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Many students both past and present from the Department of Environmental Heatlh Sciences were prominently feature in the latest FPSH Magazine. The issue is dedicated to students: their path to FSPH,  their leadership roles and thier impact. 

View an electronic copy of the magazine here

 

Jessica CamachoThe department congratulates Jessica Camacho on her most recent achivement. 

Jessica Camacho, a graduate student in the Molecular Toxicology interdepartment program, has been awarded the 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship (GRFP).  

 Dr. Hilary GodwinDr. Hilary Godwin, professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability was awarded the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Godwin is one of six recipients to be awarded one of the highest honors bestowed by the Academic Senate Committee on Teaching. 

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 a group of students enrolled in Dr. Richard Jackson’s course EHS 208 “Built Environment and Health,” walked through Westwood Village to analyze the built environment and how it relates to health. 

Tyler Watson, 1st year student in the EHS Doctoral Program, and Richard J. Jackson, professor and chair, submitted a letter to the Los Angeles Times in response to the article "Garcetti makes new L.A River pitch." Their letter was published in the Opinion sectio of the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, April 16.

   Alan Chen, an MPH student in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for his service and contributions to the UCLA Office of Environment, Health & Safety.

 Oliver Hankinson, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and of Environmental Health Sciences, and Director of the Doctoral Program in Molecular Toxicology has been elected  Fellow of the American Association for the Advacement of Science (AAAS).  The election is in acknowledgement of his distinguisehd efforts to advance science applications.

John Froines, PhD has once again been recognized for his outstanding efforts in occupation and environmental health research and advocacy.  The Collegium Ramazzini has awarded him the prestigious 2013 Ramazzini Award.  The award was conferred in Capri, Italy by the Mayor on October 26, 2013 during the

 Peter J. Wood, MPH graduated with honors (cum laude) from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology in 1982 and from the University of California Los Angeles with a Masters of Public Health degree in Environmental Health Sciences in 1985. He began his career with the State of California in 1984, working as a graduate student assistant and later at an entry-level position for the California Department of Services' Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Division.  In 1990 he transferred to the Sacramento County Hazardous Materials Division as a first-line supervisor, but returned to the DTSC in 1993 and remains there until present.  In 2007, Peter Wood became the first scientist to join DTSC's Office of Criminal Investigations.  

On October 17, 2013, Peter Wood gave a riveting lecture in EHS 411, entitled "Environmental Enforcement an Alternative Career in Public Health."

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