2017 NORA Symposium speaker Thomas Wickizer answers questions about the opioid epidemic’s severity and causes within occupational health and the general population.
Category Archives: Environmental Health Sciences
The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) was awarded Finance & Commerce’s 2017 Progress Minnesota Award, which showcases economic development happening across the state. The program is housed in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health’s Environmental Health Sciences Division,
In the hunt for the cause of a rare cancer plaguing Minnesota’s taconite miners, research from Associate Professor Jeffrey Mandel shows the disease cases are likely not caused by non-asbestiform elongate mineral particles.
Environmental Health PhD student Maria Sundaram has received the Graduate School’s 2017-18 Frieda Martha Kunze Fellowship and plans to spend her fellowship year completing her dissertation on the effectiveness of a meningococcal meningitis vaccine in an outbreak-prone region of Africa known as the “meningitis belt.”
Silvia Balbo, Assistant Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was recently awarded the 2016 Hogan Lovells Award for research in Medicine, Biosciences and Cognitive Science from the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF). ISSNAF grants specific focus to early stage investigators working in North America whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative, impactful and honors their country of origin.
Balbo was one of three finalists selected to present their work at the 2016 ISSNAF Annual Event at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC. Her presentation was entitled “DNA adductomics for the investigation of the exposome.”
Dr. Susan Arnold, Assistant Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, and Industrial Hygiene graduate student, Amber Illies, authored an article that was published in the September 2016 issue of AIHA Synergist.