Interview with Center member Dr. Ruth Etzel, co-editor of a new book, "Textbook of Children's Environmental Health," which summarizes the current state of knowledge about environmental contamination risks to children. Liam O'Fallon, NIEHS Program Analyst, welcomed over 300 metro-Milwaukee high school science students to UWM for the 2014 WinSTEP Student Research Conference. Dr. Rebecca Klaper, Shaw Associate Professor in the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, discusses the issues of pharmaceuticals in the environment. Using zebrafish exposed only as embryos to bisphenol A (BPA) at environmental concentrations, Dr Daniel Weber examined the ability of adult fish to learn. He found that the more difficult the task, the greater the difficulty exposed fish have in learning.

Making a Difference

The Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center supports collaborative research among basic, clinical and public health investigators in order to understand the development of reproductive and childhood diseases in relation to known or suspected environmental determinants.

Investigators convert scientific understanding into effective strategies to prevent environmentally-dependent childhood disease. Additionally, the Center’s community outreach arm aims to educate local and regional communities about the burden of environmentally-related reproductive and childhood diseases and effective ways to reduce them.


The Center's SEPA Program hosts 5th Annual Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Implementation Workshop for High School Science Teachers

Both new and returning metro-Milwaukee science teachers will attend a 4.5 day SEPA hands-on summer workshop beginning on August 18 to learn about a number of modules that will be incorporated into their classroom instruction during the following school year. Topics will include modules on zebrafish, earthworms, and fathead minnows. There will also be sessions on environmental health concepts, using technology, and teaching students how to write and review scientific papers and create research posters.
Read more about the SEPA program here >>

2014 UWM Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year


Dr. Henry Tomasiewicz, researcher at the Children's Environmental Health Sciences Core Center, won the second annual UWM Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year Award at the UWM System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity on April 11, 2014. With this award, Dr. Tomasiewicz won $500 in supply funds for his lab.