|Time:||Wed Feb 06 2013 04:15 PM to 05:15 PM|
|Info: Event Web Site:||http://www.grinnell.edu/academic/cps/events|
|Info: Hosted/Sponsored By:||Center for Prairie Studies|
|Info: Speaker/Participant Name:||Kelley Donham|
|Requestor:||Graham, Jan 641-269-4384|
On Wednesday, February 6, the Center for Prairie Studies is sponsoring a
visit to campus by Dr. Kelley Donham, Professor and Associate Head for
Agricultural Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Health in the College
of Public Health, The University of Iowa. At 4:15 p.m., Dr. Donham will
participate in an informal discussion about occupational and environmental
health issues in Iowa agriculture, including issues relating to Concentrated
Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). At 7:30 p.m., also in ARH 102, he will
present a lecture, “Intensive Livestock Production Systems: Occupational
and Environmental Concerns.” The public is invited to both events.
Refreshments will be served.
Dr. Donham earned a B.S in Premedical Sciences and a M.S. in Preventive
Medicine and Environmental Health from the University of Iowa, and a Doctor
of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University. He practiced
veterinary medicine for several years before returning to the University of
Iowa as a faculty member in 1973. He achieved the rank of full Professor in
At the University of Iowa, Dr. Donham developed an MS – PhD degree and
Certificate program in Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of
Iowa, the first and one of the few teaching programs today in agricultural
medicine. The program focuses on specialty training for health care and
occupational health professionals in health and safety issues in the farming
Dr. Donham’s research has focused on occupational and environmental health
concerns relative to intensive livestock housing, having conducted the
original studies in this area beginning in 1974. In addition, he studies
diseases of agricultural workers, particularly respiratory diseases, zoonotic
infectious diseases, and intervention methods for prevention. He has
published over 140 articles, three books, and numerous chapters in these
areas. With co-author Anders Thelin of Sweden, he authored the first text
book for the field, Agricultural Medicine: Occupational and Environmental
Health for the Health Professions (Blackwell, 2006).
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