This May, 13 IH students and 4 faculty members traveled to AIHce in Baltimore, MD. Nine posters were presented by students in the program, as well as one presented by student collaborating with UI. PDF versions of these posters can be accessed on the “Student Posters” tab at the top of the site.

Changjie Cai was awarded by FOUR different groups for his work on the PACS. He received awards for Best Poster of Conference, Best Poster of Student Session, and Best Volunteer Group Student Poster from both the Hazard Prevention and Engineering Control Committee and the Nanotechnology Committee. Theresa McCollom was awarded Best Poster of Student Session for her work on the design and evaluation of a 10-Lpm NRD sampler. Laura Hallett received two awards, Runner up Best Poster of Student Session and Best Volunteer Group Student Poster from the Oil and Gas Working Group. We are very proud of all of the students and glad that we had an opportunity to share the great work that Iowa is doing.






Six Iowa students were recognized as recipients of American Industrial Hygiene Foundation scholarships.

  • Taryn Dausman: AIHA Fellows Scholarship
  • Corey Boles: AIHF Scholarship
  • Theresa McCollom: AIHF Scholarship
  • Laura Hallett: Clyde M. Berry Memorial Scholarship
  • Abigail Tompkins: Real-Time Detection Systems Scholarship
  • Samantha Knowlton: Robert W. Wheeler Scholarship

Kimberly Anderson, a UI alumnae, and Renee Anthony, faculty in the program, received an award for “Best Paper in JOEH-2015” from the Michigan IH Society. Their paper, An Empirical Model of Human Aspiration in Low-Velocity Air Using CFD Investigations, is a culmination of 12 years of work investigating human aspiration of large particles. We are very proud of them and all of their hard work. The paper can be accessed here:


Tom Peters, Changjie Cai, Taryn Dausman, and Laura Hallett represented Iowa in the AIHF 5k Fun Run that took place bright and early on Tuesday morning of conference. The run took them all around Baltimore’s inner harbor. Laura took overall 3rd place in the women’s division and Taryn took 3rd in the 20-29 age group.

A good time was had by all in Baltimore. It was great to meet and catch-up with program alumni as well as make new connections and friends. After a few naps on the plane ride home, we are all ready to hit the ground running this summer working on our research and other projects.