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Alice Hamilton Lecture

The Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine sponsors an annual named lectureship in honor of Dr. Alice Hamilton, the recognized founder of the modern discipline of Occupational Medicine in the US. The lecture occurs as a part of the Department of Medicine Medical Grand Rounds presentations, reaching a broad audience of internists, including physicians in training, many of whom are rarely otherwise exposed to this topic area.

On April 24, 2014 the 21st ANNUAL ALICE HAMILTON LECTURE will be presented by Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, Director, USC Institute for Global Health, Distinguished Professor & Flora L. Thornton Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. The talk will be, “The Risks of Breathing: Workplace & Environmental Threats to Lung Health”. The presentation will be at 12 noon Parnassus Campus, Health Sciences West Room 300.

Past Alice Hamilton Lectures:

2013 Talmadge King (UCSF) – Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: A Paradigm of Occupational and Environmental Disease

2012 Kjell Toren (Gothenburg, Sweden) – Pneumonia and Occupation: A New Paradigm for Investigating the Work-relatedness of Disease

2011 Kay Kreiss (NIOSH, West Virginia) – Investigating Emerging Work-Related Diseases

2010 Benoit Nemery (Leuven, Belgium) – Outbreaks of Occupational Disease: Form the Clinic to the Factory Floor and the Laboratory

2009 Josep Anto (Barcelona, Spain) – Unusual Environmental Disease Episodes: From Causation to Precaution

2008 David Schwartz (NIEHS, North Carolina) – Genes and the Environment: What’s in it for the Internist?

2007 David Christiani (Harvard) – Byssinosis in the 21st Century

2006 Brian Schwartz (Johns Hopkins) – Chronic Occupational Disease: Evidence-Based Diagnosis

2005 Peter Spencer (University of Oregon) – Neurotoxins: New Approaches to Old Problems

2004 Gina Solomon (NRDC, San Francisco) – Why Should an Internist Care about Environmental Disease?

2003 Joel Kaufman (University of Washington) – Emerging Occupational and Environmental Disease

2002 Carrie Redlich (Yale University) – Why Internists Should Care about Occupational Disease

2001 No lecture

2000 Lee Newman (University of Colorado) – Occupational Causes of “Idiopathic” Conditions: Lessons for the Internist

1999 Patricia Buffler (UC Berkeley) – What Providers Need to Know about Occupational Health

1998 Howard Kipen (RWJ-Rutgers) – Gulf War and Related Health Syndromes: Unexplained Symptoms and Unknown Exposures

1997 Howard Hu (Harvard) – Lead Poisoning: A New Look at an Old Disease

1996 Susanna Von Essen (University of Nebraska) – Overview of Farm Health and Safety

1995 Mark Cullen (Yale University) – Occupational Medicine: Why It should Matter to an Internist

1994 Margot Becklake (McGill, Montreal) – Diseases of Life versus Diseases of Work

1993 Inaugural Alice Hamilton Lecture given by Philip Landrigan (Mt. Sinai, New York)