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    International research team returns from Guatemala

    Apr 29, 2022
    Researchers from the Center for Health, Work & Environment have completed their first year of data collection for two research grants with agricultural workers in rural Guatemala. The research grants entail three research projects that will span across the next three to five years.
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    ColoradoSPH professor looks at shared leadership in the workplace, uncovering the factors that create organizational change

    Apr 26, 2022
    Most of us are familiar with the concept of micro ergonomics – where machines, the environment, software, and work activities interact with humans. But Natalie Schwatka, PhD, prefers to zoom out a bit further. In her research and graduate instruction, she explores macro ergonomics – specifically how leadership impacts the workplace.
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    Return on investment: Celebrating research from future leaders in occupational safety and health

    Apr 19, 2022
    We don’t often talk about return on investment (or ROI) in academics. We focus on expanding the fields of research, making new discoveries, building capacity, actualizing theories, and engaging communities and individuals in programs. But this past week, the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center and the Environmental and Occupational Health Department of the Colorado School of Public Health, saw a return on the investment it’s made in people – their trainees specifically.
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    Returning to the office and feeling a range of emotions?

    Apr 15, 2022
    Going back into the office can feel overwhelming. Lili Tenney, assistant professor and associate director for outreach and programs for the Center for Health, Work & Environment, discusses how workers and employers are facing this new normal.
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    Trainees take a trip to Fort Carson Army Base

    Mar 29, 2022
    Trainees from our Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC) recently took an old-school field trip to Fort Carson Army Base. These types of practical, unique learning opportunities are available in abundance to MAP ERC trainees. Each of the center’s six occupational safety and health graduate programs place great importance on interdisciplinary education and first-hand experiences. Our programs prioritize helping students understand and encounter the roles they could have (or work closely with) after graduation.
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    Colorado is reopening again. But, this time, it feels a little more realOpens in a new window

    Mar 7, 2022
    With 90% of Coloradans immune to Omicron and the state transitioning to an endemic response plan, COVID-19 restrictions are more relaxed than ever. Despite this positive news, public health experts recommend remaining adaptable due to the ever changing nature of the pandemic.
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    Alumni Spotlight: Silpa Krefft

    Mar 3, 2022
    Our center stands on three pillars: Research, Education, and Practice. One of the many ways we strive to protect workers is by educating and training future leaders in occupational health and safety. To kick off our Alumni Spotlight series highlighting our graduated trainees, we interviewed Silpa Krefft, a pulmonary and critical care physician and researcher specializing in occupational and environmental lung diseases.
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    Burning Bright(ly) vs. Burning Out: Staying Mentally and Physically Healthy in Today’s Work EnvironmentOpens in a new window

    Feb 23, 2022
    The Great Resignation and the pandemic have created historic labor shortages. Everyone is trying to do more with less, in many cases while still working remotely. How can you avoid burnout? Here are some strategies for you and your team.
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    Black History Month through Earl Dotter’s workplace lens

    Feb 23, 2022
    Occupational photojournalist Earl Dotter walks through his career photographing the faces and working conditions of Americans. We explore its ties to Black History Month and the 2022 theme of Black Health and Well-being.
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    Student Spotlight: Emily Sharpe

    Dec 6, 2021
    Our center stands on three pillars: Research, Education, and Practice. One of the many ways we work to protect workers is through educating and training future leaders in occupational safety and health. As part of our Student Spotlight series highlighting our trainees, we interviewed Emily Sharpe, a student earning a Certificate in Total Worker Health from the Colorado School of Public Health.
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