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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Publish Date: 10/08/07
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
Note to Editor: Media are welcome to attend this event, which takes place in Kresge Auditorium, 231 Albert Sabin Way, on the UC Academic Health Center campus. The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Environmental Health Symposium Showcases Occupational Health and Safety Research

CincinnatióScientists will discuss the latest occupational and environmental health research at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Education and Research Centerís eighth annual Pilot Research Project Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 11, and Friday, Oct. 12


The symposium, which takes place at the UC College of Medicineís Kresge Auditorium, is free and open to the public. 


Led by Amit Bhattacharya, PhD, professor of environmental health, the Pilot Research Project seeks to increase the Tristate regionís research capacity through collaboration with 12 universities and colleges. The program offers financial support to doctoral students and junior faculty with promising research ideas.


The center aims to increase the research capacity of trainees and young investigators in occupational health and safety, and to encourage those in related disciplines at collaborating universities throughout the region to pursue occupational health and safety research.


During the conference, the previous yearís research award winners will present their results, while 2007Ė08 winners will give a poster presentation of their proposed work.


Adedeji Badiru, PhD, of the Air Force Institute of Technology, will discuss a systems engineering view of global health care research and delivery during a keynote address on Oct. 11. Thomas Thundat, PhD, of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will give a keynote address about nanomechanics and sensors on Oct. 12.


The symposium is free and open to the public. Continuing education units are available. For more information or to register, contact Sharon Smith at (513) 558-1730 or, Amber Twitty at (513) 558-5710 or, or go online to


UC is one of only 16 NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center programs in the United States. The center includes eight specialty occupational safety and health program tracks with more than 50 students at the graduate and residency levels. 

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