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Urban Environmental Impacts Across Kingdoms

This event is the third webinar in the Converge to Transform series.

Converge to Transform is a webinar series to engage the CUNY community and key stakeholders in the vital task of shaping the future of our interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and convergence research programs for the public good. Events in the series will include keynote presentations, online talks and virtual Twitter poster sessions.

In this webinar, we will examine the impact of natural, built and social environments on the health of species — from microbial to human — and how interdisciplinary and convergent science can be designed to positively address these conditions.


2:00 pm Introduction & Welcome Remarks
Annette “Nina” Gray, Ph.D., Executive Director, ASRC and Associate Dean for the Sciences, The Graduate Center
Patrizia Casaccia, M.D., Ph.D., Director, ASRC Neuroscience Initiative and Einstein Professor of Biology, The Graduate Center, CUNY
2:05 pm Keynote: Cities and the Health of Populations in a Post-Covid World
Sandro Galea, M.D., MPH, DrPH, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
Impact Area Talks: Urban Environmental Impacts Across Kingdoms
2:35 pm Urban Forests: Woes and Windfalls of the City Life
Andrew Reinmann, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, ASRC Environmental Sciences Initiative and Assistant Professor of Geography, Hunter College
2:50 pm An Interdisciplinary Study of the Restoration of Newtown Creek
Monica Trujillo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Queensborough Community College
3:05 pm Using Community-Engaged Research to Support Positive Youth Development
Erika Niwa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College
3:20 pm Moderated Q&A
3:30 pm Breakout Discussion Session (Optional)


Registration is required. Only registered participants will receive instructions on how to join and be eligible to participate in the virtual poster session on June 23, 2020. Instructions and event updates will be emailed to your registered email.

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Note that you do NOT need to register again if you signed-up previously for the original, in-person event. Contact asrc.event@gc.cuny.edu with questions.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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June 9, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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