Category Archives: Dr. Robert Cohen

Frontline episode “Coal’s Deadly Dust” airing 1/22

Frontline is doing a special on black lung featuring our very own Dr. Robert Cohen! The episode will air on January 22, 2018. Click here to view the trailer and check for your local listing.

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Majority of mining-related injuries and illness in Illinois go unreported

Category : Dr. Robert Cohen

Illnesses and injuries associated with working in Illinois mines are underreported. Researchers lead by Dr. Robert Cohen, clinical professor of environmental and occupational health services in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, took a deeper look into why this was the case.

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Why is mining-related lung disease on the rise?

Category : Dr. Robert Cohen

UIC Today covers the research project, led by Dr. Robert Cohen, that looks to determine why mine dust-related lung diseases are on the rise.

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Excavating the Cardiopulmonary Health Effects of Mining

Excavating the Cardiopulmonary Health Effects of Mining: From National Datasets to Lung Pathology

Dr. Robert Cohen presenting at the Research Grand Rounds
National Jewish Health
Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS)
Denver, CO – February 26, 2015.

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COPD and Lung Function Reduction

Watch as Dr. Donald Rasmussen and Dr. Robert Cohen discuss lung function impairment due to COPD.
Presented at the 2014 NCBLRDC Black Lung Conference.

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