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July 18, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

PRCCEH 2nd Annual Symposium

You’re invited to the 2nd annual Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health Symposium.  This event brings together Center membership, emerging investigators in the field, community partners and nonprofit organizations, as well as, other leaders dedicated to improving the health of children.

In person registration is closed.  Everyone who registers after July 11th will be automatically signed up to participate by Zoom.



8:30am – 9am – Introduction and overview of Year 2 of PRCCEH by Center Directors Aimin Chen, PhD, and Rebecca Simmons, MD and Deputy Director Marilyn Howarth, MD

9am – 10am – New member presentations

  • Inkyu Han, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Temple University: Personal Air Exposure to VOCs Among Hispanic Domestic Cleaners in South Texas
  • Thomas Gluodenis, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Lincoln University of PA: Chemical Exposure and 3-D Printing Study
  • Amy Bleakley, PhD, MPH, Professor of Communication, University of Delaware. Developing theory-based health messaging for behavior change

10am -10:15am – Break

10:15am – 12pm: Translational Research Presentations

  • Yu-Chin Lien, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania. Race and sex differences in the function of mid-gestation human placenta: an implication from metabolomics and transcriptomics analyses
  • Kristen Lyall, ScD, and Marisa Patti, Drexel University – Examining and communicating the role of neighborhood and diet in the study of endocrine disrupting chemicals and child neurodevelopment: Preliminary results from a pilot project
  • Mary Regina Boland, MA, MPhil, PhD, FAMIA, Assistant Professor of Informatics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania – Investigating the Effects of Hormonal Modulators in Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Chemicals on Adverse Birth Outcomes in the US
  • Erica Korb, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics, University of Pennsylvania: Gene-environment interactions underlying neurodevelopmental disorders

12pm – 1pm: Lunch

1pm – 2pm: Community Talks

  • James D. Rebarchak, Environmental Program Manager, Air Quality Program, PA Department of Environmental Protection
  • Rosemarie Halt RPh. MPH., Health Policy Consultant, Children First PA
  • Hope Grosse and Joanne Stanton, Buxmont Coalition for Safe Water

2pm – 3pm: Breakout Sessions

3pm – 3:30pm:  Closeout and Final Discussions

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Venue: Penn Medicine BRB II/III

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