Thursday, October 15, 2020

NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Mini Symposium Series: Climate Change, the Environment & Health

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Virtual event

It is impossible to ignore the evidence of the past decade - wildfires have made air on the west coast incredibly hazardous and children have been poisoned by drinking water at crucial ages of development. The environment we have created for ourselves is a serious threat to our health.

Eva Feldman, MD, PhD, Director of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies, will moderate the 30-minute mini symposium that discusses both global and local impacts that the environment has on our health. Along with Dr. Feldman, presentations will be made by Jonathan Overpeck, PhD, Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability, who will address climate change and environmental justice; Stuart Batterman, PhD, a professor from the U-M School of Public Health, who will discuss air quality and health; and Stephen Goutman, MD, MS, director of the Pranger ALS Clinic, who will talk about the association between environmental pollution and ALS.

Eva Feldman, MD, PhD

Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology
Professor, Neurology
Director, ALS Center of Excellence
Director, NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies
Stuart Batterman

Stuart Batterman, PhD

Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Professor, Global Public Health, School of Public Health
Professor, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029
Gene-Occupational Risk in ALS

Jonathan T. Overpeck, Ph.D.

Samuel A. Graham Dean
William B. Stapp Collegiate Professor of Environmental Education
Professor, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
Stephen Goutman, MD

Stephen Goutman, MD, MS

Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology
Director, Pranger ALS Clinic
Associate Director, ALS Center of Excellence at Michigan Medicine