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

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. in the Hutchinson and Hayashi Auditorium.

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

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 complex relationship between the health benefits of physical activity and the potential risk of increased airway pollutant exposure during physical activity in urban polluted environments. She will highlight research from her group and others investigating the individual and combined effects of physical activity and pollution on asthma and airway disease. This work ultimately seeks to understand how to keep children living in urban polluted environments active and healthy.

Panelists include:

Dr. Deborah Gentile, Director of Clinical Research, Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Pediatric Alliance and Adjunct Professor, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy;

Dr. Ned Ketyer. Dr. Ketyer is a pediatrician with Pediatric Alliance, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health, a medical advisor for the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, and a board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility—Philadelphia, and;

Patrice Tomcik, Field Organizer for Moms Clean Air Force, an organization comprised of parents united to protect children’s health from air pollution. Patrice’s focus is on building support for standards that limit air pollution from carbon, methane, and ozone while driving solutions that support clean, renewable energy for a strong economy and healthy families.

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

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5-8 p.m.
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

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