Dr. Tom Wickizer is the Stephen F. Loebs Distinguished Professor of Health Services Management and Policy and the Chair of the Division of Health Services Management and Policy at The Ohio State University College of Public Health. He previously served on the faculty at the University of Washington School of Public Health where he served as the Rhom Haas Distinguished Professorship of Public Health Sciences for his research in the occupational health field. Much of Dr. Wickizer's research has involved studies of workers' compensation interventions sponsored by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. These studies have included evaluations of a managed care pilot, analysis of the effect of drug-free workplace programs, assessment of opioid dosing guidelines, and, more recently, evaluation of a large-scale quality improvement initiative and the focus of his seminar.
Occupational health care delivered through the workers' compensation system suffers from problems of poor quality, high costs and great patient dissatisfaction. Health services researchers face daunting challenges having their research findings translated into policy changes. But the experience of WA State demonstrates it can be done.
Thursday, May 9
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Molecular and Cellular Biology Building
Room MCB 2-122
MCOHS Pilot Projects
2013 Call for Proposals
Application Deadline: May 15, 2013
The Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety is now requesting proposals for the pilot projects research training program. Grants ranging from $5,000 to a maximum of $20,000 are available to occupational health and safety (OHS) researchers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Read the full RFP.
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Since 1977, the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) has actively served the Midwest by offering graduate training programs and continuing education courses in the field of occupational health and safety. This Education and Reserch Center (ERC) is sponsored, in part, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
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NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF OCCUPATIONAL AND OTHER FATALITIES: TRANSPORTATION-RELATED EVENTS
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