Announcements

Summer 2020 Update now available

August 17, 2020

In the new issue of Update, read about two new HEI Board members; HEI’s formal response to EPA’s proposed transparency rule; a new chair for our Review Committee; HEI’s actions to promote diversity; a recently published Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator report on novel techniques to study VOC–ozone effects… and more!

Review Committee welcomes new chair Melissa Perry

August 14, 2020

The HEI Board of Directors has appointed Melissa Perry, chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, to chair the HEI Review Committee.

HEI acts to promote diversity

August 14, 2020

To renew its commitment to promote inclusion, HEI seeks to focus on individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been underrepresented for generations in environment and health research.

HEI Board welcomes experts in engineering, urban development

August 3, 2020

Following approval by HEI’s industry and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sponsors, the Board of Directors voted to add two new distinguished leaders as Board members: Karen C. Seto, Frederick Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at Yale University's School of the Environment; and Richard Meserve, Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, President Emeritus of the Carnegie Institution for Science, and former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

New HEI report examines pollutant effects on lung cells

July 28, 2020

HEI has published Research Report 201, Understanding the Functional Impact of VOC–Ozone Mixtures on the Chemistry of RNA in Epithelial Lung Cells, led by Dr. Lydia Contreras at the University of Texas, Austin.

HEI seeks quality assurance consultants

July 23, 2020

HEI is seeking qualified contractors to provide quality assurance services for 13 research studies on air pollution and health.