The Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) was established in 1977 in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM), at the Uni versity of Utah School of Medicine. The Center was established to provide occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) graduate and continuing education programs, to conduct DEHS research, and accomplish relevant service activities. In 1978, the RMCOEH was designated a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Educational Resource Center (ERC-designation subsequently changed to Education and Research Center) and has continued to be supported by NIOSH since the initial award. This report summarizes activities during the July 2000-June 2002 grant period. Throughout the grant period, the Center provided education, research, and service programs in the three disciplines of Occupational Medicine (OM), Industrial Hygiene (IH), and Ergonomics and Safety (E&S). In addition to these program areas, the Center has a dynamic Continuing Education (CE) program, with offerings in all three core areas. Center faculty have also presented academic and continuing education courses in Hazardous Substances (HSAT and HST, respectively). In July, 2001, NIOSH funding was received for an Occupational Injury Prevention Research Training program, with Ph.D. students admitted to the program in 2001. During the two grant years, over 70 students were enrolled in academic programs and over 4,000 students attended 165 CE programs. An additional 442 students attended HST programs. During this grant period, Center faculty submitted a total of 59 research and other proposals, with over $2,227,000 awarded by June, 2002. Faculty also had 61 publications submitted or published.
Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational & Environmental Health, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah