On October 10-11, the University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center (ERC) held its 14th Pilot Research Project (PRP) Symposium at the UC Nursing College. This annual event provides the opportunity for scientists, local professionals and students from 12 regional universities to observe presentations and discuss a broad range of topics related to the Environmental health, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, Occupational Nursing and Medicine. This Symposium provided a platform to illustrate some of the exceptional research conducted in the Tristate region (OH,KY and IN).
The academic assemblies were then followed with a networking picnic involving the students, professors, and professionals. The picnic provided the opportunity for the students to establish and strengthen relationships with peers in their field of study. With the success of the 14th PRP symposium, gratitude is due to the hosts Drs. Bhattacharya and Reponen, and also the efforts provided by PRP coordinator Cyndy Cox and all student volunteers.
------Submitted by M. Fries, EOH graduate student
Dr. Glazer, Dean of Nursing giving Opening Remarks at the Symposium
Keynote Speaker, Thursday, October 10, 2013:
Wayne T. Sanderson, PhD, CIH
Dr. Sanderson is Professor and Chair of the Epidemiology Department in the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Sanderson has a research focus on occupational and environmental health. He is currently the Director of the Central Appalachian Regional Education Research Center (CARERC).
She has conducted far-reaching research on the cardiovascular and thermoregulatory strain associated with firefighting, the effect of fitness and obesity on cardiovascular strain, the physiological burden of personal protective equipment, and the potential use of technology to mitigate the physiological strain of firefighting.
Building future collaborative research between UC and University of Illinois Fire Service Institute.
PRP Coordinator, Cyndy Cox
Recognizing her outstanding coordination accomplishments!!
Something interesting to “Hunt” in a Symposium. Hmm!
Dr. Andy Maier, UC, discussing poster by graduate student James Dietrich (left). Kelley and Yusof, graduate students: In depth discussion (right).
In depth discussion sessions
NETWORKING EVENT-Food for Thought!
SEE PRP WEBSITE for Video Presentations: