2017 COEH M. Donald Whorton Writing Award


The M. Donald Whorton Writing Award is offered by the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. 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 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.


  • A nominating cover letter should be submitted stating the title, name of author(s) and author contact information. Both self-nominations and nominations by others will be accepted.
  • An electronic copy of the paper must be attached.
  • Submissions are due to COEH Deputy Director, Julia Buss, (jbuss@berkeley.edu) by March 1, 2017.

For complete details, visit: the COEH M. Donald Whorton Writing Award website.


2017 COEH-CE Webinar Series: The Latest Research on Sit-Stand Workstations with Dr. Carisa Harris-Adamson


2017february1whitebanner600Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Pacific Standard Time)

In this ergonomics webinar Carisa Harris-Adamson PhD, CPE, PT provides a review of the latest research on outcomes for sit-stand workstations.

On completion of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe the research evidence from both short- and long-term studies for common health risks that result from prolonged static sitting and standing work activity
  • Summarize 3 key points on the latest research regarding sit stand workstations
  • Identify best practices for the use of sit stand workstations
  • Identify areas of further research

For complete information and registration, visit http://www.coehce.org