Environmental Signaling in Medicine

Lectures & Presentations

Thursday, January 4, 1:00- 2:00 PM
    Introduction/Organization/Scope (Collaborative Learning)

Monday, January 8, 1:00 PM
    1. Environmental Signaling and Epigenetics (Endocrine Disruption as Case study)
    2. Birth Defects/Teratology/And Developmental Origins of Adult Disease

Monday, January 15, No Class (MLK holiday)


Monday, January 22, 1:00 PM

    Physiological Signaling and Environment (Sarah Lindsey, TUSOM)
    Systems Theory/Systems Thinking (Open/Closed); Signaling and Gene Networks

Monday, January 29, 1:00 PM
    Dose Response and Mechanism of Chemical Actions (Charles Miller, TUSPHTM)
    Metals (Sources/Consequences/Mechanisms)
    Cincinnati Studies on the Life-long Neurotoxic Effect of Lead Movie (PBS Nova)



Monday, February 5, No Class (Exams during the afternoon)


Monday, February 12, No Class (Lundi Gras Holiday)


Monday, February 19, 1:00 PM
    Metals and Halogens in water (Sources/Consequences/Mechanisms) (Adrienne Katner, LSUSPH)


Monday, February 26, 1:00 PM 
    Structure Activity Relationships in Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Signals (Thomas Wiese, XU)


Monday, March 5, No Class (Med Pharm NBME Shelf Exam)


Monday, March 12, 1:00 PM
    DNA repair and mutagenesis (Zachary Pursell, TUSOM)
    Environment and Microbiome


Monday, March 19, 1:00 PM
    Environmental and Occupational Medicine (Joseph Lasky, TUSOM)
    Pharmaceuticals and Pesticides in Water/Drug resistant bacteria/ Dietary Supplements


Monday, March 26, No Class (Cell Control Class Exam)


Monday, April 2, 1:00 PM
    Global Change and Ecosystem Health (Thomas W. Sherry, TU Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)


Monday, April 9, 1:00 PM
    Social Determinants of Disease
    Trauma, other Environmental Signals, and the epigenome (Christopher W. Jones, TU Brain Institute)
    Lead mapping results with students/Environment and Health Brainstorming Plans


Monday, April 16, 1:00 PM
    Global Change and Human Health (Class facilitated brainstorming)
    Elevator talks by each student (Class)


Tuesday, April 17, 9:45 AM 
    Summary – Environmental Signaling and Health – Continue Elevator talks by each student (Class)