COPH Dean's Lecture & Annual Sessums Award

Date: Tuesday 12/3/2013
4 Year(s) 2 Week(s) 1 Day(s) ago
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Organizer: Peggy Smith ( )

DECEMBER 3 , 2 0 1 3
5:30PM - 9:00PM

CLIMATE CHANGEImpacts on Public Health
USF College of Public Health Dean's Lecture
"The Health Consequences of Changing Climate:  New Findings from the US National Climate Assessment"
George Luber, PhD, Associate Director for Climate Change, CDC
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, MS, Program Manager, FLDOH Division of Disease Control and Health Protection
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.  The Health Consequences of a Changing Climate:  New findings from the US National Climate Assessment
Presentation of the 5th Annual T. Terrell Sessums Award for Environmental Stewardship
awarded to 
Peter A. Clark, Founder and President of 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.
Marybeth Dunn: 813-444-2750

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.
Location: University Club of Tampa
Address: 201 N Franklin St #3800
Tampa, FL 33602
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