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Release Date: 4/15/1997
Contact Information: UCLA, (310)206-1960 , EPA, Randy Wittorp (415)744-1589

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White House Conference on Childhood Development and Learning: What New Research on the Brain Tells Us about Our Children
Where:    UCLA,  Northwest Corner
          Sunset Village Commons,  Salon 306A

When:     Thursday, April 17  2:30 pm

2:30 pm   Press availabilty with world medical experts from the Los Angeles region
3:00 pm   Opening remarks by Felicia Marcus, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 9
3:15 pm   White House Conference viewed from satellite downlink
4:00 pm   Local experts discuss what the latest findings mean to the children of the Los
          Angeles Basin

Los Angeles medical experts will explore the latest research findings on early childhood development and discuss how this research can be applied in practical ways to help parents, pediatricians, elected officials, public agencies, and community groups strengthen Southern California families.

The Los Angeles forum is part of of the White House Conference on Early Childhood Development and Learning which will be broadcast via satellite to 58 sites in 30 states across the country.  The information will be brought directly to communities and local experts throughout the country to strengthen the national network of people and institutions that can take action on issues affecting the health of children.

Through the conference and local panel discussions, the White House, the medical community, and all of the participating agencies and institutions hope to enrich national thinking and policymaking on issues affecting our children and set the stage for critical dialogue and actions necessary to help our children to thrive.
                   Southern California Panel
                     UCLA, Northwest Corner
               Sunset Village Commons, Salon 306A
                  Thursday, April 17  2:30 pm


Felicia Marcus          Regional Administrator
                        Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX


Dr. Jonathan Fielding Professor of Health Services and Pediatrics,
                        UCLA School of Public Health and Medicine
                        Co-Director, UCLA Center for Children,
                        Families and Communities


Dr. Helen Duplessis     Director of Student Medical Services,
                        Los Angeles Unified School District
               Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
                  UCLA School of Medicine

Dr. Carollee Howes      Professor, UCLA Department of Education

Dr. Harley Kornblum     Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology and Pediatrics,
                        UCLA School of Medicine
                        Member: Brain Research Institute

Felicia Marcus          Regional Administrator
                        EPA, Region IX

Dr. Michael Regalado    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
                        USC School of Medicine
                        Visiting Professor,
                        UCLA School of Public Health

Adam Rocke              Registered Environmental Health Specialist,
                        Environmental Health Division,
                        LA County Dept. of Health Services
                        Director, Bureau of Lead Programs, Radiation
                        Management, and Environmental Hygiene