1 of 4 pages April 1, 2015 Inside this Issue: Announcements Upcoming Talks Publications Presentations Clinic & Services Announcements The next CICATS OSH CIG Trends in Occupational Health meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Location will be the Outpatient Pavilion, 2nd floor Large Conference Room #S2010. This month’s topic will be “Workplace Violence”. Please email Jennifer Garza ([email protected]) or Mazen El Ghaziri ([email protected]) for more information. Upcoming Connecticut Conference We have exciting news about the upcoming “Shatter the Silence”: Connecticut conference on workplace assault and violence on April 2, 2015. Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Director of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health will be addressing the conference on the new OSHA recommendations on workplace assault and violence. This conference, sponsored by ConnectiCOSH, the CT AFL-CIO, and the Occupational Safety and Health Core Interest Group will explore strategies to reduce the occurrences of workplace assault and violence by discussing how to strengthen worker protections, a worker's legal rights, and how to establish programs in your workplace. For those of you who weren't able to attend the first conference, this will be an opportunity for you to join with others to address an issue that affects all workers in every line of work. It will be held at the UA Local 777, 450 Murdock Avenue, Meriden, CT. This is a free conference and includes lunch. Hope that you can join us. Pamela Puchalski Coordinator, ConnectiCOSH Page 2 of 4 UPCOMING TALKS Please join : Jay R. Poliner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, an occupational physician with a consulting practice based in West Hartford, CT. He has taught in the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s NRCME training courses since December 2012 in which over 600 licensed healthcare providers throughout New England have participated. He also participates in the NRCME’s National Registry Champions program to encourage licensed healthcare providers to become certified MEs. Co-presenter with Dr. Poliner will be Dr. Pooja Luthra, an Assistant Professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology at UConn Health. She is actively involved in the Endocrine Fellowship program and teaching and training of medical students, residents and fellows. She has special interest in managing patient with both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, intensifying insulin treatment and insulin pump therapy. Her other interests include Thyroid disorders and bone and metabolic disorders including osteoporosis. They will be presenting a seminar on Wednesday, 4/1/2015. Title of Talk: “Avoiding Disqualification of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver with Diabetes: Diet medication, or insulin exemption”. Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Outpatient Pavilion Large Conference Room, 2nd floor, Rm S2010 **Lunch will be provided** (sponsored by CICATS and the Occupational Health & Safety Core Interest Group), Please RSVP for this event please contact Miriam Muniz at [email protected] Page 3 of 4 UPCOMING TALKS, cont. SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, 4/23/15 Our next invited guest speaker for our Colloquium series is: Dr. Jane Lipscomb, PhD, RN, FAAN. Dr. Jane Lipscomb is Professor, University of Maryland Schools of Nursing and Medicine and Director of the UMB Center for Community-Based Engagement and Learning (CCBEL). She has conducted research into the prevention of occupational injuries and illness in the health care and social service workplace for over twenty years, with a focus on workplace violence prevention. She is author of the recently published book “Not Part of the Job: “How to Take a Stand Against Violence in the Work Setting”. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Lipscomb spent three years as a senior scientist in the Office of the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and five years at the University of California, at San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing, as Assistant Professor and Director of the graduate program in Occupational Health Nursing. Dr. Lipscomb received her BSN from Boston College, her MS in occupational health from Boston University/Harvard School of Public Health and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Lipscomb is the recipient of the University Of Maryland’s 2008 Founders Day Research Lecturer Award. In 2013 she was elected as a Fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini. She will be presenting a seminar on Thursday, April 23, 2015, 12:00pm-1:00pm; Title of Talk: “Workplace Violence: Research and Policy Initiatives” Location will be at The Outpatient Pavilion 2nd floor East, Large Conference Room #S2010. Lunch is provided, sponsored by CICATS and the Occupational Health and Safety Core Interest Group; to RSVP please email Miriam at [email protected] Page 4 of 4 PUBLICATIONS Kersten, L., Cislo, A., Lynch, M., Shea, K., Trestman, RL, (2014). “Evaluating START NOW: A Skills-Based Psychotherapy for Inmates”, Psychiatric Services, in press. PRESENTATIONS Trestman, RL, Appelbaum, K., Metzner, J., presented “Evolution of Correctional Psychiatry: A Curriculum for the Next Generation of Correctional Psychiatrists”, presented at the 8th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, March, 2015. Virdi, S., Trestman, RL., presented “Personality Disorders in the Corrections Population”, presented at the 8th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, March, 2015. Robert Trestman , PhD, M.D. will be at the Babbidge Library, UConn, Storrs Campus to present “Global Health & Human Rights talk: "The Ethics of Constrained Choice: Improved Health During Incarceration" , April 1, 2015. Michael Erdil, MD, FACOEM will be at the following meetings: Harvard School of Public Health, Grand Rounds, to present “Case Presentation and Provider Return to Work Considerations Following Low Back Injury”. Boston MA. April 3, 2015. Massachusetts Medical Society’s Annual Public Health Leadership Forum. “The Opioid Epidemic: Policy and Public Health”. “Alternatives to Opioids”, April 8, 2015. Dana Farr, Research Assistant, poster proposal, “Peer Health Mentoring in the Corrections Workplace: Development, Implementation, and Initial Findings,” was accepted for presentation at the eleventh international Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, “Work, Stress, and Health: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations” conference in Atlanta, GA, occurring May 6-9, 2015. This conference is convened by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology. Barnes-Farrell, J. Ph.D. (2015, March) presented “Work Stress and Health Issues for an Aging Workforce.” Invited speaker, 10th Annual Midwestern Conference on Professional Psychology. Owatonna, MN on March 27, 2015.
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