IEQ Committee Encourages Donations to Recently Established Scholarship
AIHA’s Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Committee is encouraging donations for the Philip R. Morey Memorial Scholarship, which was recently established under the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF). The scholarship honors the memory of one of the founders of the field of indoor air quality and a recognized leader in the microbiological area of expertise. Dr. Morey had a reputation for producing meticulous, well-researched work, and for taking part in numerous collaborative projects with his colleagues. The Philip R. Morey Memorial Scholarship fund is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who are studying a curriculum involving indoor air quality science and technology, or students who are conducting research in the indoor air quality field.
The scholarship was endowed in 2015 through generous donations from Dr. Morey’s colleagues, friends, and family. As an endowed scholarship, a minimum level of funding of $25,000 is required before scholarships can be awarded to students. The scholarship is currently funded at less than $5,000. To contribute to the Philip R. Morey Memorial Scholarship fund, please visit the AIHF
. On the AIHF donation form, check the box that reads “my donation is for a specific scholarship” and select the Philip R. Morey Memorial Scholarship. For more information regarding donations, please email
Laurie Mutdosch
, AIHA’s manager of Professional Community. 
To learn more about Dr. Morey, read his full story on the AIHA
Nominations Due Next Month
The AIHA Nominating and Awards Committee requests nominations for the 2017 Fellow and AIHA awards. The deadline for AIHA awards nominations is Dec. 6, and the deadline for AIHA Fellows nominations is Dec. 31. More
, including
nomination forms
, is available
. Please
questions or call Pat Hussey at (703) 846-0720.
Winners’ Circle
Gail House
of Florida and
Rafael Torres
of New Jersey are the third-quarter 2016 winners of the online survey drawing that appears in the
Synergist Weekly
e-newsletter. Both are lucky recipients of $200 American Express gift cards. Remember to take the online survey for your chance to win!
Series Takes Readers Around the World
One of the clear takeaways from
The Synergist’s
reader survey conducted earlier this year is that many readers want to see more coverage of international topics. In the new
series “Pole to Pole,” industrial hygienists who have worked in countries across the globe discuss the occupational and environmental health and safety challenges facing workers and the public in different regions. From asbestos and lead exposures in shipbreaking operations in Bangladesh to hospital sharps showing up on the beach in Haiti, vulnerable populations around the world are in need of IH expertise. The series, which is exclusive to the digital magazine, also shares IH experts’ insights on the state of the profession in different countries, ongoing IH- and safety-related efforts in various regions, and the growth and development of the practice of industrial hygiene internationally. 
As the series continues, the
team wants to know: which international IH issues do you see as the most pressing in the world today?
your feedback and check monthly for the latest installments of “Pole to Pole” and other online-only content.
Apply for the AIHA Distinguished Lecturer Program
AIHA invites new applications for its Distinguished Lecturer Program, which identifies experts within the association who are capable and willing to provide lectures in their area of expertise to the industrial hygiene community and to AIHA's outreach partners.
Applications are evaluated by the Fellows SIG Review Committee. Selected Distinguished Lecturers will be notified by May 2017, and an approved listing will be posted on Inclusion in the Distinguished Lecturers’ List is for one year and is renewable annually via approval by the Fellow SIG Review Committee.
If you are interested in being an AIHA Distinguished Lecturer, please apply today through the online application
. Applications are considered annually, and the submission period is Oct. 1–Feb. 15. Additional information is available
Students: AIHF Scholarship Application Available Soon
The American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) will start accepting scholarship applications for the 2017–2018 academic year in late November. Students are evaluated on academic record, extracurricular activities, future goals as an industrial hygienist, and potential for leadership in the industrial hygiene profession. Several AIHF scholarships have specific criteria, and schools or students who meet those criteria will be given first consideration. 
All application materials must be submitted to
by Feb. 17, 2017. More information on AIHF scholarships and eligibility requirements is available
There’s still time to give to AIHF and receive a tax deduction in 2016. Donating to AIHF will help ensure that deserving students preparing for careers in industrial hygiene will receive scholarships. Detailed information about making a donation or a pledge can be found on the AIHF
AIHF is now a charitable organization listed with the
Combined Federal Campaign
(CFC). Through Dec. 15, federal workers, government contractors, and members of the military can support the work of AIHF by using its CFC number, 87198.
Product Stewardship Society Publishes First Book
Leading professionals in product stewardship contributed to
Realizing the Full Business Value of Product Stewardship
, the first-ever title published by the Product Stewardship Society, an affiliate of AIHA. The new book, which discusses the business case for robust product stewardship programs, will help readers better understand how they support an organization’s business objectives.
Realizing the Full Business Value of Product Stewardship
is available via the AIHA
Product Stewardship Society
provides resources, professional development, and networking opportunities to individuals who have a role in product stewardship.
JOEH Seeks New 
Column Editors
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
(JOEH) seeks new column editors to review column submissions for publication in the journal. JOEH column topics include case studies, engineering case reports, analytical performance issues, OSHA compliance issues, and ergonomics.
This is a volunteer position. Column editors can expect to review approximately four to six new submissions per year. For more information, contact JOEH Executive Column Editor Leo Old at
or (901) 372-7962.
Fulfill Your ABIH Ethics Requirement
On Nov. 15, AIHA's webinar, "
Examining the Code of Ethics for the EHS Professional
," will help participants understand professional ethics concepts and provide guidance for workplace challenges.