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E-M:/ Symposium: Fetal Origins of Adult Disease, March 5



Title: Symposium: Fetal Origins of Adult Disease, March 5
This symposium should be very interesting and important.  It has a very impressive
lineup to discuss emerging evidence on a "new paradigm in public health,"
the importance of early life exposures on the development of disease later in life.




9th Annual Toxicology Symposium: 'Fetal Origins of Adult Disease'

Friday, March 5, 2004
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rackham Amphitheater
Contact Information: Natalie Thiex, (734) 615-3467, nwthiex@umich.edu


The symposium will investigate a new paradigm in public health - "Fetal Origins of Adult Disease."  Presentations include:

*    "Lessons from the Swamp - Alligators, Contaminants and Altered Development" by Louis Guillette, Distinguished Professor of Zoology, University of Florida - Gainesville.
*       "Gene Imprinting by Hormones during Development: a Model for Environmental Induction of Disease" by John McLachlan, Distinguished Profesor of Environmental Studies, Tulane University.
*        "Adverse Effects of Prenatal Exposure to an Environmental Contaminant on Cognitive Development in Children: Moderating and Mediating Factors" by Joseph Jacobson, Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University.
*     "Differential Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Bisphenol-A and Methoxychlor on Postnatal Reproductive Function" by Mozhgan Savabeisfahani, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pediatrics Ob-Gyn and the Reproductive Sciences Program, University of Michigan.
The Toxicology Symposium is sponsored by the NIEHS Environmental Toxicology Training Grant and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan.