Patterns of Native Health and Wellbeing: An Intercultural Workshop Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
FIHRI Executive Director, Renee Dufault, was invited by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian to participate in a 3-day meeting from April 9-11, 2014 to discuss the foundational health issues associated with food. On Friday, April 11, Professor Dufault gave a public keynote address on the topic of Food and Medicine. This presentataion may be uploaded from utube ->
15th Annual Tar Creek Superfund Conference - Miami, Oklahoma
September 2013, Professor Dufault was honored to travel to Oklahoma to deliver a presentation at the 15th annual Tar Creek Superfund conference. At one time the children living in the community had the highest blood levels in the United States due to lead exposure from the mining activities which produced lead for bullets during World War II. Ten tribes live in the county in which the Tar Creek Superfund site is located and have been adversely impacted by this devastating site which still requires a great deal of clean up. The courage of the people living there is awe inspiring as they continue to fight for environmental justice and health.
Tar Creek Community Fights for Environmental Justice and Health
Clinical Epigenetics Society (CLEPSO) Meeting 2013 - Solingen, Germany
In March, Professor Dufault traveled to Germany to give a keynote lecture at the Clinical Epigenetics Society Meeting. The title of the lecture was "Toxic Food + Environment = Macroepigenetic Factors --> Autism Epidemic in the U.S." To learn more about this conference and CLEPSO, visit this website at the following link http://www.clinical-epigenetics-society.org/meeting-2013
Click on the pdf file to the right to see the presentation.
Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of America Conference - 2013 On February 13, 2013, Professor Dufault gave a presentation at the LDA conference in San Antonio TX. The presentation was part of a forum titled, "Brain Food: How Nutrition, Chemical Exposures and Genetics Interact, and Steps Schools Can Take to Protect and Nuture Children's Development."
To see the presentation, download the pdf file provided below.
Autism Revolution: Thinking about Environment and Food
The Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy invited Prof. Dufault to participate in a webinar with Dr. Martha Herbert, MD, a pediatric neurologist and professor at Harvard University. The topic of the webinar was on autism and the need to create a healthier food system. The webinar took place on June 11, 2012 and was widely attended by physicians and healthcare providers across the country. To view and hear the webinar visit this link at u-tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgAsDXgo5ao
On February 9, 2010, Prof. Dufault gave a lecture on the topic of mercury exposures, nutritional deficiencies and metabolic disruptions for the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) as part of their Environmental Health Initiative webinar series. To access the power point for this lecture, click on the pdf file below.
FIHRI researchers published a poster during the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Conference that took place in Washington, D.C. March 6-10, 2011. The abstract was titled Implications of Organophosphate Exposure from Grain Consumption. Click on the pdf file below to download your own copy of the poster!
After FIHRI published a poster at the Society of Toxicology conference in 2011 on the implications of organophosphate pestide residue in food grain, the Government Accountability Project hosted an event at their office in Washington DC where Ms. Dufault spoke on the topic of pesticides commonly found in food and their impact on human brain function. To see the announcement for this event, please visit this link http://foodwhistleblower.org/blog/22/190
FIHRI Director, Renee Dufault, was invited to give a presentation to graduate students at the nutrition department at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Prof. Dufault gave the presentation in March 2012 on the topic of macroepigenetics and covered the gene-environment interactions that occur as a result of consumption of toxic food and food ingredients. When asked how the students' reacted to the presentation, Dr. Schnoll responded, "the students were blown away by the material and were very engaged throughout the presentation. I would absolutely love for Renee to present to my students again."
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