UIC receives UN Global Goal Award for leadership in climate action. Read more here.
Dr. Sam Dorevitch received the “Best Poster Award” at the 20th annual International Symposium on Health Related Water Microbiology. The poster “Solar Power Drinking Water Treatment in Rural Kenya” described a promising new technology that Dr. Dorevitch has been evaluating in Kenya since 2016.
Through the Lead Technical Studies Program, Dr. Apostolis Sambanis, adjunct assistant professor, will be awarded up to $700,000 in research funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Dr. Sam Dorevitch, associate professor, will be awarded up to $1 million through the Lead and Healthy Homes Technical Studies Program in research funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Ben Tate, MPH student, received the 2019 Board Certified Safety Professionals Foundation QAP/GSP Student Scholarship. Congrats Ben!
Tessa Bonney successfully defended her dissertation, titled, Role of Technical Assistance and Relationships in Development of Initiatives to Address Precarious Work. Congratulations Tessa!
Bonney, T., Welter, C., Jarpe-Ratner, E., Conroy, L.M. Understanding the Role of Academic Partners as Technical Assistance Providers: Results from an Exploratory Study to Address Precarious Work. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3903.
Guo,J., Li,Z., Ranasinghe, P., Rockne K.J., Sturchio, N.C., Giesy, J.P., Li, A. Halogenated flame retardants in sediments from the Upper Laurentian Great Lakes: Implications to long-range transport and evidence of long-term transformation. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 121346. 2020.
Han, M., Zhang, R., Yu, K., Li, A., Wang, Y., Huang, X. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Corals of the South China Sea: Occurrence, Distribution, Bioaccumulation, and Considerable Role of Coral Mucus. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 384, 121299. 2020.
Jagai, J. S., Krajewski, A. K., Shaikh, S., Lobdell, D. T., & Sargis, R. M. (2019). Association between environmental quality and diabetes in the USA. Journal of Diabetes Investigation, jdi.13152. https://doi.org/10.1111/jdi.13152
Sambanis, A., Kim, S., Osiecki, K., & Cailas, M. D. (2019). A New Approach to the Social Vulnerability Indices: Decision Tree-Based Vulnerability Classification Model Key Findings. Illinois Policy Research Center No 114 https://illinoisprc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Social-Vulnerability-Indices-Decision-Tree-based-Model_508v2.pdf
Stumpf, M., Sambanis, A., & Cailas, M. (2019). Utilizing HAZUS and PACER SURGE to map and characterize hospitals in Illinois within the New Madrid seismic zone. Progress in Disaster Science, 4, 100048. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.PDISAS.2019.100048
Han, X., Meng, L., Li, Y., Li, A., Turyk, M., Yang, R., Wang, P., Xiao, K., Zhao, J., Zhang, J., Zhang, Q., Jiang G. Associations between the exposure to persistent organic pollutants and type 2 diabetes in East China: a case-control study. Chemosphere, 241, 125030. 2020.
Velonis, A. J., Hebert‐Beirne, J., Conroy, L. M., Hernandez, M., Castaneda, D., & Forst, L. Impact of precarious work on neighborhood health: Concept mapping by a community/academic partnership. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2019, doi: 10.1002/ajim.23055
The International Water Association (IWA) held its 20th Annual “International Symposium on Health Related Water Microbiology” in Vienna, Austria this past September. At the IWA meeting in Vienna Austria in September 15-19, 2019 Dr. Sam Dorevitch and Dr. Abhilasha Shrestha each presented their research. Dr. Shrestha’s oral presentation, “Microbial Source Tracking at Chicago Beaches under Dry and Wet Weather Conditions” was a great success. For more information about the confrence click here.
Tessa Bonney, presented Impacts of Technical Assistance in a Capacity Building Process to Address Precarious Work at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on November 5, 2019.
Dr. Christina Welter and Elizabeth Fisher recently presented in two sessions at the Work, Stress, and Health Conference in Philadelphia, November 6-9, 2019.
- Approaches that Accelerate Research to Practice: Lessons Learned from NIOSH Total Worker Health Centers - Center for Healthy Work
- Healthy Work Collaborative: Addressing Precarious Work through Social Change
Dr. Kathleen Rospenda presented a poster on Precarious Employment and Health in an Underserved Community: Data from the Greater Lawndale Healthy Work Survey at the Work, Stress, and Health Conference in Philadelphia on November 9, 2019.