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        • GEH 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 Tom

          • Kelly 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.