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PhD Student Selected for Influenza Vaccine Forum

sundaramMaria Sundaram, a PhD student in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology program, was invited by the New England Journal of Medicine to be a featured expert in its influenza vaccine online forum, August 16-25, 2017.  During the forum, Sundaram and …

AIHce 2017

aihce2017Industrial Hygiene (IH) Program alumni, students, friends, and faculty gathered at the annual IH Program Alumni & Friends Reception at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) June 4-7, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. The event, held in the appropriately-named …

OEHN Visit to US Bank Stadium

oehn-stadium1Members of the Minnesota Association of Occupational Health Nurses (MAOHN) including OEHN program alumni, students and faculty visited the US Bank stadium on January 25, 2017 to learn about the emergency response needs of attendees at events.

Jordan Wardell, Deputy …

2017 NORA Symposium

2017-NORAThe 2017 NORA Symposium was held Friday, May 5, 2017 at Mayo Memorial Auditorium, University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

The theme was “Prescription Opioid Use in Occupational Health Care: Reducing Risk and Improving Safety”. Dr. Thomas Wickizer, …

Work-Related Exposures of Firefighters and Increased Cancer Risk

klobuchar-firefightersDr. Jeff Mandel met with Senator Amy Klobuchar and local firefighters to discuss work-related exposures of firefighters and increased cancer risk. Research suggests that their exposure to fumes and toxins leads to a higher rate of cancer. As a result …

Susan Goodwin Gerberich, PhD Recognized by University of Minnesota

Gerberich_300We are honored to announce that MCOHS Director, Susan Goodwin Gerberich, PhD, received the 2017 University of Minnesota Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education. She received the award for her teaching excellence, mentoring dozens of graduate …

Marizen Ramirez, PhD joins Faculty

mramirez-croppedThe Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) and the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health are pleased to welcome our new faculty member, Marizen R. Ramirez, PhD.  Dr. Ramirez will …

2016 NORA Symposium

2016nora-lgThe 2016 NORA Symposium was held Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Mayo Memorial Auditorium, University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

The theme was “Critical Challenges Facing Occupational Health and Safety – Today and Tomorrow”. The featured speaker was …

IH Students Win American Industrial Hygiene Foundation Scholarship Awards

aihf2016Two Industrial Hygiene students have received scholarship awards from the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation. The Board of Trustees of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) selected a total of 38 outstanding students nationwide to receive $73,700 in scholarships this year. …