2022 Spring Conference: Climate & Health
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The 17th Annual CCTS Spring Conference:
Climate and Health

April 5, 2022
Gatton Student Center 


featuring Dr. Robert D. Bullard, "Father of Environmental Justice"

Director, Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice
Distinguished Professor, Urban Planning and Environmental Policy 
Texas Southern University

Dr. Robert Bullard
Important Conference Information

Overall Agenda

8 am Check In and Registration 
8:30 am Welcome, Dr. Phil Kern
9 am
Keynote: Dr. Robert D. Bullard
Distinguished Professor, Urban Planning and Environmental Policy 
Director, Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice
Texas Southern University
10 am Climate & Health Panel Discussion:

William C. Haneberg, PhD, PG
State Geologist and Director, Kentucky Geological Survey
Research Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Lala Ma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics, University of Kentucky

Tom "FITZ" FitzGerald, JD
Attorney at Law
Adjunct Professor of Energy and Environmental Law
Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
11 am Break
11:15 am CCTS Awards & Recognition
12 pm Pick-up lunch
Book signing with Dr. Robert Bullard
High school student poster presentations
Poster hall open for browsing
12:30 pm College/Center/Group Research Day activities
2 pm Von Allmen Poster Pitch
3 pm Poster session begins
Announcement of Von Allmen Winners
5 pm Conference Ends

Research Days

The 17th Annual CCTS Spring Conference is held in conjunction with the College of Dentistry Research Day,  College of Nursing Scholarship Showcase, College of Public Health Research Day and the College of Health Sciences Research Day.

Keynote Co-Sponsors

A very special thank you to our co-sponsors presenting this year's Distinguished Keynote Speaker: Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Environment, Center for Health Equity Transformation, College of Nursing, College of Public Health, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Kentucky Geological Survey Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability & Environment, UK-CARES, UK Superfund Research Center, UNITE RPA

2022 Spring Conference Co-Chairs


Erin N. Haynes, DrPH, MS is the Kurt W. Deuschle Professor of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health and Chair of the Departments of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health. She is deputy director of the UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (CARES) and an associate director of the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). She is a community-engaged environmental health scientist with funding support from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.  



William C. Haneberg, PhD, PG, FGSA - Dr. Haneberg is the state geologist of Kentucky, director of the Kentucky Geological Survey, and a research professor in the UK Earth & Environmental Sciences Department. His expertise includes computational geology, digital terrain modeling, GIS applications, and geohazard and risk assessment. In addition to leading the Kentucky Geological Survey and pursuing an active research program, he serves on a variety of boards and committees including the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, the Kentucky Geographic Information Advisory Committee, and the Kentucky Board for Registration of Professional Geologists.