The Rush to Drill for Natural Gas: A Public Health Cautionary Tale – Lecture on April 2nd at 7:00pm

Hi, ES folks –

            Please see below! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550




Please pass this information on to students taking your courses, who may be interested in attending this lecture (see the attached poster):

The Eisenhower Institute is pleased to present a lecture entitled: The Rush to Drill for Natural Gas: A Public Health Cautionary Tale on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:00pm in Specialty Dining.  This program was coordinated by Stanford Chihuri, a 2011-2012 Eisenhower Institute Undergraduate Fellow and will feature Dr. Madelon Lubin Finkel. 


Dr. Finkel is a Professor of Clinical Public Health Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Dr. Finkel also was named the Medical School’s first Director of the Office of Global Health Medical Education. In addition to other honors including several Excellence in Teaching awards, Dr. Finkel was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist awarded by The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2008.  She has served as a consultant to numerous organizations, including law firms and pharmaceutical companies, in the areas of epidemiology and health care policy.


Dr. Finkel’s presentation will focus on the public health aspects of shale gas production and on considerations that must be taken into account to better understand the potential for adverse health effects on humans and animals. As drilling for natural gas continues in Pennsylvania, there is a clear need for a public health-focused initiative to better understand the short-term and long-term health effects of the entire process of unconventional shale gas extraction.


Please join us on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:00pm in the Specialty Dining Hall.



Sheila Supenski

Eisenhower Institute

300 N. Washington Street

Campus Box 2988

Gettysburg, PA  17325

Phone: 717/337-6685; Fax:717/337-8459