CREAL: Jordi Sunyer, awarded with the “Nobel prize” for environment and health research

CREAL: Jordi Sunyer, awarded with the “Nobel prize” for environment and health research

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Prof. Jordi Sunyer has received the most prestigious award in Environmental Epidemiology, the John Goldsmith Award for sustained and outstanding contributions to the knowledge and practice of environmental epidemiology from the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). The award is the most important prize in environmental epidemiology, the study of environmental determinants of health and disease. This ISEE award honors environmental epidemiologists who serve as models of excellence in research, unwavering promotion of environmental health, and integrity. And it was established to honor John Goldsmith, an organizer, early leader, and constant supporter of the ISEE. Environmental pollutants still affect the health of millions of people, with an estimated 7 million people alone dying prematurely because of indoor and outdoor air pollution.

The award for 2014 has been presented at the 2014 ISEE Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington, USA, August 24-28, 2014. Jordi Sunyer had presented the John Goldsmith Memorial lecture “Traffic Related Air Pollution in Primary Schools and Neurodevelopment” at the conference and receive the award on Wednesday 27 August.

Jordi Sunyer said that “I feel deeply honoured to receive the award. To be recognized by my peers for my life time work is very special. Of course I could not have done the work by myself and would like to thank all my team, colleagues and collaborators at CREAL and many other institutions that I have worked with. Of course there are still many outstanding environment and health challenges and I hope this award inspires others to tackle those”.

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