2014 Spring Symposium


Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program

Duke Superfund Research Center

Duke NICHES Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center


2014 Spring Symposium

Cognitive Impairment Caused by Developmental Neurotoxic Exposure: Mechanisms, Consequences and Therapeutic Treatment

March 7, 2014, Searle Conference Center, Duke University


8:30-9:00: Breakfast and Registration


9:00-9:15: Welcome and Introduction

Edward D. Levin, Ph.D. and Susan K. Murphy, Ph.D., Duke University


9:15-10:00: The vulnerable developing human brain is impacted by toxic environmental exposures 

Phillip Landrigan, M.D., Ph.D., Mt. Sinai School of Medicine


10:00-10:45: Molecular epidemiology and the impacts of prenatal and early childhood exposure to environmental neurotoxicants in a New York City Cohort 

Frederica Perera, Ph.D., Columbia University


10:45-11:00: Break


11:00-11:30: The societal and economic costs of cognitive and behavioral impairments due to developmental neurotoxicity across the lifespan: The case of lead

Kim Dietrich, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati


11:30-12:00: Unpacking the ADHD phenotype: Relevance for understanding the effects of environmental exposures

Scott Kollins, Ph.D., Duke University


12:00-1:00: Lunch


1:00-1:30: Long-term cognitive impacts from early life exposure to pesticides and nicotine in rats and zebrafish

Edward D. Levin, Ph.D., Duke University 


1:30-2:00: Nicotine, tobacco and brain development, from fetus to adolescent: Finding the smoking gun

Theodore A. Slotkin, Ph.D., Duke University


2:00-2:30: Cognitive and behavioral effects of developmental exposure to manganese and stress in rats

Charles Vorhees, Ph.D., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital


2:30-3:00: Discussion


Further Information contact: Edward D. Levin (edlevin@duke.edu; 919-681-6273)

Eve Marion (eve.marion@duke.edu; 919-613-8078)

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