19th Annual Suzanne Llewellyn COEH Student Project Award

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The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) invites applications from graduate students and medical residents wishing to conduct a multidisciplinary research project in occupational or environmental health. Teaching, service, community intervention, and policy projects will also be considered. The purpose is to encourage students to work in teams with students from other disciplines in order to better address real world problems.

Competition is open to currently registered graduate students or medical residents (“students”). One of the students’ faculty advisors must be affiliated with COEH. See the COEH web site at coeh.berkeley.edu for profiles of COEH faculty and programs. A minimum of two students and two disciplines is required, and highest priority will be given to projects involving more than one campus (COEH programs are located at Berkeley, Davis, and San Francisco). Students are expected to meet with their faculty advisors on a regular basis to obtain input and keep them informed of their progress. Faculty advisors are expected to actively mentor the project and approve the final report.

Award Amount & Project Time Period
Projects will be funded up to $5,000 for both the summer and the academic year. See the right side table for project due dates.

For More Information
Request for Proposals (PDF)
The Suzanne Llewellyn Webpage


2016 COEH M. Donald Whorton Writing Award


The M. Donald Whorton Writing Award is offered by the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH). The award program strives to honor the late Dr. Whorton by encouraging and recognizing important new voices in occupational and environmental research.

Students and recent alumni (within five years of graduation) from any of the COEH-affiliated programs are eligible to submit a manuscript for consideration. Papers may be co-authored; however the student/alumnus must be first or senior author. Papers must be recently published or accepted for publication.

The Award
Plus recognition in the COEH Bridges newsletter and an invitation to present at a COEH event.

Due Date
March 1, 2016

Application Submission
Patty Quinlan, MPH, CIH
Deputy Director, COEH
University of California
School of Public Health, EHS
50 University Hall, #7360
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360

Learn More


2016 Occupational Health Internship Program Announcement


The Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) is a national summer program dedicated to help students learn about the field of occupational safety and health (OSH) from those most at stake: working people.

Graduate and undergraduate students can apply; some stipends are restricted to US citizens. Non-U.S. citizens must supply documentation of permission to work in the U.S. Undergraduates must have completed two years of college (i.e. juniors and seniors only). See Eligibility for more details.

OHIP seeks students with experience or interest in working with unions or social justice organizations, are organized and self-starting, have good team skills and ideally speak a second language of new immigrant workers: Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, etc. We encourage students from minority and recent immigrant groups to apply.

Undergraduate Students = $4,000 stipend
Graduate Students = $5,200 stipend

To Apply
For eligibility information, the on-line application, and program details go to www.aoec.org/ohip.

You can also email OHIP program coordinator Sarah Jacobs (sjacobs@irle.ucla.edu).


New! The Winter 2015-2016 Bridges Newsletter

Photo: COEH faculty member Rachel Morello-Frosch’s chemical exposure and breast cancer study targets San Francisco’s female fire fighters. Read the story here.

It is a new year – keep up-to-date on the activities of the COEH. This issue is red hot with a focus on the contributions of women in COEH, how smoking affects wages, and more. Do not miss out on the latest news and activities of the COEH.  Read the Bridges Newsletter.


December 2015: COEH in the Media


John Balmes in TreeHuggerKids’ pesticide exposure as bad for lungs as secondhand smoke

Brenda Eskenazi and John Balmes on MedicalXpress.comWeaker breaths in kids linked to early pesticide exposure

Brenda Eskenazi in the Berkeley NewsReduced breathing capacity in kids linked to early pesticide exposure

Brenda Eskenazi and John Balmes the Western Daily ExpressBreathe in country air at your peril

Brenda Eskenazi in the Chronicle CouncilPesticides known as organophosphates harm children’s lungs

John Balmes in Tech TimesExposure To Common Farm Pesticide May Damage Lungs Of Children

Kirk Smith in The New York TimesThe Challenges of Cleaning Up Cooking

John Balmes on TakePart.comChildhood exposure to pesticides linked to lung disease