Children’s Environmental Health Research Matters


Please join us for the

Current Topics and Best Practices in

Occupational and Environmental Medicine in Agricultural Communities Conference

February 27-28, 2015

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima, WA

February 27, 2015, 11:30-5pm:  General public health and research track

February 28, 2015, 8:30-12pm: Clinical and practitioner track

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Thank you to all who attended the 3rd annual Research Matters Conference! 


Presentations Included:
Clean & healthy rural living? A look at pediatric asthma and industrial agriculture
Catherine Karr, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, UW

Environmental Stress Biomarkers and Maternal and Child Health
Marissa Smith, MS, Research Scientist

Genomics: Challenges and Opportunities for Making Longitudinal Public Health Decisions
Elaine Faustman, PhD, Professor, UW

Using Biomonitoring Data to Assess Exposures to Pesticides, BPA and Phthalates in Washington State
Denise Laflamme, MS, MPH*, Washington State Department of Health

Arsenic Exposure during Pregnancy and Children's Health
Molly Kile, PhD, Associate Professor, Oregon State

Redesigning the School Lunch Experience:  The Design in Public Competition
Nancy Rottle, PhD, UW Built Environment
Lada Gorlenko, Artefact Group


Funding for this conference was made possible in part by the cooperative agreement award number 1U61TS000118-03 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government