Workplace injury and illness add substantially to our nation’s healthcare costs and encumber the economic advancement of Central Appalachia, where occupational injury and fatality rates are highest in the predominant industries of mining, transportation, agriculture and forestry. Funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH), the Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center offers research, education, and training opportunities that are designed to help meet urgent regional needs in occupational safety and health.
CARERC combines the academic resources of four colleges at the University of Kentucky (UK) and Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) to provide a fully equipped and recognized resource for occupational safety and health research and training in Central Appalachia. As a result of this forward-looking partnership between two leading institutions of higher education, we are proud to offer graduate programs and continuing education in
CARERC serves as a resource for industry, labor, government agencies, and other stakeholders while, at the same time, preparing men and women for rewarding careers in research, education, private sector leadership, and policy development.
Congratulations to Dr. David Mannino upon earning the 2013 COPD Treatment Achievement Award, in recognition of his work on The COPD Foundation Pocket Consultant Guide for Diagnosis and Management of COPD. Dr. Mannino will be honored in New York City this December during the Foundation’s Annual Awards & Recognition Benefit.
CARERC Director Wayne Sanderson, PhD, CIH, delivered the October 10, 2013 keynote presentation at the 14th Annual Pilot Research Project Symposium of the University of Cincinnati Education & Research Center. Topic: “Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.” CARERC is proud to collaborate with our colleagues at UC on topics of mutual interest and concern.
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce)
May 31 – June 5, 2014
San Antonio, Texas
2014 National Safety Council Congress & Expo
September 13 – 19, 2014
San Diego, California