$8.43 Million Training Grant Awarded
Aug 22, 2018 12:00 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dr. Kurt Hegmann
U OF U ROCKY MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RECEIVES $8.43 M TRAINING GRANT
SALT LAKE CITY, August 22, 2018—The University of Utah’s Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH), the first Statutorily Established Occupational Health Center in the U. S., has won a $8.43 million, 5-year grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to continue training graduate students and conducting research in occupational safety and health.
The RMCOEH will emphasize: (1) increasing the size of our academic programs, (2) utilizing research projects for trainee experiences, (3) further growing our research programs, (4) furthering our post-doctoral training program, (5) continuing to develop distance-based education programs, and (6) growing a new undergraduate program in occupational health and safety. The RMCOEH has training programs in Ergonomics & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Injury Prevention, Occupational Medicine, Continuing Education, and Outreach.
RMCOEH received a very high score, and bested the scores of all other centers nationally. “The Rocky Mountain Center’s score reflects the combination of legislative support, business and labor involvement, and our outstanding students and programs. We are both thrilled and honored with this score,” said Dr. Hegmann, the Center Director.
RMCOEH has been recognized as having the best Advisory Board that is composed of leaders in Occupational Safety and Health in the region.