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2018 Events

  • On May 23, 2018 Safe Home Care Project Principal Investigator Margaret Quinn, Sc.D. CIH, received the Alice Hamilton Award at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. The award recognizes a woman who has made outstanding contributions to the field of occupational and environmental hygiene. Alice Hamilton Award (pdf)
  • During the week of April 29 - May 6, 2018 Margaret Quinn, Sc.D., CIH and Pia Markkanen attended the Congress of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) in Dublin, Ireland. They shared current research of the Safe Home Care Project. Quinn presented a keynote address and Markkanen presented a poster on Cleaning and Disinfection in Home Healthcare (pdf).
  • On April 6, 2018 the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships (CGRP) hosted the 4th Annual Healthy Aging, Living Well Forum. Safe Home Care Project researchers Margaret Quinn, Sc.D., CIH and Dr. Pia Markkanen, Sc.D. were featured presenters. The event archive including individual presentations is available at the CGRP website.
  • On March 5, 2018 several major news sites ran a story on emerging research that points to long-term lung health effects from occupational exposure to cleaning products among women. An interview with Safe Home Care Principal Investigator Margaret Quinn, Sc.D., CIH was featured in the article."Cleaning products tied to faster lung function decline in women"
  • On February 5, 2018 Safe Home Care Project Principal Investigator Margaret Quinn, Sc.D., CIH, presented a webinar about the project’s work as part of the NORA Interdisciplinary Seminar Series for the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center. View a recording of the webinar: “Safe Home Care Project: Improving the Health and Safety of Home Care Aides Through Mixed-Methods Research”