ASPIRE Newsletter


ASPIRE Children’s Environmental Health Center

The ASPIRE Center seeks to raise awareness about issues that affect children's environmental health.

Our monthly newsletter is filled with information about the latest research, useful resources, and practical tips parents, caregivers, educators, and health care providers can use to make informed decisions to protect kids where they live, learn, and play!

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April 2024

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  • Happy Earth Day!
  • April is Environmental Education Month!
  • Safe Spring Cleaning
  • What are we looking forward to?
  • Thank you!
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March 2024

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  • March is National Nutrition Month!
  • Enhancing Wildfire Smoke Preparedness in Oregon Schools and Childcare Centers
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine 2024 Annual Meeting
  • Springtime in Oregon
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February 2024

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  • February is National Cancer Prevention Month!
  • Meet Postdoctoral Scholar Sydelle Harrison!
  • Undergraduate Researchers join ASPIRE!
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January 2024

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  • January is National Radon Action Month!
  • Green New Year!
  • It's not too late to set your goals for an
    EDC-free New Year!
  • Annual Cascadia Symposium on Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health
  • Webinar: Parenting in the Climate Crisis: Self Care, Connections, and Support
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December 2023

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  • December is Safe Toys & Gifts Month!
  • Know Your Beauty: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals & Personal Care Products
  • Pilot Project Request for Proposals Now Open!
  • OSU Extension and Engagement Annual Conference
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November 2023

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  • November is Environmental Justice & Health Equity Month!
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Pilot Project Request for Proposals Now Open!
  • 79th OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting
  • National Lead Poising Prevention Week

October 2023

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  • October is Children's Environmental Health Month!
  • Ignite Children's Environmental Health Research Colloquium: Protecting Children’s Environmental Health, Research to Action
  • Children's Environmental Health and Research Translation (CEHRT) Centers Annual Meeting
  • Go Green This Halloween
  • Student Spotlight

September 2023

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  • September is National Preparedness
  • Play it Safe During Wildfire Season
  • Welcome our New Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Student Spotlight
  • Looking Ahead

August 2023

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  • August is National Water Quality Month!
  • What Are Toxic Algae Blooms?
  • Wildfire Smoke: Steps to Create a Clean Room
  • Should you cancel outdoor activities? Play it safe during wildfire season!
  • The ASPIRE Center is co-sponsoring the Children's Environmental Health and Research Translation (CEHRT) Centers Annual Meeting next month in Washington, DC.

July 2023

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  • July is Climate Change and Children's Health Month!
  • Infants and young children are among the most vulnerable populations for heat-related illness. Follow these tips to keep your family safe this summer!
  • Become an Eco-Healthy Child Care Endorsed Center!
  • How do you know when it's safe for athletes to practice outdoors?
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) – North American Chapter Conference 2023
  • ASPIRE Center Summer Undergraduate Students

June 2023

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  • Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) Showcase
  • ASPIRE Center Co-Director Presentation: "Accelerating Research Translation for Children's Environmental Health in Oregon"
  • Is It Safe for Athletes to Practice Outdoors During Wildfire Events?
  • June is National Healthy Homes Month!
  • ASPIRE Data Science Workshop!

May 2023

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  • ASPIRE Data Science Workshop!
  • ASPIRE Center Pilot Project Awardees Team Up for Air Quality Monitoring in Schools!
  • Samaritan Health Services 2023 Regional Scholarly Symposium
  • Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative Conference
  • May is Clean Air Month!
  • Reduce Spring Pesticide Use!
  • Upcoming Events

April 2023

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  • Enviro-Natal Health Equity Symposium: Science and Stories at the Intersection of Climate Justice and Perinatal Equity
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine 44th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions
  • ASPIRE Core Spotlight
  • Spring cleaning is a great time to properly dispose of hazardous materials around your home
  • April 22 is Earth Day
  • Postdoc Positions Available
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology North American Chapter (ISEE NAC 2023) Regional Conference

March 2023

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  • University-Wide Ignite Research Colloquium:
  • Climate Change and Human Health
  • Student Spotlight
  • International Women’s Day
  • World Water Day
  • Postdoc Positions Available
ASP3IRE Newsletter February 2023

February 2023

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  • Cascadia Symposium
  • National Radon Awareness Month
  • Student Spotlight
  • Three new pilot projects