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.
Published: April 11, 2019
Published: January 04, 2019
“OK, who do we have next?” Dr. Esi Nkyekyer leans forward, listening intently as a medical fellow describes her next patient.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.
Published: 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.