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Exponent Toxicologist Elected as Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences

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March 12, 2009


Jim Lamb, PhD, DABT, FATS, Director of the Center for Toxiology and Mechanistic Biology,  has been elected as a member of the board of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS). As a nonprofit organization, the mission of the ATS is to establish a means by which practicing toxicologists are certified based on education (Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and postdoctoral training), professional experience (career advancement), demonstrated achievement (scholarly publications, editorial boards, awarded grants), proven ability (international honors and awards) and scientific expertise (international scientific boards, committees, workgroups).

Certification, which is recognized by the title of Fellow, is based on peer review by ATS Fellows who serve on the Board of Directors. ATS certifies toxicologists not only to recognize their professional achievement but also to assure that toxicology professionals, who participate in research and testing, determine safety, risk and risk-benefit and who make regulatory decisions that impact public health and the environment, exercise sound scientific judgment, free of bias, based on the scientific data.