NC OSHERC Continuing Education

NORA Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

The NORA Interdisciplinary Seminar Series, required for our NIOSH-funded students, was established in 2002 and have been offered quarterly since 2005, typically in the months of February, April, August, and November. The seminars are "live" on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and also webcast with an archive link available a few days after the seminar. This enables distance education students and others in the broader occupational health and safety community to attend and participate, facilitating discussion of common research interests, networking, and interdisciplinary role integration. Attendees can obtain continuing education units (CEUs) through the UNC-Chapel Hill at a nominal fee after completing an evaluation form. Documentation of attendance is also provided for those who wish to request CM points from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

Information about the seminar is sent electronically at least a week prior to the seminar along with the slides and evaluation form.

For additional information or to be added to an email distribution list used only for these seminars, please contact or call 919-966-0979.

Access live and archived seminars here.

Upcoming Seminars

Past Seminars

Moving Evidence-Based Workplace Violence Strategies into Small Businesses
Carri Casteel, PhD, MPH
November 5, 2014

Prevention of Acute Injuries from Pneumatic Nail Guns
Hester Lipscomb, PhD, MPH
August 20, 2014

Legislative Impacts in Sharps Injury Prevention: Effect of the 2000 Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act
Elayne Phillips, PhD, MPH, RN
February 5, 2014

Take-Home Toxins: A Threat to Workers’ Families
Jackie Agnew, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University
November 6, 2013

Chromosome 5 and 7 Abnormalities in Oncology Personnel Handling Anti-Cancer Drugs
Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH, University of Maryland
April 3, 2013

Respiratory Protection Solutions in Times of Need
Maryann D’Alessandro, PhD, NIOSH, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory
August 21, 2013

Respiratory Protection for Health Care Workers
Bonnie Rogers, DrPH, COHN-S, LNCC, FAAN, UNC, Public Health Leadership Program
February 6, 2013
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Tick-borne Illnesses in Outdoor Workers
Steven R. Meshnick, MD, PhD with UNC/Epidemiology Department
November 7, 2012

August 22, 2012
Sarah A. Felknor, DrPH, MS, NIOSH, Atlanta, GA

Standard/Universal Precautions: Is It Time to Evaluate?
Kathy Kirkland, DrPH, MPH, Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics, Washington, DC
April 11, 2012

Arsenic and the Epigenome
Rebecca Fry, PhD, UNC/Environmental Sciences and Engineering
February 1, 2012

America's Health Rankings and Occupational Safety and Health
Anna Schenck, PhD, MSPH
November 9, 2011

Integrated Approaches that Promote Healthy Workers and Healthy Workplaces
Laura Linnan, ScD, UNC
August 24, 2011

The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA)
Sid Soderholm, PhD, NIOSH
April 13, 2011

Sleep Apnea after Exposure to Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde-containing Resin Dusts
Woodhall "Sandy" Stopford, MD, MSPH, Director, Duke Toxicology Program, Durham, NC
November 10, 2010

Injury Control Technologies for Medical Device Users: The Quiet Revolution
Janine Jagger, MPH, PhD, International Healthcare Worker Safety Center, University of Virginia at Charlottesville
August 25, 2010

Competencies and Practices for Effective Return to Work Coordination: Implications for Occupational Health Practice
Glenn Pransky, MD, Director, Center for Disability Research, Liberty Mutual Research Institute
April 7, 2010

The Changing Face of Indoor Air Quality
Wayne Thomann, DrPH
March 3, 2010

Prevention of Laboratory Animal Allergy
Gregg Stave, MD, JD
November 4, 2009

The Future of Work
John Howard, MD, JD
August 26, 2009

Occupational Mental Health & Recognizing the Signs of Stressed Employees
Judith Holder-Cooper, PhD
April 15, 2009

Occupational Health Surveillance and Epidemiology in the DuPont Company
J. Morel Symons, PhD
February 18, 2009

Last updated 07/13/2016