Environmental Health

6th annual EHS Symposium, “Responding to Climate Change: Environmental Health and Justice”.

The UC Berkeley’s 6th annual EHS Symposium, “Responding to Climate Change: Environmental Health and Justice” will be held on Fri, March 9, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST.

Join us for this anniversary event and hear from phenomenal researchers in our program as well a distinguished EHS alumnus. The keynote speaker will address heat-related mortality and morbidity for vulnerable populations. Following the speakers, there will be a networking reception with light refreshments.

Our speakers include:

Rupa Basu, PhD – Heat-Related Mortality and Morbidity in California

Joan Casey, PhD – Inequity in Noise Pollution in the United States

Ajay Pillarisetti, PhD – Household Air Pollution: Updates from India and beyond

Rachel Sklar, PhD Student – From Darkness to Dignity: Formalizing Sanitation Workers in Urban Slums

Tomás León, PhD Candidate – As I Lay Dying: Perspectives on Environmental Health Problems

We hope that you’ll be able to join us for this special event and support the Environmental Health Sciences Division.


Fri, March 9, 2018

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST

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Tilden Room

2495 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94720

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Organizer:Environmental Health Sciences

Organizer of Responding to Climate Change: Environmental Health and Justice

Faculty and students in the Environmental Health Sciences Division research, teach and learn how human populations—especially the most vulnerable members of society, such as young children, pregnant women, and the poor—are affected by environmental exposures, ranging from microbial and chemical contamination of water, air and other media, to climate change, industrialization, and unplanned urbanization. We develop and apply cutting-edge methods, build research collaborations across global and domestic institutions, and lead major research centers and projects around the world. Our faculty educate, challenge, mentor, and inspire tomorrow’s leaders in environmental health, preparing students to assess the health impacts of environmental exposures, and to advance means for their measurement and control. Learn more about the programs in Environmental Health Sciences at Berkeley, and about our faculty’s internationally recognized expertise in addressing pressing global challenges in health and the environment.

NIOSH Update, Occupational Health

NIOSH Webinars 2018

NIOSH is kicking-off a new Expanding Research Partnerships Webinar Series

 This new series continues the learning and discussions on NIOSH research and partnerships from the Expanding Research Partnerships: State of the Science Conference.

The 2018 webinar series will feature intramural and extramural research within the NIOSH Program Portfolio from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET onFebruary 14May 16, and November 14, 2018.

 Please join us on February 14, 2018 for these exciting presentations about work and health:

  •  “Work Arrangement, Job Stress, and Health-Related Quality of Life” – Tapas Ray, PhD, Economist, NIOSH
  • “Health-related Predictors of Workers’ Compensation Claims” – Erin Shore, MPH, Professional Research Associate, Colorado School of Public Health

 For additional information about this webinar and registration information, see this web link:  https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/oep/expandpartner.html.

NIOSH looks forward to continuing the work on expanding research partnerships for the greatest impact in occupational safety and health.

Occupational Health

National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS)

Mark your calendar! March 2, 2018 is the deadline to submit abstract and session proposals for the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS). NOIRS will be held in Morgantown, WV on October 16-18, 2018. This year’s Symposium theme is: Advancing Worker Safety in the 21st Century Through Research and Practice.

Safety and health professionals, employers, researchers, students, and others who are interested in understanding and preventing workplace injuries can submit their work. For more information, visit our Abstracts & Sessions page.

Questions? Email noirs@cdc.gov or visit www.cdc.gov/niosh/noirs