Professor Craig Hedberg and alumna Farhiya Farah have developed a smartphone app in English and Somali that uses videos and interactive features to describe food-safety practices and to train people in the Minnesota Food Code.
Environmental Health Sciences graduate students, Prabha Alturi and Melanie Firestone, have been awarded MnDrive Global Food Ventures fellowships for 2016-17. As part of the program, they will participate in activities designed to help build their skills in communications and problem solving along with pursuing individual research projects. Craig Hedberg, professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, will serve as their advisor.
The 2016 NORA Symposium was held Wednesday, May 4 at Mayo Memorial Auditorium, University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The theme was “Critical Challenges Facing Occupational Health and Safety – Today and Tomorrow”. The featured speaker was Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).