in chemistry from Loyola University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Industrial Research Institute’s (IRI) Environmental Health and Safety Directors’ Network, and Sigma Xi. He was the 2007 chair of the ACS Chicago Section. He was the 2000 chair for the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety. He is a past chair (2002–2004) and a current member of the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety (CCS). For 1999–2001, he served as chair of the IRI Environmental Health and Safety Directors’ Network. In 1988–1989, he served as president of the Nalco Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. Dr. Fivizzani is certified as a Chemical Hygiene Officer by the National Registry of Certified Chemists. He serves on the Board of Editors of Journal of Chemical Health & Safety and writes columns for “The Last Word” in that journal. He has presented 30 papers at national ACS meetings to the Chemical Health and Safety, the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, and the Chemical Education divisions. He has coauthored conference papers for the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, the Cooling Tower Institute, and the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition. He is an inventor or co-inventor on five U.S. patents. He has investigated corrosion inhibition and dispersion in boiler and cooling water systems. His current interests involve laboratory safety and recruiting of technical staff.
Robin Izzo is the associate director for laboratory safety in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at Princeton University. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the laboratory safety field, having held positions at the University of Vermont and Harvard University before her 16-year tenure at Princeton. Ms. Izzo is involved in a number of national and international organizations dedicated to health, safety, and environmental issues at colleges and universities. She was instrumental in working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a proposed rulemaking to make compliance with chemical waste regulations more relevant to colleges and universities. Soon after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, Ms. Izzo was selected to serve on the University Working Group to advise DHS on how to revise and apply the new regulation for the laboratory and campus environment. Ms. Izzo is the chair of the Coordinating Committee for the EPA College and University Sector Strategy. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association, the international association for college and university health and safety professionals. Ms. Izzo holds a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Vermont and an M.S. in environmental sciences from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Kenneth Jacobson is Chief of the Laboratory of Bio-organic Chemistry and the Molecular Recognition Section, at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is a member of the NIH Senior Biomedical Research Service. Dr. Jacobson is a medicinal chemist with broad experience in organic synthesis and the specialized needs of pharmaceutical research in an academic/governmental laboratory setting. He is a “Highly Cited Researcher” in Pharmacology and Toxicology (Institute for Scientific Information). Since coming to NIH in 1983, he has trained >60 postdoctoral fellows, many of whom are synthetic chemists who now hold academic faculty positions. Dr. Jacobson served as chair of the Medicinal Chemistry Division (membership >10,000) of the American Chemical Society and has also been a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. He was inducted into the ACS Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Flame in 2009.
Dr. Jacobson holds a B.A. in liberal arts from Reed College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from University of California, San Diego.
Karen Maupins is the team leader, Health, Safety, and Environmental in Lilly Drug Discovery Research. In this capacity, she has developed and implemented industrial hygiene plans for multiple pharmaceutical manufacturing and research and development (R&D) laboratory sites. She has also worked to develop corporate technical standards and audit protocols for the worldwide industrial hygiene program. She has developed, documented, and implemented a comprehensive health, safety, and environmental management system that outlines business processes for the management of health, safety, and environmental activities in all U.S.-based pharmaceutical and development operations. Ms. Maupins holds an M.S. in industrial safety and industrial hygiene from University of Duluth.
Kenneth G. Moloy is a Research Fellow for E. I. Du-Pont de Nemours & Company. He received a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Northwestern University in 1984 and a B.S. in chemistry from Indiana University in 1980. Following graduate school, he joined Union Carbide Corp. in South Charleston, WV, working in long-range R&D. He then moved to DuPont (1995), joining their Central Research and Development Department in Wilmington, DE. Dr. Moloy’s interest and expertise lie in the areas of organometallic chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, organic