The Impact of Lead Exposure on our Students: What Can Schools do to Mitigate the Problem

Date: 
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:45am
Location: 
Dodds/Robertson Hall
Supporting Material: 
Time Agenda Items
8:45am - 9:15am

BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION

9:15am - 9:30am

GREETINGS

9:30am - 10:15am

KEYNOTE

 Ralph Spezio, Ed.D., Executive Principal, (Ret.), Rochester City School District

Keynote 

10:15am - 11:45am

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF LEAD EXPOSURE TO STUDENTS’ BRAIN AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE?

  • Speaker(s):
    Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Director of the Center for Health and Well-Being
    Ted Lidsky, Neuropsychologist
    Jay Schneider, Professor, Departments of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology and Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University

Presentation

11:45am - 12:00pm

BREAK

12:00pm - 1:00pm

WHAT SCHOOLS AND PARENTS CAN DO TO MITIGATE THE IMPACT OF LEAD EXPOSURE

  • Speaker(s):
    Mary Jean Brown, Sc.D RN, Harvard School of Public Health , Former Chief, Lead Division, CDC
    Vicki Sudhalter, Ph.D, Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, Staten Island, NY

Presentation

1:00pm - 2:00pm

LUNCH

2:00pm - 2:30pm

ON THE GROUND FROM FLINT, MI – HOW ARE EDUCATORS RESPONDING TO THE LEAD-EXPOSURE EPIDEMIC

Mona Hanna-Attisha,  MD MPH FAAP, Director, Pediatric Public Health   Initiative, Hurley Children’s Hospital at Hurley Medical Center, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development

Presentation

2:30pm - 4:00pm

LEAD-RELATED EDUCATION LAW AND POLICY

  • Speaker(s):
    Peter Chen, Staff Attorney, Advocates for Children of New Jersey
    Jennifer Rosen Valverde, Clinical Professor of Law; Legal Director, H.E.A.L. Collaborative
    David G. Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center

Presentation

4:00pm - 4:30am

CLOSE

Elyse Pivnick, MCP, Director of Environmental Health, Isles, Inc.