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Environmental Signaling in Medicine 2017

(Syllabus - PDF)

Thurs. Jan 5, 9:45 AM - Noon
Introduction/Organization/Scope  (Collaborative Learning)
Systems Theory/Systems Thinking (External/Internal; Open/Closed)

Mon. Jan 9, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Signaling and Gene Networks *
Environmental Signaling and Epigenetics (Endocrine Disruption as Case study) **
Birth Defects/Teratology/And Developmental Origins of Adult Disease **

Jan 16, MLK holiday

Mon. Jan 23, 1:00 PM

Mon. Jan 30, 1:00 PM 
Dose Response and Mechanism of Chemical Actions -- (Charles Miller TUSPHTM)
Metals (Sources/Consequences/Mechanisms)

Mon. Feb 6. No class. Exams during the afternoon.

Mon. Feb 13, 1:00 PM
Metals and Halogens in water (Sources/Consequences/Mechanisms) -- (Adrienne Katner LSUSPH)
Fluoridation Movie (28:46)

Mon. Feb 20, 1:00 PM 
Structure Activity Relationships in Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Signals -- (Thomas Wiese XU)
Statin Nation Movie (1:02:45)


Mon. Feb 27, No Class (Lundi Gras Holiday)

Mon. March 6, 1:00 PM
DNA repair and mutagenesis -- (Zachary Pursell TUSOM)
Environment and Microbiome

Mon. March 13, 1:00 PM
Environmental and Occupational Medicine -- (Joseph Lasky TUSOM)
Pharmaceuticals and Pesticides in Water/Drug resistant bacteria/ Dietary Supplements/Folk Remedies
Herbal Supplements in the Practice of Medicine -- (John McLachlan TUSOM)

Mon. March 20, 1:00 PM
Emerging Infectious Diseases -- (Dawn Wesson TUSPHTM)
Global Change -- (Torbjorn Tornqvist  TUSSE)

Mon. March 27, No class - the day before an exam

Mon. April 3, 1:00 PM
Social Determinants of Disease
Trauma and other Environmental Signals and the epigenome
Lead mapping results with students/Environment and Health Brainstorming Plans

Mon. April 10, 1:00 PM

Global Change and Human Health/ Emerging Diseases: Environmental Contributions?  (Class facilitated brainstorming)

Tues. April 18, 9:45 AM 
Summary – Environmental Signaling and Health – Elevator talks by each student (Class)