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New directions in occupational health.
NIOSH 2000 Sep; :1-26
West Virginia has one of the highest burdens of occupational disease and illness in the nation. The objective of the West Virginia University training program is therefore clear: To train skilled professionals who understand work places, recognize and treat occupational disease, and who are prepared for and dedicated to public health aspects of mitigation and prevention. We alone cannot meet the need. Our objective is to prepare professionals who can serve the state and the region. We remain a relatively new public health enterprise, and we must train for a substantial backlog of need. Demonstrable progress toward this goal has been made. The residency program underwent a review by the ACGME and full accreditation without citation for an increased number of trainees was granted. There is increased interaction through formal linkages between members of the Health Profession core and Safety and Environmental Management cores. Additional integration has taken also taken place with Industrial Hygiene Program and the Safety and Health Extension. The Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health (IOEH) continues to expand its research, teaching and clinical activities.
Teaching; Training; Education; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-medicine; Health-science-personnel; Medical-personnel; Medical-sciences; Environmental-hazards; Occupational-diseases; Work-environment; Worker-health
West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, Morgantown, WV 26506-9190
Final Grant Report
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division