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Meet New WCAHS Director Kent Pinkerton

The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) at UC Davis has a new director - Dr. Kent Pinkerton - following the retirement of Dr. Marc Schenker on June 30th. Dr. Pinkerton has served as the Associate Director of WCAHS for 15 years and is a principal investigator of a current WCAHS research project.

Dr. Pinkerton is a specialist in the respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological effects of inhaled environmental air pollutants. He has conducted a number of studies in the California San Joaquin Valley to better understand how airborne particles in the agricultural setting contribute to the development of lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD.

Dr. Pinkerton is also Professor of Pediatrics at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology in the School of Veterinary Medicine. He serves as Director of the Center for Health and the Environment and Associate Director of the Environmental Health Sciences Center, both located at UC Davis.

Read more about Dr. Pinkerton's current studies with the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety here.

Learn about WCAHS and its projects here.

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