A dispatch from the Annual Regional National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Young/New Investigators Symposium by ERC-supported trainee, Janessa Graves, a doctoral student in Health Services.
Annual Regional National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Young/New Investigators Symposium
Co-Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and the Department Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah
In April of both this year and last, I attended the Annual Regional National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Young/New Investigators Symposium at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The conference offers a venue for undergraduate and graduate students to present their occupational health research in a formal, yet convivial atmosphere. This not only gives the students an opportunity to hone their presentation skills, but also to network with other occupational health students from around the mountain state region. Although Washington is not part of the mountain state region (Colorado, Montana, the Dakotas, Utah, and Wyoming), UW students have been welcomed at the symposium. Last year, Sarah Veele-Brice, a doctoral student in the Department of Health Services, presented on “Demographic and occupational characteristics associated with workplace violence victimization.” This year, I presented preliminary research for my dissertation.
What are the best things about attending the NORA Symposium? I can name a few (in no particular order):
above: Lecture auditorium (2010 symposium): Janessa Graves
below: Fort Douglas Officers’ Club (where the conference is held): www.universityguesthouse.com