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environment on health and how to better educate medical school students, employees, and the general public about environmental health risks and hazards. Some of the awards are described below:

  • The Environmental/Occupational Medicine Academic Award Program was established by the NIEHS to address the need for increased awareness by physicians of the impact of environmental and occupational conditions on illness, injury, and death. The award serves to assist in improving the quality of environmental/occupational medicine curricula and of fostering research careers in occupational medicine.

Environmental/Occupational Medicine Academic Awards

Chief, Environmental Health Resources Branch

Division of Extramural Research and Training

National Institute of Environmental Health Services

P.O. Box 12233

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

(919) 541–7825

Environmental/Occupational Medicine Academic Awards Recipients of NIEHS’ Environmental/Occupational Medicine Academic Awards for 1994 include:

University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Yale University School of Medicine

George Washington University School of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine

University of Iowa College of Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Wayne State University School of Medicine

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

University of Washington School of Medicine

  • Environmental Health Sciences Center Awards provide core support to universities for multidisplinary research in environmental health. Each center serves as national resources for environmental health research and manpower development. Areas of particular interest include: air, water, and food pollution; toxic mechanisms and body defense mechanisms; and the environmental aspects of cancer, birth defects, behavioral anomalies, respiratory and cardiovascular disease and diseases of other organs.

  • Superfund Hazardous Substances—Basic Research and Education Program supports research to expand the base of scientific knowledge needed for adequate assessment of exposure and health risks from the release of hazardous substances, reduction in the amount and toxicity

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