Making the Connection: Physical Activity, Air Pollution, and Asthma in the Urban Environment

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Join GASP for our next event in the Making the Connection Series: Physical Activity, Air Pollution, and Asthma in the Urban Environment on Wednesday, May 3rd from 5-8 p.m. at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Dr. Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir will discuss her research and afterwards there will be a panel of health and community experts to respond to her presentation. Networking and refreshments will be from 5-6 p.m.

Dr. Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Pulmonology Division of Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY. She specializes in evaluating and treating children with asthma and other childhood respiratory disorders. She is also a physician-scientist that is interested in understanding the complexities of asthma in children living in urban environments.

Dr. Lovinsky-Desir will address the relationship between the health benefits of physical activity and the risk of increased pollutant exposure during physical activity in urban polluted environments. This work ultimately seeks to understand how to keep children living in urban polluted environments active and healthy.

Registration is $5 per person. Please sign up online before attending.

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