Semi-volatile PCBs: Sources, Exposures, Toxicities
The eight members of the External Advisory Committee (EAC), who bring expertise and experience in a variety of fields, will be available to the isrp faculty for advice and direction. All members of the EAC will be invited to attend an annual meeting, so that the widest number of views can be obtained. Also, all isrp investigators will be present and will make technical presentations of the research conducted during the past year. The EAC will prepare written feedback on the progress and direction of each project and core.
Timothy H. Brown
Co-director of The Delta Institute in Chicago. The Delta Institute is a nonprofit organization concerned with new approaches to improve environmental quality and to promote community and economic development. The Delta Institute works primarily on projects in the Great Lakes region, where recovery from more than a century of industrialization and its consequences presents special challenges. Mr. Brown's special knowledge on the sources and transport of PCBs and other air toxics will be especially important in our planned work with citizen's groups and our efforts in South Chicago, and in East Chicago, Indiana.
Hennig, PhD, RD
Professor of Nutrition and Toxicology, and Director, University of Kentucky SBRP. Dr. Hennig has been a part of the Kentucky sbrp since its inception. He was project leader of Project 2 for two cycles, carrying out research on oxidative stress in endothelial cells following exposure to PCBs. Dr. Hennig was elected Director of the Kentucky sbrp, after Dr. Robertson moved to the University of Iowa, and he led a successful competition of the Kentucky sbrp. He is therefore well positioned, on the basis of his administrative and research experience, to advise and support the Iowa effort.
J. Monks, PhD
Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Arizona. Dr. Monks earned his PhD in Biochemical Pharmacology at St. Mary's Hosp. Med. School, at the Univ. of London, and obtained further training Chemical Toxicology, at the NIH, Bethesda. Dr. Monks is widely viewed as an expert on electrophiles, especially quinones, formed during xenobiotic metabolism. His expertise will be invaluable for projects 1-3, and 5.
Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Pathology and Prevention, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY. Dr. Moysich earned her Ph.D. in Epidemiology. As a well-trained epidemiologist with extensive interest and experience in health impacts of environmental contaminants, she is well-positioned to give advice and consultation in these areas.
A life-long resident of the City of Hammond, a graduate of St. Joseph's College with a BA in History, a graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law, JD, admitted to the practice of law in the State of Indiana, and to the U.S. Federal District Court - Southern District of Indiana. He is Director, Hammond Department of Environmental Management with 33 years of environmental experience. He drafted the Hammond Noise Control Ordinance and the ordinance that established the Hammond Department of Environmental Management plus various other environmental ordinances. Mr. Novak will represent the citizens in the study areas in East Chicago, IN and provide advice especially to project 6 and the Research Translation and Outreach cores.
Linda M. Sargent,
Toxicologist, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health in Morgantown, WV. Dr. Sargent earned her PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, working with Henry Pitot. She is widely respected expert in the field of cancer progression. Her advice in project 1 will be especially important.
Chair of the Environmental Toxicology Program at the University of Illinois, Director of the Environmental Toxicology Training Grant, and Director of the FRIENDS Children's Environmental Health Center. In particular, her work in the Children's Center on PCBs in humans and animal models, and her long history of successful research efforts on PCBs and associated developmental and neuro-behavioral deficits, are relevant to our current Superfund effort. She is very well situated to evaluate the progress of our Superfund researchers, especially to advise Peter Thorne, Vicky Persky and Keri Hornbuckle in the exposure assessment of citizens near sources of airborne PCBs in projects 4, 6 and Outreach.
Senior Toxicologist at the General Electric Company, Global Research Center, Schenectady, NY. His education and training consists of a BS in Biology from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA , a PhD in Toxicology from Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, and from 1980-1994 he served as a Toxicologist/Research Scientist, Biochemical and Genetic Toxicology, Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY. Also in this time frame is was appointed Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Public Health Sciences, Department of Environmental Science, State University of New York, Albany, NY, and from 1994 to the present, he is Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Public Health Sciences, Department of Environmental Science, State University of New York, Albany, NY. In 1994 Dr. Silkworth moved to the General Electric Company, Corporate Research and Development, Schenectady, NY, where he currently serves as Senior Toxicologist. He has considerable expertise in the biological effects of PCBs and will serve as an important industry contact.