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Publish Date: 03/18/02
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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Research Training Grant Proposals Sought

Cincinnati--The University of Cincinnati (UC) Education and Research Center is requesting proposals for Pilot Research Training grants in Occupational Health and Safety research. The Pilot Research Training Program, supported by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), seeks to encourage rising stars in the field of occupational health research with these grants. Amit Bhattacharya, PhD, CPE, professor of Environmental Health and Director, Pilot Grants Program at UC, recently announced that the 2001 Pilot Research Training Project grant proposals were awarded to students at five different universities in the Tristate area. Nine of the proposals submitted last year were funded and included five junior faculty, one occupational medicine resident, one PhD candidate, and two Masters of Science students.

As one of 16 Education and Research Centers in the nation, the UC program works to increase the research capacity of research trainees and young investigators in occupational health and safety research at UC and in the collaborating programs at Purdue University, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, Central State University, Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University and the Murray State University in Kentucky. This grant opportunity is also open to faculty and students in departments not currently working in the area of occupational health and safety (OHS) but interested in expanding into the OHS field.

The UC Education and Research Center is in the Department of Environmental Health, College of Medicine. Submissions of the proposals for grants must be received at UC by May 10, 2002. The average award is expected to be $5,000 and it is anticipated that eight grants will be awarded for funding from August 15, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

Current Pilot Research Training Grant Award recipients are students and young faculty who have come from around the world to the area universities listed above. Call the UC Education and Research Center coordinator Karen Brackemyre, (513) 558-5710, for more information or e-mail her at Or visit UC's Education and Research Center Web site,, to find the email addresses for contacts at the other universitites.

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