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Planetary Health: Protecting Our World to Protect Ourselves, with Howard Frumkin

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Location:  Great Hall,, Memorial Union
With Howard Frumkin, M.D., DrPH, Professor and former Dean of School of Public Health at the University of Washington; Former Director of the CDC National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Register. The field of Planetary Health has emerged in recent years, based on the notion that transgressing planetary limits is incompatible with continued human thriving. Professor Frumkin will keynote the evening and trace the evolution of field, explore how a variety of planetary changes may threaten human health, and outline strategies that blend environmental stewardship with public health, on a global scale. Panelists representing UW-Madison’s sciences will respond to the talk.

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