A primary objective of the Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative is to orchestrate yearly Environmental Health Summits to be held in the region, bringing together environmental and public health leaders to discuss emerging issues facing environmental health and to plan a strategy for innovatively addressing these challenges. The Fall events have taken place at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park (2008-2012/2014-2016) and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (2013) and attracted approximately 125 worldwide attendees representing academia, industry, local, state and federal government and public interest groups.
The December 8-9, 2016 Community Engaged Research and Citizen Science Summit: Advancing environmental public health to meet the needs of our communities
The October 2015 Safe Water from Every Tap Summit: Where Does NC Stand 40 Years After the Safe Drinking Water Act?
The November 2014 Exposure Science Summit in 21st Century: Role of Citizens and Communities.
The October 2013 Public Health and Climate Change Summit: Focusing North Carolina Forward.
The October 2012 Shale Gas Extraction Summit examined Public Health Implications and Prevention.
The November 2011 Summit explored Incorporating Public and Environmental Health into Sustainable Solutions.
The September 2010 Summit explored America’s Healthcare Policy Through the Lens of Environmental Health.
The October 2009 Summit focused on Environmentally Responsible Development of Nanotechnology.
The inaugural November 2008 Summit probed Pharmaceuticals in Water: What We Know, Don’t Know and Should Do.