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Clean Air Research Centers (CLARCs) Kick-Off Meeting

U.S. EPA
109 T.W. Alexander Dr.
Main Campus, Building C
Auditorium A and B
Durham, NC 27711

April 7 - 8, 2011

Print Version (PDF) (4 pp, 16 K)

Day 1 - Thursday, April 7
8:15 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome
William H. Sanders III, Dr.P.H., Director, EPA National Center for Environmental Research
8:40 a.m. Goals: Collaborating on Air Quality and Health Research in a Multipollutant Context
(view presentation ) (PDF)
Dan Costa, Sc.D., DABT, EPA Interim National Program Director for Air , Climate & Energy
9:00 a.m. Great Lakes Air Center for Integrative Environmental Research (GLACIER)
(view project abstract ), (view presentation ) (PDF)
Jack R. Harkema, D.V.M., Ph.D., Center Director
Sanjay Rajagopalan, M.D., Lead Investigator
9:45 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Harvard University Clean Air Research Center : Air Pollution Mixtures : Health Effects Across Life Stages
(view project abstract ), (view presentation ) (PDF)
Petros Koutrakis, Ph.D., Center Director
Murray Mittleman, M.D., Dr.P.H., Lead Investigator
11:00 a.m. University of Washington Center for Clean Air Research
(view project abstract ), (view presentation ) (PDF)
Sverre Vedal, M.D., M.Sc., Center Director
Joel Kaufman, Ph.D., Lead Investigator
Tim Larson, Ph.D., Investigator
Jake McDonald, Ph.D., Lead Investigator
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Southeastern Center for Air Pollution and Epidemiology ( SCAPE )
(view project abstract ), (view presentation ) (PDF)
Paige E. Tolbert, Ph.D., Co-Center Director
Ted Russell, Ph.D., Co-Center Director
1:30 p.m. EPA Research Laboratories
(view presentation ) (PDF)
Robert Devlin, Ph.D., EPA Office of Research and Development
2:15 p.m. EPA, Air Quality, and Health
Lydia Wegman, Director, Health and Environmental Impacts Division, EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
2:25 p.m. Science Policy Futures in a Multipollutant Framework
(view presentation ) (PDF)
Scott Jenkins, Ph.D., EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
2:45 p.m. Introduction to Breakout Groups (What we want to accomplish)
Dan Costa, Sc.D., EPA Interim National Program Director for Air , Climate & Energy
2:55 p.m. Break and Transition to Breakout Sessions
3:10 p.m. Breakout Session One: Finding Commonalities Among the Centers
Goals: Learn who is doing what, recognize overlaps and opportunities. Identify questions and topics for collaborative projects and workshops.
4:30 p.m. Plenary: Report Back from Breakouts and Discussion
Sherri Hunt, Ph.D. and Mel Peffers facilitating
Outcome: List and create sign-ups for Day 2 Breakouts and identify group leaders
5:30 p.m. Adjourn
6:00 p.m. Group Dinner, location TBD
Breakout Session Groups - Day 1
Building C
Room 300A
Measuring and Modeling Air Pollution and Exposure in a Multipollutant World
(continuous methods, measuring ROS, etc.)

Discussion Leaders: Petros Koutrakis and Rodney Weber

Building C
Room 300C
Animal Models of Susceptibility with Human Susceptible Populations
Discussion Leaders: Jack Harkema and David Diaz Sanchez

Building C
Room 500A
Endpoints and Mechanisms in Observational and Controlled Exposure Cardiovascular Studies
Discussion Leaders: Sanjay Rajagoplan and Joel Kaufman

Building C
Room 600A
Planned Multipollutant Epidemiologic and Controlled Exposure Studies Opportunities for Collaboration
Discussion Leaders: Paige Tolbert and Bob Devlin

Building E
Room E101
Statistical Challenges in Analyzing Multipollutant Studies
Discussion Leaders: Brent Coull and Lianne Sheppard
Clean Air Centers (CLARCs) Kick-off Meeting - Day 2 - Friday, April 8
8:10 a.m. Introduction to Day 2
Dan Costa, Sc.D., EPA Interim National Program Director for Air , Climate & Energy
8:15 a.m. Results from Multipollutant Science and Risk Analysis Workshop
(view presentation ) (PDF)
Doug Johns, Ph.D., Senior Health Scientist, Acting Branch Chief, EMAG, EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment
8:35 a.m. HEI's RIOPA and Other Air Quality Databases
(view project abstract ), (view presentation ) (PDF)
Rashid Shaikh, Ph.D. Director of Science, Health Effects Institute
9:00 a.m. Detroit Multipollutant Pilot Project
(view presentation ) (PDF)
Neal Fann, Ph.D. and Karen Wesson, Ph.D., EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
9:30 a.m. Instructions for Breakout Session Two
Dan Costa, Sc.D., EPA Interim National Program Director for Air , Climate & Energy
9:40 a.m. Break and Transition to Breakout Groups
10:00 a.m. Breakout Session Two
Purpose: To develop plans for specific collaborative projects identified in Day 1
Auditorium C111B, Auditorium C111C, Classroom C112, Classroom C113, Classroom C114
11:45 a.m. Reports from Breakout Session Two
Sherri Hunt, Ph.D. and Mel Peffers facilitating
Outcome: Outline collaborative projects and identify CLARC leaders and participants
12:30 p.m. Working Lunch
Logistics of Collaborative Projects (Conversation for CLARC and EPA leadership)
2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Next Steps
Dan Costa, Sc.D., EPA Interim National Program Director for Air , Climate & Energy

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