04/12/16 – Do not let a serious crisis go to waste: Environmental Health Challenges and Opportunities in Mongolia

Purevdorj Olkhanud

Ulaanbaatar, which is home to nearly half of Mongolia’s three million residents. The city’s rapid growth, frigid winters, valley topography and reliance on coal-fired stoves have led to the worst winter air pollution level in the world. Because of its unique characteristics of climate and extreme levels of air pollution, Ulaanbaatar City is arguably the best place to study air pollution related health effects in a natural experimental setting, since significant pollution only occurs during the winter heating season mostly with a single source of burning raw coal.

Speaker:

Purevdorj B. Olkhanud, MD., PhD., MPH.
Department Chair
Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health
Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Soto Street Building 1 (SSB) #116
2001 North Soto Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Hosted by:

David Warburton, OBE, DSc, MD, MMM, FRCP, FRCS, FRCPCH
Director, Developmental Biology, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Program
Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery and Craniofacial Molecular Biology

For questions contact Ganaa Zagdbazar at gzagdbazar@chla.usc.edu or 323-361-5422.