Physician who has studied health of responders in World Trade Center attack to speak at UTHCT conference
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
A New York City physician who has been involved in studies of the health of responders in the World Trade Center terrorist attack will be talking about his research at noon Friday, May 19, in Hudnall Auditorium at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, 11937 U.S. Highway 271.
Stephen Levin, MD, an associate professor of Community and Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, will present “Occupational Health for World Trade Center Responders.” He will discuss how responding to the WTC terrorist attacks affected the health of those who were involved in the rescue and recovery efforts. Dr. Levin will describe the effects of the psychological stressors, environmental toxins, dust, and other physical hazards on these responders.
UTHSCT’s Occupational Medicine Clinic is part of a national network of clinics that were involved in this study. Dr. Levin is the keynote speaker at the “Current Occupational Health Issues” conference for health care providers and responders taking place at UTHSCT all day Friday, May 19.