Today is Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

Department of Environmental Health

Risk Science Center (RSC)

Seminar Series

Risk Science Center’s Monthly Risk Assessment Lecture Series

Time: TBD
Location: TBD

For further information, contact: Patricia Nance, 513-558-1054

Special Edition: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 2:00PM EST

David BasketterAdvancing the Science Webinar Series:  The Role of Toxicology in Asthma Hazard Assessment 
Dr. David Basketter is a Eurotox Registered Toxicologist and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Biology, the Royal College of Pathology, the British Toxicology Society, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the Academy of Toxicological Sciences.  He previously worked at the Unilever Safety Laboratory on allergy and irritation and is the past President of the European Society of Contact Dermatitis.  He is the chair of committees on irritation and allergy topics, including European trade associations for cosmetics and cleaning products, at the European Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM) Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) and at the Japanese Centre for Validation of Alternative Methods.  He is the co-developer of the local lymph node assay (LLNA). Current research interests include development of non-animal methods for the identification and assessment of irritants and allergens.

For more information on the "Advancing the Science Webinar Series", click here. Webinar series sponsored by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), in collaboration with the Risk Science Center (RSC), University of Cincinnati & endorsed by the Society if Toxicology (SOT) and the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Jonathan A. BernsteinAdvancing the Science Webinar Series: Current Clinical Perspectives in Evaluating Chemical Induced Asthma, or “What Caused My Asthma?”
Dr. Jonathan A. Bernstein is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Director of Clinical Research for the Division of Immunology. His current research involves the health effects of UV irradiation units as an environmental intervention installed in the homes of asthmatic children,  biomarkers for Trimellitic anhydride sensitization in the workplace, allergenicity of cyanobacteria, phenotyping chronic rhinitis subtypes specifically non-allergic rhinitis, seminal plasma hypersensitivity and angioedema/chronic urticaria.  Dr. Bernstein is the Director of Clinical Research at the University of Cincinnati/VAH Clinical Research Unit and is a DIA certified investigator.  Dr. Bernstein has been voted “Best Doctor” in Cincinnati from 1999 to 2015 and ranked by US New and World Report as being in the top 1% of doctors in his specialty. 

For more information on the "Advancing the Science Webinar Series" or to view the presentation, click here. Webinar series sponsored by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), in collaboration with the Risk Science Center (RSC), University of Cincinnati & endorsed by the Society if Toxicology (SOT) and the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Friday, February 19, 2016

ParkRobert M. Park is an epidemiologist in the Risk Evaluation Branch of NIOSH, located in Cincinnati.  Prior to NIOSH, Mr. Park spent 16 years investigating illness and injury for the United Auto Workers union in the auto industry. The exposures of concern related to metalworking fluids, welding emissions, painting, forging, electronics, as well as ergonomic stressors.  At NIOSH, Park has participated in risk assessments for silica, hexavalent chromium, cadmium, manganese, the flavoring additive diacetyl and toluene diisocyanate (TDI).  His areas of special interest include retrospective exposure assessment and statistical modeling that accounts for worker selection effects.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

TOXCAST/TOX21 Data and “Big Data”: What the heck is this stuff and what is it good for? An Unbiased Evaluation John Reichard, PhD, DABT Dr. Reichard has doctoral degrees in Molecular Toxicology from the University of Colorado, and Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Reichard is contributing his expertise in genomic research to support RSC's effort to facilitate the application of next generation toxicology methods and approaches in risk assessment.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Hazard & Dose Response Assessment: Roadmaps & Methods for Using 21st Century Data
Michael Dourson, PhD, DABT
Dr. Dourson is the Director of the Risk Science Center (RSC) and faculty in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati. 

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Using Causal Analysis for Evaluating Environmental and Health Issues
Charles Menzie, PhD
Global Executive Director for the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and a principal with Exponent Inc. 

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