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So, You Want to Make Your Laboratory More Sustainable…
The mission of public health laboratories at its core is positive; produce quality data that can be used for decisions to protect public health. During this pursuit though, public health laboratories make purchasing, behavioral, testing and other decisions every day that can inadvertently impact the public’s health, the environment, and our global community. Join this webinar to learn practical approaches that your laboratory can take to minimize these unintended and indirect impacts.

Jun 29, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lori Pilsbury (Moderator)
Laboratory and Environmental Assessment Division Administrator @Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Lori Pillsbury is the Laboratory and Environmental Assessment Division Administrator for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. She worked as Oregon's water quality toxics monitoring coordinator, Resource Assessment and Technical support laboratory manager and since 2019, as the laboratory division administrator. Prior to coming to Oregon in 2008, Lori worked in Florida as a water resource scientist and hazardous waste technical representative.
Kathryn Ramirez Aguilar
Green Labs Program manager @University of Colorado Boulder
Kathy has a doctorate in chemistry and 15 years of laboratory research experience in chemistry and biochemistry. She left the lab bench driven into action by the large environmental footprint of scientific research and its contributions to climate change. Kathy created and manages the CU Green Labs Program at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) since 2009. She is also a board member for the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL), chair of the I2SL University Alliance Group (UAG), and through the I2SL UAG leads the Bringing Efficiency to Research Grants effort working to connect efficiency expectations and sustainability to US research funding.
Ilyssa Gordon
Associate Professor of Pathology in gastrointestinal pathology @Cleveland Clinic
Ilyssa O. Gordon is an Associate Professor of Pathology in gastrointestinal pathology at the Cleveland Clinic. She earned her MD and PhD at The University of Texas Health Science Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas, completed pathology residency and fellowships at The University of Chicago, and began her career at the Cleveland Clinic in 2012. Dr. Gordon serves on the Health Care Without Harm Physician Advisory Committee and is a founding member and co-chair of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories Landfill Diversion Working Group. In addition to waste and laboratories, her Climate Change and Health areas of interest include physician engagement, education, community health, and research. She has contributed to the Lancet Countdown US Brief, serves as Associate Editor of The Journal of Climate Change and Health, and is the inaugural Faculty Lead for the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Climate and Health Pathway.
Star Scott
Green Labs program manager @University of Georgia
Star Scott is the Green Labs program manager at the University of Georgia. She has a background in conservation-driven research and is dedicated to making the research enterprise more sustainable & more equitable. She is currently focused on resource conservation, landfill diversion, creating and promoting equitable systems, environmental and social justice, sustainable procurement, & building stronger teams through meaningful communication and psychological safety. She is a founding vice president of the Georgia chapter of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories and is the Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association's liaison to The Higher Education Association's Sustainability Consortium.