Dr. Sharon Croisant

Pictured is Dr. Sharon Croisant, a faculty member in the UTMB School of Medicine’s Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health. Dr. Croisant will offer a presentation at 7 p.m. April 12 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing. She is the fourth lecturer in the 2016-17 Lecture Series during Galveston College’s 50th anniversary.


Galveston College students, faculty and guests will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Sharon Croisant of the University of Texas Medical Branch about local, state and national emergency health preparedness as part of the Galveston College 2016-17 lecture series that has featured the topic of “Preserving Our Gulf: A Balancing Act.”

Croisant is currently a faculty member in the medical branch’s School of Medicine’s Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health. Since 2009, she has served as the director of community-based research for the medical branch’s NIEHS Center in Environmental Toxicology as well as its community outreach and engagement core, having been involved in leadership roles in both since 1999.

A major focus of her career has been translational or integrative research, i.e., building interfaces between and among environmental research, education and community health. She has participated in multiple projects designed to elucidate the causes and mechanisms of asthma exacerbations related to air pollution and has established long-standing, ongoing collaborative relationships with community stakeholders who have a vested interest in using these research findings to direct community-based intervention and outreach activities.

She is also a scientific investigator in the UTMB Institute for Translational Sciences, which houses the UTMB Clinical and Translational Science Award, for which she directs community engagement. Community-based research has become an important focus of her work, primarily in response to emergent environmental health issues experienced by Gulf Coast communities, including natural and man-made disasters. As such, she was recently appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Standing Committee on Medical and Public Health Research during Large-Scale Emergency Events.

This event is open to the public.

Early registration

Galveston College will begin early registration for the 2017 summer sessions and the fall semester on April 17. Summer I Session classes begin June 5. Summer II Session classes start July 10. Fall classes begin Aug. 28. For more information, call the Counseling Center, 409-944-1220.

Culinary class features Greek cuisine

Grab a friend and come learn about the history of Greek cuisine. No survey of food would be complete without a discussion of the Greeks. From olives to goat cheese to grapes, Greek contributions to culinary achievement are countless. Chef Daisy Durham will lead the class as they transform kitchen staples into a tasty Greek-inspired meal. Dining and discussion follow the lessons. This class will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at 4015 Ave. Q in Galveston. The cost of the course is $49. For information, call 409-944-1344 or register online at www.gc.edu/CEregister.

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