A Step Towards Lead-Free Paints Everywhere
A large chemical company has just announced that it would phase out lead from all paints it produces by 2020. This is a result of concerns about well documented effects of lead on health expressed in a concerted campaign by several organizations, including ISEE, which issued its Call for Action for Global Control of Lead Exposure last year (view here).
A petition concerning other companies can be found here.
In their ISEE-sponsored commentary, Drs. David Rojas-Ruedas and Michelle Turner discuss the VW scandal, the public health consequences of vehicle emissions, and pathways to a cleaner future. Read the commentary for free here.
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ISEE Awards Committee presents several annual awards. Learn more about our awards.
The following awardees were honored August 31 - September 3, 2015 at the ISEE 27th Annual Conference in
São Paulo, Brazil.
John Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Epidemiology
2015 Awardee: Howard Hu, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D.
This award recognizes environmental epidemiologists who, like John Goldsmith, serve as models of excellence in research, unwavering promotion of environmental health, and integrity. Learn more
Rebecca James Baker Award
2015 Awardee: Saira Tasmin, Ph.D.
To honor Rebecca's memory and to encourage students and new investigators to follow her example, the Rebecca James Baker Memorial Prize is awarded each year at the ISEE annual conference. Learn more
Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper
2015 Award: Yumin Zhou, Yimin Zou, Xiaochen Li, Shuyun Chen, Zhuxiang Zhao, Fang He,
Weifeng Zou, Qiuping Luo, Wenxi Li, Yiling Pan, Xiaoliang Deng, Xiaoping Wang, Rong Qiu, Shiliang Liu, Jingping Zheng, Nanshan Zhong, and Pixin Ran: Lung Function and Incidence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease after Improved Cooking Fuels and Kitchen Ventilation: A 9-Year Prospective Cohort Study. Published in PLOS Medicine: PLoS Med 11(3): e1001621. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001621, 2014.
The Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper award aims to recognize excellence in the field of environmental epidemiology and encourage the publication of outstanding papers. Learn more
Outstanding Abstracts and Student Posters
ISEE recognizes new researchers and students at each annual conference with awards for outstanding abstracts and student posters. Awards are given to the first author of an accepted abstract or poster presented at the conference.
2015 Outstanding Abstracts by Young Investigators
Christine Marie George, PhD: Arsenic Exposure is Associated with Pneumonia in Pediatric Populations in Rural Bangladesh
Marcela Tamayo y Ortiz: Prenatal Co-exposure to Lead and Stress Intensity and Diversity and Their Association with Neurodevelopment in Two-Year-Old Children from the Mexico Programming Research in Obesity, Growth, Environment and Social Stressors (Progress) Birth Cohort.
2015 Outstanding Student Posters
Lauren H. Wyatt: Characterizing Temporal Mercury Exposure From Hair in Women of Child Bearing Age Exposed to Mercury from Regional Gold Mining in Madre de Dios, Peru.
Melanie D. Napier: Exposure to Human Source Associated Fecal Indicators and Self-Reported Illness among Bathers at Recreational Beaches.
Honghyok Kim: Study on Population, Environmental Exposure and Estimated Relative Risk in Time-Series Analysis.
ISEE members receive a free print and online subscription to Epidemiology, the official journal of ISEE. Published six times yearly, Epidemiology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original research on the full spectrum of epidemiologic topics. Read more about Epidemiology