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Gender Differences in Susceptibility to Environmental Factors: A Priority Assessment - Workshop Report
sive Smoking: Lung Cancer and Other Disorders. She is currently on the Acrylonitrile Advisory Panel for the National Cancer Institute.
Kenneth S. Korach, Ph.D., is the scientific program director of the Environmental Diseases and Medicine Program, chief of the Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, and chief of the Receptor Biology Section at the NIEHS. He received his Ph.D. in endocrinology from the Medical College of Georgia in 1974. From 1974 to 1976, Dr. Korach was a postdoctoral biological chemistry research fellow at Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of the late Professor Lewis Engel. He also received a Ford research fellowship while at Harvard. In 1976 Dr. Korach joined NIEHS, where he has headed a research group investigating the basic mechanisms of estrogen hormone action in the reproductive tract and bone tissues, seeking to understand how hormonally active environmental estrogens influence physiological processes. Dr. Korach holds adjunct professorships in biochemistry at North Carolina State University and in pharmacology at the University of North Carolina Medical School. He is a recipient of the NIH outstanding performance awards, the NIH merit awards, Medical College of Georgia distinguished alumnus award, and the Edwin B. Atwood award from the Endocrine Society.
Shiriki Kumanyika, Ph.D., is professor and head of the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is also a professor of epidemiology in the UIC School of Public Health and the nutrition chief of service for the University of Illinois Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kumanyika has previously held faculty positions at Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and Penn State universities. She holds a Ph.D. in human nutrition from Cornell University and master's degrees in public health (Johns Hopkins University) and social work (Columbia University) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Syracuse University. Dr. Kumanyika was a member of the IOM Committee on Legal and Ethical Issues in the Inclusion of Women in Clinical Studies. She was a member of the ORWH task forces on Opportunities for Research in Women's Health and Women in Biomedical Careers; was cochair of the Task Force on Recruitment and Retention of Women in Clinical Studies; and is an advisor to the NIH Women's Health Initiative, a very large, long-term national study of women's health. Dr. Kumanyika is actively involved in research related to nutrition epidemiology, obesity, and the health of minority populations, older populations, and women. She is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications and monographs.
Bill L. Lasley, Ph.D., is professor of environmental health and reproduction at the University of California at Davis. He received his Ph.D. from U.C. Davis and postdoctoral training at the U.C. at San Diego. Dr. Lasley was a research endocrinologist at the San Diego Zoo from 1975 until 1986, when he relocated to U.C. Davis. He has a joint appointment in the School of Veterinary Medicine, in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction and the School of