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EPA Awards $8 Million to University of Rochester For Study of Air Pollution Health Effects


Friday, December 9, 2005, NEW YORK -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will announce on
Monday an $8 million dollar grant to the University of Rochester to establish a state-of-the-art research center that will advance our knowledge of how particulate matter (PM) affects human health and identify the types and sources of PM most responsible for these effects. The grant will enable researchers to investigate how fine and ultrafine particles from specific sources cause adverse cardiovascular problems, especially in high-risk groups such as diabetics and those with cardiovascular disease. The project is funded through EPAís Science to Achieve
Results (STAR) competitive grants program.

William Baker, EPA Air Senior Policy Advisor. Mark Utell, PM Center Associate Director, Professor, and Director of the Medical Centerís Pulmonary Unit.

Remarks, photo opportunities with principals, one on one interviews

Monday, December 12, 2005 at 10:30 am

University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642

From the Rochester Airport: Turn right out of main airport entrance going East on Brooks Avenue towards the city. After one mile, vere to the right on to Genese Park Blvd. Genese Park Boulevard runs over the Genese River. You will come to a stone railroad bridge that is the entrance to the University. The School of Medicine and Dentistry entrance (different from main Strong Hospital entrance) will be on your right. There will be two new research centers. Park in the circular driveway in front of the buildings or park in the open air parking lot nearby. Once you enter the medical center, the event will take place in the large atrium on mezzanine level.


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