Sustainability Roundtable: CLB Envirome Institute

Addressing the impact of the environment on human health
When Mar 22, 2019
Where Urban Studies Room 200 (426 W Bloom St)
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Contact Phone (502) 852-2927
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Envirome InstitutePlease join us for UofL's Sustainability Roundtable series on alternating Fridays at 11am! Our guest on March 29th will be Jonathan Freedman, Assistant Director of UofL's Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, and a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the School of Medicine. Professor Freedman holds an additional appointment in the Diabetes and Obesity Center. His career has focused on understanding how environmental toxicants contribute to the etiology of human diseases including cancer, metabolic disorders, and developmental and learning abnormalities. These projects have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Superfund, National Toxicology Program, American Cancer Society and Autism Speaks. He will share some of his work and inform us about the work of the Envirome Institute and potential research and collaborative opportunities.

The Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute was officially established in June 2018, with input from both University and Louisville communities. The mission of the CLB Envirome Institute is to enable and support education, research and communication through a holistic approach to understand how natural, social and personal environments come together to affect an individual’s health. Through multi-directional partnership with local communities and relevant stakeholders, the Institute aims to investigate how changes in natural, built, social and personal environments affect health outcomes and disease risk within our community. Meeting this goal requires input from academicians from Business, Engineering, Law, Policy, Public Health, Arts & Science and Medicine. Combining the expertise in these areas with participation from community leaders and citizen scientists will improve the quality of life for the citizens of Louisville and serve as a model that can be globally applied.

The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Daniel DeCaro.

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