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  • Researchers are looking at look at how occupational health factors into mental health outcomes for veterinarians. Peter Rabinowitz, Heather Fowler, and the training program in Occupational Health at the Human-Animal Interface are mentioned. In the News
    JAVMA News | May 1, 2016
  • Experts weigh in about lead suspected in Tacoma's drinking water. Catherine Karr explains the heath effects from lead exposures, particularly in children. In the News
    The News Tribune | April 29, 2016
  • An event at the UW raised awareness about the importance of job safety. Nancy Simcox, who directs the continuing education programs in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, is interviewed. In the News
    Q13 | April 27, 2016