Announcements

Energy Research planning workshop held in July

July 27, 2018

On July 11-12, 2018, the HEI Energy Research Program held the first of two research-planning workshops in Denver, Colorado. Meeting attendees included HEI staff, the HEI Energy Research Committee, and a wide-range of stakeholders representing local and federal government, academia, industry, and NGOs. The workshop provided an opportunity for the Energy Research Committee to hear from stakeholders about their expert opinions and perspectives on the literature, important knowledge gaps, and research priorities and criteria used to define those priorities.

Three receive HEI's Student and Postdoc Travel Award

June 25, 2018

This year HEI conferred its first three Student and Postdoc Travel Awards, identifying promising new scientists and bringing them to the HEI Annual Conference to share their work and engage with the range of investigators and stakeholders who gather for the event. A large number of excellent applications were submitted, representing a wide range of environmental health science topics and approaches.

Annual Conference features timely discussions on air pollution and health

June 25, 2018

Some 170 experts from academia, government, industry, and nongovernmental organizations gathered in Chicago, Illinois, in late April and early May for HEI’s 32nd Annual Conference. The three-day meeting featured discussion of the latest research on air pollution and health, perspectives on historical and future environmental health policies, and many informal opportunities for attendees to meet and engage with others sharing similar interests. 

HEI is hiring!

June 14, 2018

Want to apply your scientific talents and experience to help guide the next generation of research on the health effects of air pollution? Are you dedicated to putting science into practice in the assessment and communication of health impacts? We are looking for a talented and versatile PhD scientist, with training in epidemiology, biostatistics, or related fields, to join our team as a Staff Epidemiologist. Check our Careers page for more information. 

Spring 2018 Update now available

May 30, 2018

This issue of Update highlights the report of a major new HEI study, Impacts of Regulations on Air Quality and Emergency Department Visits in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 1999–2013, led by Armistead (Ted) Russell of the Georgia Institute of Technology; the public release of data from HEI’s major ozone study, the Multicenter Ozone Study in oldEr Subjects (MOSES); a new HEI panel conducting a literature review on the health effects of traffic-related air pollution; the publication of State of Global Air 2018; appointment of two new members to the Institute’s Board of Directors; a new chair of the HEI Research Committee; and more.

Making the MOSES data and specimens available

May 14, 2018

HEI is making available to the public the database and material of the Multicenter Ozone Study in oldEr Subjects (MOSES). In the interest of scientific transparency and to encourage the broadest possible use of the data and the material, HEI has set up a streamlined process to access the data and the material (subject to the limited quantities available). The MOSES database may be accessed by anyone who is interested. Any qualified researcher from a not-for-profit US research center interested in doing specific analyses can request the samples.