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University of Connecticut Health, Workplace, and Environment: Cultivating Connections Conference




When: Thursday, October 17, 2013

Time: 8:30am–4:30pm

Where: Student Union Ballroom, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

About the Conference

This conference will provide a crossroad for health professionals, researchers, practitioners, and educators to engage in the translation and dissemination of scientific information integrating health, workplace, and the environment.

Who Should Attend

All interested people, including health promotion, public health, and health insurance professionals, environmental and occupational health professionals, federal, state, and local health agency officials and staff, administrators, managers, practitioners, researchers, academics, students, policy makers, and all other health, workplace, and environmental related professionals are encouraged to attend.

Featured Speakers

Dr. John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Ms. Rosalyn Cama, President, Cama Inc.

Dr. Michele Gelfand, Profesor, University of Maryland

Martin Cherniack, Profesor, UConn Health Center

The afternoon speakers are grantees of the CPH-NEW Pilot Grant Program. The RFA for the request for applications can be found on theĀ CPH-NEW website. Deadlines for letters of intent is October 15, 2013.

Making Connections

Conference attendees will have networking opportunities by participating in the "Making Connections" round table discussions during the extended lunch session. If you would like to facilitate a "Making Connections" table, please send your topic of discussion to by August 25, 2013. Table topics will be assigned based on appropriateness and interest of topic

Presented by

The University of Connecticut Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion in conjunction with the Center for the Promotion of Health in The New England Workplace and the Center for the Study of Culture, Health, and Human Development


For more information contact

Pouran D. Faghri, MD, MS, FACSM, Professor, Health Promotion: Conference Chair, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut,, Phone: 860-486-0018 Or Martinus Evans, BS: Staff Coordinator,, Phone: 860-486-1773.

Conference Program

Conference Flyer

Registration Closed

Abstract Submission

Registration Fee

General: $40 includes lunch
Students: $10 w/ lunch; Free w/o lunch (must present ID)

Continuing Education

Letter of attendance provided upon request


Parking available at South Parking Garage (Stadium Rd next to UConn Co-op and Gampel Pavilion) or North Parking Garage (corner of North Hillside Rd and Alumni Rd). Registration fee includes parking in the South or North Garage. Bring your ticket to the conference for validation.


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