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UMASH Research Group Awarded $5 Million NIH Grant

Dr. Christine Seroogy, Principal Investigator of the pilot project “Exploratory Immunologic Differences in Cord Blood from Infants Born into Farming Environments Compared to Nonfarming Environments in MESA” reports that their research group has been awarded a $5 million NIH award to continue this work with a larger number of infants and in a prospective …

UMASH Annual Forum: Growing Agricultural Education: Embracing Health and Safety

The 2015 UMASH Annual Forum entitled “Growing Agricultural Education: Embracing Health and Safety” was held at the Davies Center on the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire campus on May 28, 2015. The forum was co-sponsored by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH), the College of Nursing and Health Sciences …

2015 NORA Symposium

The 2015 National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Symposium was held Wednesday, May 6 at Mayo Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH). Attendees from …

UMASH at the Minnesota Pork Congress

On January 21-22, 2015 UMASH participated in the Minnesota Pork Congress, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN. This conference was for pork producers, pork related agribusinesses, and others with an interest in the pork industry in Minnesota. It was sponsored by the Minnesota Pork Board and the Minnesota Pork Producers Association. …

UMASH at 142nd Annual Meeting of APHA

UMASH was represented well at APHA in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 17-19. Healthography was the theme for this 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. UMASH partner staff presenting and participating there from the National Farm Medicine Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin, include (pictured at left, L to R): Patricia Juarez-Carrillo, …

UMASH at 7th International SHARP Symposium

UMASH staff presenting in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, October 19-22, at the 7th International Symposium: Safety & Health in Agricultural & Rural Populations: Global Perspectives (SHARP) included: Carrie Klumb, Minnesota Department of Health, “Healthy Fairs Workshops: A One Health approach to improving health and safety at county fairs in Minnesota”; …

UMASH at the Latino Summit

Mankato, Minnesota was the site of the Southern Minnesota Latino Summit on September 10, 2014 attended by four UMASH personnel–Jeff Bender, Carol Peterson, Karen Lopez, and Ruth Rasmussen. The event was convened by the University of Minnesota Extension, Chicano Latino Affairs Council, Consulado de Mexico en Saint Paul, Minnesota State University, …

UMASH at the Minnesota State Fair

UMASH researchers were a part of the new Driven to Discover research building activities during the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair. Being at the Fair gave UMASH access to a large pool of volunteer participants for their study “What’s Behind Your Food?” The goal of the survey was to determine if participants were aware of the people …