Previous Seminars (Archive)

Evaluation of the California Safer Consumer Products Regulation and the impact on consumers and product manufacturers
- Seminar by Dallas Cowan, Ph.D.
Monday, May 5, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dallas Cowan, Ph.D.

Chemistry enables more than 95% of products in the marketplace. Over the past 20 years, various entities began to generate inventories of chemicals (‘‘chemical watch lists’’) potentially associated with human or environmental health risks. Some lists included thousands of chemicals, while others listed only a few chemistries with limited properties or toxicological endpoints (e.g., neurotoxicants). Enacted on October 1,... read more

The Developmental Origins of Human Health and Disease Risk: Concepts and Recent Findings
- Seminar by Pathik Wadhwa, M.D., Ph.D.
Monday, April 21, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pathik Wadhwa, M.D., Ph.D.

Developmental robustness, or how well an individual is built, has an important implication for her or his subsequent state of health and risk of developing over the lifespan complex common disorders that currently confer the major global burden of disease. Development is a plastic process, wherein a range of different structural and functional phenotypes can emerge from any given genotype as a function of the nature of... read more

Public Health 2030
- Seminar by Clem Bezold, Ph.D.
Monday, April 7, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Clem Bezold, Ph.D.

What will public health in the U.S. look like in 2030? Public health assures the opportunity for all to be healthy, especially marginalized populations. Its roles have evolved since its earliest days, and in the next two decades public health faces a host of challenges and opportunities from technology, climate change, the economy, and politics. The Public Health 2030 Scenarios consider expectable, challenging, and surprisingly... read more

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