SWCOEH 40th Anniversary Celebration and Scientific Symposium

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health is celebrating its 40th year as one of the first established and continuously funded NIOSH Education and Research Centers in the country.

To celebrate its long-term success in training and research in occupational safety and health, a 40th Anniversary Celebration and Scientific Symposium will take place on Wednesday, March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST in the RAS Building, 1200 Pressler St. 77030 in the first floor auditorium and lobby. Breakfast and refreshments will be served. Determination of credit is pending for Continuing Medical Education and other Continuing Education Units.

Speakers include Sarah Felknor, Dr.P.H., associate director for research integration and extramural performance at the national Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); a keynote presentation by David Michaels, M.P.H., Ph.D., professor of environmental and occupational health at George Washington University and assistant secretary of labor for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 2009-2017; and a panel of speakers who will discuss, “Total worker health.” There will also be a student poster and networking session, and a presentation by photojournalist, Earl Dotter, titled, “Life’s work: a 50-year photographic chronicle of working in the USA.”

— Written by Shannon LaDuke

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