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InALBOH Webinar: Health Effects of Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms: People, Pets and Livestock
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When: 1:00 PM Eastern Time
1:00 PM
Where: Adobe Connect - Webinar
United States
Contact: Harley Robinson

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Indiana Association of Local Boards of Health presents:

Health Effects of Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms: People, Pets and Livestock  

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Featured speakers:

Wanda Haschek, PhD, University of Illinois Veterinary School

Cyndi Wagner, IDEM

About the Presenters:

Wanda M. Haschek-Hock, BVSc, PhD
Professor Emerita
Department of Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois

Wanda, a veterinary pathologist and Professor Emerita of Comparative Pathology at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has over 30 years of experience in comparative, respiratory and toxicologic pathology. Wanda received her BVSc (DVM equivalent) from the University of Sydney and her Ph.D. from Cornell University. She then held an appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory before taking a position at the University of Illinois. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and the American Board of Toxicology (ABT), and a Fellow of the International Academy of Toxicologic Pathologists (FIATP).  Her primary research has been in the health effects and pathophysiology of natural toxins including cyanotoxins (algal toxins) and mycotoxins. Wanda has over 100 scientific peer reviewed publications in the fields of pathology and toxicology, and is senior editor of the Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology and Fundamentals of Toxicologic Pathology published by Academic Press/Elsevier. She has served as president of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology and the Society of Toxicology’s Comparative and Veterinary Specialty Section, as well as Councilor of the ACVP, board member of the ABT; as Associate Editor for Toxicological Sciences and for Toxicologic Pathology; as Editorial Board member for Fundamental and Applied Toxicology, Veterinary Pathology and Toxicologic Pathology. She has served as a member on the USFDA Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee for the Center for Veterinary Medicine, the EPA’s FIFRA Science Advisory Panel, and National Academy of Sciences Committee. She currently serves as a Trustee of the C.L. Davis Foundation for the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology. She was awarded the Society of Toxicologic Pathology’s Achievement Award in 2007, the Midwest Regional Chapter – Society of Toxicology’s Kenneth DuBois Award in 2011, and the SUGUNA Jim Wolfensohn Achievement Award in 2013.  

Cyndi Wagner, IDEM

Cyndi is the Chief of the Targeted Monitoring Section in IDEM's Office of Water Quality, Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch where she oversees various water quality monitoring projects including the Cyanobacteria Surveillance Program for state owned and managed swimming beaches.  In her prior experiences with IDEM, she was the Chief of the Wet Weather Section where she oversaw the Combined Sewer Overflow and Storm Water programs. She also developed and implemented the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program, was the Chief of the Underground Storage Tank Compliance Section, wrote the Spill Reporting and Secondary Containment rules, and directed the activities related to the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act.  She spent time as a consultant and was trained as a technician level hazardous materials responder.  A graduate of Purdue University with a degree in entomology, she began her environmental health related career at the Marion County Health Department in Indianapolis.