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Webinar: Health and Hydraulic Fracturing

May 7, 2014

Physicians for Social Responsibility is pleased to invite you to our three-part webinar series on Health and Hydraulic Fracturing. The webinars, each featuring an outstanding expert in the field, will provide sound scientific knowledge for health professionals and others concerned about the potential harms to health and the environment from unconventional gas and oil extraction.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 7 for our first webinar: 

“Potential Health Impacts of Unconventional Gas Extraction”

Featuring  Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 6:00 p.m.

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Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP, is a Professor in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

As a clinician, a researcher and an advocate, Dr. Paulson works to enhance children's health, and particularly to identify and mitigate the impact of environmental hazards on pediatric populations. He is director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and Environment, a federally-funded environmental health specialty unit affiliated with the Department of Environment and Occupational Health that provides education and outreach to health professionals, parents and the community.

Dr. Paulson is the chairperson of the executive committee of the Council on Environmental Health American Academy of Pediatrics, serves for the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee for EPA and on the technical advisory board for the Blacksmith Institute. Dr. Paulson has served as a special assistant to the director of CDC's National Center on Environmental Health, again focusing on children, and in 2000 received a Soros Advocacy Fellowship for Physicians from the Open Society Institute working with the Children's Environmental Health Network.

At Children's National Medical Center, Dr. Paulson serves as the Medical Director for National and Global Affairs of the Child Health Advocacy Institute.

Dr. Paulson is an expert on the health effects of hydraulic fracturing and has presented and lectured frequently on the subject.

Save the dates for sessions 2 and 3:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:00 pm: 
"Understanding Hydraulic Fracturing," with Anthony R. Ingraffea, PhD

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 8:00 pm:
"Health Impacts Reported by Families Residing near Hydro Fracking Operations," with Poune Saberi, MD, MPH

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