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PEHSU Grand Rounds Webinar

This webinar is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.

Lead poisoning and impact on school readiness: How to overcome the toxic effects - December 19, 2018 

These presentations focus on the impact of environmental exposures to chemicals on human health at the vulnerable stages of in utero and pediatric development. A number of topics will be included – all of them relevant to questions of exposure and health effects, with consideration of risk reduction. Speakers will include physicians and PhD subject matter experts, as well as individuals with expertise in areas such as home assessment, laboratory analysis, and risk communication.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:
  • Describe multiple sources that may result in lead poisoning in children.
  • Understand the impact that lead has on school readiness
  • Provide opportunities to children with lead exposures to optimize the ability to learn

Presenter: Jennifer A. Lowry, MD

Jennifer A. Lowry, MD
Director, Division of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation
Children's Mercy
Kansas City, MO
PEHSU Region 7

Dr. Lowry is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She is Director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovations at Children's Mercy in Kansas City, where she also serves as Director of Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit for Federal Region 7. She currently serves as the Chair of the Council on Environmental Health for the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Council of Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention. As Chair of COEH, she has provided oversight of numerous policy statements, presentations at NCE and direct discussions with federal partners regarding children’s environmental health. She is active within the AAP and is a frequent presenter at the AAP’s NCE.

Dr. Lowry completed her fellowship in pediatric pharmacology and medical toxicology as well as her residency in pediatrics at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City. She obtained her medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in Vermillion.
Her areas of interest include developmental pediatric pharmacology and toxicology, environmental toxicology, adolescent substance use, spider envenomations and adverse drug reactions.

Webinar Recording and Materials  

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Continuing Education Information

To obtain CE credit for this webcast you must first establish a login with the CDC. Click here to access the CDC Training and Continuing Education Online webpageTo receive continuing education (CE) for WD2588-121918 - PEHSU Grand Round Series - Lead poisoning and impact on school readiness: How to overcome the toxic effects - December 19, 2018 (Web on Demand):

  • Take the course on the PEHSU National Classroom
  • Please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before January 22, 2021.
  • Search for the activity: WD2588-121918
  • Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline
  • Pass the posttest at 80% on TCEO (Posttest consists of a mix of five multiple choice and true/false questions.)
  • CE certificates will be available on your TCEO account

FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

Accreditation Statement


Disclaimer: This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: 5 NU61TS000237-05 along with the American College of Medical Toxicology and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: 5U61TS000238-05 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.