The Institute for Chinese Studies presents "The Centenary of the May Fourth Movement" Lecture Series:
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, College of Public Health
Assistant Dean for Global Public Health
The Ohio State University
"Air pollution on human health:
A global challenge and the advancement in China"
Flyer: Qinghua Sun Flyer
Abstract: Air pollution, especially fine particulate matters (PM2.5), has been demonstrated by both epidemiological and basic studies a significant risk factor for major human systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer. This is especially critical in some emerging countries where ambient air pollution has reached “unbearable” levels. The current presentation will briefly introduce PM2.5 air pollution exposure on major systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases (such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, type II diabetes), obesity and insulin resistance, hepatic diseases, and neurodegenerative disorders, and will highlight recent achievement in air quality control and monitoring.
Bio: Dr. Qinghua Sun is an Assistant Dean for Global Public Health and Professor of Medicine and Public Health in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University, USA. Dr. Sun got his MD from The Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, China in 1987, and his PhD from Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) & Chinese Academy of Medical Science (CAMS) in Beijing, China in 1996. He had postdoctoral training extensively in cardiovascular medicine at Columbia University, University of Michigan, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City before recruited as a faculty member by Ohio State in 2006. He has numerous awards, including the “Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Specialty” award from Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM, USA), “Paper of the Year” award from Inhalation & Respiratory Specialty Section of Society of Toxicology (SOT, USA), “Young Investigator” award from Inhalation & Respiratory Specialty Section of SOT, and “Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor” award from Ohio State. His research has been focused on studying air pollution/PM2.5 on human diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases, in several clinically relevant animal models, which have been supported by National Institute of Health (NIH), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other organizations. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, including some high impact ones, such as JAMA, Circulation Research, and Circulation.
This event is supported by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.