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 for Agricultural Health and Heartland Center for Occupational Safety and Health. The purpose of the exchange was to promote dialogue, networking, and potential collaboration between researchers
Ten five-minute “icebreaker” presentations sparked the day’s thinking. Topics included aerosol science, extractive industries, injury prevention, Total Worker Health, occupational health surveillance, infectious diseases in agricultural populations, and airborne exposures in agriculture.