Innovative Cities Lecture – Water, Water Everywhere: Water-related Illness in Children in the US

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 345

Dr. Marc Gorelick, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will deliver a lecture titled: Water, Water Everywhere: Water-related Illness in Children in the US. The lecture will explore the health risks related to water in US communities, examine how public water infrastructure may pose public health risks, and familiarize attendees with recent epidemiologic research on water and health.

The lecture will last approximately 1 hour, with 15 minutes reserved for questions afterward.

About Dr. Gorelick:

Dr. Marc Gorelick is Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Specialty Group, Jon E. Vice Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Associate Director of Children’s Research Institute, all in Milwaukee. A practicing pediatric emergency physician, his research interests include asthma and acute gastroenteritis, and he has recently conducted several studies on the association between acute GI illnesses in children and drinking water quality/source, sewage blending/overflow practices, and climate change. He is also a member of the Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center, an NIEHS-funded center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His education includes an AB degree from Princeton University, an MD degree from Duke University, and a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lecture attendees are eligible to receive 1.0 AICP Certificate Maintenance Credit for each lecture attended. All Innovative Cities Lectures count for 1.0 AICP CM credit.

An RSVP to peter559@uwm.edu is kindly requested, but not required.

Need Parking?
Please visit http://www4.uwm.edu/parking/visitors/campus_first_timers.cfm.
Pizza lunch and refreshments are provided.

Transit Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee area is in a walkable, bike-able, urban neighborhood that is served by several transit lines, including the Milwaukee County Transit System, Badger Bus, and Wisconsin Coach Lines. Please consider utilizing public transit to get to UWM and avoid the hassle of parking.

Questions, comments?
Please contact Brian Peterson, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at peter559@uwm.edu.