Biographical Information on Subcommittee on Iodotrifluoromethane
SAMUEL KACEW (Chair) is professor of pharmacology at the University of Ottawa and scientist at the Institute of Population Health Risk Assessment at the University of Ottawa, from which he received his PhD in pharmacology. Dr. Kacew’s research interests are in general toxicology, and he has expertise in pediatric toxicology, breast-milk contaminants, and children's health issues. He has worked in kidney, liver, and lung toxicity with a variety of chemicals. He is a fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Dr. Kacew served as a member of the National Research Council Committee on Toxicology and on several of its subcommittees, including the Subcommittee on Risk Assessment of Flame-Retardant Chemicals and the Subcommittee on Jet Propulsion Fuel-8.
H. TIM BORGES is research staff member in the Toxicology and Risk Analysis Section at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Borges’s research interests include the study of acute and chronic inhalation and oral toxicity, metabolism of industrial chemicals and pesticides, and the link between cancer and immunosuppression. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and certified as a medical technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Dr. Borges received his PhD in Toxicology from the University of Kentucky.
KELLY DIX is a scientist in the Toxicology Division of the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. Dr. Dix’s research focuses on the metabolism, pharmacokinetics, and toxicity of pharmaceuticals, natural products, and industrial and environmental chemicals. She is a diplomate of the
American Board of Toxicology. She received her PhD in toxicology from North Carolina State University.
MARCIE FRANCIS is a senior research scientist for Battelle and focuses on environmental and occupational exposure and risk for the Statistics and Data Analysis Division. She was recently the senior director of science policy with the Chlorine Chemistry Council. Dr. Francis has expertise in occupational and environmental exposure assessment, epidemiology, biostatistics, and risk assessment. She holds a PhD in environmental health sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, and she is a certified industrial hygienist.
SIDNEY GREEN, Jr., is graduate professor of pharmacology at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Green’s research interests include tissue culture, alternatives to using animals in toxicology, and mutagenic assay systems for genetic toxicology. He has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, and he is a fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. Dr. Green is a member of the National Research Council Committee on Toxicology and has served on several other National Research Council panels, including the Subcommittee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels and the Subcommittee on the Toxicity of Diisopropyl Methylphosphonate. He received his PhD in biomedical pharmacology from Howard University.
ROBERT HAMLIN is professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences at Ohio State University. Dr. Hamlin’s research focuses on pulmonary mechanics, cardiac function, comparative electrocardiology, and models of heart failure and responses to vasoactive chemicals. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Hamlin received his PhD and DVM from Ohio State University.
DAVID KOTELCHUCK is associate professor in the Urban Public Health Program and director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the Hunter College School of Health Sciences. He is also deputy director of the New York/New Jersey NIOSH Education and Research Center. Dr. Kotelchuck works with community-based organizations, schools, libraries, labor unions, private employers, and municipal and state agencies to improve community and workplace health. He is a certified industrial hygienist and received his PhD in physics from Cornell University and his MPH from Harvard University.
GEORGE RUSCH is the director of the Department of Toxicology and Risk Assessment for Honeywell Corporation (AlliedSignal Inc.). He is also adjunct professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Rutgers University and chair of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Development. Dr. Rusch’s research interests in inhalation toxicology include the chemical causes of lung cancer, the toxicity of fluorinated substitutes for chlorofluorocarbons, cardiac sensitization, and risk assessment. He previously served on the National Research Council Committee on Toxicology. Dr. Rusch is certified in general toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology and is a fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. He received his PhD in organic chemistry from Adelphi University.