Research Centers
Rochester PM Center

University of Rochester

The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the University of Rochester a STAR ("Science To Achieve Results") Center grant (R827354). It provides support for one of five such centers established to study the role of airborne particulate matter, especially ultrafine particles, in causing health problems. A multidisciplinary team of experienced investigators are testing the hypothesis that ultrafine particles occurring in the urban atmosphere cause adverse health effects.

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Main Center Abstract and Reports:

Southern California Particle Center and Supersite (SCPCS)
Ultrafine Particles: Characterization, Health Effects and Pathophysiological Mechanisms
Hazardous Substance Research Center–South and Southwest
CECEHDPR - University of Southern California
Hazardous Substance Research Center/South and Southwest
Research Consortium on Ozone and Fine Particle Formation in California and in the Northeastern United States
Southern California Particle Center (SCPC)
Rochester PM Center: Source-Specific Health Effects of Ultrafine/Fine Particles
Children’s Environmental Health Center
University of California – Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC-CEIN)
Multi-Scale Assessment of Health Effects of Air Pollution Mixtures Using Novel Measurements and Models
Great Lakes Air Center for Integrative Environmental Research (GLACIER)
Center for Reinventing Aging Infrastructure for Nutrient Management (RAINmgt)
Design of Risk-reducing, Innovative-Implementable Small-System Knowledge(DeRISK) Center

Center Research Projects:

R827354C001 - Characterization of the Chemical Composition of Atmospheric Ultrafine Particles

R827354C002 - Inflammatory Responses and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Susceptible Populations

R827354C003 - Clinical Studies of Ultrafine Particle Exposure in Susceptible Human Subjects

R827354C004 - Animal Models: Dosimetry, and Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Events

R827354C005 - Ultrafine Particle Cell Interactions: Molecular Mechanisms Leading to Altered Gene Expression

R827354C006 - Development of an Electrodynamic Quadrupole Aerosol Concentrator

R827354C007 - Kinetics of Clearance and Relocation of Insoluble Ultrafine Iridium Particles From the Rat Lung Epithelium to Extrapulmonary Organs and Tissues (Pilot Project)

R827354C008 - Ultrafine Oil Aerosol Generation for Inhalation Studies