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Your Environment. Your Health.

ATLANTIC EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES & INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE TRAINING CENTER

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Principal Investigator: Geltman, Elizabeth Ann
Institute Receiving Award Graduate School Of Public Health And Health Policy
Location New York, NY
Grant Number R25ES027082
Funding Organization National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Award Funding Period 01 Feb 2017 to 31 Dec 2021
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Abstract Atlantic Emerging Technologies & Industrial Hygiene Training Center The project will establish the Atlantic Emerging Technologies & Industrial Hygiene Training Center (Atlantic Training Center) as a multi-lingual training center with extensive online programing. Hunter College School of Urban Public Health (Hunter) and the City University of New York School of Public Health will act as lead institution in collaboration with the Rutgers School of Public Health (Rutgers) Office of Public Health Practice and the School of Environmental Affairs at Universidad Metropolitana (SEA-UMET). The collaboration between Hunter, Rutgers and SEA-UMET to create the Atlantic Emerging Technologies & Industrial Hygiene Training Center is important because it allows expansion and development of Superfund research and education in Region 2, areas with extremely high density of Superfund and Brownfields sites. The Atlantic Training Center will immediately provide graduate level academic training in emerging technologies at Hunter's two masters programs: the ABET accredited graduate program offering a MS in Industrial Hygiene and the CEPH accredited graduate program offering a MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. The Atlantic Training Center will also develop industrial hygiene coursework in the MS in Environmental Management at SEA-UMET in San Juan, Puerto Rico with the goal of seeking accreditation for a new concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences from the Puerto Rico Council of Education. In short, the project will fund ten graduate students per year at Hunter's campus in New York City and ten graduate students per year at SEA-UMET's campus in San Juan -- for a total of 100 students over the five years of the project. Regarding the overall program participants, 62% of the trained graduate students will be women, and the majority (60% at Hunter and 99% at SEA-UMET) identify as individuals from racial and ethnic groups shown by the NSF as underrepresented in health sciences; many also come from low- income, disadvantaged backgrounds. The faculty for the program is also diverse regarding gender and ethnicity: the PI for the lead institution is a woman and the PI for SEA-UMET is a Hispanic female. Finally, the Atlantic Training Center will offer ten (10) online, multi-lingual continuing education courses for industrial hygienists, environmental consultants and those working in the field as live 1.5 hour broadcasts from New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico for 100 participants per course per year (for a total of 5000 participants). The continuing education program will produce 50 high quality videos on emerging technology that will be posted on the Internet to be viewed for free at any time.   1 
Science Code(s)/Area of Science(s) Primary: 25 - Superfund Basic Research (non- P42 center grants)
Publications No publications associated with this grant
Program Officer Danielle Carlin
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