AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships cordially invite you to attend the 12th Robert C. Barnard Environmental Lecture:
"You Can't Change Your Genes, but You Can Change the Environment: How the Environment Affects Your Health"
Featuring: Dr. Linda Birnbaum
Director: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Toxicology Program, National Institutes of Health
Thursday, May 24, 2012
6:00 p.m. ET Reception to follow
AAAS Headquarters Auditorium, 2nd Floor
1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC
This event is free and open to the public.
Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D.,is director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences(NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the NationalToxicology Program (NTP). A board certified toxicologist, Dr. Birnbaumhas served as a federal scientist for nearly 32 years. Prior to herappointment as NIEHS and NTP Director in 2009, she spent 19 years atthe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where she directed thelargest division focusing on environmental health research. Dr.Birnbaum started her federal career with 10 years at NIEHS, first as asenior staff fellow at the National Toxicology Program, then as aprincipal investigator and research microbiologist, and finally as agroup leader for the Institute's Chemical Disposition Group.
Dr. Birnbaum is also anactive member of the scientific community. She was vice president ofthe International Union of Toxicology, the umbrella organization fortoxicology societies in more than 50 countries; former president of theSociety of Toxicology, the largest professional organization oftoxicologists in the world; former chair of the Division of Toxicologyat the American Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics; and formervice president of the American Aging Association.
A native of New Jersey, Dr.Birnbaum received her MS and PhD in microbiology from the University ofIllinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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