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Developmental Origins of Non-Communicable Diseases: Role of Environmental Exposures
Wednesday, April 9, 2014; HSPH FXB G11; 12:30-1:20
Jerry Heindel, PhD; Scientific Program Administrator, Population Health Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Dr. Heindel earned his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan and worked in the area of reproductive biology and toxicology while on the faculty at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Mississippi before coming to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIEHS) to head their reproductive and developmental toxicology group. Twenty years ago, he moved to the Division of Extramural Research and Training at NIEHS, where as a scientific program administrator he is responsible for designing, developing, administering, and assessing the impact of the NIEHS grants programs in endocrine disruptors, developmental basis of diseases, reproductive toxicology, and obesity/diabetes. He is also the coordinator for the virtual consortium of researchers studying the effects of BPA. Dr. Heindel has given over 80 invited lectures on these topics in the last 10 years to stimulate research in these areas.