Leading experts in climate change research gathered in September at the University of Washington to discuss policies and technologies that could not only reduce greenhouse emissions but also promote human health and well-being.
Humans and animals get many of the same diseases. The Zoobiquity 2014 Conference brought together human health care providers, environmental health specialists, and veterinarians to share their expertise and to discuss approaches and new findings about diseases and issues shared across species.
In October, one of the largest gatherings of minority scientists in the country, the Society for Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) was held in Seattle. A panel of scientists from our department presented on community-based projects.
The Annual Retreat for the UW Center for Ecogenetics & Environmental Health (CEEH) was held on October 26 in Seattle. It brought together a network of investigators working in toxicology, molecular biology, genetics, and environmental epidemiology to share new research.
While Hurricane Sandy unleashed havoc along the eastern seaboard, the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) annual meeting began on October 28 in Seattle. Central to the conference theme was the important role that exposure science plays in the support and formation of environmental and occupational health policy.