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Publish Date: 06/19/14
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Occupational Hygiene Students and Faculty Win Awards at Conference

Students and Faculty from the Division of Environmental and Occupational Hygiene in the Department of Environmental Health received several awards at the recent American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in San Antonio.

The conference is the largest annual gathering of industrial hygienists in North America and is attended by approximately 7,000 professionals and scientists in the field. Occupational hygienists work to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control occupational hazards and promote worker and community health.

UC posters and presentations won numerous awards, including: 

M. Deveau, D. Krewski, A. Maier. "Development and Application of a Framework for the Selection of an Appropriate Occupational Exposure Limit. Best Poster Award  Risk Assessment. 

J. Dietrich, M. Yermakov, P. Kulkarni, C. Qi, T. Reponen, S.A. Grinshpun. "Assessing the Protection Factor of Firefighters' Respirators Against Combustion Ultrafine Particles." Best Poster Award Nanotechnology.

S. Gao, S.A. Grinshpun, J.Y. Kim, M. Yermakov, X. He, Y. Elmashae, T. Reponen. "Performance of N95 FFR Filter and HVAC Filter Challenged with Combustion Aerosols. Best Poster of Conference.

X. He, M. Yermakov, T. Reponen, R.T. McKay, K. James, S.A. Grinshpun. "Manikin-Based Performance Evaluation of Elastomeric Respirators against Combustion Particles. Winner of the 2014 John M. White Award for the Best Respiratory Protection Paper Published in 2013 in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.

A. Mani, M.B. Rao, K. James, A. Aljaroudi, A. Bhattacharya. "Predictive Modeling Along With Pre-cooling Interventions Can Reduce Heat Stress in Firefighters." Best Poster Award - Incident Preparedness and Response.

For more information about the UC Environmental and Occupational Hygiene program, contact Andrew Maier, PhD, at

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