Published: July 20, 2010

Scientific Advisory Committee meets

Each spring, an international group of scientists gathers in Toronto to evaluate the Institute for Work & Health’s (IWH) scientific program. This group – called the Scientific Advisory Committee, or SAC – met in May to hear details about three proposed large-scale projects that IWH researchers may embark on in the next year. Chaired by Research Director of Safety and Health Assessment and Research for the Prevention Program of Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Dr. Barbara Silverstein, the SAC provided thought-provoking and spirited feedback on the three projects. Look for updates on the projects in an upcoming edition of At Work.

IWH names new associate scientist

Dr. David Tolusso has been appointed an associate scientist. Tolusso – who has been at IWH since September of 2008 – earned a PhD in statistics from the University of Waterloo. He is currently working on several initiatives including examining long-duration claims. In addition, Tolusso will be developing opportunities to apply advanced statistical models to work and health problems.

Register early for systematic review workshop

The Institute’s popular systematic review workshop will be held on November 24 and 25 in Toronto. The workshop teaches participants how to plan, conduct and communicate the results of a systematic review. Space is limited so please register early. To express your interest in registering, please email or visit