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Deep South ERC @ AIHce 2018

The Deep South Center had a strong presence at the 2018 AIHce Conference, in Philadelphia, PA.   Several of our students Jordan Nelson, Jake Shedd, Margaret Summers, Bunmi Dada and Brenna Hogan were awarded AIHA scholarships and recognized at the Mark of Excellence Breakfast.   Five doctoral students, Bunmi Dada, Jake Shedd, Jordan Nelson, Margaret Summers and Rupkatha Bardhan presented posters at the conference.  Three received awards for their poster presentations:  Jordan Nelson, Margaret Summers and Rupkatha Bardhan.  During the conference, Jacob Shedd was the moderator for the Internship Presentations,  featuring recent IH MPH graduate, Mary Ashley Price.  Also, Deep South Center faculty members Drs. Sean Gallagher and Robert Thomas gave a podium talk:  DUET: A Practitioner-Friendly Upper Extremity Risk Assessment Tool and Occupational Safety and Ergonomics Training Challenges Posed by Generation Z. 

Poster Presentation

Jordan Nelson, Marie-Cecile G. Chalbot ,Ilias G. Kavouras,  Biomass Smoke Exposure and the Potential Pulmonary Health Effects in Wildland FirefightersAwarded:  Best in Show Student Poster Gold, The Carol Rice Best Student Poster in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology, Toxicology Committee Best Student Poster and Students and Early Career Professional Committee Best Student Poster.

Margaret Summers, Reese Koehler, Jonghwa Oh, Claudiu T. Lungu, Characterization of carbon-loaded polypropylene webs as nuisance-level organic vapor adsorbents.  Awarded:  Best Student Poster, AIHA Respiratory Protection Committee.

Rupkatha Bardhan, Karen Heaton, Peter Chen, Dale A. Dickinson, and Claudiu T. Lungu, Can Extended Work Hours and Shiftwork Lead to Psychosocial Work Stress in  Emergency Room Nurses? Awarded - Student Poster Recognition,  by the Social Concerns Committee.

Jake Shedd,  Jonghwa Oh, Claudiu T. Lungu, Fabrication and Characterization of Chemical Vapor Deposition Buckypapers for Use in Air Sampling of Volatile Organic Compounds.

Bunmi Dada,  Marie-Cecile G. Chalbot, Philip Demokritou, Ilias G. Kavouras, Investigation of electronic cigarette refillable solutions and vapors.