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HEEDS Young EDC Scientists Showcase (YESS)

The YESS webinar series is sponsored by the Healthy Environment and Endocrine Disruptor Strategies (HEEDS) Mentoring Working Group and coordinated by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE). This series will feature speakers in the early stages of their careers, such as PhD students, post-docs, and other early-career researchers who study endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). They will present their research projects and findings on webinars with 2-3 speakers and time for questions. Presentations will be recorded and available online.

If you are interested in presenting on one of these webinars, or have a recommendation for a speaker, please contact HEEDS. Also, please join us and sign up for CHE and HEEDS newsletters for more details and to receive updates. 

Topic one: Phthalates and Aging

Series Launch: Exposure to Phthalates and Aging

May 14, 2020 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm CET 

Featured Speakers:

  • Katherine Hatcher, PhD candidate in Dr. Megan Mahoney's lab at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois
  • Emily Brehm, PhD candidate in Dr. Jodi Flaws's lab at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois

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Topic two: EDCs and Metabolic Disruption

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Metabolic Disruption

July 1, 2020 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm CET 

Featured Speakers:

  • Raquel Chamorro-Garcia, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Chris Kassotis, PhD, incoming Assistant Professor (9/2020), Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Department of Pharmacology, Wayne State University in Detroit.

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Topic three: Racial/Ethnic Differences in EDC Exposures

Racial/Ethnic Differences in EDC Exposures

November 12, 2020 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm CET 

Featured Speakers:

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Topic four: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Effects on Mothers, and Interactions with Lifestyle

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Effects on Mothers, and Interactions with Lifestyle

March 3, 2021 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm CET 

Featured Speakers:

  • Alyssa Merrill, MS, Toxicology Ph.D. candidate in the laboratories of Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D. and Marissa Sobolewski, Ph.D. in the Department of Environmental Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York.
  • Jessica Hartman, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.

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Topic five: Developmental Endocrine Disruption and Neurotoxicity

Developmental Endocrine Disruption and Neurotoxicity

November 9, 2021 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm CET 

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Featured Speakers:

  • Marissa Sobolewski, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and the Environmental Health Science Center, University of Rochester Medical Center.
  • Katherine (Katie) O’Shaughnessy, PhD, Investigator, Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment,  US Environmental Protection Agency

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Topic Six: Endocrine Disrupting Effects of Microplastics

Potential Endocrine Disrupting Effects of Microplastics Found in Human Placenta and Aquatic Life

December 1, 2021 at 10am PST/1pm EST/6pm CET

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Featured Speakers:

  • Imari Walker, PhD Candidate, BS, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
  • Hanna Dusza, PhD, MSc, environmental toxicologist and researcher, Department of Population Health Sciences, Utrecht University, Netherlands

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