The AIHA Fellows SIG was formed to provide a forum for dialogue within the Fellows community to help determine ways in which this group of distinguished members can best serve the association and profession. The Fellow designation was established to recognize AIHA members who have been full members in good standing for 15 years of continuous membership and have made recognized contributions to industrial hygiene or related disciplines, either through research, leadership, publications, education or service to AIHA. The Fellow designation is limited to no more than five percent of the membership. These individuals have been nominated by a local section, committee, special interest group or other formal AIHA entity for their recognized achievement in the field of industrial hygiene. Individuals are approved as Fellows by the AIHA Board of Directors after recommendation by the Awards Committee.
Distinguished Lecturer Program
AIHA is pleased to announce that its Distinguished Lecturer Program and List will begin to accept applications on September 15th, 2014 when the online application will go ‘live’.
The Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program identifies experts within AIHA who are capable and willing to provide lectures in their area of expertise to the industrial hygiene community and to our outreach partners. This program enables you to connect and learn from experts in the field of Industrial Hygiene and to schedule a presentation at your local, regional, national or international meetings. The Distinguisher Lecturer List (DLL) will provide AIHA Sections and other outreach partners with information on lecturers in their geographical area that can present on a variety of occupational health and safety topics.
Our Distinguished Lecturers promise to deliver compelling and insightful content to your audience. Our program features renowned thought leaders in academia, industry and government, speaking about the most important topics in industrial hygiene. The DLL is a modification and expansion of the existing “Speakers Bureau.”
The DL program has two phases:
The Application phase to identify Distinguished Lecturers (DL) for the program is scheduled to launch on September 15th, 2014. Individuals interested in becoming a DL must be AIHA members. An online application that includes the topic(s), sample presentation and other required elements must be submitted between September 15th and December 31st, 2014.
The online application form and other info on the Distinguished Lecturer Program can be found at the following link.
Submissions will be evaluated by the Fellows SIG Review Committee. Currently the Fellows SIG is looking for Fellows to serve on the Review Committee. Please contact Fellows SIG Chair, Donald Weekes to volunteer for the Review Committee.
Selected DLs will be notified by May 2015 and an approved listing will be posted on AIHA Fellows SIG web page. Inclusion in the DLL is for one year and is renewable annually via approval by the Fellow SIG Review Committee.
We anticipate that AIHA Sections and other outreach partners can begin selecting Distinguished Lecturers from the website in May 2015 when the DL program will be operational.
The DLL is a ‘value-added’ addition to AIHA’s services and capabilities that will facilitate presentations by lecturers that have been pre-screened and selected to be a part of the DLL. If you are interested in being an AIHA Distinguished Lecturer, please apply today through the user-friendly application. We look forward to seeing your application!
AIHA Announces Fellows Scholarship Program
The AIHA Fellows special interest group (SIG) announced the creation of the AIHA Fellows Scholarship. During the annual SIG meeting at AIHce 2012, AIHA Fellows were called on to raise $100,000 to fund the new scholarship. AIHA Fellows Dave Gioiello and Denese Deeds challenged their colleagues to raise the funds within one year. To date, AIHA Fellows have raised $28,700. The first AIHA Fellows Scholarship will be awarded in 2013, under the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation.
“On behalf of the AIHA Fellows SIG I want to thank those who have already contributed to this worthy endeavor, and to encourage the rest of the AIHA Fellows to consider giving to this wonderful cause,” noted Deborah Imel Nelson, PhD, CIH, Fellows SIG Chair. “The scholarships awarded through the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation allow us to continue to support bringing the best and the brightest into the profession.”
The Fellow designation was established to recognize members who have been full members in good standing for 15 years of continuous membership and have made recognized contributions to industrial hygiene or related disciplines, either through research, leadership, publications, education or service to AIHA. The Fellow designation is limited to no more than five percent of the membership. There are currently 345 AIHA Fellows.