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Deep South Center for OH&S Annual Research Symposium

Friday, March 31, 2017

By attending our annual Symposium, you will have an opportunity to hear about new research with a broad range of practice implications.  The funding for these pilot projects is through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, with projects selected for their innovative approach to a relevant safety and health issue in our region.


8:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks, Claudiu Lungu, PhD Deep South ERC Center Director & Associate Professor and Allyn Holladay, Deputy Director
8:40 am
The Warrior Research Center: making a difference
Dr. JoEllen Sefton, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Program in the School of Kinesiology and Director of the Warrior Research Center at Auburn, Auburn University
9:10 am
Break,  please visit with our poster presenters
9:30 am 
Evaluation of Eyestrain Control Measures during MRI Scan/Re-Scan Reliability Research, Menekse Salar, Auburn University
9:50 am
Exposure to Heat Stress, UVt Radiation and Other Occupational Health Hazards Among Groundskeepers at East Carolina Univ, Nicole Beck, East Carolina University
10:10 am
Occupational Exposure to Airborne Size-Based Endotoxins in Kentucky’s Equine Industry
Jooyeon Hwang, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Science,
Department of Public Health College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University
10:30 pm
Break, please visit poster presenters
11:00 am
Human Trafficking
Dr. Patricia Speck, DNSc, CRNP, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAFS, FAAN, Professor, UAB School of Nursing
11:45 pm
Lunch and break, please visit poster presenters
12:30 pm
Determinants of Osteoarthritis Linked to Occupational Radiography: Epidemiologic Surveillance,  Samuel Huntley, University of Miami
12:50 pm
Pelvic Tilt: Lifting a patient from the floor to a standing height,  Michael Callihan RN, MSN
PhD Student, UK College of Nursing
1:10 pm
Biomechanics of Balance, Load Carriage and Slips in Military Footwear, Harish Chandler, PhD,  Mississippi State University
1:30 pm
Novel Effective Dual Purpose Nanomaterials Against Air and Water Pollution, Vinoy Thomas, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
1:50 pm
Multi-scale (nano/macroscale) wet laid functional mats for better air filtration, Hicham Ghossein, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2:10 pm
Lt Col Chad G. Kahl MD FS USAF MC, Chief of Aerospace Medicine 99 ARS, Director Veteran's Health Initiative WWFF, Director Team RWB Birmingham
2:50 pm
Break, please visit poster presenters
3:00 pm
Spinal loads during level ground walking: the effects of unilateral transfemoral
amputation,  Babak Bazrgari, PhD, F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky
3:45 pm
Announcement of the Poster Session Winners
4:00 pm
Closing, evaluations, Safe Travels

Information  / Location
The program will be held at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National, in Opelika, AL.  The Research Symposium will be held from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm with registration beginning at 8:00 am.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Professional Points
As an AL Board of Nursing Approved Provider, the Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety awards the Research Symposium 5.0 contact hours (expiration date 01/03/2019).  Participants who complete the training will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), the national standard of recognition for nonacademic professional education.  Attendance is eligible for ABIH CM points.


These workshops are offered by the Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety. The Center is an Education and Research Center (ERC) sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University. We provide a strong academic program of study which includes interdisciplinary course work and field experiences. Our graduates have gone on to rewarding and challenging careers in business, federal agencies, academia, industry and consultation. In addition to our academic programs, the Deep South ERC offers opportunities for professional development and outreach.


Registration fee is $50, payments must be received in advance. A confirmation letter with details will be sent once registration has been received. Refund requests must be made in writing two weeks prior to program begin date, a $10 processing fee will be deducted. 

Acceptable Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

Make checks payable to: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mail payment to: 1720 2nd Avenue South, RPHB 520A, Birmingham, AL35294-0022


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