Employment, Environmental Health, Scholarship

UCLA: Postdoctoral Scholar Position Available

Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Clinical and laboratory projects focused on impact of environment and work on male fertility.
Position Availability: Immediately

Seeking candidates who have two or more of the following: male reproductive health training or andrology training, laboratory skills, clinical skills, and research experience. Applicants should possess the professional and personal characteristics necessary to function well as a postdoctoral-level scholar in an academic medical center and as an integral member of an inter-professional team. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Wendie Robbins, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Fielding School of Public Health and School of Nursing.

Selection criteria will focus on background training and experience as well as future research aspirations. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have obtained their terminal degree within the last 3 years. This position is available for 1 year beginning 2018 and may be extended for another year based on performance, competence, productivity and funding.
Application review begins immediately. Interested candidates should forward a short cover letter (2-3 pages detailing desired research interests and goals for the fellowship year as well as relevant research/clinical work/coursework background), CV and list of 3 references by email to:

Wendie Robbins, PhD
Audrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair
Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
UCLA School of Nursing and Fielding School of Public Health
University of California, Los Angeles
Phone: 310-825-8999
wrobbins@sonnet.ucla.edu

Continuing Education, Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Occupational Health Nursing, safety and health, Uncategorized

Pesticide Exposure & Health – Wednesday, June 20th in Oakland, CA

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Join COEH-CE on Wednesday, June 20th, in Oakland, CA for a half-day course on Pesticide Exposure & Health: Protecting Agricultural Communities.

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Agenda, Speakers, and more information here

 

About the Course:

Exposure to pesticides has been linked to a wide variety of short-term and long-term health effects. This course will explore the relationship between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease, residential proximity to insecticides and fumigants with neurodevelopment, and associations between insecticide exposure and neurodevelopment in children.

Learners will review findings from The Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS) study, a birth cohort study conducted in the agricultural Salinas Valley of California. Learners will also review case studies that demonstrate how state pesticide and labor laws and regulations are designed to prevent exposure to pesticides, and will identify areas of improvement to protect agricultural workers from pesticide exposure.

 

About the Instructors:

Anne Katten, MPH – Anne Katten is an industrial hygienist. She has worked with California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation for over 25 years. Her work includes analysis of pesticide illness episode investigations, pesticide risk assessments and regulatory proposals and advocating for improved enforcement and policy changes to reduce farmworkers exposure to pesticides and other work hazards. Earlier in her career she worked as a research assistant at a seed company.

Samuel Goldman, MD, MPH – Dr. Goldman received his medical degree from the University of Texas, Houston in 1987. He trained in Preventive Medicine and earned a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine and the Department of Neurology, and is an attending physician in the Environmental Medicine clinic at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Goldman has published extensively on the epidemiology of neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on environmental risk factors. Among these are pesticides, solvents, smoking and traumatic brain injury, and the interaction of these risk factors with genetic susceptibility factors.

Robert Gunier, PhD – Dr. Gunier is currently an assistant researcher at the Center for Environmental research and Children’s Health (CERCH) in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. He received his MPH and PhD in environmental health sciences from UC Berkeley. Dr. Gunier has worked for 20 years conducting exposure assessment and epidemiological analyses for studies of children’s environmental health including birth outcomes, neurodevelopment, respiratory function and cancer. He previously worked at the California Department of Public Health in the Environmental Health Investigations Branch.

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Environmental Health, Occupational Health, Uncategorized

12th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health 

Are you curious about the latest public policies on migrant and refugee health? Do you want to learn more about research on vulnerable populations? Are you interested in health care services for migrants? If your answer was yes to any of the previous questions, then the Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health is the perfect event for you!

Taking place in Oakland, California, on June 1821, this four-day-long event will give you access to insights from worldwide national and international recognized experts who will teach the relationship between migration and global health from a diverse array of perspectives. This will be a great opportunity for researchers, students and professionals to learn about various health issues affecting mobile populations, and to create new professional networks.

Space is limited!
Register HERE 
Continuing Education, Environmental Health, Occupational Health, safety and health

Health from the Soil Up! August 9th, 2018

Great Hall, Bancroft Hotel

Berkeley, CA

Thursday August 9th, 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (Pacific Time)

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Agenda, Speakers, and more information here

Farms shape our health through nutrients, soil, water, air, climate, economy, and community.

Given the close links among our health, the foods we grow, how we grow them, and how we process and distribute them, it is surprising how little collaboration there is between medicine and agriculture. This needs to change to prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer; build health equity; offer nutrient-dense food to a growing population; and protect and restore the environment for the long-term health of our species.

The Colloquium

This program helps practitioners, policy makers, educators, researchers, and innovators in medicine, public health, nutrition, and agriculture explore “common ground” to find solutions that nourish people by nourishing the soil. Participants will learn about the complex workings of our food production and distribution systems and their effects on human health. They will acquire a foundational vocabulary, an understanding of the existing science, and a set of tools that enable them to begin to work together to build “health-centered” agriculture.

Who should attend?

Practitioners, researchers, educators, innovators, policy makers, advocates, funders, and administrators in health care, public health, nutrition, and agriculture who believe that collaboration between health care and agriculture is necessary to improve our health and the health of our environment.

An attendee completing this course will be able to:

  • Describe the role of farming systems in supporting human health and human nutrition
  • Appraise evidence of the impact of soil ecosystems and plant nutrition on the human gut microbiome and human health, including experiments, observational studies, and theory
  • Explain how farming systems and farm conditions affect farmworker health, and pulmonary health in particular, in light of various forms of evidence
  • Examine how food safety rules can support or undermine public health, and sustainable food and farm systems
  • Describe opportunities to improve public health policy to promote farming systems that improve health outcomes and nutrition
  • Describe how farm-to-clinic programs and farm prescriptions can benefit farms and patients

 

Accreditation:

Physicians:

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 7.5 contact hours.