VCEHP102: IPM Basics for Environmental Health Professionals

Course Description:

VCEHP 102: IPM Basics for Environmental Health Professionals is second in a eleven-course learning series. 

This course provides a basic overview of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Environmental Health Professionals. IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices, judicious use of pesticides and comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment.

Target Audience

Public Health, First Responders, Emergency Response and Preparedness Professionals and Healthcare Practitioners

Learning Objectives

  • Define Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Demonstrate IPM advantages
  • Recognize your role in IPM education
  • Defend IPM when budgets and time present obstacles
  • Illustrate implementation of the IPM approach
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing VCEHP102: IPM Basics for Environmental Health Professionals
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Marc Lame
Marc. L. Lame, MS, PhD

Marc L. Lame, MS, PhD is a 20-year faculty member of IU, now serving as clinical professor at SPEA and director of the Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) Program. Dr. Lame holds degrees in agriculture, entomology, and public administration. He was an extension integrated pest management (IPM) specialist at the University of Arizona for 10 years and an administrator for Arizona Department of Environmental Quality before joining Indiana University.

By personally inspecting, assessing, and making recommendations, Dr. Lame has implemented school IPM programs to reduce the risks from pests and pesticides in 23 states over the past two decades. He was recognized for his extensive work in this area in 2006 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture's National IPM Symposium. The "Monroe IPM Model" that he developed with 20 other nationally recognized IPM implementers is now considered a standard for IPM programs in schools.

Dr. Lame serves as the national training coordinator for the IPM education program offered by the National Environmental Health Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He assisted in the development of the joint EPA/CDC 2010 statement on bed bugs as a national health concern.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing VCEHP102: IPM Basics for Environmental Health Professionals


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System Settings 
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