Thu, May 15, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Groundswell Rising Screening & Discussion

"Groundswell Rising - Protecting Our Children's Air and Water" is a new film that gives firsthand accounts of how the gas and oil industry affects public health, private property and the lifeblood of communities.


5 - 5:15:  Registration / Check In & Refreshments

5:15 - 5:25:  Welcome and Acknowledgements

Carla Campbell, MD, MS, FAAP, Drexel School of Public Health & board member of PSR Philadelphia

5:25 - 6:45:  Screening of Groundswell Rising

6:45 - 7:10:  Panel Discussion:

Moderator:  Dr. Campbell


7:10 - 7:15:  Call for Action

This program is made possible by Drexel University's Environmental & Occupational Health Club, Drexel Sierra Student Coalition, and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Philadelphia. 

About the Speakers:

Carla Campbell, MD, MS, FAAP, is an Associate Teaching Professor of Public Health at the Drexel School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health.  She has done work around childhood lead poisoning management and prevention for many years.  She is an attending pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was the Medical Director of the Lead Evaluation Clinic for 11 years, and is Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  Dr. Campbell also served as pediatric consultant to the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health for 12 years.  She is currently Principal Investigator for the Philadelphia Lead Court Study sponsored by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Public Health Law Research Program.  Dr. Campbell received a BS from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, a MD degree from the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine, Lexington, KY and a MS in Community Medicine from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. She is on the board of PSR Philadelphia, among other organizations.

Allison Insley is a student at Drexel University's School of Public Health and a member of the Environmental & Occupational Health Club. 

PounĂ© Saberi, MD, MPH, is an Occupational and Environmental Medicine physician and has more than ten years of clinical experience as a primary care doctor and public health specialist.  She serves on the board of directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility Philadelphia and on the National PSR board, is a member of Climate 911, and volunteers as a content advisor for the organization, Protecting Our Waters.  She is currently working on several projects related to health and hydro fracturing operations in the Marcellus Shale funded by Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Saberi graduated with her medical degree and Masters of Public Health from Tufts University.

Mark Lichty, Esq., Executive Producer, has long been involved in issues of social justice and change through organizations such as Common Cause, Project for Nuclear Awareness and others. He is an attorney and former CEO of Bustin Industrial Products.  Having been in manufacturing for many years in an ISO 9000 certified company, he is deeply concerned about the safety issues not being addressed by the Oil and Gas industry.  He sees fracking as the biggest environmental threat in his lifetime.

Event Location

Drexel University
Bossone Research Center - Michell Auditorium
3120-24 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


The building is between 31st and 32nd on Market. Public transportation is the best option - visit for schedules and fares. Garage parking and on-street parking are available at your own expense.


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