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Awards and Honors:

Let's Get Healthy! honored by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)

The Let's Get Healthy! program received SOPHE's 2015 Technology award!  The program will be honored at their annual conference in April.  For more information, please visit their webpage.  

Kent Anger recieves the 2014 OHSU Faculty Senate Award

Congratulations to W. Kent Anger, Ph.D, Associate Director of Applied Research at the Oregon Instutute of Occupational Health Sciences and Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, for winning the Outstanding Collaboration Award from this year's OHSU Faculty Senate Award. In endorsement letters provided by colleagues, Dr. Anger is described as productive, diligent, and energetic, and a genius at bringing together interdisciplinary experts to collaborate. He is a team player who has made extensive contributions to the development of worksplace interventions aimed at improving the health and well-being of workers and their families. 


Dennis McCarty wins the 2014 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program Award of Excellence

Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) is pleased to announce that Dennis McCarty, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at OHSU and director of the Substance Abuse Policy Center in the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, has been selected as a 2014 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program Awards of Excellence winner. The NIDA International Program recognized Dr. McCarty for Excellence in Mentoring. Dr. McCarty trains practitioners and researchers to test emerging drug abuse treatments in community settings through the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network, which he codirects. He extends his mentoring to state and local policymakers through his role as director of the Substance Abuse Policy Center in the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, which works to link policy, practice, and research on substance abuse treatment.

"Dr. McCarty is an outstanding leader in the substance abuse community, " said Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., director of the NIDA International Program. " By shaping the international research agenda, providing technical support, and disseminating knowledge, he provides nations with the tools to build sustainable capacity to improve public health by preventing and treating substance abuse and addiction." The 2014 Awards of Excellence winners were announced on June 14 at the 19th annual NIDA International Forum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Dangerous Decibels receives Safe-in-Sound award

Congratulations to the team behind Dangerous Decibels, a program of the CDC -funded Prevention Research Center and the Center for Healthy Communities at OHSU. They’ve been awarded the 2013 Safe-in-Sound Award for Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention! The award was presented to the Dangerous Decibels team by the director of the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, Dr. John Howard. NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness, and is affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. William “Billy” Martin, Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery and public health and preventive medicine, is director of Dangerous Decibels. He also heads up clinical research in the Oregon Hearing Research Center.  The Dangerous Decibels project is a public health campaign designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) by changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of school-aged children. “Jolene” (pictured at right) is one of the unique educational tools developed for Dangerous Decibels – she measures the sound levels of personal stereo systems.The project is built upon an innovative collaboration between basic science researchers, clinicians, museum educators, health communication experts, civic leaders, teachers, public health professionals, and volunteers in a unique public/private partnership. Partners include the Oregon Hearing Research Center and Portland State University (Department of Health Communications), and University of Northern Colorado. For the full story, please visit the Staff News page


In Other News


Dr. Bill Lambert was interviewed on KBOO

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