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Mar 21, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 05:10 PM

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The Environmental Health Sciences Academy Day team is pleased to announce the date for the first Academy Day: March 21st, 2017 (UC Davis campus).

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The UC Davis Environmental Health Science (EHS) Academy has the goal of building both faculty and community partner capacity to actively and meaningfully inform and engage in research collaborations.

This full day event (9AM-5PM) will feature the 2016 funded Type 2 Pilot Project submitted by Prof. Swee Teh: “Impact of California Drought on Community Health? The water quality side” conducted in collaboration with Community Water Center and the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water. The presentations, activities and demonstrations will aim to help community collaborators have a closer and deeper understanding of the work their scientific collaborator is doing, and of the data they will be provided.

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Abbreviated final agenda:

9:00-9:30 Breakfast

9:30-9:45 Welcome and Goals of the Day (COEC)

9:45-10:00 Icebreaker and Introductions (COEC)

10:00- 10:50 “Generating Questions for an Environmental Health Scientist” Activity (COEC)

10:50-11:30 Presentation (20 minute talk/ 20 min demonstration/20 mins for questions) Project description and goals, the medaka system and history of using fish model systems to study environmental health (Swee Teh)

11:30- 12:30 Visit to the fish facility and Presentation (20 minute talk/ 20 min demonstration/20 mins for questions). How fish and other animal model data translates to human health, demonstration of health impacts on fish development of typical household products (Tomofumi Kurobe or Wilson Ramirez)

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Presentation and Demonstration (30 minute/demo talk and 30 minutes for questions) Demonstration of movement of water and pesticides into groundwater and how the drought affects groundwater quality (Samuel Sandoval)

2:30- 2:40 Stretch Break

2:40-3:40 Presentation (30 minute talk/interactive discussion and 30 minutes for questions) How does environmental health science determine or approach determining what is “safe”?  (Kent Pinkerton)

3:40-4:40 Action Reflection: Facilitated discussion revisiting of day goals and answering of questions and which new ones were generated with a focus on potential application (COEC)

4:40-4:50 Stretch Break

4:50-5:00  Closing Remarks by the COEC (and Center Director)

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