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
- 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
Topic two: EDCs and Metabolic Disruption
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Metabolic Disruption
July 1, 2020 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm CET
- 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.
Topic three: Racial/Ethnic Differences in EDC Exposures
Racial/Ethnic Differences in EDC Exposures
November 12, 2020 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm CET
- Brandi Patrice Smith, doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Informatics program
- Marissa Chan, studying toward a Master of Science in Environmental Health at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the James-Todd lab
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Effects on Mothers, and Interactions with Lifestyle
March 3, 2021 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm CET
- 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.
Developmental Endocrine Disruption and Neurotoxicity
November 9, 2021 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm CET
- 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
Potential Endocrine Disrupting Effects of Microplastics Found in Human Placenta and Aquatic Life
December 1, 2021 at 10am PST/1pm EST/6pm CET
- 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
Topic Seven: Phthalates and Novel Plasticizer Concentrations in Food Items from U.S. Fast Food Chains
Phthalates and Novel Plasticizer Concentrations in Food Items from U.S. Fast Food Chains
February 17, 2022 at 10am PST/1pm EST/6pm CET
- Lariah Edwards, PhD, postdoctoral scientist working jointly at the George Washington (GW) School of Public Health and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)