Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazards Events
The Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazard at NYU Langone hosts events for students, faculty, researchers, and community members who are interested in environmental health topics. These include our seminar series and our community events. We invite you to join us.
Environment and the Brain Symposium
We hosted our first Environment and the Brain Symposium on May 17 and 18, 2019, which brought together researchers across disciplines to foster new thinking about how environmental factors influence brain development across the lifespan.
The two-day event featured distinguished plenary speakers, presentations, research posters, and a community session. Beyond describing research findings on toxicity and brain development, presenters discussed their thoughts on how to turn their findings into actionable strategies for improving health outcomes.
The second day of the symposium was devoted to hosting a regional meeting of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program, a large-scale National Institutes of Health–funded research project that studies the effects of environmental exposures in children over time. Representatives from various ECHO research sites, including our own center, gave lectures and brainstormed ways to engage the community in environmental health research during a panel discussion with local policymakers and community leaders.