Judith Green-McKenzie, MD, MPH, an associate professor of Emergency Medicine, member of the CEET Community Outreach and Engagement Core, and chief of the division of Occupational Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the 2015 Kehoe Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Education or Researcher from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) in May at the group’s 2015 conference in Baltimore, Md.
The award, named after occupational medicine pioneer and past ACOEM president Robert A. Kehoe, MD, is given each year to an individual who has made significant contributions to academic excellence or research in the fields of occupational or environmental medicine. Green-McKenzie was recognized for her leadership as director of Penn Medicine’s Occupational Medicine residency program. Her tireless work resulted in a train-in-place program, which is an innovative model for post-graduate education.
Her research focuses on outcomes in Occupational Medicine, especially in the areas of blood borne pathogen exposures, workers’ compensation costs and residency education, and has been published by journals including The Journal for Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, Green-McKenzie received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and her master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.
ACOEM is an international group of 5,000 occupational physicians and provides leadership to promote optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces and environments.
Philadelphia, June 12, 2015. Penn Medicine News Release.