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Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center

The Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center (ERC) is one of 16 multidisciplinary centers in the U.S. supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for education and research in the field of occupational health. The Center supports graduate degree programs in Occupational Medicine at UCLA and UCI, Occupational Health Nursing, and Industrial Hygiene at UCLA. For these programs the Center provides student and infrastructure support. The Center supports approximately 40 graduate students in the field of occupational health. It provides a focus for multidisciplinary research in the broad field of occupational health. It also supports a Continuing Education and Outreach Program, Hazardous Substances training for hazardous waste workers and Industrial Hygiene students, and a Pilot Project Research Training Program for Occupational Safety and Health trainees. The Center is closely linked with the Centers for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) at UCLA and UC Irvine.