NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Mini Symposium Series: Climate Change, the Environment and Health
Thursday, October 15, 2020
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual on Zoom
It is impossible to ignore the evidence of the past decade – wildfires have made air on the west coast incredibly hazardous and children have been poisoned by drinking water at crucial ages of development. The environment we have created for ourselves is a serious threat to our health.
Eva Feldman, MD, PhD, Director of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies, will moderate the 30-minute mini symposium that discusses both global and local impacts that the environment has on our health. Along with Dr. Feldman, presentations will be made by Jonathan Overpeck, PhD, Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability, who will address climate change and environmental justice; Stuart Batterman, PhD, a professor from the U-M School of Public Health, who will discuss how contaminants in the air affect your health; and Stephen Goutman, MD, MS, director of the Pranger ALS Clinic, who will talk about the association between environmental pollution and ALS.