Navigation Links
New IUPUI Center for Urban Health focuses on half the world's population
Date:6/23/2011

INDIANAPOLIS A new center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has a tall order to fill improving the quality of life for billions of people.

The Center for Urban Health, hosted by the School of Science at IUPUI, will focus on the issues that affect individuals living in urban environments. The world's population is swelling, as are urban areas. Global population is projected to reach seven billion within the next year and nearly 50 percent will live in cities.

"Cities present unique challenges to the health of the individuals who reside in them. We need to know how to help more than three billion people live in a healthy way in places with high population density; a legacy of environmental burdens; current atmospheric and soil contamination; limited amounts of green space, and many other particularly urban issues," said Gabriel Filippelli, Ph.D., professor of earth sciences in the School of Science at IUPUI, the biogeochemist who is the founding director of the Center for Urban Health.

Filippelli previously served as chairman of the Department of Earth Sciences in the School of Science. He is a national leader in the emerging field of medical geology and served as the first elected chair of the Geological Society of America's Geology and Health Division.

Among the initial areas of focus of IUPUI's Center for Urban Health are chronic poisoning from lead in soil; sexually transmitted diseases in inner city teenagers; the affect of urban "heat islands" on older adults, and the relationship of childhood obesity to green space availability and proximity.

The urban health focus and breadth of research of the new IUPUI center is unusual, according to Filippelli. Environmental health centers, which are found at many universities, typically look at specific issues like autism or sexually transmitted diseases, but not on how these or other health conditions are affected by built up environments fo
'/>"/>

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. IUPUI study first to look at early treatment of depression to reduce heart disease risk
2. IUPUI behavioral neuroscientist receives international award for alcoholism research
3. IUPUI faculty member to receive national innovative vision research award
4. Molecules made by IUPUI students may have potential to cure diseases
5. International recognition for IUPUI work to improve breast cancer detection
6. Shanghai CDC and Hutchinson Center establish Shanghai Breast Health Resource Center
7. UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center launches Cancer Care Network
8. Women & Infants named Center of Excellence for Reproductive Resource Services
9. Lymphoma Research Foundation and John Theurer Cancer Center collaborate for Lymphoma Rounds program
10. Fox Chase Cancer Center signs agreement with Life Technologies Corp.
11. Group led by Hebrew University professor chosen as Israeli Center for Research Excellence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New IUPUI Center for Urban Health focuses on half the world's population
(Date:3/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Thousands of transvaginal ... by C.R. Bard, Inc. continue to move forward ... Court, Southern District of West Virginia, where Bernstein ... the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. According to an ... certain defendants named in those lawsuits leave to ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... India Network visitor health insurance ... all visitors who purchase the plan before arrival in ... to purchase the insurance program as soon as travel ... for pre-existing medical conditions. Parents and grandparents traveling from ... with serious consequences to their health. Many visitors may ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Pitching speed, player’s height, and pitching for ... elbow injuries, according to new research released today at the ... Day. , “Our findings indicate that a 10 inch increase ... of a history of injury, a 10 mile per hour ... of a history of injury, and playing for more than ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... 2015 Delaying rotator cuff surgery on ... to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society ... “Our study compared results for 170 patients who received ... glenohumeral joint capsule release procedure to relieve stiffness at ... lead author from St. George Hospital in Sydney, Australia. ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Andrew Hawley of Vintage Rock ... psychedelic concert posters. The Who and the Doors played together ... 2, 1968. According to Hawley, “The Who toured the United ... and college campuses. Perhaps the most famous Who poster was ... and the Doors on August 2, 1968 at the Singer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Federal C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Court Grants Defense Motion to Amend Responses to Master Complaint 2Health News:Federal C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Court Grants Defense Motion to Amend Responses to Master Complaint 3Health News:Federal C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Court Grants Defense Motion to Amend Responses to Master Complaint 4Health News:India Network Health Insurance Today Announces New Eligibility Criteria for Pre-existing Condition Health Insurance Coverage for Visitors to the United States 2Health News:India Network Health Insurance Today Announces New Eligibility Criteria for Pre-existing Condition Health Insurance Coverage for Visitors to the United States 3Health News:Researchers Highlight Shoulder and Elbow Injury Possibility in Youth Players 2Health News:No Need to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery, Study Shows 2Health News:Avid Collector from Vintage Rock Posters, Inc. Announces His Search For Original 1960's Who Psychedelic Concert Posters. 2
... in two separate transactions-- Industrial staffing business sold-- ... fund DailyMed(TM) growthINDIANAPOLIS, May 19 Arcadia Resources, ... leading provider of home care, medical staffing, and ... announced the sale of two non-strategic businesses. ...
... say the disease is no more dangerous than regular ... World Health Organization may declare a full-fledged swine flu ... has swept through Japan, a former WHO infectious disease ... occurring in a region outside North America, where a ...
... Minn., May 19 Activeion ... that it has increased its commitment to ... membership organization for institutions and businesses in ... in reducing their environmental footprints.(Logo: ...
... the online social network the chance to meet one ... at the site, topics of interest to be discussed ... FertilityTies ( www.FertilityTies.com ), the most comprehensive ... conceive/facing infertility that combines expertise of accredited MDs, will ...
... ( www.apieron.com ) significantly strengthened its senior ... Vice President, Sales & Marketing, and Bryan Miller as ... Bubrick has more than 20 years of operational and ... in diabetes management. Prior to joining Apieron, Mr. Bubrick ...
... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 19 Cardiva Medical, Inc. ... U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its latest ... first drug coated vessel closure device in the market. ... coated with protamine sulfate, a drug which neutralizes heparin ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Arcadia Resources Announces Sale of Non-Strategic Businesses 2Health News:Arcadia Resources Announces Sale of Non-Strategic Businesses 3Health News:Arcadia Resources Announces Sale of Non-Strategic Businesses 4Health News:Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level 2Health News:Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level 3Health News:Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level 4Health News:Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level 5Health News:Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level 6Health News:Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level 7Health News:Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level 8Health News:Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level 9Health News:Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level 10Health News:Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level 11Health News:Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level 12Health News:Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level 13Health News:Activeion Cleaning Solutions, LLC Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices 2Health News:Activeion Cleaning Solutions, LLC Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices 3Health News:FertilityTies.com Convention Open to the Public, June 6, 1-5 PM at The Hilton New York Hotel, MDs to Lead Discussion on Timely Fertility Topics 2Health News:Apieron Strengthens Senior Leadership With Commercial, Financial Appointments 2Health News:Cardiva Medical, Inc. Receives FDA Clearance for the Catalyst(TM)III System, First in Class Drug Coated Vessel Closure Device 2Health News:Cardiva Medical, Inc. Receives FDA Clearance for the Catalyst(TM)III System, First in Class Drug Coated Vessel Closure Device 3
(Date:3/27/2015)... -- Holographic Optical Technologies of Augusta, Georgia ... is entering the world of consumer electronics with the ... th , 2015, the campaign will introduce the company,s ... displays will allow consumers to view fully three dimensional ... to the two displays, the company will also offer ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015  Victoria Vein & Surgery Clinic is the ... Duality laser in Victoria, Texas . The ... as advanced laser treatments for a variety of medical and ... to provide more services for their patients. Since adding laser ... Victoria residents get rid of their unwanted ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... SAN DIEGO , March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... informatics company, today announced new data showing that, ... Mantis TM technology provided highly equivalent interpretations ... cause disease, and did so in a fraction ... pave the way for more comprehensive genetic analysis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Holographic Optical Technologies brings cutting-edge holograms to consumer market through upcoming Kickstarter campaign 2Holographic Optical Technologies brings cutting-edge holograms to consumer market through upcoming Kickstarter campaign 3Victoria Vein And Surgery Clinic Uses Advanced Astanza Duality Tattoo Removal Technology 2New Data at ACMG Shows Cypher's Software Can Automate Interpretation of Genetic Variants to Advance Non-invasive Prenatal Testing 2New Data at ACMG Shows Cypher's Software Can Automate Interpretation of Genetic Variants to Advance Non-invasive Prenatal Testing 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: