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Susan Goodwin Gerberich Symposium

The Susan Goodwin Gerberich Symposium (formerly the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Symposium) is an annual event hosted by the Midwest Center for Occupational Safety and Health (MCOHS) to address a topic related to occupational safety and health.  UMASH has collaborated with MCOHS to co-sponsor this symposium on topics related to agricultural safety and health.  The Symposium features a keynote speaker, Q&A, and poster session.

In 2024, the NORA Symposium was renamed the Susan Goodwin Gerberich Symposium in honor and memory of Dr. Susan Gerberich.  READ MORE

May 2, 2024
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CONTINUING THE LEGACY…
A NEW NAME FOR THE NORA SYMPOSIUM

In memory and recognition of Dr. Susan Goodwin Gerberich and her years of service and dedication to the field of occupational health and safety, the annual NORA Symposium has been renamed the Susan Goodwin Gerberich Symposium.

Dr. Gerberich served as the Director of the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) from 2007 to 2019, and was a faculty member in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences for 39 years. She was a pioneer in the field of injury and violence prevention, developing the original MCOHS injury prevention training program in 1987.  Dr. Gerberich was a devoted mentor, training future leaders in occupational health and safety.

For many years, the NORA Symposium has been a reflection of Dr. Gerberich’s passion and vision, showcasing student research and bringing together students, faculty, researchers, media, and a wide variety of stakeholders to explore existing and emerging topics in occupational health and safety.  Therefore, it is only fitting that this annual event be renamed in her honor.