Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

NEHA Sabbatical Winners

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

NEHA Sabbatical Winners

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From college campuses to private businesses, from county health offices to the National Park Service, a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences are represented by NEHA sabbatical winners of the past 12 years. These professionals have chosen to share their experiences with colleagues in other countries, while adding to their own knowledge of environmental health.

NEHA's sabbatical program began in 1991, with an exchange to England sponsored by NSF under the auspices of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. By 2002, the Canadian Institute of Public Health and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) had joined with NEHA to offer a similar sabbatical to Canada. The sabbaticals in Great Britain and Canada represent the most far-reaching opportunities NEHA offers for members to learn and share beyond the borders of our country.

The 2003 winners were Sara Forsting, an epidemiologist for DeKalb County in Decatur, Georgia, who studied in Canada, and Dr. R. Steven Konkel, associate professor at Eastern Kentucky University, who will spend his sabbatical in England. Past sabbatical winners include Enrico Baroga of Olympia, Washington; Gary Coleman of UL in North Carolina; Chuck Hart of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Ohio University; Dave Robbins of Flagstaff, Arizona; Mia Zmud of NuStates International in Austin, Texas; and Brian Bennion of the Salt Lake Valley Health Department, Utah. …

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