18 April 2017
Professor Hans-Joachim Woitowitz awarded The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of GermanyEmeritus Fellow Professor Hans-Joachim Woitowitz has been awarded The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
This is the highest tribute the Federal Republic of Germany can pay to individuals for services to the nation for achievements in the political, economic, social or intellectual realm and for all kinds of outstanding services to the nation in the field of social, charitable or philanthropic work. Professor Woitowitz has been a distinguished member of the Collegium Ramazzini since 1987 and received the The Ramazzini Award in 2006 for his important contributions to the prevention of occupational diseases.
13 March 2017
EU Reporter calls IARC and the Ramazzini Institute of Bologna Fellow Fiorella Belpoggi shares an article published in the EU Reporter which characterizes both IARC and the Ramazzini Institute as"rare bright spots for global collaboration" at a time when it seems as if the very idea of cross-border co-operation and international collective effort is under fire in both Europe and the United States. Read article here.
9 December 2016
Asbestos: Still a global menace > recent cover story in Chemical and Engineering NewsFellow Mary Wolff recommends the November 2016 cover story in the journal of the American Chemical Society Asbestos: Still a global menace, Chemical and Engineering News, Volume 94 Issue 47 | pp. 28-31.
11 November 2016
6th International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health > 29-31 March 2017The 6th International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health is being organized by the Scientific Committee on the History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases of ICOH (International Commission on Occupational Health) and chaired by Collegium Ramazzini Fellow Kjell Toren.
The scientific program will cover the history of risk assessment, occupational stress, dusty trades and the transition from seeing risks primarily as occupational to viewing them as part of broader environmental concerns. There will also be themes about the evolving history of occupational and environmental health in a global world, as well as work-related disability.
Program and conference updates including abstract submission information will be continuously updated at the webpage of the University of Gothenburg: www.medicine.gu.se/icoh-history.