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Wallace Stegner Lecture with Philip J. Landrigan

March 8, 2012 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Free

The Impact of the Environment on Human Health: The Special Vulnerability of Children

Philip J. Landrigan, Dean for Global Health; Professor and Chair, Preventative Medicine; and Professor of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

March 8, 12:15 p.m.

Sutherland Moot Courtroom
S.J. Quinney College of Law

Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, the Dean for Global Health and Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is a pediatrician, an epidemiologist, a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Mount Sinai’s Children’s Environmental Health Center. Dr. Landrigan is an international leader in public health and preventive medicine. Dr. Landrigan’s pioneering research on the effects of lead poisoning in children led the U.S. government to mandate removal of lead from gasoline and paint, and his leadership of a National Academy of Sciences committee on pesticides in children’s diets generated widespread understanding that children are uniquely vulnerable to toxic chemicals in the environment. Dr. Landrigan’s work has helped to secure the passage of the Food Quality Protection Act in 1996 and the establishment of the EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection. Dr. Landrigan has been a leader in developing the National Children’s Study, the largest epidemiological study of children’s health and the environment ever launched in the United States. He has been centrally involved in the medical and epidemiologic studies that followed the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He has consulted extensively to the World Health Organization.

1 hour CLE. No registration required. Lunch will be served.
Principal funding: R. Harold Burton Foundation, the Cultural Vision Fund, and Chevron.

 

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March 8, 2012
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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
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Free
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S. J. Quinney College of Law
383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States

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Wallace Stegner Center
Phone:
801-585-3440
Email:
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