Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2010 NOHC Student Research Forum Winners

(Pictured Above from left to right: Wenqi Gan, Dan Sarkany, Jenna Armstrong)

NWCOHS is pleased to announce the 2010 NOHC Student Research Forum Winners!

Premier Award
Wenqi Gan, School of Environmental Health, UBC
Gan, W. Q., H. W. Davies, and P. A. Demers. “Exposure to occupational noise and cardiovascular disease in the United States: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004”.

Honorable Mentions
Dan Sarkany, School of Environmental Health, UBC
Sarkany, D., C. McLeod, H. W. Davies, K. C. Lyons, and M. Koehoorn. “Injury rates and British Columbia Faller Training Standard”.

Jenna Armstrong, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, UW
Armstrong, J. L. and R. A. Fenske. “Presence of organophosphorus pesticide oxygen analogs in air samples”.

About the NOHC Student Research Forum
The Northwest Occupational Health Conference (NOHC) is held yearly in the fall by the Industrial Hygiene (IH), Occupational Medicine (OM), and Occupational Health Nursing (OHN) communities. An event organized by PNSAIHA, the NOHC is among the largest and most successful regional multidisciplinary conferences, attracting 250-300 attendees from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, and British Columbia.

Each Year, the Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety (NWCOHS), in collaboration with the NOHC, hosts a 'Student Research Forum' open to graduate students and recent alumni of the northwest regional institutions and within the professional categories of IH, OM, OHN, OS and other related disciplines such as epidemiology, engineering, occupational health psychology, policy, and management. Graduate students and recent alumni are invited to submit research papers for presentation at the conference. Three exceptional papers are chosen to receive an award and scholarship to attend and present their work at the conference. All submissions are judged by a panel of OH&S professionals.


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