Mount Sinai Health System

Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health: WTC Seminar

Title: WTC-Heart-Major determinants of cardiovascular diseases in a cohort of WTC responders

Speaker: Alfredo Morabia, PhD & Molly Remch, WTC, Heart Study Coordinator 

Date: Wednesday, January 11th 2017                                                      Time: 12:00pm                                                                            Location: CAM Building, 17 East 102nd Street, West Tower Elevator, 5th Floor, D5-122


Alfredo Morabia                                                                                        Dr. Alfredo Morabia completed his undergraduate studies at Collège Calvin in Geneva in 1971, majoring in Greek and Latin.After receiving his M.D. from the School of Medicine at the University of Geneva in 1978, Morabia trained in internal medicine at the University Hospital of Geneva and in occupational medicine in Italy. He is board certified in both internal medicine and occupational medicine. In 2009, he was appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

In 1986, Morabia received a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation to study at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, where he obtained M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees in epidemiology, the first such PhD awarded to a Swiss citizen, and an M.H.S. in biostatistics.

In August 1990, he became chair of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the University Hospital of Geneva, the first epidemiology group ever created in a Swiss hospital. Under his leadership, the unit grew into a division, and he was subsequently appointed professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Geneva.

Molly Remch                                                                                           Molly Remch received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis where she majored in anthropology and minored in public health and urban studies. Since graduating in 2015, she has served as the study coordinator for the WTC-Heart study at the Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment.


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*Light lunch will be provided

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CAM Building, 17 East 102nd Street, West Tower Elevator, 5th Floor, D5-122