May 3: GASP Making the Connection on Urban Asthma

Join GASP for our next event in the Making the Connection Series:  Physical Activity, Air Pollution and Asthma in the Urban Environment 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 5pm - 6pm in the Hutchinson and Hayashi Auditorium.

5 - 8 p.m. at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.  Registration is $5 per person. Please sign up online before attending.  Please review Magee parking information.  Visit the the GASP website for the most up to date event information.

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.

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