Mar 022017
 

Ozone 2017 – From Basic Science to Public Health

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The Ozone Research Center (ORC) presents its 2017 Science Workshop, open to all interested faculty, staff, and students.

Attendance is free, but registration is requested, especially if you plan to attend the lunch & poster session: please register here.

When: Friday, 24 March 2017
9:30AM – 2PM
Where: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
Conference Room C
Rutgers Busch Campus
170 Frelinghuysen Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854 [directions]

 

The workshop will feature overview presentations describing current research being performed at EOHSI, and a poster session. Lunch will be available for those who register online by Monday, March 20 2017.

Topics include: Developments in photochemical pollution monitoring and modeling; The biology of ozone exposures; Respiratory and cardiovascular effects of ozone and PM; Impacts of environmental change on ozone and co-occurring air pollutants and aeroallergens; Outdoor, indoor and in-vehicle human exposures; Progress in attaining the ozone NAAQS

Speakers: Prof. Howard Kipen, Prof. Debra Laskin, Prof. Robert Laumbach, Prof. Clifford Weisel, Prof. Panos Georgopoulos

 

Ozone and Co-Occurring Pollutants: Progress and Challenges for New Jersey, the US, and the World

 

Base funding for ORC is provided by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP).

 March 2, 2017
Dec 042015
 

Ozone 2015 – Change and Challenges

 

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The Ozone Research Center (ORC) presents its 2015 Science Workshop, open to all interested faculty, staff, and students.
Attendance is free, but registration is requested – please register here.

When: 10 December 2015
9:30AM – 4PM
Where: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
Conference Room C
Rutgers Busch Campus
170 Frelinghuysen Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854 [directions]

 

The workshop will feature overview presentations describing current research being performed at the Center, guest speakers, and a poster session. Lunch will be provided.

Topics include: Implications of the new ozone National Air Quality Standard; Impacts of climate change on photochemical pollution and associated human exposures; Traffic-related pollution; Commuter exposures; Indoor ozone chemistry; Cardiovascular effects of ozone; Respiratory modeling

 

Agenda:

9:30 AM Coffee and Registration
10:00 AM Kenneth Reuhl, Director, EOHSI; Frank Steitz, Air Director, NJDEP; Panos Georgopoulos, Director, Ozone Research Center
Introductions; Overviews of Programs; History and Accomplishments of ORC; Tribute to P. J. Lioy
10:30 AM Panos Georgopoulos, PhD
Ozone: Old Problems and New Challenges – Global to Personal
11:00 AM Charles Weschler, PhD
Ozone’s Role in “Indoor” Atmospheric Chemistry
11:30 AM Howard Kipen, MD, MPH
Climate Change, Ozone and Cardiovascular Health: A New Rutgers Study
Noon Lunch Break and Poster Session (Conference Rooms A&B)
1:00 PM Robert Laumbach, MD, MPH
Traffic-Related Air Pollution and the Rutgers Commuter Study
1:30 PM Badri Nath, PhD
The Rutgers Air-Aiware Project: Real Time Air Quality Monitoring through Mobile Sensing
2:00 PM Allison Patton, PhD
Spatiotemporal Variability of Air Pollution within Urban Neighborhoods
2:30 PM Dwaipayan Mukherjee, PhD
Modeling Pulmonary Toxicodynamics of Air Pollutants: A Novel Multiscale Framework
3:00 PM Group Discussion and Poster Session
4:00 PM Workshop Adjourns

 

 

The 2015 Ozone Research Center Science Workshop is Dedicated to the Memory of Prof. Paul J. Lioy

 

Base funding for ORC is provided by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP).

 December 4, 2015
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Edit – 8/12/2015: All the presentation (with audio) are posted here.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Ozone Research Center at Rutgers proudly present:

Why Smog Matters: Understanding the Link Between Weather and Ozone Formation

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Smog, also known as ground-level ozone, can be a summertime air pollution problem in the region, and weather plays a key role in the levels of ozone that we experience. Meteorologists and other weather professionals and enthusiasts can help educate the public about smog’s health eects, and provide tips on minimizing exposure to ozone and simple actions to take that reduce ozone formation. At this symposium, New Jersey meteorology and air quality experts will educate you about ground-level ozone and provide some tools to educate the public about this weather-dependent pollutant.

Join us on April 6th from 2-3:15 PM EST — in person at the Environmental and Occupational Health Science Institute (EOHSI) on Rutgers Busch Campus in Piscataway, NJ or via webinar.

For more information or to register to participate in this free event visit:
www.nj.gov/dep/cleanairnj/register by March 30, 2015.

Agenda:

  • Welcome and Introduction – Dr. Panos Georgopoulos, Director of the Ozone Research Center
  • Expanding weather forecasts to address ozone health issues – Dan Zarrow, NJ101.5 Meteorologist
  • How ground level ozone is formed – Ann Marie Carlton, Rutgers Atmospheric Chemist
  • Weather trends and hot summer days – Dave Robinson, NJ State Climatologist
  • Health effects of ozone – Kevin Stewart, American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic Environmental Director
  • NJDEP’s Ozone Forecasting and the CleanAirNJ Campaign
  • Questions/Comments
 March 3, 2015