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October 2003 Issue

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Pilot Research Symposium Features Grant Winners

Published October 2003

UC will host its fourth annual symposium featuring the Occupational Health and Safety Pilot Research Project grant recipients. The UC Pilot Research Grants are funded from the Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center, one of 16 centers of its kind supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). UC established this program to support pilot research training projects to increase the research capacity of research trainees and young investigators of occupational health and safety, and to encourage those in related disciplines to pursue occupational health and safety research. The UC Pilot Research Project Program is led by Amit Bhattacharya, PhD, professor =in the Department of Environmental Health.

This year's symposium will take place October 16-17 in Kehoe Auditorium (located in the Kettering Laboratory Building). Dr. John Howard, director of NIOSH will be the keynote speaker. The symposium is free and open to the public and will include the research results from recipients of the UC Pilot Research Training Grants for the past two years.

The UC Education and Research Center includes Occupational Health and Safety graduate education and research programs in the UC Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Engineering, and is directed by Scott Clark, PhD, professor, Department of Environmental Health. Applicants from UC, Purdue University, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, Central State University, Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University and Murray State University were considered for these pilot research training grants.

Symposium attendees are eligible for one and one-half hours of American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) credit. For more information, or to register for this symposium, please contact Karen Brackemyre, Education and Research Center coordinator, at 558-5710.

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