January 2007

UC Study: Fernald No Hazard to Health Cincinnati Business CourieróJan. 4, 2007
Farewell to Fernald's Foundry Cincinnati Enquirer  Jan. 8,2007
Article featuring Susan Pinney, PhD, Department of Environmental Health
People living near a former uranium processing plant in Ohio are living longer and enjoying healthier lifestyles than the general population, University of Cincinnati researchers have found.

Genetics and Metabolic Syndrome  WKRC-TV, Channel 12óJan. 2, 2007
News report featuring Ranjan Deka, PhD, Department of Environmental Health
A new study at the University of Cincinnati is exploring how our genes make us more vulnerable to metabolic syndromeówhich can cause serious long-term health problems.

Lead Hurts HHS Health BeatóJan. 30, 2007
News report featuring Amit Bhattacharya, PhD, Department of Environmental Health
Lead poisoning can affect nearly every system in the body. Because lead poisoning often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized. Lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and, at very high levels, seizures, coma and even death.

Norah Shire, PhD, has been named research assistant professor in the digestive diseases division. Shireís research specialty is the application of quantitative methods to address epidemiologic challenges in viral hepatitis and HIV co-infection. She completed her doctorate in quantitative epidemiology and biostatistics at UC and earned a masterís of public health from Johns Hopkins University.

Study: Firefighters Face Higher Cancer Rates
The Stamford TimesóJan. 18, 2007
Article featuring James Lockey, MD, Department of Environmental Health
One of the most dangerous occupations in the world is becoming even more hazardous for its workersóbut a new study suggests that the people we expect to protect us are not being adequately protected against the risks of their profession.