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UC's Occupational Hygiene Students Recognized at National Conference

By Amanda Harper
Published July 2007

Several students in the environmental health department's division of environmental and occupational hygiene won awards and scholarships at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference in Expo, held June 5-7 in Philadelphia.

 

Chunhui He won best student poster in occupational epidemiology for work on the complex demands in shift work for nursing aides in a nursing home setting.

 

Matt Hammer received the Tichauer Award for best student poster in ergonomics for his study on bottle shell grip design and ergonomic stress on employees in the beverage delivery industry.

 

Susan Kotowski earned the Tichauer Award for best student podium presentation in ergonomics for gender-specific cue effectiveness as a potential injury mediator during lifting of unknown weights.

 

Yulia Iossifova received the H. Kenneth Dillon Memorial Award for the top biosafety and environmental microbiology poster for her comparison of different assays for detecting b-D-glucan in purified glucan standards, pure fungal cultures and home dust samples.

 

In addition, Robert Eninger won the John J. Bloomfield Award from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hy-

 

gienists. The award honors a young industrial hygienist who is working in occupational health hazards and  significantly contributing to the profession.

 

The projects were supported by UC's Education and Research Center pilot project program. 

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