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DEPARTMENT OF

ENVIRONMENTAL & PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES

Ranked in top 5% within the University of Cincinnati in annual grants and contracts.

Welcome

The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences is part of the College of Medicine and is housed in a state-of-the-art research facility equipped with the latest technologies in environmental chemistry, aerosol physics, genomics, and molecular genetics. The department offers graduate degrees and medical residencies. Its graduate programs are Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, environmental and Occupational Hygiene, environmental and occupational medicine, and epidemiology, and biostatistics.

Graduates find careers ranging from the practical, such as occupational medicine and environmental hygiene, to basic research into how genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility to disease. Our graduates share a common goal: to improve the quality of life by understanding the causes of environmental damage and identifying the effective methods of prevention.

Talaska invited to participate on international cancer study group

The working group will meet at the IARC headquarters in Lyon, France from Nov. 3 to 10, 2020. Their assessment will be published in Volume 128 of the IARC Monographs. Other compounds to be reviewed include arecoline, acrylonitrile and crotonaldehyde.

IARC Monographs identify environmental factors that are carcinogenic hazards to humans. These include chemicals, complex mixtures, occupational exposures, physical agents, biological agents and lifestyle factors. National health agencies can use this information as scientific support for their actions to prevent exposure to potential carcinogens. Since 1971, more than 1,000 agents have been evaluated, of which more than 400 have been identified as carcinogenic, probably carcinogenic or possibly carcinogenic to humans.

The IARC is the specialized cancer research agency of the World Health Organization, established in May 1965 by a resolution of the World Health Assembly.

CONTACT US

Department of Environmental & Public Health Sciences
Kettering Lab Building
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0056
Mail Location: 0056

Phone: 513-558-5701