Seminars & Workshops

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

Previous Seminars

Linda Birnbaum
March 2th, 2021

Rachel Havrelock, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Chicago)
How to Run a Water Utility: Affordability, Public Trust, and Equity amidst Climate Change
Dr. Rachel Havrelock is a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Director and Founder of the UIC Freshwater Lab

Linda Birnbaum
March 25th, 2021

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S. (Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment)
The Perils of PFAS
Linda Birnbaum is an American toxicologist, microbiologist and the former director of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, as well as the National Toxicology Program, positions she held from January 18, 2009 until October 3, 2019. She also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health and as a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Megan Horton
November 19th, 2020

Eric Pamer, MD (The Duchossois Family Institute at the University of Chicago)
Investigating the microbiota, microbiome and microbial metabolome in clinical and experimental samples.
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Megan Horton
September 24th, 2020

Megan Horton, PhD, MPH (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Environmental exposures and children’s neurodevelopment; novel tools supporting new questions
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April 30th, 2020

Susan Schantz, Ph.D. (Zoom Webinar)
Through the Window of a Baby’s Eyes: Associations of Prenatal Phthalate and Phenol Exposures with Early Cognitive Development
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April 22nd, 2020

Vishal Verma, Ph.D. (WebEx Webinar)
Oxidative Properties of Ambient Particulate Matter
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February 27, 2020

Andrea Baccarelli (Columbia Mailman School of Public Health)
Environmental Epigenomics – New Paths to Precision Medicine
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February 12, 2020

CACHET Endocrine and Metabolic Disease Technical Symposium:Environmental Toxicants and Women’s Health

Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD (UIC)
“Hypovitaminosis D and increased risk of uterine fibroids”

Qiwei Yang, PhD (UIC)
“Developmental exposure to endocrine disruptors and increased risk of uterine fibroids”

Dezheng Huo PhD (UChicago) and Brisa Aschebrook-Kilfoy PhD (UChicago)
“Epidemiological Approaches to Uncovering the Environmental Drivers of Breast Cancer Risk”

Joanna Burdette, PhD (UIC)
“Reproductive biology on a chip: the role of endocrine disruptors in ovarian cancer”

January 30, 2020

Carmen Marist, PhD (Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University)
Using Placental Genomics to Understand the Environmental and Genetic Determinants of Children’s Health
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November 21, 2019

Robert Wright (UofC)
Exposomics and Precision Medicine
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October 31, 2019

Joel Schwartz, Ph.D.
“Quasi-experimental design methods to estimate causal effects of air pollution on health
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May 30, 2019

Kristen Malecki, Ph.D., MPH
“Systems thinking approaches to environmental health: Findings from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW)”
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May 1, 2019

Jerry Heindel, Ph.D.
“CACHET Grantsmanship Workshop”

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March 28, 2019
12 – 1pm | UIC

Sola Olopade, MD, MPH
“Ambient and Household Air Pollution: The Unseen and Underestimated Global Health Threat”

February 28, 2019

Mark Templeton
“Environmental and Energy Advocacy at the University of Chicago’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic”
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William Kling
“Community Activism: A Framework for Mapping Community Assets”
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November 29, 2018

CACHET Endocrine and Metabolic Disease Technical Symposium

Monica Peek, MD, MPH (UChicago)
“Leveraging the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research for Environmental Health Research”

Honggang Ye, PhD (UChicago)
“Resources in the Chicagoland Diabetes Research and Training Center to Support Environmental Health Research”

Jonathan Ozik, PhD (Argonne National Laboratory)
“Employing Simulated Populations to Study Environmental Health”

Gokhan Dalgin, PhD (UChicago)
“Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for the Study of Environmental Health”

Abhinav Bhushan, PhD (IIT)
“Metabolic tissue-chips: Techniques to Study Environmental Toxicology and Metabolic Diseases”

May 23, 2018

Charlie Catlett (UofC, Argonne National Library)
“Initial Lessons Learned with an Urban-Scale Sensing Infrastructure”

April 26, 2018

Dr. Jack Gilbert

Invisible Influence: The Microbiome in Environment and Human Health.
Dr. Jack Gilbert is a leading expert on the microbiome and he will discuss how the microbiome is influenced by the environment, how it modifies health, and how it can be used as a biomarker of exposures. Recorded on 4/26/18. 


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February 15, 2018

Habibul Ahsan (UofC)
“Local and global environmental health research resource for CACHET investigators”

February 15, 2018

Gail Prins (UIC)
“Prostate Stem Cells as EDC Targets that Increase Cancer Susceptibility”