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Climate Change: Impacts on Public Health

December 3, 2013
Tampa, Florida

Marybeth Dunn: 813-444-2750

Dinner Lecture & Award Presentation

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: University Club of Tampa
Tickets: $40 per person; includes dinner, dessert & coffee. Cash bar.
Register Here or call Marybeth Dunn at 813-444-2750

Open to the public, this dinner program highlights the relationship between climate change and health, and provides ideas for mitigation.

USF College of Public Health Dean’s Lecture

The Health Consequences of a Changing Climate: New findings from the US National Climate Assessment

Dr. George Luber is an epidemiologist and the Associate Director for Climate Change in the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects at the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Meredith Jagger is an environmental epidemiologist focusing on climate-sensitive diseases and health adaptation planning. She is currently the manager of the Florida Department of Health’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Program. Ms. Jagger will discuss how Florida is implementing the BRACE framework to reduce the health consequences of climate change and variability by developing public health adaptations.

Presentation of the 5TH ANNUAL T. TERRELL SESSUMS AWARD for Environmental Stewardship awarded to PETER A. CLARK, Founder and President, Tampa Bay Watch

Tampa Bay Watch, a non-profit environmental stewardship program, was established in 1993 to restore and protect the Tampa Bay estuary using community volunteers.

Under Mr. Clark’s watch, the organization has coordinated more than 100,000 volunteers, installed more than two miles of oyster shell reef communities, planted more than 1,000,000 salt marsh grasses to restore 200 acres of coastal tidal ponds in Tampa Bay. In 2005, Tampa Bay Watch completed construction of the $4 million marine and education center in Tierra Verde, Florida.

Until 1993, Mr. Clark served as Director of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’s Agency on Bay Management, an alliance of agencies charged with protecting the Bay. It was Mr. Clark who initiated the nomination of Tampa Bay into the EPA’s National Estuary Program.

Mr. Clark received the 1994 Outstanding Environmentalist of the Year award from the Florida Marine Research Institute. He was the recipient of the NOAA Fisheries/American Fisheries Society Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award in 2005, and the 13 Magnetic Men of 2013 Award from PARC.

Mr. Clark has a BS in Marine Biology and over 50 professional publications on natural resource restoration, water quality and environmental planning. He also holds a US Coast Guard Captains License.

In honor of T. Terrell Sessums, Esq., for years of dedicated public service, strong environmental stewardship, and leadership that has made Tampa Bay and all of Florida a better place in which to live for all.

Co-Sponsors: PSR/Florida is a non profit organization whose vision is a healthy, just and peaceful world for present and future generations. USF Health is committed to improve the full spectrum of health, from the environment, to the community, to the individual.

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