2019 Fall Symposia recordings now available

Thank you again for joining us on November 15th for our 2019 Fall Symposia. This year, we covered the topic, "Substance Use and the Workplace". The symposium addressed current knowledge regarding...

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Our research themes

Our mission is to improve the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research. At the institute, we stand at the intersection of the workplace and well-being. We do so through basic...

Strengthening our OSH workforce

I am always excited to meet newer professionals working in occupational safety and health (OSH). To be honest, part of it is because I am increasingly aware of the shortages developing in our...

Work, Stress and Health 2019 in Philadelphia

Work, Stress and Health 2019

Many of our faculty and staff are attending the American Psychological Association's 2019 Work, Stress and Health Conference this week from November 6th to 9th. Every two years, researchers and...

Team for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

This Summer, our institute created a Team for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (TIDE). TIDE is a voluntary and active community that provides input and resources for the institute on hiring, retaining...

Happy one year to our podcast

Happy one year anniversary to our institute podcast, "What's Work Got To Do With It?" Over the past year, the podcast team has produced and released over 8 episodes, reaching over 1,400 listeners...

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HERO 2019

Last month, the Institute and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) attended HERO2019, a forum that brought together wellness practitioners, organizational leaders, and researchers in occupational...

Conference season is here

Occupational safety and health conference season is here. Our outreach team will be exhibiting at various local and regional conferences this Fall and Winter. These conferences provide...

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Toxicology podcast episode

Each day, we are exposed to a variety of environmental exposures. Have you ever thought about all the elements that can impact your health when you walk outside on your way to work? But what about...

National Night Out at Woodlawn Park

My name is Martina Shannon and I’m a summer research intern in the institute's Circadian Lab with Dr. Nicole Bowles. On August 6th, my lab team members and I attended National Night Out at Woodlawn...