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Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch Distinguished Lecture Series

Each year the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) Distinguished Lecturer Series brings prominent scientists to DCEG to discuss research on occupational and environmental causes of cancer. The objectives of the series are to expand and intensify contacts between DCEG investigators and outside experts, provide an opportunity for junior staff to meet with distinguished scientists, and highlight research opportunities in occupational and environmental cancer. Speakers give a DCEG-wide seminar and participate in discussions of scientific issues in smaller more informal discussions.

2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004


2013 Lectures

PFOA Is in All of Us – Does it Cause Cancer?
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: EPN Conference Room C-F
Lecturer: Kyle Steenland, Ph.D.
Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University


2011 Lectures

From Power Lines to Cell Phones: 25 Years of Epidemiologic Evidence on Non-Ionizing Radiation and Cancer
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: EPN Conference Room G
Lecturer: David A. Savitz, Ph.D.
Departments of Epidemiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown University


2010 Lectures

Somatic Tissue Analysis in the Molecular Epidemiology of Lung Cancer
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: EPN Conference Room G
Lecturer: David Christiani, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics
Department of Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology
Harvard University


2008 Lectures

Using Environmental Measurements and Biomarkers to Investigate Metabolism of Benzene
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2008
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: EPN Conference Room G
Lecturer: Stephen M. Rappaport, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley


2007 Lectures

Methodological Issues in Cancer Epidemiology: Ecosystems, Populations, Cells, and Molecules
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2007
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: EPN Conference Room G
Lecturer: Professor Neil Pearce
Director, Centre for Public Health Research
Massey University Wellington Campus
Wellington, New Zealand


2006 Lectures

Application of Omic Technologies in Molecular Cancer Epidemiology
Date: November 9, 2006
Lecturer: Martyn T. Smith, PhD
Professor of Toxicology
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health
University of California
Berkeley, California
The Sister Study: Environmental and Genetic Risk factors for Breast Cancer in a Risk-Enhanced Cohort
Date: March 9, 2006
Lecturer: Dale P. Sandler, PhD
Chief, Epidemiology Branch
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


2005 Lectures

The Integration of Mechanistic Data into the Evaluation of Environmental Carcinogens
Date: November 3, 2005
Lecturer: Paolo Vineis, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College, London, UK


2004 Lectures

Modern-Day Exposure and Susceptibility to Aromatic Amine Carcinogens
Date: October 7, 2004
Lecturer: Fred F. Kadlubar, PhD
Division of Molecular Epidemiology
National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, Arkansas
The Case-Control Study, Causal Inference, and the Assessment of Validity
Date: June 3, 2004
Lecturer: Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
University of California, Davis, Davis, California
Investigating Straightforward and Not So Straightforward Etiologic Hypotheses in Occupational Cancer Epidemiology Studies
Date: March 25, 2004
Lecturer: Harvey Checkoway, PhD
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington