Spring 2021 Update now available

June 9, 2021

In this issue of Update, read about a newly published HEI study suggesting health improvements from the 2006 California Goods Movement Plan; our very successful Virtual Conference webinar series in April and May; important transitions in HEI Communications; an HEI New Investigator study on mechanisms of lung injury by ozone; a two-day workshop on air pollution and health in Southeast Europe; and more.

HEI welcomes new staff scientists

June 3, 2021

Three staff scientists recently joined HEI, bringing a wide range of expertise to the study of the health effects of air pollution.  

Register Now: Virtual Workshop on Air Pollution and Health in Southeast Europe

June 1, 2021

The Health Effects Institute (HEI), the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and environmental health institutions in Serbia will jointly host a virtual workshop on June 8-9, 2021 (1-4 PM CET) to review the status of current evidence on the health effects of air pollution in the Southeast European region and its interlinkage to current policy debate and actions.

Study assesses air, health improvements from CA Goods Movement Plan

May 25, 2021

A new HEI Research Report by Ying-Ying Meng at the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues examines the impact of the 2006 California Goods Movement Plan on air quality and healthcare utilization among adults with chronic health conditions who were enrolled in California’s health care program for low-income individuals (Medi-Cal).

Call for nominations to HEI Research Committee

May 18, 2021

The Health Effects Institute (HEI) is seeking to nominate experts to serve on its Research Committee. This important HEI Committee is composed of leading independent scientists who typically serve two 4-year terms. The Committee is responsible for defining, implementing, and overseeing HEI’s research program, which provides high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of air pollution.

Jane Warren Trainee Conference Award recipients announced

April 21, 2021

HEI is excited to showcase the work of the 2021 Jane Warren Trainee Conference Award winners in a webinar on May 13th from 10 am to 12 pm EDT.