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The Great Lakes Center of Excellence in Environmental Health

Online Training Lectures

Through the Center of Excellence we strive to develop curricula for the Great Lakes environmental health workforce in exposure assessment and toxicology. The objectives are to

  1. increase awareness among local health department workers to the role of local health departments in addressing environmental health issues;
  2. develop, implement and evaluate an online training program that addresses the fourteen competencies and ten essential environmental health services for local public health department workers;
  3. improve communication and interaction between environmental health experts and local health department practitioners; and
  4. develop, implement and evaluate advanced course work in environmental health for local public health workers responsible for environmental health.

You will be asked to provide your occupation and affiliation in order to access the online training lectures. This information is used purely to assist us in determining who uses the lectures and which topics are of most interest. You will need RealPlayer to hear the lectures and view the slides. Download the Free version of the RealOne Player.

Hot Topics

Community-Based Participatory Research
Catalina R. Ramos-Hernandez, MD
Associate Director
Midwest Latino Health Research
Training and Policy Center

West Nile Virus Update
Douglas Passaro, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Public Health

Cancer Clusters
Joel McCullough, MD, MPH
Chicago Department of Public Health

Disease & Vector Management - West Nile Virus
Daniel Tessier, PhD
Assistant Professor & Toxicologist
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Public Health

Mold & Fungi
Salvatore Cali, MPH, CIH
Coordinator, Environmental Health Hazard Evaluation program
University of Illinois at Chicago

Medical Waste
Peter Orris, MD, MPH
Professor & Director
Occupational Health Services Institute
Chicago, Illinois

 

School Health and Safety

Performing an Environmental Health Audit at Your School
Louella Hung, MPH
Outreach Director
Healthy Schools Campaign
Chicago, Illinois
Assessment Tool: (.doc or .pdf)
If you decide to conduct the audit at your school, please contact Louella Hung.

IDPH Safe Chemicals in School Projects
Ken Runkle
Jennifer Davis
Environmental Health Specialists
Illinois Department of Public Health

Integrated Pest Management for Schools and Childcare Centers
Julie Abraham Dick
Program Associate
Safer Pest Control Project

 
General Environmental Health

Overview of Hazards in Illinois Production Agriculture
Robert E. (Chip) Petrea, PhD
Extension Specialist, Agricultural Safety and Health
University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana

Attempting to Understand Agricultural Safety and Health Behaviors
Robert E. (Chip) Petrea, PhD
Extension Specialist, Agricultural Safety and Health
University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana

The Ins and Outs of Integrated Pest Management
John Q. Knight, MPA
Senior Program Associate
Safer Pest Control Project

Taking an Environmental History
Daniel Hryhorczuk, MD, MPH
Director, Great Lakes Centers
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Public Health

Taking an Occupational History
Jaqueline Wuellner, RN, MPH
John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Conducting an Exposure Assessment
Lorraine Conroy, ScD, CIH
Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Public Health

Lead Poisoning Prevention & Removal
Steve Mier
Program Director
City of Chicago
Department of Public Health
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Radon Resources for Public Health Professionals
Joseph Zanoni, MILR
Associate Director, Continuing Education/Outreach
Illinois Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety Education & Research Center
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Public Health

Brownfields
Eugene Goldfarb, MUP, JD, AICP, Esq.
Midwest Environmental Officer
USDHUD

 

Children's Environmental Health

Spotlight on Children's Environmental Health
Maryann Suero, PhD
US EPA, Region 5
Regional Team Manager, Children's Health

High Blood Lead Identification & Screening
Anne Evens
Epidemioloigst
Childhood Lead Posioning Prevention Program
Chicago Department of Public Health


To learn more about this program, contact:

Leslie Nickels, MEd Program Director
The Great Lakes Center of Excellence in Environmental Health
School of Public Health
2121 West Taylor St. (M/C 922)
Chicago, IL 60612-7260
Phone: 312-413-1113
E-mail: lnickels@uic.edu