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January 21, 2021

Registration Opens for NNI Webinar on “What We Know about NanoEHS: How It All Began”

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

Registration is now open for the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative’s (NNI) February 9, 2021, webinar, “What We Know about NanoEHS:  How It All Began.”  NNI states that its 2021 NanoEHS webinar series will focus on sharing what it now knows about the environmental, health, and safety aspects of engineered nanomaterials (nanoEHS).  According to NNI, throughout the series, “experts will share the big take-home EHS messages with the broader nanotechnology community and highlight the NNI’s role in answering those questions.”  The February 9, 2021, webinar will “bring[] together several of the pioneering scientists who were pivotal in the emerging field of nanoEHS to share their perspectives on how it all began and to discuss the robust community that has been developed and supports current and future activities in this important area.”  John Howard, M.D., M.P.H., J.D., L.L.M., M.B.A., Director, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), will moderate.  Speakers will include:

  • Vicki L. Colvin, Ph.D., Vernon K. Krieble Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Engineering, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Brown University;
  • Andrew Maynard, Ph.D., B.Sc., Associate Dean of Curricula and Student Success, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University;
  • Güenter Oberdöerster, D.V.M., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester; and
  • Dave Rejeski, Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute (ELI).