Researchers from the UC Department of Environmental Health
and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center contributed to the success of
a groundbreaking conference on the environmental health in Basel, Switzerland.
"Environment and Health–Bridging South, North, East and
West,” was held in Basel Aug. 19-23. It was billed as the first joint
conference of three leading scientific societies dedicated to improving public
health: the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the
International Society of Exposure Sciences (ISES) and the International Society
of Indoor Air Quality (ISIAQ).
The Cincinnati contingent was led by Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, Jacob
G. Schmidlapp Professor and Chair of Environmental Health.
Environmental health faculty members Aimin Chen, MD, PhD,
Susan Pinney, PhD, Tiina Reponen, PhD, Erin Haynes, DrPH, Shelley Ehrlich, MD,
and Patrick Ryan, PhD, all made presentations at the conference. (Ehrlich and
Ryan are also faculty members in the pediatrics department and are based at
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.)
Eric Kettleson, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow on Reponen’s
team; Robert Herrick, a PhD student mentored by Phinney; and Kanistha
Chatterjee, a PhD student mentored by Reponen, also presented.
Chatterjee’s poster assessing indoor air quality within 20
Cincinnati apartments renovated to improve energy efficiency and indoor air
quality won third place in the ISIAQ’s student poster competition. The
first-place winner was Jacob Mensah-Attipoe, a PhD student mentored by Reponen
in her role as visiting professor at the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio.