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What the EPA limits on “Forever Chemicals” in water mean

In a Q&A, Brianne Callahan, of the University of Pennsylvania Water Center explains the new regulations on PFAS, plus how they might affect consumer water bills, health, and more.

Dr. Marilyn Howarth

Health research on a warming planet

Penn Medicine researchers are adding to a growing body of evidence showing the many ways climate change touches human health.

Dr. Marisa S. Bartolomei

March of Dimes awards Marisa Bartolomei, PhD, the 2024 March of Dimes Richard B. Johnston, Jr., MD prize

Recognized for Discoveries in Gene Imprinting & Impact of Environmental Exposures on Pregnancy, Prenatal Development

Upcoming Events

Birdwatching
April 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beyond Paint: Lead Exposure Risks for People and Wildlife

As part of the University of Pennsylvania’s celebration of Earth Week 2024, we are pleased to bring you this panel discussion on the impacts of lead exposure to people, wildlife and the environment. 

Doctors, researchers and community members meeting together.
May 2 - May 3

Climate Change, Planetary Health, and Medicine

Hosted by Harvard Medical School, this course will be an opportunity for practicing health professionals to learn about the mechanisms by which climate change impacts human health and how it influences diagnosis, counseling, and treatment plans.

Dr. Kevin Osterhoudt
May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Not So Sweet: Applesauce, Lunchables and Lead

Kevin Osterhoudt, MD is a pediatrician, medical toxicologist and the Medical Director of The Poison Control Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Kevin is considered an international expert in the treatment of childhood lead poisoning.

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June 10 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Amplifying Momentum Among the Health Sector for Environmental Justice & Climate Action

This unique program is designed to inspire, educate, and equip nurses and other health professionals with the knowledge, skills, and networking opportunities to amplify leadership towards advancing climate action for public health, environmental justice, and communities.

Latest Webinars

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Environmental contributions to perinatal health inequity: Webinar recording

Recording of the November 2022 webinar by Heather Burris, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Dr. Burris is a Center member….

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Confounding factors to consider in environmental epidemiology research in children: Webinar recording

An educational webinar featuring Center member Scott Lorch, MD, Director of the Center for Perinatal and Pediatric Health Disparities Research and Attending neonatologist and Associate…

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