Pediatric Environmental Medicine Center

Pediatric Environmental Medicine Center girl by treeThe Pediatric Environmental Medicine Center (PEMC) at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is dedicated to improving awareness and reducing the burden of childhood asthma through research and education. As part of this effort, a multidisciplinary team of top pediatric experts at the center is studying the effect of environmental and lifestyle exposures such as vitamin D insufficiency, obesity, and indoor pollutants on the development of asthma in children in western Pennsylvania. Future efforts will focus on the development of novel treatments.

The center also provides education related to the prevention and the appropriate treatment of asthma, targeting local communities where rates are disproportionately high.

Services offered by the PEMC include:

  • Educational programs 
  • Community outreach programs and screenings
  • Clinical research programs 
  • Basic research to investigate the impact of environmental/lifestyle factors on children 
  • Continuing Medical Education and training courses for healthcare providers

The center is generously funded by The Heinz Endowments.

Schedule a Presentation

As part of its mission, the Pediatric Environmental Medicine Center conducts community outreach programs, screenings, prevention/intervention programs for parents and caregivers, and educational programs, such as training courses for healthcare providers.

For more information or to schedule an assessment or education session for your community, school or organization, please call 412-692-LUNG (5864).

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  • Pediatric Environmental Medicine Center

    4221 Penn Ave
    Suite 2200
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    412-692-LUNG (5864)