2021-22 CURES Seminar Series

All seminars take place virtually on Thursdays at 12:30 pm. All are welcome and invited to attend! 

 
October Tentative Schedule (Please check back for updates and Zoom links)
7

Donele Wilkins, Green Door Initiative

Sandra Turner-Handy, Michigan Environmental Council

Melissa Cooper Sargent, The Ecology Center

An Introduction to Environmental Racism in Detroit: Past, Present and Pressing Towards Justice 

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21

Daniel Rappolee Ph.D., and Douglas Ruden Ph.D., Wayne State University

"Effects of Phthalates on Epigenetic Reprograming of Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs)"

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November  
4

Katrina Korfmacher, Ph.D. University of Rochester Medical Center, Rocherster, NY

"Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice in Urban Communities"

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18

Sarah Kimmins, Ph.D., McGill University

"A Tale of Mice and Men:  The Function of the Sperm Epigenome in Inheritance and Disease"

December  
9

Hazel Nichols, Ph.D., UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

"Population science and cancer survivorship"

January  
6

Marie Lynn Miranda, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

"Social and Environmental Contributors to Children's Health"

20

 Tracey Woodruff, Ph.D., University of California San Francisco

"Environmental Exposures and Health: Scientific Evidence & Policy Approaches"

February  
17

Marianna Sadagurski, Ph.D., and Ulrike Klueh, Ph.D. Wayne State University

"Benzene exposure promotes neuroinflammation and metabolic dysregulation"

March  
3

Lawrence Grossman Ph.D., and Kezhong Zhang Ph.D., Wayne State University

"Air Pollution-induced Diabetes: Dysregulation of Energy Homeostasis by Disruption of Mitochondria and ER Associated Membrane"

17

Jennifer Straughen Ph.D., Henry Ford Health System

"Environmental toxicants and neurodevelopment"

31 Rodrigo Fernandez-Valdivia, Ph.D., Carol J. Miller, Ph.D., P.E., & 

Mala Hettiarachchi, Ph.D., P.E.

"Decoding PFAS Exposure in Cancer Initiation and Progression"

April  
14

Mike O'Shea, M.D., University of North Carolina

"Environment, Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment & Health of Extremely Preterm Children"

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