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Past National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Symposium

MCOHS collaborates with the School of Public Health Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach to facilitate the Annual Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety NORA Symposia. This symposia attracts hundreds of participants including students, staff, faculty, advisory board members and other professionals and partners from throughout the region. The event also includes poster sessions with contributions from students and faculty associated with their research efforts.

Past symposia topics and online video links:

2017

 

  • » Prescription Opioid Use in Occupational Health Care: Reducing Risk and Improving Safety
    May 5, 2017
    Featured Speaker: Thomas Wickizer, PhD, Chair and Stephen F. Loebs Professor, The Ohio State University College of Public Health

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    This event was co-hosted by the MCOHS ERC and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH, Bruce Alexander, PI and Director).

2016

 

2015

 

  • » Total Worker Health: Why You Should Build a Program in Total Worker Health and How to Do It
    May 6, 2015
    Featured Speaker: W. Kent Anger, PhD, Senior Scientist, Associate Director for Applied Research and Professor, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

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    This event was co-hosted by the MCOHS ERC and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH, Bruce Alexander, PI and Director).

2014

 

  • » Occupational Health of Immigrant Workers: Reducing the Disparities
    May 1, 2014
    Co-Presented by: Marc Schenker, MD, MPH, Distinguished Professor and Associate Vice-Provost for Outreach and Engagement, Public Health Sciences and Medicine, University of California, Davis; and Xóchitl Castañeda, Director, Health Initiative of the Americas School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley.

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    This event was co-hosted by the MCOHS ERC and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH, Bruce Alexander, PI and Director).

2013

 

  • » Gun Violence Prevention, with Implications for Occupational Health and Safety
    May 2, 2013
    Presented by: David Hemenway, Ph.D., Professor of Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Injury Control Research Center

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2012


  • » Bully-Free and Violence-Free at Work: Inspiring a Respectful Workplace
    May 1, 2012

    Presented by: Valerie Cade, CSP, Professional Speaker, Business Consultant and Author

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2011

 

  • » From Research to Policy: Using Science to Inform and Design Effective Injury Control Policy
    April 27, 2011

    Presented by: Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN, Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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2010

  • » The Future of Work
    April 15, 2010

    Presented by:
    Dr. John Howard, the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

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2009

  • » Where Are We with Occupational Safety and Health in the United States?
    May 20, 2009

    Presented by: Christine M. Branche, Ph.D., Acting Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

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2008

  • » Impact of the EU REACH Initiative on the United States
    May 5, 2008

    Presented by: Paul Hewett, PhD, CIH, Founder and President of Exposure Assessment Solutions, Inc.

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2007

  • » Occupational Health and Safety Research to Practice
    June 13, 2007

    Co-Presented by: Laura Punnett, Sc.D., Professor, Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace; and Jane Lipscomb, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Director, University of Maryland Baltimore (UMAB) School of Nursing, Work and Health Research Center

2005

  • » Health and Safety Issues in the Aging Workforce
    April 21, 2005

    Presented by: Dr. David H. Wegman, MD, former faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health, and Director of the Occupational Health Program; Chair of Occupational and Environmental Health at UCLA's School of Public Health; Founding Chair of the Department of Work Environment in the Engineering College at the University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • » Consequences of Thinking About Environmental and Occupational Health as Separate Entities (Pathways to Sustainable Development)
    March 30, 2005

    Presented by: Nicholas A. Ashford, JD, PhD, Professor of Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • » Reaching the Hard to Reach: Outreach Programs for Vulnerable Working Populations
    February 24, 2005

    Presented by: Dr. Rosemary Sokas, MD, MOH, Professor and Director of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

2004

  • » Health and Safety Priorities for the 21st Century
    May 26-27, 2004

    Multiple presentations to promote dissemination of research on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) priorities.
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