The University of Siena PhD Course in
Genetics, Oncology and Clinical Medicine


PhD Graduate

Simona BENONI 

PhD Program years: 2006 - 2010







PUBLICATIONS DURING THE PHD PROGRAM
    Epidemiology, public health, and false-positive results: the role of the clinicians and pathologists.
    Cetta F, Benoni S, Zangari R, Guercio V, Monti M.
    Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Jun;118(6):A240.
ABSTRACTS OF CONFERENCE DURING THE PHD PROGRAM

1- L'imprevedibilità dell'effettiva riduzione degli effetti dannosi dell'inquinamento atmosferico sulla salute sulla base delle misure di contrasto per ridurre la concentrazione di pm (ng/m3) (4° Convegno Nazionale sul Particolato Atmosferico, Venezia, Italia, 18-20/5/2010)

2- Acute cardiovascular effects associated with air pollution: a new pathogenetic pathway in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) also evaluated using a realistic hollow airway replica of the tracheo-bronchial tree (NIEHS-EPA Symposium on air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease, Seattle, USA 21-22/06/2010)

3- Air Pollution and Rheumatoid Arthritis: an In Vitro Study on Human Fibroblast-Like Synoviocytes (American Association of Aerosol Research, San Diego, USA 22-26/03/2010)

4- An "in vitro" study supporting the possible impact of air pollution on Rheumatoid Arthritis (International Aerosol Conference IAC, Helsinki, Finlandia 29/08-03/09/2010)

5- Concomitant study by the same team of obesity prevalence, body mass index and pollution related health effects in children attending primary school in Milan, Italy (NIEHS-EPA Symposium on air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease, Seattle, USA 21-22/06/2010)

6- Epidemiological studies on health effects from air pollution give inconclusive results because lack of adequate metrics of exposure, effect and susceptibility Measurement of damages to exposed populations during concomitant evaluation of PM concentration and health effects usually doesn't consider damage to newborns (International Aerosol Conference IAC, Helsinki, Finlandia 28/09-03/09/2010)

7- Exposure of newborns to high PM concentration affects "acquired susceptibility", determining an increased prevalence of "susceptible individuals" (International Aerosol Conference IAC, Helsinki, Finlandia 29/08-03/09/2010)

8- Inquinamento atmosferico e artrite reumatoide: uno studio in vitro sui sinoviociti umani fibroblasti-simili (4° Convegno Nazionale sul Particolato Atmosferico, Venezia, Italia 18-20/05/2010)

9- L'imprevedibilità dell'effettiva riduzione degli effetti dannosi dell'inquinamento atmosferico sulla salute sulla base delle misure di contrasto per ridurre la concentrazione di pm (ng/m3) (4° Convegno Nazionale sul Particolato Atmosferico, Venezia, Italia 18-20/05/2010) 

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