The goal of the Pilot Projects Research Training Program is to enhance Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) regional outreach efforts in research training and to foster stronger inter-institutional ties in occupational health research within Public Health Region 6 (PHR 6) (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas). This program is directed by David I. Douphrate, PhD, MPT, MBA, CPE.
The objective of the program is to provide a support mechanism for pilot research projects initiated by:
The 2017-2018 PPRTP awardees will present their research over the course of the afternoon symposium.
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Safety Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Epidemiologists and Graduate Students involved in Occupational Safety and Health.
Continuing Medical Education determination of credit is pending.
At the conclusion of the symposium, participants will be able to:
¨ Explain the primary challenges found in the field of occupational health and safety.
¨ Outline the key concepts in the innovative research presented during the symposium.
¨ Hypothesize how the results of one or more of these projects potentially impacts clinical practice.
¨ Propose novel approaches for enhancing knowledge, skills and clinical applications.
“Cancer in the Fire Service, An Overview of Completed Research.”
Robert D. Daniels, PhD
NIOSH Education and Information Division
Dr. Daniels has over 30 years of experience as a safety professional serving the military, private sector, and federal government. He has been with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as a health physicist and epidemiologist since 2001. His research interests include exposure science and health effects among working populations, with emphasis on cancer among firefighters and workers exposed to ionizing radiation. He is currently assigned to the Risk Evaluation Branch as senior epidemiologist. Dr. Daniels is also the NIOSH liaison to the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) for the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). He is certified by the American Board of Health Physics and has received a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. He has authored several papers published in leading scientific journals, including multiple works from the NIOSH pooled study of U.S. Firefighters and the International Nuclear Workers Study (INWORKS).
Presentations by Pilot Projects Research Training Awardees:
Marcio L. S. Bezerra, MS
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oxidative Gases and Particulates' Oxidative Potential from Non-conventional Welding
Yu Feng, PhD
Oklahoma State University
A Virtual Human System for Health Risk Assessments in a Representative Whole-lung Configuration Associated with Welding Fume Exposure
Erika Figueroa, MS
UTHealth School of Public Health Houston
Working Conditions and Health in Central America
Jennifer M. Reingle Gonzalez, PhD
UTHealth School of Public Health Dallas
Law Enforcement Officer Stress Response Surveillance Study (LEO-STRESS) Pilot
Ashley Shortz, MSPH
Texas A&M School of Public Health
Development of Fatigue Risk Assessment Method for High Risk Environments
Wei-Chung Su, PhD
UTHealth School of Public Health Houston
Ultrafine Particle Respiratory Deposition Measurement
Ying Xu, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin
Occupational Exposure to SVOCs from Indoor 'Green' Paints
Please contact your ITV administrator if you would like to receive this seminar via an ITV transmission. For additional symposium information contact: Ms. Peggy Weinshilboum at (713) 500-9479 or PilotProjects@uth.tmc.edu
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
School of Public Health
1200 Pressler St. Houston, TX 77030
Reuel A. Stallones (RAS) Building
6th floor, East Wing, Room 605
Visitor parking is available in front of the UTHealth School of Public Health in a very limited capacity for a fee up to $20.00 per day.
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Peggy Weinshilboum - PPRTP Coordinator
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The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. The SWCOEH is housed within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences of the UTHealth School of Public Health and is under the leadership of Elaine Symanski, PhD who serves as Director.
The SWCOEH was established in 1977 as a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), now one of 18 ERCs in the nation. In 1985, the SWCOEH became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health.
Visit www.SWCOEH.org to learn more about our graduate-level education in environmental and occupational health, research and continuing education and outreach programs.