Multidisciplinary Activities and Events

Lela Morris COEH Symposium

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) organizes annual symposia to highlight important occupational and environmental health and safety issues and showcase research by Center faculty and students.
View information about the COEH Symposium

Suzanne Llewellyn COEH Student Project Award

Established by COEH to promote interdisciplinary collaboration among students and residents, two or three projects are funded annually for up to $5,000 each to conduct a multidisciplinary occupational or environmental health project (research, teaching, or service).
View the Suzanne Llewellyn Student Project Award information page

COEH M. Donald Whorton Writing Award

The M. Donald Whorton Writing Award is for students and recent alumni (within 5 years of graduation) from any of the COEH-affiliated programs are eligible to submit a manuscript for consideration for the M. Don Whorton Writing Award. Papers may be co-authored; however the student/alumnus must be first or senior author. To be considered, papers must be recently published or accepted for publication. The award program strives to honor the late Dr. Whorton by encouraging and recognizing important new voices in occupational and environmental research.
View the M. Donald Whorton Writing Award information page

STEER Program

For eight weeks during the summer, undergraduate students will work with a University of California researcher in a paid summer internship program. Students gain valuable experience and join other students who are interested in careers in science working on research projects that could be important for future academic and career opportunities.
View the STEER Program information page

COEH "Get-Together"

A get-acquainted event hosted by COEH programs on a rotating basis for all COEH students, staff , and faculty, usually showcasing a student project and a project from that program.

COEH Continuing Professional Education Summer Institute

A weeklong set of courses offering continuing education credit for practicing professionals
Contact: or 510-643-7277
For courses offered throughout the year:

Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP)

A COEH community outreach program providing educational materials, workshops, technical guidance, and library resources on occupational and community health and safety issues. Current projects include construction safety, refi nery H&S, environmental justice, ergonomics training, hazardous waste, immigrant workers, lead hazards, teen workers, union H&S skills, and workers' compensation. Internship opportunities are available.