The International Training Program in Environmental and Occupational Health

Established in 1995, the Mount Sinai International Training Program in Environmental and Occupational Health strives to endow the environmental and occupational health sciences in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico with an enhanced capacity to identify, document and ameliorate environmental and occupational health problems of major public health significance. This work, led by Dr. Luz Claudio of the Department of Preventive Medicine, is supported by the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health. The aims of the program are three-fold:

  1. To promote the acquisition of knowledge and skills in key disciplines of environmental and occupational health by individual scientists in order to increase the number of trained environmental and occupational health professionals in the chosen three countries.
  2. To improve the capacity of leading national institutions to recognize and address problems of occupational and environmental health via targeted research projects.
  3. To promote the development of a network among environmental and occupational health professionals, such that cooperation between Latin American countries and between the USA and Latin American countries is optimal.

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