Employment, Environmental Health, Scholarship

UCLA: Postdoctoral Scholar Position Available

Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Clinical and laboratory projects focused on impact of environment and work on male fertility.
Position Availability: Immediately

Seeking candidates who have two or more of the following: male reproductive health training or andrology training, laboratory skills, clinical skills, and research experience. Applicants should possess the professional and personal characteristics necessary to function well as a postdoctoral-level scholar in an academic medical center and as an integral member of an inter-professional team. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Wendie Robbins, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Fielding School of Public Health and School of Nursing.

Selection criteria will focus on background training and experience as well as future research aspirations. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have obtained their terminal degree within the last 3 years. This position is available for 1 year beginning 2018 and may be extended for another year based on performance, competence, productivity and funding.
Application review begins immediately. Interested candidates should forward a short cover letter (2-3 pages detailing desired research interests and goals for the fellowship year as well as relevant research/clinical work/coursework background), CV and list of 3 references by email to:

Wendie Robbins, PhD
Audrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair
Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
UCLA School of Nursing and Fielding School of Public Health
University of California, Los Angeles
Phone: 310-825-8999
wrobbins@sonnet.ucla.edu

Continuing Education, Environmental Health, Occupational Health, safety and health

Health from the Soil Up! August 9th, 2018

Great Hall, Bancroft Hotel

Berkeley, CA

Thursday August 9th, 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (Pacific Time)

Register
Agenda, Speakers, and more information here

Farms shape our health through nutrients, soil, water, air, climate, economy, and community.

Given the close links among our health, the foods we grow, how we grow them, and how we process and distribute them, it is surprising how little collaboration there is between medicine and agriculture. This needs to change to prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer; build health equity; offer nutrient-dense food to a growing population; and protect and restore the environment for the long-term health of our species.

The Colloquium

This program helps practitioners, policy makers, educators, researchers, and innovators in medicine, public health, nutrition, and agriculture explore “common ground” to find solutions that nourish people by nourishing the soil. Participants will learn about the complex workings of our food production and distribution systems and their effects on human health. They will acquire a foundational vocabulary, an understanding of the existing science, and a set of tools that enable them to begin to work together to build “health-centered” agriculture.

Who should attend?

Practitioners, researchers, educators, innovators, policy makers, advocates, funders, and administrators in health care, public health, nutrition, and agriculture who believe that collaboration between health care and agriculture is necessary to improve our health and the health of our environment.

An attendee completing this course will be able to:

  • Describe the role of farming systems in supporting human health and human nutrition
  • Appraise evidence of the impact of soil ecosystems and plant nutrition on the human gut microbiome and human health, including experiments, observational studies, and theory
  • Explain how farming systems and farm conditions affect farmworker health, and pulmonary health in particular, in light of various forms of evidence
  • Examine how food safety rules can support or undermine public health, and sustainable food and farm systems
  • Describe opportunities to improve public health policy to promote farming systems that improve health outcomes and nutrition
  • Describe how farm-to-clinic programs and farm prescriptions can benefit farms and patients

 

Accreditation:

Physicians:

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 7.5 contact hours.