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Press Conference for Toxicity Testing

On February 14, 2008, the Communications and Public Liaison Branch for the National Human Genome Research Institute hosted a press conference on the collaboration of the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency to improve the safety testing of chemicals.

Speaker icon Listen to the Toxicity Testing Press Conference (MP3 - 14MB)

Participants

Moderator
  • Larry Thompson, M.S, M.F.A.
    Branch Chief, Communications and Public Liaison Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health
Speakers for the Event
  • Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.
    Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • Robert Kavlock, Ph.D.
    Director, National Center for Computational Toxicology, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Samuel Wilson, M.D.
    Acting Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program, NIH
  • Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
    Adjunct Investigator, Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch, NHGRI
  • John R. Bucher, Ph. D.
    Associate Director, National Toxicology Program, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
  • Raymond Tice, Ph.D.
    Acting Branch Chief, Biomolecular Screening Branch, National Toxicology Program, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health

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Last Reviewed: May 2, 2014

See Also:

2008 Release: NIH Collaborates with EPA to Improve the Safety Testing of Chemicals

Finding What's Toxic Fast
Background on toxicity testing

Memorandum of Understanding PDF icon
On High Throughput Screening, Toxicity Pathway Profiling, and Biological Interpretation of Findings

Transforming Environmental Health Protection PDF icon
Science, Feb. 15, 2008

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