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UT-Dell Medical School’s CHEER lecture series

Thursday, March 5th was the official launch of the Center for Health and Environment: Education and Research (CHEER) at UT-Dell Medical School. This was the first of a five 5-minute “rapid-fire” talks lecture series. The goal is to showcase work happening in environmental health at UT and in Austin and foster relationships amongst people interested in the environment and health.  Faculty from Pharmacy, Engineering, Dell Med, and the College of Liberal Arts gave talks that cover topics ranging from exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, housing and asthma, ...

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Press Release: Environmental Issues Impacting Public Health Being Offered at Dell Medical School at UT Austin

Environmental Issues Impacting Public Health Being Offered at Dell Medical School at UT Austin Designed and Taught by Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, New Course Addresses Climate Change and Enriches Medical Student Training Austin, Texas, March 3, 2020 Environmental Issues that Impact Public Health: What Every Physician Should Know is an enrichment elective being offered for the first time to students at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. Made possible through funding from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, and taught by ...

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LTE: Climate change fight is a wise investment

LTE in the Austin America-Statesman: Climate change fight is a wise investment By: Dr. Mary Ann Gonzales, Texas PSR president Austin's initiative to mitigate carbon emissions is a starting point in the climate conversation. The question really shouldn't be how much will it cost to plant trees, but what is the cost of doing nothing? As a physician and board president of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, I am keenly aware of the health impacts of climate change. We are seeing rising cases of asthma, heatstroke, heart disease, vector-borne illnesses and ...

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Environmental Elective at UT Dell Medical School

Friday was the introduction of the course titled “Environmental Threats to Public Health - What Every Physician Should Know”. Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility developed the course curriculum that's being offered at UT Dell Medical School for the next 10 weeks. Texas PSR is deeply grateful to the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation for funding this initiative, one that over time we expect to expand to medical schools throughout Texas.

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