University of California

2013 COEH Lela Morris COEH Symposium:

COEH: Celebrating 35 Years
Occupational and Environmental Health: Past, Present, and Future
May 10, 2013
David Brower Center, Downtown Berkeley
Symposium: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Reception: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Please join us in celebrating 35 years of COEH. This celebration will be an opportunity to join with friends and colleagues while exploring the origins of the COEH, lessons learned from our past, and exciting new initiatives in occupational and environmental health as we address the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Featured panelists will represent members of our faculty and alumni, from the three COEH campuses (UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC San Francisco), as well as honored guests from our community.


8:30 - 9:00 AM Check-In

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Opening Remarks
Welcome and premier of the new COEH Film
California Then and Now

10:00 - 10:15 AM Break

10:15 - 11:45 AM
Panel I
Learning From Our History
Lessons in training, research and addressing the needs of the California’s most vulnerable workplaces and communities

  • Robert Spear, PhD, Founding Director of COEH
  • Marc Schenker, MD, MPH, Director of UC Davis COEH
  • Julia Faucett, RN, PhD, Professor Emerita, Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing, UCSF

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch on your own

1:00 - 2:45 PM
Panel II –Staying on the Cutting Edge in a Changing World of Occupational and Environmental Health

  • Martin Mulvihill, PhD, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
  • Rachel Morello-Frosch, PhD, Professor, UC Berkeley and leading researcher in structural determinants of environmental health disparities
  • Suzanne Teran, MPH, Heat Campaign Social Marketing Coordinator, Labor Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley
  • Martyn Smith, PhD, Professor, UC Berkeley and leading researcher in the emerging field of “exposomics”

2:45 - 3:00 PM Break

3:00 - 5:15 PM
Panel III – Gazing into the Crystal Ball: What does the future hold and how do we respond?

Guest Speaker: Dr Richard Jackson, Professor and Department Chair, Director of the Center for Occupational & Environmental Health (COEH), UCLA

Respondent panel:

  • Kirk Smith, MPH, PhD, UC Berkeley Professor of Global Environmental Health
  • Christine Baker, MA, Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations (invited)
  • Gina Solomon, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Secretary for Science and Health at the California Environmental Protection Agency
  • Charlotte Brody, RN, Vice President for Health Initiatives, BlueGreen Alliance
  • Judi Freyman, JD, California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board member

5:30 - 7:00 PM Reception

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

The David Browner Center is one of the most advanced green buildings in the Bay Area. The center is centrally located in Downtown Berkeley and is just one block east of the Downtown Berkeley BART station.

Garage parking is available on an hourly and daily basis at the Oxford Garage: 2161 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94707 (enter on 2161 Kittredge Street between Shattuck and Oxford) and at the Allston Way Garage: 2061 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94707 (between Shattuck and Milvia Street).

Street parking is also available on all streets surrounding the David Brower Center.  Streets are metered until  6:00 PM daily.

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Friday, May 10, 2013, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM


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The 2013 Lela Morris COEH Symposium Poster (pdf)

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Gayle Cepparo

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
50 University Hall #7360
Berkeley, CA 94720