Environmental Medicine and Public Health Special Seminar
Title: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Opportunities, Challenges and the Future of Environmental Health
Speaker: Kimberly Ann Gray, PhD
Program Director Children's Environmental Health Population Health Branch, Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Date: May 17th, 2018
Location: Hess Center for Science and Medicine, 1470 Madison Avenue, Davis Auditorium, 2nd floor
Kimberly Gray, Ph.D. received both her B.S. degree in behavioral neuroscience and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. During her graduate training, Gray gained experience as an interviewer and assessor while working on the Women’s Health Initiative and Cardiovascular Health study. She received a National Research Service Award from NIAAA with Dr. Nancy Day to examine the long-term effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco and childhood outcomes.
After her defense, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch with Matthew Longnecker, Ph.D. During this training period, she examined the long-term effects of polychlorinated biphenyl exposure during pregnancy and childhood development using the specimens and data collected from the Collaborative Perinatal Project. In August 2001, she returned to NIEHS as a scientific program administrator for the Susceptibility and Population Health Branch where she directs the NIEHS and EPA Centers for Children's Environmental Health & Disease Prevention Research, and the larger environmental pediatric epidemiology portfolio supported by NIEHS. She also serves as the NIEHS senior advisor for certificates of confidentiality, is a member of the NIEHS protocol advisory board, and represents NIEHS on steering committees for the Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR) and the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program managed by the National Institutes of Health.
Abstract: NIH is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research for the Nation with over $ 30 billion invested annually in medical research. NIEHS is one of 27 National Institutes of Health with a wide variety of programs supporting our mission of environmental health including a robust extramural research and training program anchored within our strategic plan. Today, I will provide an overview of NIEHS fellowship, career and research opportunities and highlights as well as the future of Environmental Health.
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*Light lunch will be provided
Thursday, May 17 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hess Center for Science and Medicine, 1470 Madison Avenue, Davis Auditorium, 2nd floor