Testing for heavy metals and chemicals in blood.

Not So Sweet: Applesauce, Lunchables and Lead – Webinar Recording

The final PRCCEH virtual seminar of the Spring 2024 semester.  Featuring, Kevin Osterhoudt, MD is a pediatrician, medical toxicologist and the Medical Director of The Poison Control Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Child drinking cup of water by a window.

Beyond Paint – Lead Risks for People and Wildlife: Webinar Recording

As part of the University of Pennsylvania’s celebration of Earth Week 2024, this webinar features a panel discussion on the impact of lead exposure to people, wildlife and the environment. 

Dr. Sunni Mumford

Penn-CHOP ECHO Cohort and Methodological Innovations: Webinar Recording

This webinar overviews the Penn-CHOP ECHO program model, plans for the future, and how new methodological innovations and interventions will play a role in the ECHO cohort.

Daniel Smith

Heat, Harvest and Health webinar recording

Recording of the February 2024 webinar by Dr. Daniel Jackson Smith on his research with farmworkers in South Georgia, particularly on heat health and climate change.

Canvas nail salon

Characterizing indoor air phthalates and volatile organic compounds in NY/NJ nail salons: Webinar recording

Webinar features Dr. Inkyu Han, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Temple University. He discusses his community-engaged research on toxic air pollutants in New York and New Jersey nail salons, his research methodology and results.

Two pregnant women talking.

Exploring the Placental Origins of Health and Disease: From environmental drivers to solutions

Webinar featuring Rebecca Fry, PhD, Director of the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions and The Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor in Children’s Environmental Health in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Three infants on floor

Keeping Indoor Air Safe for Little Lungs: Webinar Recording

A discussion of best practices to improve indoor air quality at schools, daycare centers, childcare facilities, and at home.

Pregnant woman.

Impacts of Heat on Health in Early Life: Webinar for Climate Week at Penn

This panel brings together health experts to discuss the alarming consequences of rising temperatures on human health, with a specific focus on the vulnerability of fetuses and newborns.

Kids and parents at daycare center.

Keeping Children Healthy: Tips for an Environmentally Safe Summer in Childcare Webinar Recording

Learn tips and information for keeping children healthy over the summer covering topics such as tick and mosquito management, sun safety, and indoor and outdoor air quality.

Teacher reading to children at school.

Deep Cleaning to Reduce Lead Hazards Webinar Recording

Learn about sources of lead exposure, its impacts on children’s health, and how to reduce lead hazards in early learning environments using deep cleaning techniques.

A look back at our 2nd Annual Symposium

On Tuesday, July 18, the Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health hosted its second annual Symposium.  The goal of the Symposium was to bring together researchers, non-profit organizations, government agencies and the public to learn about the latest studies, experiments and programs focused on improving child health.

Dr. Shaon Sengupta

Hearing the Clocks Talk: Circadian regulation of lung inflammation and repair – Webinar Recording

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, Dr. Shaon Sengupta, neonatologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia gave a talk as part of the Center’s Spring 2023 seminar series on the impacts of changes to circadian rhythm to lung inflammation and repair. 

Mother giving daughter inhaler.

Communicating asthma prevention to patients – webinar recording

In this talk, Sharon McGrath-Morrow, MBA, MD, discusses her experience working directly with asthma patients and their families, as well as the best practices to improve treatment uptake.

Soroya McFarlane, PhD

Communication skills for children’s environmental health – Recording

Featuring Soroya Julian McFarlane, PhD, from the University of Georgia. This seminar was jointly hosted by PRCCEH and the CHARTER Center based in Atlanta. Dr….

Two kids playing in the park.

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…

Colleen McCauley

Driving policy and direct service to end childhood lead paint poisoning in PA: Webinar Recording

Colleen McCauley, Health Policy Director of Children First PA, discusses the policy landscape to reduce lead poisoning in children at the local, county and state…

Child on swing set.

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….

Family working together to clean a living room. The woman uses a vacuum, while the kids clean up toys.

Healthy Homes, Healthier Children – A Children’s Environmental Health Day Event

The recording of the panel discussion with Philadelphia area experts on common indoor health hazards faced by families, including indoor air pollution, lead and asthma…

Pregnant woman with her family reading book at home

Environment, Nutrition and Lifestyle – Intersecting exposures and effects on fertility

Virtual seminar led by Sunni Mumford, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Mumford is a Center member.  

Smoke stacks at factory emitting pollution.

Does air pollution contribute to unique asthma subtypes?

This presentation was led by Dr. Hyunok Choi, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of the Lehigh University College of Health. Dr. Choi is the Director of…

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