U's Occupational/Environmental Health Center Honored by Utah Medical Association

U's Occupational/Environmental Health Center Honored by Utah Medical Association

Mar 10, 2005 5:00 PM

The University of Utahs Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health has received an environmental health award from the Utah Medical Association in recognition of its "service to the community on environmental and public health issues."

Center Director Kurt T. Hegmann, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of family and preventive medicine in the U of U medical school, said the center was recognized for its research on radon, lead, and air pollution; education of more than 300 graduate students in industrial hygiene, occupational health programs in medicine and nursing, and related fields; and continuing education programs that train more than 2,500 participants annually.

Established in 1977, the center is staffed by U researchers in the departments of Family and Preventive Medicine and Mechanical Engineering.

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