A leading U.S. scientist investigating environmental effects on heart disease speaks Thursday, March 8, as guest of the Visiting Scientists Series hosted by Bismarck State College.
Loren Wold will present "Where You Live Can Make You Sick: Environmental Influences on Health and Disease" at 7 p.m. in the BSC National Energy Center of Excellence Basin Electric Auditorium (304).
Wold has found a growing body of evidence that environment interacts with a person's genetic makeup to influence disease progression. He will present evidence from epidemiological and scientific research that correlates air pollutants (including those generated by agriculture) with cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological diseases.
Originally from Bismarck, Wold has published more than 50 articles and two book chapters on this topic in work funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association. He has spoken throughout the U.S. and in Italy, Brazil and China. Wold is executive editor of the journal, Life Sciences, and on the editorial board of numerous journals.
Wold earned his doctorate at the University of North Dakota and his undergraduate degree at Boston University. He is assistant professor at Ohio State University College of Medicine and principal investigator at the Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
His Visiting Scientists Series presentation is sponsored in partnership with Bismarck State College, Bismarck Public Schools, University of Mary, St. Mary's Central High School, Gateway to Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, U.S. Geological Survey, and North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers. For more information, call 701-258-1975 or visit www.gatewaytoscience.org.
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