Hall at Faith Temple Holy Church
1007 West 7th Street, Chester, PA, 19013
Keynote speaker: John McLahlan, PhD, chair of Environmental Studies and professor of Pharmacology at Tulane University
Townhall Meeting Featured Guest: Linda Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program
Additional speakers from the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions
Symposium, Monday, June 19, 2017, starting at 7:30 a.m.
Post-Symposium Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.
Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $6.7 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2016 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2016, Penn Medicine provided $393 million to benefit our community.