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Your Environment. Your Health.

Agenda with Presentations

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)

Inaugural PEPH Program Meeting

April 26 & 27, 2010

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Monday, April 26, 2010

8:30 a.m. Welcome & PEPH Overview (2MB) Liam O’Fallon, NIEHS


In this opening presentation, Mr. O’Fallon will highlight and explain the PEPH Program. Participants will learn about its objectives, programs and accomplishments to date. The purpose of this opening presentation is to ground participants in the program and provide a context for the overall meeting.



 

9:15 a.m. NIEHS Director’s Welcome & NIEHS vision of PEPH (1MB) Linda Birnbaum, NIEHS


In this presentation, Dr. Birnbaum (Director, NIEHS) will welcome participants to the inaugural PEPH Program meeting. She will discuss the NIEHS vision for environmental public health and how PEPH is related to that vision.

 

10:00 a.m. Session #1: Community participation in research: Insuring research leads to a public health action


In this session, four pairs of speakers from different programs will highlight the role of community participation in their projects. Each pair will convey key points in a ten minute presentation. The co-chairs will facilitate a large group discussion with panelists and participants.

Chairs: Caroline Dilworth, NIEHS & Kimberly Morland, MSSM

Speakers:

Johnnye Lewis &  Sarah Henio-Adeky (New Mexico)

Steve Wing & Gary Grant (North Carolina)

Beverly Wright & Dawn Hebert (Louisiana)

Phil Brown & Amelia Rose (1MB) (Rhode Island)

 

11:30 a.m. Poster Session #1: CBPR and Building Capacity

 

12:15 p.m. Lunch

 

1:15 p.m. Session #2: Building the capacity of all research partners
In this session, four speakers from different programs will discuss strategies they have used in their projects to develop the capacity of one of the key partners in the research project (for example: researchers, community residents, community organizations, policy makers, health care professionals). The co-chairs will facilitate a large group discussion with panelists and participants.

Chairs: Kathleen Gray, UNC & Beth Anderson, NIEHS

Speakers:

Andrea Hricko (University of Southern California)

Denise Moreno (University of Arizona)

Janice Barlow (1MB) (Zero Breast Cancer)

Melinda Wiggins (Student Action with Farmworkers)

 

Concurrent Workshop: Getting acquainted with the PEPH Resource Center

 

2:30 p.m. Break

 

3:00 p.m. Session #3: PEPH Evaluation Metrics (215KB)
Dr. Christie Drew (NIEHS) will describe recent efforts to identify evaluation metrics for cross-cutting PEPH activities. Logic models, evaluation approaches and metrics for partnerships, capacity building and education/training/curricula will be discussed.

 

Concurrent Workshop: Getting acquainted with the PEPH Resource Center

 

4:15 p.m. Poster Session #2: Community Outreach, Education, and Translation
With Reception

 

6:15 p.m. Adjourn

 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

8:30 a.m. Summary of Day 1 Claudia Thompson, NIEHS



 

8:45 a.m. Federal Coordination Panel

Panel session with program leads from other agencies with a shared interest in environmental public health and community engagement. Each panelist will briefly highlight a program and how it could interface with PEPH. There will be time for Q&A.

Moderator: Liam O’Fallon, NIEHS

Panelists:


Sharunda Buchanan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Holly Wilson, US Environmental Protection Agency


Francisco Sy, NIH, National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities 


Tony Beck, NIH, National Center for Research Resources (invited)


Lata Kumar, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health 


Gwen Collman, NIEHS

 

10:00 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Session #4: Novel methods, models and approaches used to detect health effects of environmental exposures. (1MB)   

This session will have three 20-minute presentations from leaders in the field. The presenters will highlight the work being done in this area and how it was influenced by community concerns and issues. We will also have a brief overview of new tool developed by US EPA referred to as C-FERT (Community-Focused Exposure and Risk Tool). The co-chairs will facilitate a large group discussion with panelists and participants.

Organizer: Kimberly Gray, NIEHS

Chairs: Heather Henry, NIEHS & Tim Baryzk, EPA

Speakers:

  Rosalind Wright (Harvard) (2MB)

Elaine Faustman (University of Washington)

Rachel Morello Frosch (UC Berkeley)

 

Concurrent Workshop: Getting acquainted with the PEPH Resource Center

 

12:00 p.m. Lunch

 

1:00 p.m. Session #5: Risk communication: key messages, research and uncertainty

In this session five panelists from different programs will highlight strategies they have used and challenges they have faced in their projects to communicate risk. The co-chairs will facilitate a large group discussion with panelists and participants.

Chairs: Cindy Lawler, NIEHS & TBN

Speakers:

Julia Brody (954KB) (Silent Spring Institute)

  Michael Yudell (Drexell) (455KB)

Edith Parker (University of Michigan)

Nancy Serrell (1MB) (Dartmouth)

Craig Slatin (777KB) (University of Massachusetts at Lowell)

 

2:30 p.m. Summary and Key Messages Gwen Collman, NIEHS

 

3:00 p.m. Adjourn

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