The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) awarded educational grants to Chamila Adhihetty of Toronto, Ontario and Suzette Carlisle of St. Louis, Missouri. Each received a $3,000 grant toward studies to advance her workers’ compensation career. A senior scientist in the Occupational Disease Policy and Research Branch for the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Adhihetty will use her grant to continue work on a PhD in Health Services Research at the University of Toronto. She is writing a dissertation on same-level falls and prevention initiatives in the workplace. She interned with WSIB while working on her master’s degree and has worked for the board for 10 years. Carlisle has worked in Missouri’s workers’ compensation system for 16 years, first as a legal advisor and then as an administrative law judge. She recently received her master’s degree in Judicial Studies from the University of Nevada-Reno, where she will earn her PhD.
Read the full release from IAIABC (via Business Wire) here.