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NORA Symposium


Every Spring, the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center hosts an annual National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Symposium.   This symposium brings together students, faculty, researchers, media, guest speakers, and other stakeholders to explore NORA-related topics in occupational health and safety.

PAST SYMPOSIA

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

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

Critical Challenges Facing Occupational Health and Safety – Today and Tomorrow
May 4, 2016
Featured Speaker: John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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.

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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