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  • Janice Camp received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. In the News
    ASPPH Friday Letter | June 25, 2015
  • As long as polio is present in the world, outbreaks are still a risk. A bag-mediated filtration system developed in Scott Meschke's laboratory is being deployed in Kenya for polio surveillance. In the News
    University of Pretoria | June 19, 2015
  • The sphere of public health is low-hanging fruit for veterinarians considering a transition out of clinical practice, says Heather Fowler, a PhD student in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. In the News
    Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association | June 17, 2015