EBWA Program & Dinner – May 25th

Sara Brenner, MD, MPH: Nanotechnology and Human and Environmental Health: Dr. Sara Brenner is a national leader in better understanding the potential environmental challenges faced by those who work in the emerging nanotechnology field. Nanotechnology incorporates microscopic particles in myriad ways, including use in the health profession. While nanotechnology is sometimes used to improve health, at the same time, nanomaterials pose potential health risks to those working in the field and to the environment generally.

Her presentation will cover understanding nanotechnology and her work in improving safety and health in this field. Dr. Brenner is an Associate Professor at SUNY Polytechnic Institute at the Albany campus and has numerous publications in environmental health and in nanotechnology.

Sara is a preventive medicine specialist who practices what she preaches. She participates in fitness events including road, trail, and snowshoe races. She also is a mother, wife, musician and the recipient of the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce Women of Excellence Award 2012. This year she was cited in the Albany Business Review’s 40 Under 40.

Join us for beverage and conversation at 5:45pm, a catered vegetarian supper at 6:15pm, followed by the program at 7:45pm. To make reservations for the supper, e-mail Gabrielle Reals at ellegr3@gmail.com by Monday, May 12 or call her at 382-5685 by 8pm Tuesday, May 13. Gluten-free meals are available if requested with your reservation. You may also bring your own food, or come for the program only. Cost of the evening is $15 or $3 without the meal. All women are welcome.