Friday, October 21, 2011

2011 NOHC Student Research Forum Winners

(Pictured Above from left to right: Marie-Anne Sanon, Janessa Graves, Allison Crollard, Caitlin Demsky)

NWCOHS is pleased to announce the 2011 NOHC Student Research Forum Winners!

Premier Award
Graves, Janessa M. University of Washington
Co-authors: Fulton-Kehoe, D., Jarvik, J. G., Franklin, GM. "Washington
State workers with low back pain: one-year health and disability outcomes associated with early imaging".

Honorable Mentions
Sanon, Marie Anne. University of Washington
Co-author: de Castro, A. B.
"Nurses take home exposure: what can their scrubs tell us to help prevent the spread of infection into communities?"

Crollard, Allison. University of Washington
Co-authors: de Castro, A. B., and Tang, J.
"Occupational downgrading among immigrant workers"

Travel Award
Demsky, Caitlin. Portland State University
Co-authors: Ellis, A., and Fritz, C.
"The big five as moderators of the relationship between work-family
conflict and life satisfaction"

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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