IWH Updates

IWH scientist gets CIHR New Investigator Award

Institute for Work & Health (IWH) Associate Scientist Dr. Vicki Kristman has received a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The grant will enable Kristman to conduct a five-year project on preventing work disability through work accommodation. One of the areas she is exploring is supervisor training and work disability outcomes for injured workers.

IWH researcher promoted to scientist

Dr. Lynda Robson was recently promoted from associate scientist to scientist at the Institute. The promotion, upon the recommendation of Associate Scientific Director Dr. Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, was warmly endorsed by IWH’s Scientific Advisory Committee at its meeting in Toronto in May 2014.

Institute president to deliver keynote address

IWH President and Senior Scientist Dr. Cameron Mustard is delivering a keynote address at the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, being held August 24 to 27, 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. Mustard is also chairing a symposium on the burden of work disability arising from chronic conditions among older workers, and how to strengthen the concept of workability to support their employment. For information, go to: www.safety2014germany.com.

Save the date for gender chair launch ...

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, join us for the launch of IWH Scientist Dr. Peter Smith’s five-year research program examining male and female differences in the relationships between working conditions, work injury and chronic illnesses. The research program is supported through the CIHR Chair in Gender and Work Health awarded to Smith.

... and save the date for Nachemson 2014, too

Join us on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, for our annual Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture, to be delivered this year by Dr. Paul Schulte, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)’s Education and Information Division. Named after renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Alf Nachemson, this free annual lecture has become one of the most important networking events of the year in Ontario for policy-makers, researchers, professionals, advocates and other stakeholders in the field of work injury and disability prevention.

Apply now for the Mustard Fellowship

IWH is now accepting applications for the post-doctoral Mustard Fellowship in Work and Health. The competition is open until October 15, 2014. For more information, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/mustard-fellowship.

Source: At Work, Issue 77, Summer 2014: Institute for Work & Health, Toronto