Eagleton Institute of Politics 


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 
675 Hoes Lane West
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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Open to current Rutgers students, faculty, and staff only.

Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop

Communicating Risk Regarding Science and Health:
Lead Toxicity and Public Policy

Featured Speakers:

  • Daniel J. Van Abs, Department of Human Ecology
    Discussion of NJ Clean Water Council
  • Brian Buckley, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
    Discussion of testing of water for lead in NJ
  • Deborah Spitalnik, Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
    Discussion of the effect of lead poisoning (paint and water) on children’s development
  • William K. Hallman, Department of Human Ecology
    Discussion of risk perception and how different audiences need to be addressed.
  • Itzhak Yanovitzky, School of Information and Communication
    Discussion of how scientists and experts are perceived by the public and policy makers; audience analysis and how to get access to the right people to send your message
Followed by an interactive case study activity to practice communication skills

The Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop is offered in collaboration with the following partners (list in formation): The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences; Departments of Neuroscience & Cell Biology and Pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Division of Life Sciences; Graduate School-New Brunswick; Office of the Executive Dean, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; The Rutgers University iJOBS program, which is funded by a Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training grant from the NIH.