Registration has opened for an August 20, 2018, webinar on “NanoEHS and Nanomedicine: Similarities and Synergisms.” The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) notes that there are many synergies between nanomedicine research, which addresses (among other topics) issues of efficacy and safety, and studies on the environmental, health, and safety effects of nanomaterials (nanoEHS), which include the exploration of potential toxicity and exposures. Research in these complementary fields continues to grow, and this webinar will explore ways that these disciplines can support and augment each other. Panelists will provide a comparative overview of these two disciplines and discuss how each field’s tools and approaches have developed and how they can inform each other. The panel will offer perspectives on the opportunities for practitioners and researchers in both areas to tackle common challenges. Dr. Mark Hoover, Senior Research Scientist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and Dr. Christina Liu, Program Director, Nanodelivery Systems and Devices Branch, Cancer Imaging Program, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, will moderate the panel, which will include:
- Hamid Ghandehari, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Utah;
- Christine Payne, Associate Professor, Duke University; and
- Monika Mortimer, Project Scientist, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Webinar viewers will be able to submit questions for the panelists to answer during the question and answer period. Submitted questions will be considered in the order received and may be posted on the NNI website.