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UMASH at Agricultural Media Summit

Ag media editors tell us that safety ranks low in reader surveys. How can we work with media to make safety a more compelling read? NFMC Communications Specialist Scott Heiberger and research partner Dr. Jim Evans, University of Illinois, are attending the Agricultural Media Summit in Indianapolis. Heiberger and Evans are finishing a pilot project aimed …

Communications Specialist Named to Ag Safety Board

Scott Heiberger, a communications specialist with the National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC), Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, and for the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) at the University of Minnesota has been named to the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) Board of Directors. ISASH is dedicated …

UMASH at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Business Conference

UMASH attended the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Business Conference, March 12-13, in Madison. Yurany Ninco Sanchez (left), the National Farm Medicine Center’s new bilingual community outreach trainer, spoke with farmers about the center’s free dairy worker training, which underpins a UMASH research project. Ninco Sanchez, Scott …

UMASH Sponsors Research Exchange Meeting

A new Research Exchange Meeting, sponsored by UMASH was held on May 2, at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. The exchange featured researchers and staff from Minnesota’s UMASH, Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS), Wisconsin’s National Farm Medicine Center, and from Iowa’s Great Plains Center …

Carrie Klumb, MPH Presents Environmental Health Seminar

Carrie Klumb, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist at the Minnesota Department of Health presented a seminar “A One Health Approach to Healthy Fairs” at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health as part of the Environmental Health Seminar Series on February 13, 2014. The presentation provided an overview of the Minnesota Department of Health’s …

SPOTLIGHT: Invisible Dangers on the Farm

DECEMBER 2013 Carrie Klumb Senior Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health In this spotlight story, a mother shares her young daughters’ frightening experiences with E. coli O157:H7 infections. The family chose to share their story, and the knowledge they gained, to help educate others about health risks associated with drinking raw milk …

UMASH at the Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference in Iowa

UMASH personnel were well represented at the November 19-20, 2013 Midwest Regional Agricultural Safety and Health Conference (MRASH) – “The Many Faces of Agriculture” held in Ames, Iowa. Amy Liebman, MPA, MA, UMASH Project Co-Director, presented on Seguridad en Las Lecherias; Matt Keifer, MD, MPH, UMASH Co-Director and Project Director, presented …

Dr. Peter Davies Presents at ASM-ESCMID Conference

UMASH Project Director, Dr. Peter Davies BVSc, PhD, Professor, Swine Health and Production, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota, presented at this year’s “3rd ASM-ESCMID Conference on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in Animals: Veterinary and Public Health Implications”; November 4-7, 2013 in Copenhagen, …