The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit in UC Irvine Health Sciences was selected by the Environmental Protection Agency as a 2008 Regional Children’s Environmental Health Champion. The UCI group was chosen for the fact sheets it created for pediatricians and the public to address environmental health hazards caused by the 2007 wildfires that raged in Southern California. The unit was formed to raise awareness and improve the health of children exposed to environmental hazards. Program co-directors Dr. Dean Baker and Dr. James Seltzer were in Washington, D.C., this week to attend the awards ceremony.