ICF International Announces Dr. Bruce Fowler as Senior Fellow
Appointment Strengthens ICF Leadership in Toxicology and Risk Assessment
Fairfax, Virginia, July 25, 2011 -
ICF International, a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has named Dr. Bruce Fowler, an internationally known expert in toxicology and risk assessment, to the position of senior fellow, leading ICF’s efforts in the areas of computational toxicology and risk communication.
Dr. Fowler joins ICF’s staff of 700 health professionals, strengthening ICF’s growing health science group and adding thought leadership in strategic growth areas for ICF. The landscape of risk assessment is rapidly changing with the advent of computational toxicology, as new technologies allow scientists to analyze the toxicity of chemicals in a fraction of the time, for a fraction of the cost, and without the animal use associated with traditional techniques. Dr. Fowler’s extensive involvement with computational toxicology across the U.S. Federal Government will help ICF expand its role in supporting this emerging field with significant implications for protecting public health from environmental hazards.
“We are delighted to add Dr. Fowler’s nationally recognized expertise and leadership to our team. He is a highly regarded professor, researcher, scientist, and author in the area of toxicology,” said Steve Wyngarden, senior vice president for ICF International. “Dr. Fowler will play a key role in further distinguishing ICF as a center of excellence for consulting services and technology solutions in the areas of toxicology, risk assessment, health information technology, and risk communication, greatly increasing ICF’s profile as a high-end health science organization.”
Dr. Fowler most recently held the positions of acting scientific director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Computational Toxicology Laboratory, associate director for science at the ATSDR’s Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine, adjunct professor at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, and president’s rotating professor at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.
As a result of his accomplishments and expertise, Dr. Fowler has served on committees of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, World Health Organization, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. He is the author of more than 200 research papers and book chapters dealing with molecular mechanisms of metal toxicity and biomarkers for early detection of metal-induced cell injury and editor/co-editor of five books or monographs on metal toxicology and mechanisms of chemical-induced cell injury.
Dr. Fowler, a Fulbright Scholar who holds a Ph.D. in pathology from the University of Oregon Medical School, is a member of the Society of Toxicology, the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, the Fulbright Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the International Commission on Occupational Health. He has received numerous professional honors and awards, including most recently a CDC ATSDR Leadership Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership in developing interagency collaborations among the ATSDR Computational and Methods Development Laboratory, CDC, and other federal partners for scientific advancement.
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