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  • Debra Cherry leads a team of researchers studying the health habits of commercial fishermen. "They are a rugged, independent people that face a lot of health risks," she says. In the News
    The Cordova (Alaska) Times | April 22, 2015
  • UW event on April 29, 2015 to honor workers who died from job-related injuries or illnesses in Washington State News Release
    April 20, 2015
  • Ed Kelly, an adjunct professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, is researching genetic therapy for a rare disease that causes small, fatty deposits to accumulate in the back of the eye. In the News
    HSNewsBeat | April 10, 2015