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Air Pollution Impacts on Health: EPA STAR Research Grant Symposium
EPA Campus Auditorium
Research Triangle Park, NC
March 28-9, 2012

Wednesday, March 28 2012

8:00-8:15

Dan Costa
EPA - iNPD

Introduction

8:15-8:45

Andrew Zeft
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Associations of short-term pollution exposures with childhood autoimmune disease

8:45-9:15

Antonella Zanobetti
Harvard School of Public Health

PM2.5 and mortality risk in diabetics and the neurologically impaired: A National analysis

9:15-9:45

Break

9:45-10:30

Lucas Neas
EPA - NHEERL

Soluble Ions with ICP-MS are Superior to Total Elements with XRF in Assessing Component-specific Cardiovascular Effects of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)

10:30-11:00

Jennifer Peel
Colorado School of Public Health

Exploring new questions of multiple air pollutants, sources and health in Denver

11:00-11:30

Kazuhiko Ito
NYC  DOHMH

Intra-urban variation of air pollution and cardiovascular health effects

11:30-12:00

Francesca Dominici
Harvard School of Public Health

The effect of air pollution control on life expectancy in the United States: A population-based analysis of major metropolitan areas

12:00-1:00

 Lunch

1:00-1:45

Charles Stanier
University of Iowa

Applying Data Assimilation and Adjoint Sensitivity to Epidemiological and Policy Studies of Airborne Particulate Matter

1:45-2:30

Ted Russell
Georgia Institute of Technology

Improving Particulate Matter Source Apportionment for Health Studies: A Trained Receptor Modeling Approach with Sensitivity, Uncertainty and Spatial

2:30-3:00

Ana Rappold
EPA – NHEERL

Pocosin Wildlife Refuge Wildfire 2008. A case study in health and economic impacts, environmental health disparities and evaluation of potential risk reduction measures.

3:00-3:30

 Break

3:30-4:15

Montserrat Fuentes
North Carolina State University - Raleigh

Spatial temporal analysis of health effects associated with sources and speciation of fine PM

4:15-5:00

Michael Kleeman
University of California - Davis

Enhanced air pollution epidemiology using a source-oriented chemical transport model

5:00-5:15

Tom Luben
EPA – NCEA

Concluding remarks

6:30

Optional dinner at Mez Durham

0.6 miles from hotel - shuttle  also available

Thursday, March 29 2012

9:00-9:15

Lydia Wegman
EPA - OAQPS

Introduction

9:15-9:45

Alan Vette
EPA – NHEERL

Overview of the Near Roadways Exposure to Urban Air Pollutants Study (NEXUS)

9:45-10:30

Stuart Batterman
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

NEXUS, Study cohort and health assessment

10:30-10:45

 Break

10:45-11:45

Vlad Isakov  & A. Vette
EPA – NERL 
EPA – NHEERL

NEXUS, Results of air quality and exposure assessment

11:45-12:30

 

NEXUS, Remaining work and open discussion

12:30

Adjourn

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