This Week in EPA Science

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Looking for a quick summer read? Look no further—here’s the latest in EPA science!

Linking Air Pollution and Heart Disease
EPA-supported researchers at the University of Washington recently completed the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Air Pollution Study (MESA Air). This decade-long study revealed a direct link between air pollution and atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque in the coronary artery. Read more about the study in the Science Matters article Linking Air Pollution and Heart Disease.

Environmental Health Disparities
EPA, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, is awarding $25.5 million to five universities to create Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research. Over the next five years, the centers will conduct research to understand environmentally driven health disparities and improve environmental conditions surrounding disadvantaged communities. Read more about these efforts in the blog Supporting Research to Address Environmental Health Disparities

The White House Science Fair
I recently got to attend the White House Science Fair! For the last six years, President Obama has invited the best and brightest young minds to come show off their original and innovative projects at the White House. Read about it in the blog The White House Science Fair (So Cool!).

Tribute to Robert M. White, and Learning the Role of Federal Coordinator
EPA’s Alan Hecht paid tribute to Bob White. Among Bob’s many accomplishments, he was president of the National Academy of Engineering and was the first chairman of the World Climate Conference in 1978. On June 14, the National Academy of Engineering will host a symposium in honor him.  Read more about it in the blog Tribute to Robert M. White, and Learning the Role of Federal Coordinator.

Researchers at Work
Wonder what it’s like to be a researcher here at EPA? Read about EPA Research Chemist Kim Rogers and EPA Researcher Chris Impellitteri. Meet more of our amazing researchers on our Researchers at Work page.

About the Author: Kacey Fitzpatrick is a student contractor and writer working with the science communication team in EPA’s Office of Research and Development. She is a regular contributor to It All Starts with Science and the founding writer of “The Research Recap.”


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