New York, New York, January 10, 2007 — At the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) two Trustees and 22 distinguished scientific and policy advisors were elected to serve on ACSH’s Board of Trustees and Board of Scientific Advisors, respectively.
George F. Ohrstrom, a private investor and part-time president of a family foundation, was welcomed to ACSH’s Board of Trustees. His business experience in philanthropic giving, private investing, and investment banking will be an immeasurable asset to ACSH financial growth and development.
Harold D. Stratton, Jr. also joins the ACSH Board of Trustees. He is a partner at the Washington, DC -based law practice that focuses on federal and state regulatory and litigation matters, with an emphasis on consumer product safety issues and other federal regulatory matters. He recently served as Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (2002-2006). His extensive background and public health service, and his impressive credentials and knowledge of issues related to public policy and consumer health align with that of ACSH.
These two new Trustees join the 19 other current members of the Board, which includes:
John Moore, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Grove City College, President Emeritus
ACSH Vice Chairman
Frederick Anderson, Esq.
McKenna Long & Aldridge
Elizabeth M. Whelan, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Nigel Bark, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Elissa P. Benedek, M.D.
University of Michigan Medical School
Norman E. Borlaug, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
Donald A. Henderson, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Thomas Campbell Jackson, M.P.H.
Pamela B. Jackson and Thomas C. Jackson Charitable Fund
Elizabeth McCaughey, Ph.D.
Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths
Henry I. Miller, M.D.
The Hoover Institution
Rodney W. Nichols
Indo-US Science & Technology Forum
Kenneth M. Prager, M.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
Katherine L. Rhyne, Esq.
King & Spalding LLP
Lee M. Silver, Ph.D.
Thomas P. Stossel, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
Twenty-two individuals (see below) also accepted the invitations of the Board of Trustees to serve on ACSH’s Board of Scientific and Policy Advisors. They join the over 350 others who currently serve ACSH without compensation. Scientific Advisors peer-review ACSH reports released in their respective areas of expertise. They represent a breadth of fields, such as agricultural sciences, AIDS, biotechnology, chemistry and biochemistry, dental sciences, economics, epidemiology, exercise physiology, food science and technology, quackery and health fraud, medical ethics and bioethics, medicine, nursing, nutrition (animal and human), occupational medicine, pediatric and child health, pharmaceutical sciences, physical science, psychiatry and psychology, public health, radiation/electromagnetic fields, smoking and tobacco, toxicology, veterinary medicine, and terrorism preparedness and response.
“Our mission is to advance a science-based understanding of issues related to food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, the environment and human health”, noted ACSH President and Founder Dr. Elizabeth Whelan. “These distinguished scientists, physicians, academia and policy experts who serve on ACSH’s Board of Trustees and Board of Scientific Advisors all help to ensure that ACSH’s research and its scientific conclusions represent the consensus of the mainstream scientific community.”
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Newly Elected ACSH Scientific and Policy Advisors
Philip Alcabes, Ph.D.
Hunter College, CUNY
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Sherrill Davison, V.M.D., M.S., M.B.A
University of Pennsylvania
Merle L. Diamond, M.D.
Diamond Headache Clinic
John Dale Dunn, M.D., J.D.
Carl R. Darnall Hospital, Fort Hood, TX
Herbert L. DuPont, M.D.
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Nicki J. Engeseth, Ph.D.
University of Illinois
Peter Barton Hutt, Esq.
Covington & Burling, LLP
Elizabeth H. Jeffery, Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Urbana
F. Scott Kieff, J.D.
Washington University School of Law
Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Lawrence J. Marnett, Ph.D. s
Roger O. McClellan, D.V.M., M.M.S., DABT, DABVT, FATS
Toxicology and Risk Analysis
Joseph P. McMenamin, M.D., J.D.
Richard K. Miller, Ph.D.
University of Rochester
Robert J. Nicolosi, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Paul A. Offit, M.D.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Brad Rodu, D.D.S.
University of Louisville
Mark V. Sauer, M.D.
House of Lords, UK
Andrea D. Tiglio, Ph.D., J.D.
John S. White, Ph.D.
White Technical Research
CONTACT: Dr. Elizabeth Whelan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 212-362-7044
The American Council on Science and Health is an independent, non-profit consumer education organization concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. For more information visit http://www.acsh.org or http://HealthFactsandFears.com.