Call for Action for Global Control of Lead Exposure to Eliminate Lead Poisoning. Lead poisoning is one of the most pervasive, well-established and preventable environmental hazards worldwide. The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) adds its voice to the call for a concerted global effort to eliminate lead poisoning. See full text of the Call, together with its rationale, published in EPIDEMIOLOGY (here). If you wish your name to be added as endorsing the Call for Action, please read more.
Wolters Kluwer (WK), in partnership with the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), announces a search for Editor-in-Chief of ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, a new open access journal to be launched in early 2017 and published alongside EPIDEMIOLOGY (more info).
Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent membership survey. Here are the results from the survey (past members, current members, and student members). These results will be used to assist with the organization's strategic planning. To learn more about the organization's strategic planning, please attend the ISEE membership meeting in Rome.
Members of the ISEE Policy Committee recently provided feedback and suggestions to the World Health Organization (WHO) with regards to several areas related to environmental health. Among the topics discussed at the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2016, a report on Ending Childhood Obesity was presented. While ISEE commended WHO for the quality of their report, the Policy Committee recommended that in addition to the well-known role of physical activity and diet on the development of obesity, the emerging evidence regarding the role of some chemicals as obesogens should be highlighted. See our full comments here. ISEE also offered strong support for the WHO road map on atmospheric pollution, as detailed here. Finally, the Policy Committee offered advice on the role of the health sector in the sound management of chemicals, as detailed here.
The Gulf Research Program & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are committing $10 million to enhancing coastal community resilience. There is a need for researchers and community members working across the boundaries of science and practice and of society and the environment to advance our understanding of what makes and keeps Gulf communities resilient, healthy, and thriving. Funding is being provided for projects that explore the human dynamics of resilience. Apply for a grant today.
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Studying Human Health and the Environment
The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) provides a forum for the discussion of problems unique to the study of health and the environment. With membership open to environmental epidemiologists and other scientists worldwide, ISEE provides a variety of forums for discussions, critical reviews, collaborations and education on issues of environmental exposures and their human health effects.
Students and New Researchers Network
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ISEE Awards Committee presents several annual awards. Learn more about our awards.
The following awardees were honored September 1-4, 2016 at the ISEE 28th Annual Conference in
John Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Epidemiology
2016 Awardee: Philippe Grandjean, MD, PhD
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
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
2016 Award:Antonio Gasparrini, Yuming Guo, Masahiro Hashizume, Eric Lavigne,
Antonella Zanobetti, Joel Schwartz, Aurelio Tobias, Shilu Tong, Joacim Rocklöv,
Bertil Forsberg, Michela Leone, Manuela De Sario, Michelle L Bell, Yue-Liang Leon Guo,
Chang-fu Wu, Haidong Kan, Seung-Muk Yi, Micheline de Sousa Zanotti Stagliorio Coelho,
Paulo Hilario Nascimento Saldiva, Yasushi Honda, Ho Kim, and Ben Armstrong: Mortality Risk Attributable to High and Low Ambient Temperature: a Multicountry Observational Study
Published in Lancet; 386: 369–75 May 21, 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62114-0
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
Tony McMichael Mid-Term Career Award
2016 Awardees: Mireille Toledano, PhD and Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD
This annual award was created to honor Tony McMichael, who passed away in 2014. He was a world renowned epidemiologist, known not only for his original scientific work, but also for his compassionate mentoring of junior colleagues. He was President of ISEE from 2008-2009.
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.
2016 Outstanding Abstracts by Young Investigators
Erin Semmens, PhD: Long-Term Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollutants and Cognitive Trajectories in the Cardiovascular Health Study
Marina Vafeiadi, PhD: Early Life Phthalate Exposure and Obesity and Cardiometabolic Traits in Childhood
2016 Outstanding Student Posters
Ester Rita Alessandrini: Distributed-lag models of long-term health effects of exposure to industrial air pollution in the Taranto area (Southern Italy)
Kristine Belesova: Household Crop Harvest and Children’s Nutritional Status in Rural Burkina Faso
Oscar Rojas-Sanchez: Association among Outdoor and Indoor Exposure to PM2.5 and Cardiovascular Autonomic Function in Adult Population in Bucaramanga, Colombia
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