Project Details


The Environmental and Occupational Medicine Academic Award will give Howard
Kipen, MD, MPH and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School the resources
to substantially enlarge the scope of the school's Clinical Prevention
Theme. The overall goal is sustained improvement in the RWJMS curriculum
and in the capability of RWJMS trainees with respect to Environmental and
Occupational (E/O) issues. We aim to enhance their recognition, diagnosis
and management capabilities for environmental and occupational disease.
Opportunities for prevention will ensue from accurate recognition of E/O
diseases and risks. A videotape based E/O history taking course will be
completed. Second year medical students will repeatedly practice and learn
E/O history taking skills during their second year physical diagnosis
course. Third year clerks in Internal Medicine will be required to perform
E/O histories on patients and will take simulated patient exams based on
E/O disease histories. Housestaff and students will be taught to defined
list of conditions which require a thorough E/O history, and Internal
Medicine and Family Practice resident's charts will be specifically
reviewed for the presence and adequacy of the histories. Extensive
feedback and consultation with Dr. Kipen will be built upon these chart
reviews. An expanded E/O consultation service will evolve out of
anticipated increased recognition of E/O exposures and diseases. Further
initiatives with other Departments such as Pediatrics and Obstetrics and
Gynecology will be developed to achieve the broad goal of effective
recognition and management of E/O exposures and disease. An intensive
evaluation program is planned to facilitate effective and lasting
curriculum change.
Effective start/end date7/1/926/30/97


  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health: $150,946.00
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health: $157,534.00
  • National Institutes of Health


  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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