The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

South Texas Environmental Education and Research UTRGV School of Medicine

Papers & Presentations

STEER Conference Presentation

PRESENTATIONS

Environmental health research involving South Texas children. Second Annual Children’s Health Research Summit, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSCSA, in San Antonio, Texas, January 30, 2009.

South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) Program presentation for Think Tank Conference: A research study to determine the feasibility of a centre for environmental health in the Great Lakes Basin. Sponsored by The Ontario College of Family Physicians, Toronto, Ontario, April 18, 2008.

Environmental Medicine: From Sick Buildings to the Gulf War, 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, CA, American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, CA, May 21-25, 2006.

Everyday low level exposures: How toxicant-induced loss of tolerance may be harming you and your family. Invited panelist to give presentation for the Women’s Health and the Environment Conference: New Science, New Solutions, sponsored by Teresa Heinz, The Heinz Endowments and Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania., September 25, 2008. Conference was sold out to 2,000 attendees.

Panel discussion “Innovative community-based programs: South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) Program, 5th Annual U.S.-Mexico Border Centers of Excellence Consortium Forum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 14-15, 2008.

Environmental psychiatry: from sick buildings to the Gulf War, 20th Annual U.S. Psychiatric Congress & Mental Health Congress, CME LLC, Orlando, Florida, October 11-14, 2007.

The interdisciplinary roles of IAQ investigators and abatement pros responding to health concerns. (panelist), IAQA 10th Annual Meeting, Indoor Air Quality Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 13-16, 2007.

What do we know about IAQ and health?, Air Purification Consortium – Technology, Research, Standards and Policy Seminar, The National Center for Energy Management and Building Technologies, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 29-30, 2007.

Potential environmental factors in autism, Autism Summit, San Antonio, Texas, November 10, 2007.

Adverse health effects of poor indoor air quality, EPA Asthma Summit: How the Environment Impacts Children’s Health: Asthma Triggers, Lead and Other Culprits, UTHSCSA & University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, in Laredo, Texas, April, 2006.

12/2007 STEER: An Innovative Way of Teaching Environmental Health Education to Health Professional Students, Med Ed Program, Med Ed Program - Office of the Medical Dean, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Laredo, TX (Roger Perales, Co-Presenter)

11/2007 STEER: An Innovative Way of Teaching Environmental Health Education to Health Professional Students, 10th Annual HOPE (Health Occupations Planning Exposition), Area Health Education Center of the Mid Rio Grande Border, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Laredo, TX (Roger Perales, Co-Presenter)

12/2006 "Teaching Environmental Health to Health Care Profession Students: Making the Connection Outside the Clinic.", 2006 CDC/ATSDR National Environmental Public Health Conference, NEPHA Conference, CDC/ATSDR National Environmental Public Health, Atlanta, GA (Roger Perales, Co-Presenter)

06/2006 "Teaching Environmental Health to Health Care Profession Students: Making the Connection Outside the Clinic.", 2006 National Environmental Health Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, NEHA Conference, National Environmental Health Association, San Antonio, TX (Roger Perales, Co-Presenter)

05/2006 “The HUD Asthma Study in Laredo, improving the Home Environment”, “How The Environment Impacts Children’s Health: Asthma Triggers, Lead And Other Culprits”, The University Of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio And The University Of Texas Health Center At Tyler, Harlingen, TX (Roger Perales, Co-Presenter)

05/2006 “The HUD Asthma Study in Laredo, improving the Home Environment”, “How The Environment Impacts Children’s Health: Asthma Triggers, Lead And Other Culprits”, The University Of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio And The University Of Texas Health Center At Tyler, Harlingen, TX (Roger Perales, Co-Presenter)

04/2006 Common household toxicants display., “How The Environment Impacts Children’s Health: Asthma Triggers, Lead And Other Culprits”, The University Of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio And The University Of Texas Health Center At Tyler, Laredo, UT (Roger Perales, Sole Presenter)

04/2006 “The HUD Asthma Study in Laredo, improving the Home Environment”, “How The Environment Impacts Children’s Health: Asthma Triggers, Lead And Other Culprits”, The University Of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio And The University Of Texas Health Center At Tyler, Laredo, TX (Roger Perales, Sole Presenter)

01/2006 Common household toxicants display., “Community Training on Environmental House Calls for Asthma for UISD & LISD School nurses, health, & housing professionals.”, University of Tulsa, Indoor Air Program and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Laredo, TX (Roger Perales, Sole Presenter)

06/2005 “Binational Health to Foster Development”, 63rd Annual Meeting, “Health Equity: Challenges, Solutions and International Analysis”, U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association, Laredo, TX (Roger Perales, Co-Presenter)

03/2005 “Training the Global Workforce”, Fourteenth Annual International Health Medical Education Consortium Conference, A New Model for Environmental and International Health Education for Health Professions/Students, International Health Medical Education Consortium (IHMEC now GHEC), San Francisco, CA (Roger Perales, Sole Presenter)


Papers with asterisk (*) are refereed.