Public Health

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25
Feb

Rutgers to Offer One-day Programs for Pharmaceutical Professionals

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy building sign

The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers is offering three, one-day continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in March and April.

Immunization Update 2012-2013 will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Thursday, March 14, at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy on the Busch Campus. The program is geared toward professionals and offers 2.0 contact hours (.20 CEUs). Topics to be covered will include updates and current best practices for immunization-delivery. The fee is $35, which includes refreshments and materials. Immunization Update 2012-2013 is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for professionals who are licensed in that state.

Thu
20
Dec

Program Trains First Responders to Help Persons With Developmental Disabilities

First responders training on developmental disabilities

Retired Paterson Police Officer Larry Rudesyle recalls when words like ‘crazy’ and ‘retarded’ were used in dispatches to refer to a person behaving erratically.

First responders on the scene might shout at the person to stay still and physically subdue him if he didn’t – only to find out later that the behavior was a manifestation of a developmental disability.

Recently, television shows like Glee have crusaded to banish stereotypes that surround the developmentally disabled. Similarly, the New Jersey Legislature made a big push to improve first responders’ understanding about developmental disabilities and better handle encounters by passing a law in 2008 mandating training. The result was an online course for the state’s more than 100,000 police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel.

Tue
11
Aug

New State-of-the-Art Hands-On Radon Training Facility Built This Summer at Rutgers

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For over 25 years, the Eastern Regional Radon Training Center (ERRTC) at Rutgers University has been providing training in radon measurement and mitigation to professionals throughout the country. To improve the learning experience for students, the ERRTC opened a brand-new, state-of-the-art training facility on the Cook Campus in summer 2015.

“Watching the new radon training facility being built from the ground up has been really interesting,” said Program Coordinator Pamela Springard-Mayer.

The new facility was used for the first time by students attending the July 15 Radon Mitigation class.

In the past, the hands-on portions of the Rutgers three-day Radon Mitigation Proficiency Course were taught at Rutgers' Environmental Health and Safety Building (affectionately known as "the slab") on the Livingston Campus in Piscataway.

Tue
11
Aug

The (Environmental) Science of Investigation: Interactive Forensics Training Helps Environmental Professionals Solve Petroleum Contamination Cases

Photo of petroleum contamination investigation

When a site is contaminated with petroleum products, there are many questions. How did it happen? When did it happen? And, most importantly, who is responsible for paying to clean it up?

This fall, Rutgers University's Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) will help professionals answer those questions in its completely revamped Environmental Forensics training course.

Designed for environmental consultants, attorneys, hazardous material emergency responders and professionals in related fields, the two-day class (September 9-10, 2015) will reveal the science behind the environmental forensics of petroleum and chlorinated hydrocarbon geochemistry. Students will also learn about new trends in professional investigations.

Thu
12
Jun

Summer School of Addiction Studies Focuses on Special Populations

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY, July 7 – Beginning July 7, 2014, more than two-hundred professionals with careers focusing on the prevention and treatment of addiction will gather at Rutgers University for the 72nd Summer School of Addiction Studies, run by the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies. The historic Summer School continues to provide intensive continuing education in cutting-edge topics and serve as a hub for networking and field-changing collaborations, bringing together professionals and instructors from around the world for a week of review in best practices and future directions of the field.

Tue
30
Jul

Get the Best of a 4-Year Food Science Degree in Just 5 Days at Rutgers This August

An instructor teaches students about food products in the Introduction to Food Science five-day short course at Rutgers.

Kimberly Smith had been working for only two weeks as a process engineer when she found herself struggling with an entirely new language – the lingo of food chemistry and microbiology.

“It was like a foreign language,” said Smith, who helps manufacture soups and other foods at Campbell’s Soup.

Last summer, she radically improved her fluency with an intensive five-day Introduction to Food Science class, offered by the Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) at Rutgers University.

“The course helped me understand the basic language of food product development,” she said.  Now she can better talk the multi-disciplinary talk that all good food scientists must master.

Fri
19
Apr

Institute of Addiction Studies Is June 23-28 at Rutgers-New Brunswick

Institute of Addiction Studies

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Registrations are now being accepted for the 2013 Institute of Addiction Studies, Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies’ renowned continuing education summer program, to be held on the Rutgers New Brunswick Campus June 23-28.

“Prevention and Recovery Through the Lifespan” is the theme of this year’s program, which will feature more than 35 courses and 20 lectures, workshops and other educational experiences. Participants may earn up to 55 hours of continuing education credits. Peer-learning groups, facilitated by experienced educators, help to promote student engagement and networking among attendees.

June 23 will be a pre-conference day focusing on working with veteran populations and on prevention programming.

Tue
05
Feb

‘Retool Your Career’: Attend a Free Workshop, Meet Program Representatives at Continuing Education Fair, March 16

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The 2nd Annual ‘Retool Your Career’ Continuing Education Fair at Rutgers on Saturday, March 16, offers the public the opportunity to meet with representatives of scores of Rutgers continuing education programs and also attend a free career workshop on resume writing or networking.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cook Campus Center, 59 Biel Road, on the Rutgers Cook Campus. It is free and open to the public. Registration is required for the workshops.

Anyone who is un- or under-employed, considering a career change, seeking continuing education credits for certification or licensing, or interested in pursuing higher education for career enhancement is welcome to attend.

Wed
21
Nov

Conference to Address State's Obesity Epidemic, December 11

Obesity Conference at Rutgers

Obesity prevention experts from around the country will gather for an all-day conference on Tuesday, December 11, to present the latest research and innovative techniques used in the battle against obesity.

The conference, which is open to professionals in education, public health and related fields, and to parents, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton in East Brunswick.

Fri
31
Aug

Radon Training Program Helps People Expand Businesses, Build Careers

Jim Morris, associate director of OCPE, with a simulated attic radon mitigation system.

 

His home inspection business hurt by a sluggish economy, Michael Lloyd decided to branch out, gaining skills to fix a major concern in his South Carolina community: high levels of indoor radon.

Lloyd last year became nationally certified to mitigate radon – a gas estimated to cause 21,000 lung-cancer deaths a year in the United States – at Rutgers University’s Eastern Regional Radon Training Center (ERRTC), one of four such centers established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Lloyd, whose business is based in Moore, S.C., has completed 100 mitigation jobs since he became certified. “It turned things around,’’ the former Garden State resident said.

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