Seminars & Workshops

CACHET Seminar Series – A monthly series of lectures sponsored by the ChicAgo Center for Health and EnvironmenT (CACHET).



Upcoming Seminars


April 2, 2024 5:30PM CDT

Join us as CACHET co-sponsors this event:

The Hills – Click here to learn more about the film and to see the trailer.

More info about the event:

Location: SPHPI Auditorium

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024

Time: 5:30pm – 7:15pm (reception at 5:30pm, screening begins at 6pm followed by Q & A discussion)

Format: Hybrid (in-person and virtual screening day of event)

Screening window: The film will be accessible for those who RSVP to view the film for the remainder of NPHW.

Cost: Free to the public

Audience: Everyone!

April 18, 2024 3:00pm

Join us as we hear from Melissa Furlong PhD

“Pre-conception and Prenatal Exposure to Agricultural Pesticides and Childhood ADHD: Linking High Dimensional Pesticide Use Records, Birth Certificates, and Medicaid Data in the State of Arizona”

This will be a hybrid event, so please don’t forget to click here and register to attend!

In-Person Location:

University of Illinois Chicago | School of Public Health | Room 932

1603 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612



May 2, 2024 3:00pm CDT

Join us as CACHET Hosts this Seminar in Person

How environmental health research guides clinical care: PFAS, obesity, and bone health

Presented by Abby Fleisch, MD, MPH

Please register to attend In-Person/Virtual

In-Person Location: University of Illinois Chicago | School of Public Health | Room 932 1603 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612

May 21, 2024 9:00am CDT


Join us as CACHET co-Hosts this seminar in person:
Silent Spring 2.0: Adverse impacts of neonicotinoid pesticides on human and wildlife health
CACHET would like to share our Save-the-Date for an in-person symposium taking place on May 21, 2024 at 9 am at the UIC School of Public Health, with a virtual option to expand our audience nationally. Our goal is to focus as much attention to this issue as possible; therefore, we will be inviting the public as well as Illinois policymakers. Illinois is a leading user of neonicotinoid pesticides, and we’re hopeful that our legislature can muster action to address the health threats posed by these chemicals.
More details to follow.  In the meantime, please share this announcement with any interested parties.

Are replacements for endocrine disrupting chemicals regrettable or responsible?

Date: May 23, 2024
Speaker: Bernard Robaire, PhD, McGill University, Canada

Annual Retreat:To Be Announced

Date: June, 2024
Speaker: To be Announced

Past Seminars 2023-2024

April 27, 2023 Mechanisms of Health Effects of Environmental Mitochondrial Toxicants

May 18, 2023 Unraveling the contributions of genes versus environment in colorectal cancer metabolism

May 25, 2023 Ovarian disrupting effects of contaminants of emerging concern

June 29, 2023 Mechanisms linking environmental chemicals to changes in developing brains

Past Seminars 2022-2023

April 21, 2022 Protein Kinase C Delta is a Central Regulator of UV DNA Damage Responses


April 21, 2022 Placental Health and the Environment

May 19, 2022 Exploring the Environment & Air of Chicago

September 6, 2022 Endocrine Disruptors as Environmental Determinants of Diabetes Mellitus

October 20, 2022 Developmental Origin of Diabetes Following Gestational Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: A Role of Extracellular Vesicles

October 21, 2022 From Micro-to Nanoplastics: What we don't know but should

November 1, 2022 Applying Implementation Science Methods for the Control of Food and Waterborne Infections

February 23, 2023 Reporting Back Personal Chemical Exposure Results Using DERBI: Methods and Outcomes

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April 21, 2022 Placental Health and the Environment

March 30, 2023 Endocrine Disruption and Developmental Neurotoxicity: Linking Exposure to Disease

Past Seminars 2021-2022

March 3, 2022 Empowering Community Groups to Visualize Environmental Health Disparities

March 24, 2022 Data Talk: PHAME and the Chicago Health Atlas


March 29, 2022 Cuba's Effort to Combat Climate Change