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Northern California Education and Research Center.

NIOSH 2002 Oct; :1-65
The Northern California ERC was established in 1982. During the first twenty years of its existence it has provided professional and research training at the graduate and post-graduate levels in industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, and ergonomics. A clinic administered by the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Division at UCSF provides interdisciplinary training for the residents and the nursing, industrial hygiene, and ergonomics students. In addition to academic training, the ERC provides a wide spectrum of continuing education and outreach activities. These programs are located on two campuses of the University of California (Berkeley and San Francisco). Located at Berkeley are industrial hygiene, the Labor Occupational Health Program, ergonomics (joint with UCSF) and the Continuing Education Program. An Occupational Medicine Residency Program and the Occupational Health Nursing Program are housed in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, respectively, at San Francisco. Robert C. Spear, PhD, has been the director of the ERC since its inception, and Suzanne Llewellyn, M.Ed., is the administrative officer, both of whom are from the Berkeley campus. The ERC is complemented by the state-funded Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), directed by Professor Spear for the first three years of the ERC grant period, and by Professor John R. Balmes for the last two years. COEH comprises the same programs as the ERC at Berkeley and UCSF plus programs at UC Davis. It provides funding for the faculty and staff infrastructure that supports the teaching programs. The University provides fully equipped teaching facilities at all of the ERC locations. They include classrooms, faculty and staff offices, laboratories, and clinical facilities. All of the campuses have an extensive library and are connected into the University's systemwide library. They also have essential computing resources.
Education; Training; Industrial-hygiene; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Occupational-medicine; Industrial-health-programs; Occupational-health-programs; Educational-resource-centers
Northern California Education and Research Center, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of California, School fo Public Health, Berkeley, CA 94720
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Northern California Education and Research Center, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of California, School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA 94720