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Improving animal worker safety
Blog entry | October 17, 2019
  Herders with their horses in Mongolia.
The human-animal bond
Blog entry | April 25, 2019
Support the One Health Clinic The UW Center for One Health Research is seeking new funding sources to sustain and expand the clinic. Make a gift: https://deohs.washington.edu/cohr/donate
Hooked on STEM
Blog entry | April 11, 2019
What’s the best way to get young women hooked on a career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM)? Iron Man, of course. Students in Highline Public Schools south of Seattle recently got an up-close look at new exoskeleton technology designed to reduce musculoskeletal risk factors for workers.
The doctors for your life
Blog entry | January 04, 2019
“OK, who do we have next?” Dr. Esi Nkyekyer leans forward, listening intently as a medical fellow describes her next patient.
Innovation on tap
Blog entry | October 04, 2018
Nearly 100 students, faculty and staff in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) got a crash course in community-based research this week during our fall kick-off event featuring research partnerships from every corner of Washington state.
Getting their hands on science
Blog entry | August 22, 2018
Sure, you can lecture teenagers about the dangers of sun exposure. You can tell them that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. But if you really want the message to hit home, let them discover it for themselves.
Caring for the animal caretakers
Blog entry | July 03, 2018
Veterinary workers, farm animal handlers, aquaculture workers and others who work closely with animals are at high risk for on-the-job injuries and illnesses. But when those workers need treatment for bites, scratches, kicks, exposure to infectious diseases or other workplace exposures, they currently have nowhere to turn for specialized care.
Celebrating excellence
Blog entry | May 14, 2018
Seven students and staff members from the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) were recognized Friday at an annual awards celebration held by the UW School of Public Health. Their contributions range from investigating the health effects of climate change to advocating for women in trades to the development of a new tool to monitor air pollution.
June T. Spector
Faculty Member | October 01, 2019
Dr. Spector is a physician-scientist with a focus on the prevention and management of adverse health outcomes related to heat exposure and other climate-related hazards in working populations. She is actively engaged in interdisciplinary research to evaluate health benefits of conservation interventions to inform progress toward sustainable development and climate goals.
Nancy J. Simcox
Faculty Member | October 01, 2019
Nancy Simcox, MS, is a Lecturer and the Director of the Continuing Education Programs for the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences. She develops and delivers research-based education programs for practicing professionals, including industrial hygienists, physicians, nurses, safety engineers and others in the environmental, health and safety field. Ms.
Martin A. Cohen
Faculty Member | September 30, 2019
Dr. Cohen is Principal Lecturer in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Assistant Chair for Stakeholder Engagement and Director of the Field Research and Consultation Group. He is a certified industrial hygienist and certified safety professional.