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National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS)

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Opening Plenary

The theme for the Opening Plenary session focused on research-to-practice (r2p) through partnership, showcasing occupational injury research that is having real world impact on improving worker safety. The session highlighted examples of NIOSH-sponsored research partnerships that have had an impact on reducing the risk of injuries and death of workers over the past 10 years.

Christine Branche, Ph.D.
Acting Director, NIOSH

Nancy Stout, Ed.D.
Division of Safety Research

Letitia Davis, Sc.D., Ed.M.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Corinne Peek-Asa, MPH, Ph.D.
University of Iowa

Audrey Nelson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
James A. Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center

Stacy Smallwood, MPH
University of South Carolina

Closing Plenary

The Closing Plenary session continued the r2p and partnership theme from the partner perspective. Presentations by corporate representatives described how they have benefited from research partnerships with NIOSH and how they are making a difference in workplace safety.

Nancy A. Stout, Ed.D.
Division of Safety Research

James Collins, Ph.D.
Division of Safety Research

Joseph Feldstein, B.S.
Mining Safety Appliances Corporation

Dave Eherts, Ph.D. CIH
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Brad Boehler, P.Eng.
Skyjack Manlift Corporation

Steve Spata, BSME
National Truck Equipment Association