Increasing Diversity in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety:

A Virtual Symposium on Graduate Training Opportunities

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 9:45 AM - 12 PM Pacific | 12:45 PM - 3 PM Eastern
This event was recorded. Please register below to be sent the recording, and internship and funding resources.

Event Description

This virtual symposium is designed for students from historically underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds, and structured to provide resources and information to support the pursuit of graduate training opportunities in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS). We will provide an introduction to OEHS, explore related graduate programs, examine the importance of diversity in OEHS, and discuss academic funding opportunities available through the 18 NIOSH Education and Research Centers (ERCs) around the country. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in industry panels highlighting faculty and practitioners of color, and to receive career guidance and feedback from HR and Diversity & Inclusion professionals responsible for hiring at their respective organizations. 


9:45 AM: Welcome & Introduction with Jessica Gorsuch

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM: Environmental Health Sciences Panel Discussion - featuring Dele Ogunseitan, PhD, MPH; Marissa Baker, PhD; Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá, PhD; Jacqueline Ferguson, PhD; Erika Garcia, PhD, MPH; Judith Okoro; and moderated by Jessica Gorsuch

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM: Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety Panel Discussion - featuring Jason Garcia, PhD, MPH, CIH, CSP; Crystal D. Turner-Moffatt, CSP, SMS, ASP, CHST; Nancy Gutierrez; and moderated by Jesús Alfaro

What to Expect

  • Introduction to the field of Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS)

  • The importance of diversity in OEHS

  • OEHS-related graduate programs & funding opportunities

  • Industry panels highlighting faculty and practitioners of color

  • Receive career guidance and feedback from HR and Diversity & Inclusion professions

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