As hospitals begin implementing more aggressive transfer protocols and healthcare workers continue to sound an alarm about the direction of the pandemic in Colorado, no one is celebrating. Dr. Jon Samet, dean of ColoradoSPH and leader of the state's COVID-19 Modeling Group talks about the surge in cases.
In the fall of 2020, a NASEM committee, chaired by ColoradoSPH Dean Jon Samet, convened to rapidly inform urgent issues and address the potential of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2; their commentary is now published in PNAS.
A new nationwide survey, led by a group of researchers including ColoradoSPH faculty, examines drivers and impediments to COVID-19 vaccination rates in the country. The results reveal troubling findings that must be addressed in the face of more infectious variants.
CHWE first received designation as a CDC/NIOSH Center of Excellence in 2016. With this renewal, it will be one of 10 centers nationwide. The Centers of Excellence represent the extramural portfolio of TWH research to further its mission of protecting and advancing the safety, health, and well-being of the diverse population of workers in our nation.
As the world warms, energizing natural disasters, the changing ecosystems affect human health in a variety of ways. University of Colorado and ColoradoSPH experts dissect some of the health issues climate change creates.
In recognition of the American Medical Association (AMA) Women in Medicine Month, we are highlighting Olivia Zarella, MPH, DrPH student, and Manali Kamdar, MD, clinical director of lymphoma services at the CU Cancer Center.
In an article in the Denver Post, Liliana Tenney, associate director for outreach at the Center for Health, Work & Environment, explains, "there’s science that shows that employers who support mental wellbeing can improve job satisfaction, retention and recruit high talent."
Dr. Samet, ColoradoSPH dean, and Dr. Barrington-Trimis, assistant professor at UCS's Keck School of Medicine, argue that promoting e-cigarettes as a harm reduction tool for smokers is not the best approach. They raise concerns that these policies underestimate the risks to youth and lack scientific evidence.
On August 2, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan announced his selections for membership of the Science Advisory Board. Among those selected is Dr. Jonathan Samet, dean and professor of epidemiology, and environmental and occupational health for ColoradoSPH.
Study results from a new ACS grant could positively impact the prevention and control of childhood leukemia related to early-life exposure to environmental risks associated with oil and natural gas development.
Denver Water is working to replace lead pipes for 84,000 homes. John Adgate, PhD, and Glenn Patterson, PhD, professors of environmental and occupational health, explain the history and why low-lead and lead-free pipes are needed.
After 12 years, Dr. John Adgate is stepping down as chair of the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health. He will remain a faculty member for the department and focus on research, teaching and mentoring students.
Dr. Jaime Butler-Dawson, from the Center for Health, Work, & Environment, has received a Career Development Award from the NIH. The three-year K01 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will provides support to examine the environmental determinants of kidney injury in female sugarcane workers and female community members in Guatemala.
Dean Jonathan Samet, Professor Glen Mays, and Associate Professor Elizabeth Carlton share their concerns about state hospitalization metrics, while expressing optimism about the role that high vaccination rates could play.