With the Flint water crisis still fresh in our nation’s collective memory, many of us are paying more attention to municipal water systems and their effects on community health. MPH Student Kori VanDerGeest is addressing the issue of water quality for low income residents in one of America's most productive agricultural regions.
Max Chmielinski, a former ERC trainee now pursuing his PhD, was featured in the Synergist Now blog as part of the American Industrial Hygiene Association's ongoing #IamIH campaign. Max is working with a team of DEOHS researchers to determine the levels of UV radiation exposures among workers in the cannabis industry.
December 5, 2017 | Today ERC trainees gathered over lunch to discuss a case study related to research misconduct as part of their training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).
November 21, 2017 | The Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety supports occupational health & safety education and training in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Through the Professional Training Opportunities Program (PTOP), small grant funding is available to support applicants from all disciplines and fields for projects and activities that address worker health.
October 30, 2017 | Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Professional Training Opportunities (PTOP) Program Awardees presented their work during a special session at the Northwest Occupational Health Conference.
August 21, 2017 | "I am developing a high-quality and user-friendly Microsoft Excel database, which I will then use to migrate all existing records of reportable animal diseases from paper to electronic form, and which WSDA will use to record all incoming reports in the future."
August 20, 2017 | Lauren Frisbie, OHHAI MPH Trainee, is working with the WA State Department of Health to better understand the current systems and protocols for euthanasia of animals for rabies testing in place within each county.
August 10, 2017 | Erica Grant is an Occupational Health at the Human-Animal Interface (OHHAI) Training Scholar working towards her MPH at the Center for One Health Research. Her practicum focuses on the Gorilla Conservation Employee Health Program that is run yearly by the Gorilla Doctors (aka Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project).
July 20, 2017 | "Low wages resulting in poor health or health behaviors can affect all occupations. Researchers in occupational health services research (OHSR) focus on bridging concepts of income inequality and worker health and health behaviors by implementing, evaluating, and disseminating policies that address both individual and population level health needs for all workers."