HEROX: Colt Found. Fellowships in Occup/Envir Health

Gary Greenberg Gary.Greenberg at Duke.edu
Mon Aug 20 05:47:50 EST 2001


Colt Foundation Fellowships in Occupational/Environmental Health

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~oem148/news0107.hti

The Foundation awards fellowships each year to persons carrying out
research within the area of occupational and environmental health. The
research is expected to lead to a PhD degree.

Recent PhD Fellowships have covered the following topics:

A) Chemical structure of substances that can cause occupational asthma

B) Toxic trace elements in hair as a biomarker of exposure to
chemicals in the environment

C) Molecular studies on the carcinogenicity of quartz

D) Shoulder pain in the workplace

E) The effects of intermittent or prolonged exposure to
environmentally relevant UV radiation in mammalian cells 

F) Prevention of occupational asthma: an economic appraisal

G) Toxicological and chemical characteristics of airborne particles in
occupational and ambient environments

The following advertisement for the 2002 Fellowships will be
circulated to all Deans of Medicine and Science in August 2001, and
interviews will be held at the Faculty of Occupational Medicine in
London in December 2001.

COLT FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS IN OCCUPATIONAL/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 2002 

The Colt Foundation is particularly interested in research into the
causes of disease of occupational or environmental origin. Together
with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of
Physicians, we make grants each year to PhD students whose subject is
relevant to this field of medicine. The grant is for three years, with
a first year rate of £15,000.

Many scientific disciplines are relevant. For example in recent years

grants have been made in respect of:

- Toxicological and chemical characteristics of airborne particles in
occupational and ambient environments

- Aeroallergens, air pollution and asthma morbidity - a time series
analysis

- Molecular studies on the carcinogenicity of quartz

- Shoulder pain in the workplace

- The effects of intermittent or prolonged exposure to environmentally
relevant UV radiation in mammalian cells

- Prevention of occupational asthma: an economic appraisal 

Applications are invited from prospective students who are qualified
in science or medicine and should include an outline of the proposed
research, a CV, a letter of support from the proposed supervisor and
the contact details of two referees. The application must be submitted
by the student personally. A shortlist will be drawn up and applicants
selected for the shortlist will be asked to come for interview at the
Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians in
London on Wednesday 5 December 2001.

Applications must be received not later than Wednesday 31 October 2001
by Jackie Douglas, Director, Colt Foundation, New Lane, HAVANT,
Hampshire PO9 2LY. Please quote reference CF02S.

Interested candidates should contact Dr Ruth Alcock, Research
Fellow,Institute of Environmental and Natural Science, Lancaster
University,Lancaster LA1 4YQ 

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Herox is a forum for people interested in research on human exposure
to hazardous substances. 

Areas of interest include: 
Exposure to carcinogens
Dermal exposure assessment
Development of analytical methods
Exposure modeling research 
Pesticide exposure research 
Databases of workplace exposure measurements 
Solvent exposure research 

Material on this site is edited by a small team of people from the
Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the
University of Aberdeen, UK. The team is assisted by colleagues from
the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh, UK. Financial
support for this project is from the European Chemical Industry
Council (CEFIC) from their Long-range Research Initiative.

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Gary N. Greenberg, MD MPH    Sysop / Moderator Occ-Env-Med-L MailList
gary.greenberg at duke.edu     Duke Occupat, Environ, Int & Fam Medicine
OEM-L Maillist Website:                      http://occhealthnews.net

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