Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, Final Summary Progress Report :5 pages
To help meet the need for specialists trained in the field of occupational health, an aid program was established for physicians training in occupational health as well as individuals centering their goals on occupational health epidemiology, and those who were seeking careers attacking specific health hazards in particular work environments. In order to solve the problems created by physical, chemical, psychological, or combinations of these factors at the job site, specialists such as physicians, engineers, chemists, epidemiologists, physicists, psychologists, toxicologists, biostatisticians, economists, lawyers and others have been needed. In order to serve this multidimensional need, the courses offered in the program include biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, physiology, environmental health sciences, and behavioral sciences. Lectures, seminars, discussions, work site visits, clinical training, supervised problem solving, and research experience are all important facets of the educational program. Students participated in ongoing research activities in the rubber manufacturing industry, plastics industry, mining industry, milling industry, and at fire fighting institutions. Several epidemiological studies were carried out on different working populations. The funds from the grant have enabled an upgrading and modifying of the existing program each year to keep it fully centered on the needs in this field.
Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, Final Summary Progress Report