Trends in Occupational Health Meeting

January 25, 2017

Our next Trends in Occupational Health meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The details of the meeting are as follows:

Presenter: William S. Shaw, Ph.D.

Topic: MANAGE AT WORK: RCT of an employer-sponsored psycho-educational program for workers with chronic or episodic illness.

Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Time: 12 – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch at 12. The MediaSite broadcast begins at 11:55.

Location: UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion, 2nd Floor Large Conference Room, S2010

Learning objectives of this discussion:

  1. Describe current trends in the prevalence of chronic health conditions in the US workforce.
  2. Describe the fundamental principles and elements of pain and illness self-management programs.
  3. Discuss barriers for implementing peer support and counseling programs in the workplace setting for workers with chronic or episodic illness.

Lunch will be provided. Hope to see everyone there! Please RSVP with Lisa Rusch at to ensure we have enough food for everyone. However, we always welcome last minute attendees. The more the merrier!

The lecture will also be streamed using MediaSite. If you can not make it in person, you can view the Dr. William Shaw.


December 12, 2016

On December 2, 2016, the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (NECOEM) awarded Michael Erdil, M.D. FACOEM with the distinguished Harriet Hardy award at its 2016 Annual Conference in Newton. NECOEM presents this award annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field.

You can read more about Dr. Erdil’s career in Occupational Medicine in our newsletter for April 2017 Newsletter.  You can also learn about Harriet Hardy at the NECOEM website here


September 13, 2016

The Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine offers a monthly colloquium series on an aspect of Occupational or Environmental Medicine. We bring in speakers on the first Monday of each month to lecture from noon to 1:30.  These events are CME events, so your physical attendance and participation will qualify you for the CME credits.

If you can not make it to UConn Health to attend the lecture in person, we do broadcast it using Occupational Medicine Colloquium Archives. You can find an archive of some of our previous speakers there.

Our next lecture will take place on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017,  in the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion 2d floor East conference room.  The lecture will start at noon, but refreshments will be provided before the lecture starts.  It will run to approximately 1:30 pm to allow for time to discussion and questions after the presentation.  Information on this lecture is below.

Speakers: Kwame Asante, M.D. – Hartford Hospital

Topic: TBD

Please RSVP for this event by emailing Miriam Muniz at



Jenny Garza, Sc.D. presented at a booth at the UConn Health and Safety Fair on April 6, 2017 at UConn Health in Farmington. The topic of the booth was “Our Safety Matters”.

Jennifer Garza, Sc.D. had an article published in UConn Today entitled “Is Sitting the New Smoking”.  This article was published on April 13, 2017. You can find the article here