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Jolayne Houtz
September 25, 2018
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From disaster recovery to risk factors for obesity, the DEOHS environmental health seminar series kicks off this week

On Thursday, Sept. 27, the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) kicks off our fall seminar series featuring a diverse array of speakers sharing the latest science on environmental and workplace health.

DEOHS Professor Michelle Averill

These 50-minute seminars are free and open to the public. They are held Thursdays at 12:30 pm in the Magnuson Health Sciences Center, Room T-435, on the University of Washington campus.

Seminar features three DEOHS researchers

The seminar series, which runs until December 6, includes 10 lectures by experts recognized locally and nationally for their research and experience in workplace and environmental health issues.

Seminars and speakers in this series include:

  • Oct. 11: "Healthy aging, healthy work: a global perspective on occupational health and the home care workforce." Margaret Quinn, professor in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell, will give the annual Peter A. Breysse Memorial Lecture about protecting the health of those who work in America’s fast-growing home care sector. The lectureship was established by family and friends in honor of Peter Breysse, associate professor emeritus in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, to recognize his dedication to worker and public health.

    DEOHS Professor Nicole Errett

  • Oct 18: "How environmental factors influence obesity risk." Speaker: DEOHS Lecturer Michelle Averill.
  • Nov. 15: "Building back better: an analysis of state disaster recovery policies and plans." Speaker: DEOHS Lecturer Nicole Errett.
  • Dec. 6: "Following the dream and passion of making the world a better place: my experience as a career epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." Speaker: DEOHS Affiliate Professor Marguerite Pappaioanou.

DEOHS is dedicated to creating sustainable communities where everyone has access to clean air, clean water, safe food and safe workplaces. Subscribe to our e-newsletter: http://deohs.washington.edu/mailing-list

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