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ZielkeGEH alumna Katherine Zielke (2015) interned this summer with the National Farm Medicine Center at Marshfield Clinic, working on the Seguridad en Las Lecherias (Safety in Dairies) Project that aims to improve occupational health and safety of Spanish-speaking immigrant dairy farm workers in Wisconsin. Read more about her experience and the OHIP internship program

Journal of Environmental Health | The Navajo Birth Cohort Study
September 2015, Vol. 78, No. 2
Provides an overview of MSPH alumna and current PhD student Candis Hunter's work on the Navajo Birth Cohort Study.

Alumna Nina Dutton, an ORISE fellow at ATSDR since 2013, provides support for environmental epidemiology research on pollutant exposures (PCBs) and possible health effects in residents of Anniston, Alabama. Learn more about her work here.

MMWR | Bicyclist Deaths Associated with Motor Vehicle Traffic — United States, 1975–2012
August 14, 2015
Featuring alumni Ben Gerhardstein and Jason Vargo on trends in cyclist deaths in the US.

CDC Blog | Voices from the Field featuring Candis Hunter
June 15, 2015
Learn more about PhD student Candis Hunter's experience working with ATSDR’s Navajo Birth Cohort Study.

Congratulations to the 2015 Environmental Health research and teaching award winners!
Tom Clasen
: Environmental Health Teaching Award

Kelly and TomKelly Genskow: Award for Research Excellence in Environmental Health, Thesis: "Selective damage to dopaminergic transporters following exposure to the brominated flame retardant, HBCD."  Thesis Advisor: William (Mike) Caudle.
James Hodge and Holly Vins: Award for Research Excellence in Environmental Health Finalists

Financial Times
| How satellite data helps predict disease outbreaks
February 27, 2015
Although disease monitoring is not the primary role of any satellite, more than a dozen US and European missions generate remote sensing data suitable for pathogen prediction, with several more due to launch before 2020. High-quality data are becoming more readily available, says Uriel Kitron, environmental science professor at Emory University in Atlanta.

Congratulations to Jamie Schenk who was named an "Outstanding Practicum Award Winner" for her work at the Office of Children's Health Protection, Regulatory Support and Science Policy Division at the U.S. EPA's Federal Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The division focuses on translational science to inform future EPA policies with a concentration on children's health outcomes. The title of her practicum poster is: "Informing United States Toxicology Guidelines and Policies to Improve Children's Environmental Health."

BBC News | Satellites track snail disease risk
February 16, 2015
Featuring Uriel Kitron's work with schistosomiasis in Kenya.