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Presented By: Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease Center

From PBB to PFAS: Research and Action to Address Michigan’s Large Scale Chemical Contaminations

Symposium to Facilitate Community-Researcher Collaborations featuring Linda Birnbaum (former NIEHS Director)

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The PBB to PFAS Symposium will provide a unique venue for fostering collaboration between researchers and community members with:

• Keynote address by Dr. Linda Birnbaum (Director NIEHS, retired);

• Presentations by community residents and academic researchers working on PBB and PFAS health impacts;

• Breakout groups focused on strategies for building effective community-academic collaborations;

• Organized by UM's Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD), Central Michigan University's Dept of History, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Emory University’s HERCULES Exposome Research Center;

• ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS: Michele Marcus, PhD, Emory University’s Michigan PBB Registry; Jane Keon, Pine River Superfund Citizen Task Force; Francis Spaniola, former Michigan State Representative; Tony Spaniola, JD, creator Michigan Cancer Registry; Courtney Carignan, PhD, Michigan State University; Monica Lewis-Patrick, President & CEO, River Network and We The People of Detroit

• COMMUNITY PANELISTS: Sandy Wynn-Stelt, Rockford; Theresa Landrum, Detroit; Lawrence Reynolds, Flint; Donele Wilkins, Detroit; Tim Neyer, Mt. Pleasant


• Keynote address by Dr. Birnbaum will be livestreamed.

• Registration (free) is required.

• Register for the IN-PERSON Event in Ann Arbor:
• Register for the Keynote LIVESTREAM:
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