Midwest Children's Health Symposium

Researchers from the University of Illinois and the University of Michigan presented the latest in research, translation, and community outreach on how environmental exposures affect children’s health and development. Jointly funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the mission of the Children’s Centers is to reduce health risks, protect children from environmental threats, and promote youth health and well-being in the communities where they live, learn, and play. The Illinois and Michigan Children’s Centers are the only two Children's Centers located in the Midwest.

Presentations

Overview of University of Illinois Children's Center and Novel Approaches for Assessing the Impact of Environmental Factors on Cognition in Infants

Susan Schantz, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois

The Effects of Bisphenol A on Female Reproduction in Several Generations of Mice

Jodi Flaws, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois

Perinatal BPA, the Cortex, and Behavior

Janice Juraska, Psychology, University of Illinois

Overview of University of Michigan Children's Center and New Findings on EDCs, Metals, and Metabolic Risk in Adolescence

Karen Peterson, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Michigan

Perinatal Nutrition and Environmental Exposures: Effects on Metabolic Homeostasis and the Epigenome

Dana Dolinoy, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan

Community Engagement Core Activities at the University of Michigan Children's Environmental Health Center Overview

Alison Miller, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan