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Environmental Health Researcher to Speak in Rochester About Environmental Chemicals and Epigenetics

A leading environmental health researcher from the University of Michigan will give a community presentation on how
toxic chemicals found in the environment threaten our health. The talk will
take place April 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Child Care Council Inc. in
Rochester, N.Y.

Dr. Dana Dolinoy will give a short presentation titled, “A Tale of Two
Mice or Why DNA Is Not (Necessarily) Your Destiny.” She will discuss her
research on nutrition and environmental chemicals and how many common
compounds, such as bisphenol A (BPA), may affect human bodies by altering
normal gene activity. Dr. Dolinoy is the John G. Searle Assistant Professor of
Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan’s School of Public
Health (UMSPH), and heads the university’s Environmental Epigenetics and
Nutrition Laboratory.

The event is being held through support from the University of
Rochester Medical Center’s Environmental Health Sciences Center.

“Child Care Council is pleased to partner with the Environmental
Health Sciences Center to bring this important community discussion to
Rochester,” said Child Care Council CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle. “The Council is
dedicated to helping educate child care providers about ways to make their
settings even healthier and safer for kids, and this event will provide them
with valuable environmental health information.”

The public is invited to participate in this discussion, which will
take place at Child Care Council in the Drake-Lok Lifelong Learning Center, 595
Blossom Road in Rochester, N.Y. Free parking is available across the street.
Registration is requested by contacting Kate McArdle at Child Care Council, 585.654.4752
or [email protected].

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