2013 Schedule

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 121 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

Nature Research Center Environmental Conference Center (4th Floor)

PARKING OPTIONS (Visitor Lot 3 or Short Term Street Parking)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


8:00-8:30: Registration (Lobby)

8:30-8:45: Opening Comments/Summit Introduction
William Ross, Co-Chair, The Collaborative; Visiting Professor, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment

8:45-10:45: Plenary Presentations
Health Impacts of Climate Change in the United States: An Update
John Balbus, Senior Advisor for Public Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

National Perspective on Climate Change
Tim Watkins, Deputy National Program Director for Air, Climate, and Energy Research in Office of Research & Development, US Environmental Protection Agency

Climate Change in North Carolina
Ken Kunkel, NC State University and National Climatic Data Center, NOAA Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites

Climate Ready North Carolina Program
Lauren Thie, Epidemiologist, North Carolina Division of Public Health

Reframing Climate Change and Public Health: Why Science Needs Social Science to Communicate About Climate Change and Human Health
Eric Lindland, Senior Researcher, FrameWorks Institute

Harmonizing Environmental and Health Data in North Carolina
Kim Lyerly, George Barth Geller Professor in Cancer Research, Professor of Surgery, Duke University

10:45-11:00: Work Group Session Overview
Coleen Northeim, Director, RTI International

11:00-11:15: Break

11:15-12:30: Working group sessions (attendees will be assigned to specific groups)

GROUP 1: Coastal
Facilitator: Coleen Northeim, RTI International
Chair: Lauren Thie, NC Division of Public Health
Michelle Covi, NC Coastal Atlas Outreach Coordinator, East Carolina University
Chip Hughes, Program Director Worker Education and Training Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Brian Roth, Mayor, Town of Plymouth, NC
Jessica Whitehead, Coastal Communities Hazards Adaptation Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant, NC State University

GROUP 2: Urban
Facilitator: Nancy Sharpless, Natural Resources Leadership Institute, NC State University
Chair: David Brown, Administrator, The Collaborative
June Blotnick, Executive Director, Clean Air Carolina
Tobin Freid, Sustainability Manager, City of Durham and Durham County
Jason West, Assistant Professor, Departmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina

GROUP 3: Rural
Facilitator: Marion Deerhake, RTI International
Chair: Pam Schwingl, Social and Scientific Systems
Chris Emrich, Research Assistant Professor, Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute, Department of Geography, University of South Carolina
Julia Gohlke, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Laura Lengnick, Director, Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Studies, Warren Wilson College

12:30-1:15: Lunch

1:15-3:15: Working group sessions

3:15-3:30: Break

3:30-4:30: Progress reports by working groups and General Discussion

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

8:00-8:30: Continental Breakfast and Gathering

8:30-8:35: Welcome
Leah Devlin, Co-Chair, The Collaborative; Professor of the Practice, UNC-Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health

8:35-9:00 Opening Comments
Carol L. Folt, Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

9:00-9:20: NIH-Supported Research on Climate Change and Human Health
Caroline Dilworth, Health Scientist Administrator, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Extramural Research and Training

9:30-11:00: Working Group Sessions

11:00-11:15: Break

11:15-12:15: Second Interim Subgroup Reports/Opportunity for Coordination

12:15-1:00: Lunch

1:00-3:00: Working Group Sessions

3:00-3:15: Break

3:15-4:15: Final Interim Subgroup Reports/Opportunity for Coordination

4:15-4:30: Closing Remarks/Adjournment
John Balbus, Senior Advisor for Public Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Summit Supporters

Environmental Protection Agency

RTI International

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University

North Carolina State University

Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

North Carolina Division of Public Health

MDB, Inc.

Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.

North Carolina Biotechnology Center

The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences

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