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VMRCVM announces toxicology series

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 07 - October 8, 1998

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's Fall Toxicology series will bring a series of external speakers to campus through January. The presentations are open to anyone interested. The presentations are:
Thursday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m., VMRCVM Heritage Room: University Distinguished Professor Emeritus and National Academy of Sciences member John Cairns, a founding father of ecotoxicology, will speak on "Ecotoxicology and the State of the World."
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m., 291 VMRCVM: Scott Witte manager, safety evaluation, Novartis Animal Health, Greensboro, NC, will discuss decision-making during drug development.
Thursday, Oct. 29, 3 p.m., VMRCVM Heritage Room: Janice Longstreth, Institute for Global Risk Research, will discuss Risk Assessment for the Protection of Human Health.
Monday, Nov. 9, time and place TBA: Sam Kacew, professor of pharmacology at the University of Ottawa and editor of the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, will present a seminar titled, "The Role of Diet and Obesity in Cancer and Disease Processes."
Tuesday, Nov. 17, noon, 291 VMRCVM: Kimber White, MCV, will speak on the role of environmental chemicals and auto-immune diseases.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m., 291 VMRCVM: Richard Teske, deputy director (retired), Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA, will present new information from the CVM/FDA on approval and use of veterinary drugs. Tuesday, Dec. 1, noon, 291 VMRCVM: Richard LoPachin, Montefiore Medical Center, New York City, "The Neurotoxicants Acrylamide and n-Hexane, from Behavioral to Molecular Effects."
Thursday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m., Heritage Room: A.W. Hayes, vice president, The Gillette Company: The Future of Toxicity Testing. Tuesday, Jan. 19, noon, 291 VMRCVM: Chris Portier, NIEHS, will talk about health effects and risk associated with electromagnetic radiation. He has served on government panels reviewing this controversial subject.