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, CSP.
The objective of the program is to provide a support mechanism for pilot research projects initiated by:
The 2018-2019 PPRTP awardees will present their research over the course of the afternoon symposium.
Target Audience: Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals and Students
Continuing Education Units: Determination of credit is pending for CEUs and CME
At the conclusion of the symposium, participants will be able to:
The Economics of Healthy Work Design and Well-Being
Rene Pana-Cryan, PhD
Rene is the Director of the Economic Research and Support Office (ERSO) that was established in late 2014 in the Office of the Director of the National Institute for Occupational safety and Health (NIOSH). She also co-manages the NIOSH Healthy Work Design and Worker Well-being (HWD) Cross-Sector Program. Rene joined the NIOSH Office of the Director in 1996 as a post-doctoral Prevention Effectiveness Fellow. From 2004 until late 2014, she served as a Senior Scientist in the Office of the Associate Director for Science. Her current interests include the application of multiple standardized methods to assess the broad impact of worker injury and illness to workers and their families, employers, and society. This will help to better prioritize prevention efforts. She is also interested in improving the understanding of the impact of economic factors on the incidence and severity of worker injury and illness. Rene received a BS in Plant Science from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, a BS in Accounting and Finance from Deree College, Greece, and an MS and PhD in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida.
Presentations by Pilot Projects Research Training Awardees:
Aurelie Azoug, PhD
Oklahoma State University
Mitigating Posture Changes and Risks of Falling in Standing Pregnant Workers
Cheng-Yen Chang, MS
Baylor College of Medicine
The Role of Nano-Particulated Carbon Black in Lung Cancer Development
Gabriel Ibarra-Mejia, MD, PhD
University of Texas at El Paso
Exploring Molecular Changes and Inflammatory Cytokinen
Brendon McDermott, PhD
University of Arkansas
The Effect of Sugar-Sweetened Electrolyte Beverages on Biomarkers of Hydration and Renal Stress During and Following Industrial Work in the Heat
William Brett Perkison, MD, MPH, FACOEM
UTHealth School of Public Health, Houston
The Hurricane Harvey Outreach Protection Plan Worker and Resident Survey
Anabel Rodriguez, MPH
UTHealth School of Public Health, San Antonio
Tuberculosis Among Dairy Workers in Bailey County, Texas
This session is FREE, and open to all.
for off campus participation
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
1st floor, Room 102A
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.