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賀!!楊俊毓教授自110年8月30日起擔任高雄醫學大學第九屆校長

賀!!楊俊毓教授自110年8月30日起擔任高雄醫學大學第九屆校長

高雄醫學大學董事會於5月21日公告,楊俊毓教授已獲教育部核定,擔任高雄醫學大學第九任校長,任期自110.8.30至113.6.30止。 楊教授為本院環醫所合聘研究員,配合環醫所的目標 – 空氣污染對國人健康之衝擊,致力於空氣品質對於健康影響的流行病學研究,以健保資料庫進行分析,搭配空品測站資料,探討長期暴露於懸浮微粒對於國人重大疾病的影響。  

狂賀!!陳保中所長第二次獲得科技部傑出研究獎

狂賀!!陳保中所長第二次獲得科技部傑出研究獎

陳保中所長第二度獲得科技部傑出研究獎 陳所長分別於2016年與2021年獲得科技部傑出研究獎,其專長領域為公共衛生與環境醫學。本院有幸於2020年延攬並借調陳保中特聘教授擔任國家環境醫學研究所所長,期在陳所長的帶領下,帶領我國環境醫學研究邁向全然不同的視野,為我國公共衛生與職業醫學開創新頁面。

[ NIEHS Special Lecture ] 疾病負擔研究

[ NIEHS Special Lecture ] 疾病負擔研究

本演講活動以視訊方式辦理,並已申請2小時環境教育學分

▊新知發表

Integrated analysis of source-specific risks for PM<sub>2.5</sub>-bound metals in urban, suburban, rural, and industrial areas
 
Integrated analysis of source-specific risks for PM2.5-bound metals in urban, suburban, rural, and industrial areas
We found that the concentrations of Fe, Zn, V, Cu, and Mn (industry-related metals) were higher at the industrial site (Kaohsiung) and Ba, Cr, Ni, Mo, and Co (traffic-related metals) were higher at the urban site (Taipei). The rural site (Hualian) had good air quality, with low PM2.5 and metal concentrations. Most metal concentrations were higher during the cold season for all study sites, except for the rural.
Exposure profiles of workers from indium tin oxide target manufacturing and recycling factories in Taiwan
 
Exposure profiles of workers from indium tin oxide target manufacturing and recycling factories in Taiwan
Indium tin oxide exposure poses a potential health risk, but the exposure assessment in occupational setting remains incomplete and continues to be a significant challenge. The varying levels of relationship noted between indium exposure and the levels of P–In and U–In among workers with different work types suggested that setting the exposure limits among different work types is warranted.
Association between arsenic exposure, DNA damage, and urological cancers incidence: A long-term follow-up study of residents in an arseniasis endemic area of northeastern Taiwan
 
Association between arsenic exposure, DNA damage, and urological cancers incidence: A long-term follow-up study of residents in an arseniasis endemic area of northeastern Taiwan
In 2018, bladder and kidney cancers were the 14th and 17th leading causes of global cancer mortality, respectively. Our aim was to investigate the association between arsenic exposure, DNA damage, and the incidence of bladder and kidney cancers.
Maternal proximity to petrochemical industrial parks and risk of premature rupture of membranes
 
Maternal proximity to petrochemical industrial parks and risk of premature rupture of membranes
The results of the present work provide evidence that living near petrochemical industrial parks (PIPs) during pregnancy would increase the risk of premature rupture of membranes (PROM), and additional studies are warranted to confirm our findings.
Lipid peroxidation metabolites associated with biomarkers of inflammation and oxidation stress in workers handling carbon nanotubes and metal oxide nanoparticles
 
Lipid peroxidation metabolites associated with biomarkers of inflammation and oxidation stress in workers handling carbon nanotubes and metal oxide nanoparticles
These results provided evidence that exposure to nano-TiO2, nano-SiO2, and CNTs may lead to lipid peroxidation in EBC. For routine biomonitoring purposes, this finding, which came through non-invasive methods, may be useful for workers exposed to nanomaterials (NMs).
Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor is Essential in the Control of Lung Club Cell Homeostasis
 
Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor is Essential in the Control of Lung Club Cell Homeostasis
Club cells play an important role in maintaining lung homeostasis and aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is known to be important in xenobiotic metabolism, but its role in regulating club cells is currently unknown. Under the condition of pulmonary inflammation, AhR is critical in controlling lung club cell homeostasis via targeting Notch1 signaling and the generation of anti-inflammatory mediators.

▊國內近期活動

2021 International Symposium of Precision Environmental Medicine on Emerging scientific links between Air Pollution exposures and Health

2021 International Symposium of Precision Environmental Medicine on Emerging scientific links between Air Pollution exposures and Health

「2021 精準環境醫學國際研討會–空氣品質與健康之新興科學連結」謹定於2021年9月27日舉辦。本次研討會的主要議題有:空氣污染的流行病學和暴露評估、空氣質量研究的新方法或新方法、空氣品質與健康影響-機制與因果關係等三項。因應COVID-19疫情警戒,以視訊方式辦理。

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