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Your Environment. Your Health.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
For more information about this archival news release, please contact Robin Mackar(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/media/index.cfm), News Director, Office of Communications & Public Liaison(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/ocpl/index.cfm) at (919) 541-0073 or by email at rmackar@niehs.nih.gov.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, June 4, 2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ed Kang, NIEHS
(919) 541-1993

4 Jun 2012: Media Advisory: NIH, EPA announce competition to develop personal air pollution and health sensors

Members of the media are invited to attend an announcement, followed by press availability, on a new nationwide competition called the My Air, My Health Challenge. The competition is offering cash awards for developing a personal, portable sensor system that measures air pollution and a person’s physiological response to it.

 

What

 

Join leaders from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as they announce the competition and cash awards.

 

Who

 

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
NIEHS Director
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Glenn Paulson, Ph.D.
EPA Science Advisor

 

When

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
9:35-9:45 a.m.
Announcement of the competition (Main Auditorium, East Salon)

 

9:50-10:20 a.m.
Press availability (Salon D)

 

Where

 

The Health Data Initiative Forum III: Health Datapalooza
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
or
via webcast at http://www.HDIforum.org   

 

The NIEHS supports research to understand the effects of the environment on human health and is part of NIH. For more information on environmental health topics, visit http://www.niehs.nih.gov. Subscribe to one or more of the NIEHS news lists (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/releases/newslist/index.cfm) to stay current on NIEHS news, press releases, grant opportunities, training, events, and publications.


About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov 

 

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