[pccgrads] Please join CHanGE for a breakfast seminar, March 8th, 8:00am, at Roosevelt 1

Marci Burden mburden at uw.edu
Fri Mar 2 09:25:47 PST 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please join the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) for our monthly Breakfast Seminar. Our March event will feature CHanGE Co-Director Dr. Jeremy Hess, who will discuss climate change and pollen.

[cid:image001.jpg at 01D3B208.7AB08E70]Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 am
Location: Roosevelt 1 Building, Fishbowl conference room
(4225 Roosevelt Way, Suite #100)
Go through revolving doors; Suite 100 is on the left. Buzz
to be let in; conference room is at the top of the stairs
RSVP: chge at uw.edu<mailto:chge at uw.edu>

Beverages (coffee/tea) and a light breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to help us plan our order and accommodate everyone.

More Information & Speaker Bio:
Jeremy Hess is a residency-trained, board-certified emergency medicine physician trained in global environmental health. He joined the University of Washington (UW) faculty in 2015, where he practices medicine, conducts research, and teaches and is co-director of the UW Center for Health and the Global Environment. Dr. Hess served as the senior medical advisor to the Climate and Health Program in the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2006 to 2015, NASA and is currently the Principal Investigator of a NASA grant supporting a deep investigation of associations between climate, weather, pollen, and allergic disease. His other research focuses on the health co-benefits of climate change mitigation efforts and on interventions to reduce risks associated with extreme weather.

Pollen causes much suffering, and there are several reasons to be concerned that climate change may worsen the burden of allergic disease associated with allergenic pollens. There are several challenges to studying pollen and health in the United States, and these challenges also make it difficult to assess likely impacts of climate change, but a general picture is beginning to emerge. We will be reviewing recent research done by faculty on pollen and health and graduate students in CHanGE and the Program on Climate Change, including new descriptive analyses of pollen data for the contiguous US, associations with various health outcomes, opportunities for combining observed pollen data with satellite imaging and web search data to expand the geographic scope of potential analyses, and the possibility of forecasting pollen levels, an essential step toward projecting climate change impacts.

About Us:
The Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) collaboratively develops and promotes innovative approaches to understanding and managing the risks of global environmental change. CHanGE conducts research and policy analysis, education and training, and technical assistance and capacity building, integrating health, environmental, and social sciences. CHANGE focuses on health outcomes associated with the consequences of global environmental changes, such as extreme weather and climate events, water and food security, and infectious diseases. (http://globalchange.uw.edu/)

Breakfast Seminars will be held monthly, aiming to grow and strengthen networks, promote sharing of ideas, and support collaboration across health and climate change communities. Meetings are open to students, faculty, and staff across the University of Washington with an interest in understanding and mitigating the health impacts of climate change.

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