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« Tuesday April 04, 2006 »
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Within the context of a City Club of Cleveland event celebrating National Public Health Week, a short course in Lead Poisoning is designed for primary care providers, physicians and nurses, to update the current practices of prevention, screening, and treatment along with a demographic description of the Greater Cleveland lead problem.

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm
Tuesday, April 04, 2006 12:00 PM
Low-Level Lead Toxicity: The Ongoing Search for a Threshold
Bruce P. Lanphear, MD, MPH
Sloan Prof. of Children's Environmental Health & Dir., Cincinnati Children's Environmental Health Ct

Lead poisoning is still one of the most serious public health concerns facing children in Cuyahoga County. Rates of childhood lead poisoning are well above 20% in many Cleveland neighborhoods and East Cleveland. Cleveland’s rate is in the top five nationally, with the current U.S. overall rate at under 2%.

Dr. Bruce Lanphear, The Sloan Professor of Children's Environmental Health and the Director of the Cincinnati Children's Environmental Health Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati, will review new data on the adverse health effects of childhood lead exposure, review the major sources of childhood lead exposure and discuss the regulations and tools necessary to shift our focus toward primary prevention.
Start: 4:30 pm

“Groundhog Day” screenwriter Danny Rubin will speak on April 4 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Baker-Nord Center, Clark Hall room 206. He will discuss screenwriting, Hollywood, and the creative process, and will take audience questions.