FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Loyola University Chicago to Host Forum on the State of Lead Poisoning in Chicago and Cook County
Event to Focus on Lead Poisoning Sources, Effects on Children and Families, and Efforts to Eliminate the Issue
Representatives from the City of Chicago and Cook County public health departments, as well as national experts in lead poisoning, will gather at Loyola University Chicago to discuss working together to combat issues surrounding lead poisoning and its devastating impact on families in local communities. The day’s topics include the primary sources of lead poisoning and effects on children, current strategies in place to address the problem in Chicago and Cook County, and additional tactics that need to be implemented to eliminate lead poisoning in the most vulnerable communities.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Featured speakers include:
- Helen Binns, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
- Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH, Director, Great Lake Center for Children’s Environmental Health/Region 5 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
- David Jacobs, PhD, Chief Scientist, National Center for Healthy Housing, and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
- Katherine Kaufka Walts, JD, Director, Center for the Human Rights of Children, Loyola University Chicago
- Terry Mason, MD, Chief Operating Officer, Cook County Health and Hospital Systems
- Julie Morita, MD, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health
- Anita Weinberg, JD, Director, ChildLaw Policy Institute, Loyola University Chicago
Monday, April 4
8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Loyola University Chicago
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom
25 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611