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It’s Not You, It’s the Environment: Environmental Chemicals and Female Reproduction

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Presenter Details
Zelieann R. Craig, PhD
Zelieann R. Craig, PhD
Associate Professor of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
UArizona Cancer Center

Dr. Craig learned her Bachelor of Science in industrial microbiology and her PhD in physiological sciences (University of Arizona, 2009).  She completed postdoctoral training in reproductive toxicology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and joined The University of Arizona in 2013. She is currently an associate professor in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences (ACBS).  Dr. Craig holds memberships in the BIO5 Institute and the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC) where she serves as co-leader of the Adaptive Responses to Environmental Stress research focus group. Dr. Craig’s research is focused on understanding how environmental exposures influence reproductive health. Her work modeling and characterizing reproductive toxicities in mice is aimed at understanding how chemical exposures alter ovarian function and cause adverse reproductive outcomes such as infertility and early menopause.

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Learning Objectives
  • Examine epidemiological data associating environmental chemical exposures and adverse reproductive health outcomes in women.
  • Interpret evidence obtained from in vitro and animal studies evaluating the outcomes and mechanisms of action of phthalate exposures in females.
  • Propose ways in which environmental chemical burden could be informative in the evaluation of the gynecological patient in the future.
CME Credit/Disclaimer

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)ä.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement(s):

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

7:00 am to 8:00 am
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 7:00am




ashley laszok
College of Medicine – Tucson
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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