EHS Retreat 2018

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The UCI COEH's mission is to improve occupational and environmental health in the region we serve. The Center extends its services to government, industry, schools, health professionals, and the general public. We strive to improve the region's awareness of occupational and environmental hazards and to prevent injury and disease.

Events

COEH Research Seminar

December 6, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

Topic: TBA

Dr. Aileen Keating
Associate Professor
Department of Animal Science
Iowa State University

COEH Research Seminar

October 18, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

Topic: TBA

Alana Lebrón, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
Program in Public Health
Chicano and Latino Studies
UC Irvine

COEH Research Seminar

June 7, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

“Environmental Neurosciences of Brain Aging and Health Disparities: An Example on Neurotoxic Effects of Ambient Air Pollution”

Jiu-Chiuan Chen, MD, ScD
Associate Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

COEH Research Seminar

May 3, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

“Prenatal Chemical Exposures and Subsequent Neurobehavioral Development”

Dr. Susan Korrick
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Health
TH Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University

COEH Research Seminar

March 1, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

“Polio, Particulate Matter 2.5, and Precision Cut Lung Slices”

Dr. Joseph Brain
Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology
Director, Center for Children and Environmental Health
Harvard School of Public Health

COEH Research Seminar

February 1, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

“Pesticide Illness Reporting”

Dr. Yvette Nonato
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Pesticide Programs Division
Worker Health & Safety Branch

COEH Research Seminar

December 7, 2018, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

“Dissecting the Effects of Environmental Stressors on Reproduction Across Generations”

Dr. Patrick Allard, Assistant Professor
Institute for Society & Genetics, Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, and Molecular Biology Institute
UCLA

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3rd Workshop for Creating a Southern California Center of Excellence for the Promotion of Healthy Work at UC Irvine

Date: November 9, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: UC Irvine Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
100 Theory, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92617

Details

COEH Research Seminar

November 2, 2018, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

“Mechanism of Mn-Induced Repression of Astrocytic Glutamate Transporters”

Dr. Eunsook Lee
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Florida A&M University

COEH Research Seminar

May 4, 2018, 3:30-5:00 pm
100 Theory Avenue, Room 158

“Toxic Entities Probed at the Single Molecule and Nanoscale Level”

Dr. Joonil Seog
US Food and Drug Administration
Office of Device Evaluation
Neurointerventional Devices Branch
Lead Scientific Reviewer & Materials Engineer

News

Associate Professor Jun Wu Receives Grant from NIEHS

Title of the project: “Air Pollution and Pregnancy Complications in Complex Urban Environments: Risks, Heterogeneity, and Mechanisms”

Healthy Work Campaign Raises Awareness of Work Stress

Several COEH faculty working in collaboration with the Center for Social Epidemiology located in Marina Del Rey, CA, have successfully launched the Healthy Work Campaign, a public health campaign focused on raising awareness in the U.S. about the health impacts

Healthy Work Campaign Launches

UCI COEH researchers Drs. Bongkyoo Choi, Peter Schnall, and Marnie Dobson, in collaboration with Dr. Paul Landsbergis at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health and the Center for Social Epidemiology, have launched the Healthy Work Campaign. The campaign’s mission is

Masashi Kitazawa Receives NIH/NIEHS Grant

Masashi Kitazawa, Associate Professor of Medicine, has received an R21 grant from NIH/NIEHS to study the effects of particulate matter in Alzheimer’s disease using a mouse model. This study is in collaboration with Michael T. Kleinman, Adjunct Professor of Medicine.

Air pollution specialist takes sabbatical to embark on coast-to-coast climate action road tour.

Shahir Masri, an assistant specialist from Dr. Jun Wu’s lab, has taken a sabbatical to embark on a climate change advocacy road trip. He and his partner, educator Athina Simolaris, are currently on a coast-to-coast climate action road tour which

Professor Jun Wu comments on the impact of fireworks on local air quality

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-fireworks-air-pollution-20180703-story.html

Publications

Key Characteristics of Female Reproductive Toxicants as an Approach for Organizing and Evaluating Mechanistic Data in Hazard Assessment

Luderer U, Eskenazi B, Hauser R, Korach KS, McHale CM, Moran F, Rieswijk L, Solomon G, Udagawa O, Zhang L, Zlatnik M, Zeise L, Smith MT. 2019. Key Characteristics of Female Reproductive Toxicants as an Approach for Organizing and Evaluating

Workplace breastfeeding support and job satisfaction among working mothers in the United States.

Whitley, M. D., Ro, A., & Choi, B. (2019).Workplace breastfeeding support and job satisfaction among working mothers in the United States. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, pp.1-11. doi:10.1002/ajim.22989

Interactive analytics and visualization of Zika epidemics using Tweets.

Masri S, Jia J, Li C, Zhang X, Carey MJ, Su S, Wu J. 2019. Interactive analytics and visualization of Zika epidemics using Tweets. BMC Public Health: Accepted.

Development of spatial models to predict ambient ozone and NOx concentrations in Tianjin, China.

Masri S, Hou H, Dang A, Yao T, Zhang L, Wang T, Qin Z, Wu S, Han B, Chen JC, Chen Y, Wu J. 2019. Development of spatial models to predict ambient ozone and NOx concentrations in Tianjin, China. Atmospheric

Concurrent use of benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and opioid analgesics with zolpidem and risk for suicide: a case–control and case–crossover study

Sung, H. G., Li, J., Nam, J. H., Won, D. Y., Choi, B., & Shin, J. Y. (2019). Concurrent use of benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and opioid analgesics with zolpidem and risk for suicide: a case–control and case–crossover study. Social psychiatry and

Relationships between greenness and low birth weight: investigating the interaction and mediation effects of air pollution.

Laurent O, Benmarhnia T, Milesi C, Hu J, Kleeman MJ, Cockburn M, Wu J. 2019. Relationships between greenness and low birth weight: investigating the interaction and mediation effects of air pollution. Environmental Research 175: 124-132.

Determining an optimal minimum number of subjects in each occupation for a job exposure matrix (JEM) using self-reported data: a missing test

Choi, B. (2019). Determining an optimal minimum number of subjects in each occupation for a job exposure matrix (JEM) using self-reported data: a missing test. Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3824

Zolpidem and suicide death in South Korea: a population-based case-control study

Choi B, Sung HG, Nam JH, Shin JY. (2019). Zolpidem and suicide death in South Korea: a population-based case-control study. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. doi:10.1111/sltb.12548

In Utero Exposure to Benzo[a]pyrene Induces Ovarian Mutations at Doses that Deplete Ovarian Follicles in Mice

Luderer U, Meier MJ, Lawson GW, Beal MA, Yauk CL, Marchetti F. In Utero Exposure to Benzo[a]pyrene Induces Ovarian Mutations at Doses that Deplete Ovarian Follicles in Mice. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1002/em.22261

Non-linear Relationship between Blood Pressure and Glaucoma in US Adults

Kim, Hyojin, and BongKyoo Choi. “Nonlinear Relationship Between Blood Pressure and Glaucoma in US Adults.” American journal of hypertension (2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpy186