Event Title

Occupational Medicine Journal Club

Thursday, October 17, 2019    6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Article Topic: 'Sleep, obesity, and injury among US male career firefighters'


Area: Total Worker Health



Occupational Medicine Journal Club is an educational and networking opportunity to discuss and debate the results of recently published research. Each meeting we will enjoy a networking dinner and discuss a recent article from a peer reviewed journal.

The ultimate goal of this series is to promote the optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces, and the environment by:

  • Educating healthcare professionals and the public;
  • Stimulating research;
  • Enhancing quality of practice;
  • Guiding public policy; and
  • Advancing the field of occupational and environmental medicine.

Articles are selected on the basis of their usefulness to practitioners in terms of clinical practice and the care of worker populations at the programmatic level.

Learning Objectives: At the end of each session, you should be able to:


  • Interpret and explain a current occupational or environmental medicine research report;

  • Apply an interdisciplinary approach to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies; and

  • Outline standards of care relevant to occupational and environmental health practice.


Your Best Reponse to a Changing World!

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. The SWCOEH is housed within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences of the UTHealth School of Public Health and is under the leadership of Elaine Symanski, PhD who serves as Director.

The SWCOEH was established in 1977 as a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), now one of 18 ERCs in the nation. In 1985, the SWCOEH became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health.

The mission of the SWCOEH Continuing Education (CE) Program is to serve as a training resource for professionals and decision-makers in the occupational and environmental health fields by delivering specialized courses in response to current training needs. Our ultimate goal is to improve occupational and environmental health. Our core subject areas are occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, hazardous substances and materials and occupational health nursing. Contact us to discuss your training needs!

Additional Journal Club Dates

Journal Club is offered over the course of the 2019-2020 year.
Please regularly check the training calendar for updated course registration page availability and information at http://bit.ly/swcoehce.

Date Presenter Journal Article
September 19, 2019 Crisp, Carolyn Kaipust CM*, Jahnke SA, Poston WSC, Jitnarin N, Haddock CK, Delclos GL, Day RS. Sleep, obesity, and injury among US male career firefighters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 Apr;61(4):e150-e154.
October 17, 2019 Figueroa, Erika Johnson RL, Wesseling C, Newman LS. Chronic kidney disease of unknown cause in agricultural communities. New England Journal of Medicine 2019; 380: 1843-1852.
November 21, 2019 Shapiro, Danielle Taylor, W. C., Shugart D, Paxton RJ. (2019). Healthy lifestyle behaviors between the United States Mainland compared to Puerto Rico, Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands (i.e., United States Territories). Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice 12 (1): 32-46.
January 16, 2020 Ish, Jennifer Valley MA and Stallones L. Effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction training on healthcare worker safety: a randomized waitlist controlled trial. JOEM 2017; 59 (10): 935-941.
February 20, 2020 Daywalker, Ros Dewa CS, Hoch JS, Nieuwenhuijsen K, Parikh SV, Sluiter JK. Toward effective work accommodations for depression. Examining the relationship between different combinations of depression symptoms and work productivity losses. JOEM 2019; 61 (1): 75-79.
March 26, 2020 Rios, David ESCAPE Research Group. Effect of early surgery vs physical therapy on knee function among patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears: the ESCAPE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2018; 320 (13): 1328-1327
April 16, 2020 Bayne, Laura El Khamali R et al. Effects of a multimodal program including simulation on job strain among nurses working in intensive care units: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2018; 320 (19): 1988-1997.
May 21, 2020 Carey, Paul Welch AE, Zweig KC, Liao T et al. Alcohol and drug-related mortality among enrollees in the World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR), 2004 to 2012. JOEM 2018; 60 (10): 875-879.


This is a FREE event sponsored by the Occupational Medicine Program at the SWCOEH
Dinner and CME included.
Register at least 48 hours in advance to receive a hard copy of your certificate of attendance at the meeting.



Agenda and Flyer

Keynote Speaker:
Carolyn Crisp, MPH, PhD Student in Epidemiology, NIOSH Occupational Epidemiology Trainee

Kaipust CM*, Jahnke SA, Poston WSC, Jitnarin N, Haddock CK, Delclos GL, Day RS. Sleep, obesity, and injury among US male career firefighters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 Apr;61(4):e150-e154.

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Time & Location
6:30PM - 7:00PM: Social
7:00PM - 7:45PM: Networking Dinner
7:45PM - 8:45PM: Article Presentation


October 2019 Host(s):

Uzma Irfan, MD

Kemka Hekerem, MD

OM Journal Club is usually held the Third Thursday of the month during the academic year and location varies every month. Thank you to our generous hosts and sponsors!


Continuing Education

CEUs (CME or CEUs):
Determination of CME credit is pending.

Contact Us

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Continuing Education (CE) & Outreach Program
1200 Pressler St., RAS West, Ste. 1038
Houston, TX 77030

Michelle McDaniel - Continuing Education Coordinator (Mon-Fri)
Email: Michelle.R.McDaniel@uth.tmc.edu
Phone: 713-500-9447

Brenda Brown - Program
Coordinator (Tu-Th)
Phone: 713-500-9448

General CE Email: swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu

To learn more about the SWCOEH, please visit us on the web at www.swcoeh.org