Scholars from Icahn Mount Sinai, Emory University, and the University of Washington meet in Durham
The first ever in-person meeting of the Pediatric and Reproductive Environmental Health Scholars (PREHS) program was held in Durham, North Carolina in October 2023.
PREHS programs were launched in 2021 and established by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in partnership with the Pediatric and Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) at three institutions: the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Emory University, and the University of Washington. These programs provide research training and activities that weave together clinical practice in children’s environmental health, research opportunities, community-level engagement, and teaching.
Clinician-scientists are a critical bridge for translating basic and clinical research into new paradigms of clinical care. The program provides training for pediatric healthcare professionals, obstetricians and gynecologists, and other public health/healthcare professionals to address environmental health issues in their clinical practices and in their communities.
Representing Icahn Mount Sinai at the meeting were Rosalind Wright, MD, MPH; Maida Galvez, MD, MPH; Robert Wright, MD, MPH; Aderonke Akinkugbe, BDS, MPH, PhD, Dinesh Barupal, PhD, and Nicole Ramsey, MD, PhD. Dr. Rosalind Wright serves as Program Director and Dr. Maida Galvez serves as Deputy Director.