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School of Public Health program receives national award



An IU School of Public Health program received the American Society of Safety Professionals Outstanding Student Section of the Year Award, according to a press release.

This is the second time in less than three years that IU’s American Society of Safety Professionals Student Section has won this annual award. 

Competing against 75 other programs, the award is presented to the program that excels in teaching students safety education and engagement within the community.

The award provides a $6,000 grant for student scholarships and funding to travel to professional conferences.

The program is run by Dr. Kevin Slates, who participates as the student section faculty adviser and is also an associate clinical professor of Applied Health Science. Slates also teaches courses in occupational safety and health and serves as director of the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory in the department of Applied Health Science.

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