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Dr. Williams is Elected President of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

In December of 2013, Dr. Williams became President-Elect of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA).  SRA is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international society that provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis.  Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public- and private-sector organizations, and to society at a local, regional, national, or global level.

Dr. Williams joins Editorial Board of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal

The Journal Human and Ecological Risk Assessment provides a resource for professionals researching and assessing environmental hazards in both human and ecological risk assessments.  The journal is a bi-monthly, international, fully peer-reviewed publication with an emphasis on publication of papers that contribute to improvements in human and ecological health.

Dr. Williams Receives SRA Fellow Award

At the 2012 Annual Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) meeting, Dr. Pamela Williams was awarded a Fellow Award.  This award is granted in recognition of substantial achievement in science or public policy relating to risk analysis and substantial service to the Society.

Dr. Williams to Chair AIHA Risk Assessment Committee

Starting in 2013, Dr. Pamela Williams will serve as Chair of the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) at the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).  The mission of the RAC is to support and promote the application of human health risk assessment to better understand and control the hazards found within workplace and environmental settings.

Katherine von Stackelberg Appointed Chair of the US EPA Board of Scientific Counselors

Starting July 1, Dr. Katherine von Stackelberg will assume the role of Chair of the Executive Committee of the Board of Scientific Counselors for US EPA.  The Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) was established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Office of Research and Development (ORD) on their research programs. Dr. von Stackelberg has been a member since 2008. The BOSC and Science Advisory Board met recently to discuss ORD’s strategic research directions and how those are being implemented, particularly with respect to sustainability as a guiding principle.

Katherine von Stackelberg assumes leadership role for the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry global Science Committee

At the recent Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) World Congress in Berlin, Germany, Dr. Katherine von Stackelberg assumed the role of Chair for the global Science Committee (SC).  She is currently the immediate past chair of the North America Science Committee, and brings that experience to the global SC with the goal of providing leadership for SETAC in identifying and contributing to the dialog on emerging scientific issues.  In addition to reviewing Pellston and other international workshops conducted by SETAC, the SC is also responsible for developing strategies, together with the Advisory Groups, on how SETAC as a professional society can best contribute to the use of science and scientific evidence to support sustainable decision making.  This is an exciting time for science-based policy development, and E Risk looks forward to working collaboratively to ensure a reliance on the best available science in decision making.

Building for Better Decisions: Multi-Scale Integration of Human Health and Environmental Data, May 8-11, RTP, NC

Katherine von Stackelberg is an invited participant to this multidisciplinary workshop focusing on the application of complex, integrated models, the data required to support them, and efforts at building collaborative networks for effective data integration across disciplines.

Workshop: spatially-explicit modeling to support risk assessment

April 3-4, 2012 in Falls Church, VA. This workshop, sponsored by the DoD Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), will highlight the use of spatially-explicit modeling to support human health and ecological risk assessments.  Katherine von Stackelberg will present the FishRand-Migration model.  More details and how to register can be found here.

Public Health Impacts of Traffic Congestion

Dr. Katherine von Stackelberg coathored a recent journal article in Environmental Health on the public health impacts of traffic congestion. USA Today ran a story about the article, which predicts the number of expected deaths nationwide as a result of exposure to tailpipe emissions during congestion.

Dr. Williams Joins Adjunct Faculty at the Colorado School of Public Health

Dr. Williams recently joined the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Colorado as a Clinical Assistant Professor.