11th Wege Lecture - Fostering Environments to Sustain Our Children's Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Speaker: Marie Lynn Miranda, Monday, March 26, 2012, 5 p.m., Rackham Auditorium
Lecture is followed by question-and-answer session. Public reception follows in the Rackham atrium.

Marie Lynn Miranda, dean and professor at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, delivers the 11th Annual Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability. Her address is titled "Fostering Environments to Sustain our Children's Health." Miranda became SNRE dean Jan. 1. She also holds an appointment as professor in the Department of Pediatrics, which is part of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

Lecture abstract: Although it is widely agreed that child health and well-being are determined by multiple forces, surprisingly little is known about the interactions of those forces. For example, elevated environmental exposures often occur in communities facing multiple social stressors like deteriorating housing, inadequate access to health care, poor schools, high unemployment, high crime, and high poverty, all of which may compound the effects of environmental exposures. This phenomenon is especially severe for low income and minority children. Her talk will focus on how advanced information technologies can be used to determine the impact of combined social and environmental stressors on children, and how these same technologies can and are being used as the basis for deploying interventions that effectively create more protective environments for children.

More information, including location, at http://www.snre.umich.edu/assets/speakers/miranda.html