Recent ISE Faculty Grant Awards
In the fall of 2016, ISE faculty were awarded a 5-year Training Project Grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the United States federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. Through the grant, they can provide support to graduate students who wish to obtain a master’s degree in industrial engineering, while pursuing their interests in occupational safety and ergonomics. Faculty on the project are Carolyn Sommerich, Steve Lavender, Bill Marras, Mike Rayo, Phil Smith and Dave Woods. You can read more about this master’s level graduate program here.
Another grant was awarded to ISE faculty and researchers in the fall of 2016 from Midmark to assess effects of exam room equipment and layout on workflow and perceptions of patients and clinical staff. Researchers involved include Carolyn Sommerich (ISE), Steve Lavender (ISE), Liz Sanders (Design), and Kevin Evans (SHRS).
Additionally, a 2-year grant was awarded in summer of 2016 from the Ohio BWC Research Grant Program to investigate current methods employed by firefighter-paramedics (FFP) for handling heavier patients and develop improved methods that could reduce the risk of injury to FFP posed by current methods. Researchers on the project are Steve Lavender, Carolyn Sommerich and Bill Marras.