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Environmental Health Professor Wins National Award

By Amanda Harper
Published June 2008

The American Industrial Hygiene Association recently named Carol Rice, PhD, a professor of environmental health, the 2008 recipient of the Alice Hamilton Award.


Since 1995, the Alice Hamilton Award has been annually given to a woman who has made a “definitive and lasting contribution to the
field of occupational and environmental hygiene through public and community service, social reform, technological innovation or advancements.”


The first-ever award recipient was UC’s Eula Bingham, PhD.


Rice, who joined UC in 1984, has served as director of
the National Institute of Environ-mental Health Sciences-supported Midwest Consortium for Haz-ardous Waste Worker Training since 1987. She is also involved in graduate education through UC’s Education and Research Center as director of the occupational hygiene and hazardous substances programs.


Rice’s research focuses on assessing current industrial and environmental exposures and evaluating lifetime exposures for gene-
environment interaction studies. Her current projects involve exposure to asbestos, beryllium, refractory ceramic fibers, the work environment at a gaseous diffusion plant and food flavorings. 


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