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Jim Zidek: a research project for WHO's Global Air Pollution Health Effects Model

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently announced results of a study carried out by an international team of researchers led by Gavin Shaddick of the University of Bath and including Jim Zidek. Professor Shaddick is a long-time collaborator of Jim Zidek’s and a frequent visitor to the UBC Statistics Department. Some of the work on the study was done while Dr Zidek was the Global Chair at the Institute for Mathematical Innovation at the University of Bath. The research team has developed a model to study air quality around the world. The team has focussed on particulate matter, which is strongly associated with adverse health effects. The team has integrated data from a variety of sources and has produced an interactive map [ http://maps.who.int/airpollution/] to show its findings. See the WHO news release for more information. [http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/air-pollution-estimates/en/]