Education and Training

People at event listening

Our faculty is available to present Grand Rounds, residency lectures, and presentations to other healthcare professionals and community groups on pediatric environmental health. Topics include:

  • How to Take an Environmental Exposure History
  • Overview of Children's Environmental Health
  • The Toxic Effects of Exposure to Mercury and Lead
  • Environmental Triggers of Asthma
  • Health Effects of Endocrine Disruptors
  • Indoor Air Quality

Those who are interested in scheduling a presentation on a specific children's environmental health issue for your group are invited to call us at 866-967-7337 or email us at ChildrensEnviro@UIC.edu .

Susan Buchanan (Second from left) presenting in Michigan at the Lead in Water Teach-in

Dr. Buchanan, Director of the Great Lakes Center for Reproductive and Children’s Environmental Health, recently presented, "The Developing Brain at Risk: Exposure to Environmental Pollutants in Childhood" at the 54th Annual Riley Pediatric Conference in Indianapolis. Read Dr. Buchanan's presentation and learn more about how environmental exposures can harm neurodevelopment and how to decrease exposure.

The Center is involved in ongoing development of web-based courses pertaining to children's and pregnant women’s environmental exposures and health issues for health care providers.

Healthy Fish Consumption: The Healthy Fish Choices online CME curriculum gives medical providers the information they need to confidently advise their patients on the risks and benefits of fish consumption. Practitioners can obtain up to 12 CME credits at a nominal cost. Go to www.healthyfishchoices.org to learn more or to register.