Medical Toxicology in Industry Webinar: From Plague & Pestilence to Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals & Public Health
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In 1900 the average life-expectancy in the US was 45, and 45% of the population farmed. By 2000, 2% of the population farmed and life expectancy had increased by 35 years. This webinar covers the history of how superstition was eventually dispelled by science which led to unprecedented advances in public health. Unfortunately, the current pandemic has given rise to doubt about the scientific method, and superstitious beliefs have re-emerged, threatening the very advances that brought us health, comfort, and prosperity.
There will be an opportunity for Q&A engagement with the speaker and special guest panelists.
- Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Academy Award Nominated Documentary Filmmaker
- Dr. Drew Pinsky, American Media Personality and Addiction Medicine Specialist
- Dr. Channa S. Prakash, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Tuskegee University
About the Series
This webinar series is sponsored by the Medical Toxicology Foundation (MTF) and Bayer. The focus of this series is to highlight opportunities, particularly for fellows-in-training beyond the academic track, and introduce them to the possibility of a career in industry. This series will be of particular interest to fellows-in-training and junior faculty, but registration is open to all.
Sarah Eliza Dunn (Halcomb), MD, FACMT
Medical Affairs Lead, Senior Science Fellow
Bayer U.S. Crop Science
Dr. S. Eliza Dunn (Halcomb) is an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist with a long-
standing interest in global health.
After completing her toxicology fellowship at NYU in 2006, Dr. Dunn returned to Washington University
in St. Louis and started an ACGME accredited fellowship in Medical Toxicology.
Over the following ten years, Dr. Dunn became increasingly involved with global health and
humanitarian relief projects. She organized a relief mission to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, started
the scholar track in Global Health for the Washington University Division of Emergency Medicine, and is
one of the Global Health Scholars for the Department of Internal Medicine.
Over the years, Dr. Dunn began to realize that in order to have a sustainable impact in global health,
there needed to be an effort to focus on creative ways of addressing malnutrition and insect-borne
illness, two of the most commonly encountered public health problems in developing countries. With
that in mind, Dr. Dunn started working as the Medical Affairs Lead for Bayer, a global seed and chemical
company with innovative technology that has great potential to remediate malnutrition.
Dr. Dunn has lectured nationally and internationally on a diverse range of topics in medical toxicology
and global health.