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"Healthy Homes & You"
Scientific Session and Community Dialogue
NIEHS Chief Dr. Linda Birnbaum to Discuss the Obama Administration's Priorities for Protecting the Environmental Health of our Communities

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The Harlem Stage Gatehouse 
150 Convent Avenue at W. 135th Street
New York, NY 10030
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE

WE ACT for Environmental Justice, the Mailman School of Public Health, the Columbia NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) are partnering to host a Scientific Session and Community Dialogue on April 13, 2010 at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. The program will include a report and discussion of research results in Northern Manhattan and the South Bronx that affect health and exposure at home to indoor air toxins. The Director of the NIEHS, Dr. Linda Birnbaum, will discuss the Obama Administration's priorities for protecting environmental health of communities. Come out and learn how to reduce exposures to home air pollutants, household products, personal care products, pests, cell phones, bedbugs, mold, lead and much much more. The Scientific Session will run from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and the Community Forum will be from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Learn from featured panelists from the WE ACT for Environmental Justice, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Mailman School of Public Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service.  
 
AGENDA 
 
Healthy Homes and You
 
Afternoon/Scientific Session (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
 
Goal and Overview: The afternoon session will be a series of scientific presentations.  The information presented will go over forthcoming research from the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan. 
 
Agenda for Afternoon Session
 
2:00 – 2:10            
Welcome and Introduction – Dr. Regina Santella

2:10 – 2:25            
Presentation 1 – Dr. Matt Perzanowski (Exposure to mouse and cockroach allergen and how it exacerbates asthma)

2:25 – 2:40
Presentation 2 – Dr. Robin Whyatt  (endocrine disrupting substances and how they impact health outcomes of women and children)

2:40 – 2:55            
Presentation 3 – Dr. Pat Kinney (air pollution and its impact on public health) 

2:55 – 3:10            
Presentation 4 – Peggy Shepard (translating science to policy)

3:10 – 3:45            
Question and Answer/Moderated Discussion

3:45 – 3:50            
Thank you and Wrap Up

Evening/Community Session (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
 
Goal and Overview: The evening session will be in a round table fashion. There will be a framing speech given in the beginning of the session.  This will be followed by a keynote address by Dr. Birnbaum that will then go into a roundtable discussion.  This roundtable discussion will be formatted with the opportunity for folks to participate in the discussion by either asking questions through the moderator or in person.  The session will focus on participants doing work related to indoor environmental exposures.  Please see the list of topics in the agenda for more information about topic areas that we would like to highlight. 
 
Agenda for Evening Session
 
6:00 – 6:05            
Welcome and Framing of Discussion – Peggy Shepard

6:05 – 6:10            
Introduction of Dr. Birnbaum – Dr. Regina Santella

6:10 – 6:25            
Keynote address – Dr. Birnbaum

6:25 – 6:30            
Panelist Introduce Themselves 

6:30 – 7:55      
Community Forum with the following panelists:
-Dr. Joseph Graziano, Columbia NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan
-Dr. Linda Birnbaum, NIEHS
-Ray Warner, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
-Daniel Kass, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
-Dr. Robin Whyatt, Columbia NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan
-Ray Lopez, Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service

7:55 – 8:00
Thank you and Wrap up

Contact Information

Ogonnaya Dotson Newman
Sr. Environmental Health Coordinator
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
P. O. Box 1846
New York, NY 10027
P: 347.465.8483 
F: 212.961.1015
E: Ogonnaya@weact.org 

Directions to The Harlem Stage Gatehouse

By Subway: Take the "1" train to 137th-City College station. Walk south on Broadway two blocks. Turn left onto 135th Street. Walk two blocks to Convent Avenue and make a right. The venue is immediately to your right (stone building). 

By Bus: From the east side: M-101, M-100 to 135th St. & Amsterdam Ave.
From the west side: M-11 to 135th St. & Amsterdam Ave.
M-4, M-5 to 135th & Broadway

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