Seminar Series

Leadership from each of the center's cores and research interest groups has developed a seminar series to be hosted on a regular basis. These seminar sessions are designed to facilitate cross-collaboration between disciplines, provide networking among colleagues, and allow center researchers time to meet one-on-one with the featured speaker. Use the links below to view recordings and download slides for archived seminars or click to register for future events.

Upcoming Seminars





Wednesday, July 15, 2020, from 12 to 1 pm, ET
"The Role of Silica in Coal Mine Dust Lung Disease"
Dr. Robert Cohen
Director, Mining and Education Research Center at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health

Please register via the link for updates.
Co-sponsored with the Appalachian Citizens Law Center and the Central Appalachian Region Education and Resource Center.

Postponed - New Date To Be Announced in the Fall of 2020
"Environmental Biodynamics: Rethinking the Role of Time in Environmental Health Research"
Dr. Manish Arora
Edith J. Baerwald Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Please register via the link for updates.
Co-sponsored with the UK Office of the Vice President for Research and the College of Public Health

2020 Seminar Archive

June 4, 2020
"Using Placental Genomics to Understand the Environmental and Genetic Determinants of Children’s Health"
Dr. Carmen Marsit
Associate Dean of Research
Rollins School of Public Health &
HERCULES Center Director
Emory University

May 6, 2020
"Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice"
Dr. Katrina Smith Korfmacher

Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental Medicine & Community Engagement Core Leader
University of Rochester

Co-sponsored with the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, and Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Download a PDF of the promotional flier.

March 6, 2020
"Understanding Mechanisms of Toxicity through the Lens of Gene-Expression: A Story in Three Parts"
Dr. James L. Stevens
Paradox Found Consulting Services, LLC

Co-sponsored with the UK College of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences and hosted by Dr. Hollie Swanson

No Recording

No Slides

February 6, 2020
"Environmental Liver Disease"
Dr. Matthew Cave
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Faculty, Graduate Training Research Program
University of Louisville School of Medicine

January 31, 2020
"Pediatric Environmental Health: Why Should We Care?"
Dr. Nicholas Newman
Attending Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati Children's Hospital

2019 Seminar Archive




December 4, 2019
"Responding to Community Concerns about Novel PFAS Exposure in North Carolina: The GenX Exposure Study"
Dr. Jane Hoppin
Professor, Biological Sciences
Deputy Director, CHHE
NC State University

August 5, 2019
"Environmental Precision Medicine: A New Research Paradigm"
Dr. Robert O. Wright
Professor and System Chair
Environmental Medicine & Public Health