2023 GC-CPEH Member Retreat

2023 GC-CPEH Annual Retreat

April 28, 2023
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

This year, the Center Retreat was hosted in person at the BCM Cullen Auditorium and Rayzor Lounge at 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, 77030, where we held a comprehensive session from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

We had extended an open invitation to all our Center Members and Pilot Project awardees, eagerly anticipating their attendance and active participation. The enthusiasm mirrored our previous year’s retreat, infusing the event with a spirited atmosphere. The retreat served as an exceptional opportunity for participants to delve deeper into the Center Program, explore its advanced resources, and gain insights into the impressive environmental health research conducted within our Center.

Moreover, the event also provided a fantastic networking platform. Attendees seized the chance to meet and interact with our Leadership, Core Navigators, and fellow members. The vibrant exchange of ideas and interactions have undoubtedly fueled our collective drive to continue our research with renewed enthusiasm.

A special thank you goes to all the participants and speakers who shared their expertise and made this event a success. We’re excited about maintaining this momentum and look forward to reconnecting with everyone at our upcoming events.


Friday, April 28, 2023: Cullen Auditorium & Rayzor Lounge

All times listed below are central time.

9:159:45 Arrival & Registration with Light BreakfastLounge
9:459:55Welcome and OverviewWalkerAuditorium
9:5511:00NIEHS Grantee Presentations 1:
15 min presentation & 5 min Q&A
– 10:00-10:20 Presenter #1SymanskiAuditorium
– 10:20-10:40 Presenter #2WhitworthAuditorium
– 10:40-11:00 Presenter #3LaezzaAuditorium
11:00–11:15Coffee Break – 15 minLounge
11:15–11:55NIEHS Grantee Presentations 2:
15 min presentation & 5 min Q&A
– 11:20-11:40 Presenter #4RamosAuditorium
– 11:40-12:00 Presenter #5ElferinkAuditorium
12:00–12:55Lunch & Raffle Tables / EAB Virtual Meeting with ECLounge /
Conference Room
12:55–2:00Pilot Project Program, 5 min introductionElferinkAuditorium
GC-CPEH Pilot Awardees Presentation:
15 min presentation & 5 min Q&A
– 1:00-1:20 Presenter #1GorelickAuditorium
– 1:20-1:40 Presenter #2NorthrupAuditorium
– 1:40-2:00 Presenter #3WrightAuditorium
2:00–2:20Translational Research Support Core, 5 min introductionSymanskiAuditorium
– 2:05-2:20: Navigator Presentation:
10 min presentation & 5 min Q&A
2:20–2:40PIPELINE Facility Core, 5 min introductionAmosAuditorium
– 2:25-2:40: Navigator Presentation:
10 min presentation & 5 min Q&A
2:40–2:55Coffee Break – 15 minLounge
2:55–3:15Community Engagement Core Presentation, 5 min introductionCroisantAuditorium
– 3:00-3:15: CAB Presentation:
10 min presentation & 5 min Q&A
3:15–4:00Future Directions Breakout Group Discussion, 30minWalkerAuditorium
– GE2WalkerLounge
– MIHEDSymanskiLounge
– CEETLinderLounge
3:45– 4:00: Report BackTheme LeadsAuditorium
4:005:00Reception & Raffle – Beer, Wine & SnacksWalkerLounge

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