Upcoming Webinar: Heat Stress and Biomarkers of Renal Disease

Rising global temperatures have resulted in increases in health hazards for populations who work in hot environments, such as agricultural farmworkers. Chronic Kidney Disease is an epidemic in the Mesoamerican region and is thought to be related to excessive heat exposure, high work intensity, and recurrent dehydration. Dr. Linda McCauley, principal investigator with the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, is leading a research project that will provide important information on the existence of kidney injury biomarkers to aid in the prevention of kidney injury in the U.S. farmworker population.

On February 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., we invite you to join us for the February 2019 SCCAHS webinar as McCauley shares her progress to measure physiological indicators of heat-related illness (HRI) in farmworker populations in Florida, incorporating a metabolomics approach to enhance understanding of pathways through which perturbation of renal function occurs.

Dr. Linda McCauley
Dean and Professor
School of Nursing
Emory University

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Upcoming webinars

  • Heat Stress and Biomarkers of Renal Disease

    February 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Linda McCauley, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAOHN – Project PI for Heat Stress and Biomarkers of Renal Disease and is Dean and Professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University
  • Acute Psychological and Health Impacts of Hurricane Irma in UF/IFAS Extension Workers

    March 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lynn Grattan, PhD. – Project PI for Pilot study of the acute psychological and health impacts of Hurricane Irma in UF/IFAS extension workers and Director of the Neuropsychological Diagnostic and Research Laboratory at the University of Maryland
  • Using Social Marketing to Prevent Heat-related Illness and Improve Productivity Among Farmworkers

    April 17, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Paul Monaghan, PhD. – Project PI for Using Social Marketing to Prevent HRI and Improve Productivity Among Farmworkers and Associate Professor of Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida
  • Preparing for the 2019 hurricane season: Applying lessons from hurricanes Irma and Michael

    May 14, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Angie Lindsey, PhD. – Outreach Core at the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety and Assistant Professor of Family Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida
  • Understanding the scope of the opioid epidemic for agricultural industries

    June 4, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Heidi Radunovich, PhD. – Project PI for Pilot Study for Understanding the Scope of the Opioid Epidemic for Agricultural Industries and Associate Professor of Family Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida

Archived webinars

Joe Grzywacz Pesticide & Heat Stress Education for Latino Farmworkers that is Culturally Appropriate Watch the recording

Jose Perez The Need for a Safety Focus in Agriculture Watch the recording

Andrew Kane Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance of Gulf Seafood Workers Watch the recording

Martie Gillen Assessing Agricultural Liability Watch the recording