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When Disaster Strikes: Response, Research, and Recovery

How can we best understand and respond to environmental emergency-related contamination events such as hurricanes in Texas and North Carolina, large-scale chemical fires and flooding?

The complexities of hazardous chemical exposures, potential adverse health impacts, and the need to rapidly and comprehensively evaluate complex mixtures call for novel approaches. This presentation will describe the efforts of the Superfund Research Center at Texas A&M University that is developing exposure and hazard assessment tools that can be used by the first responders, impacted communities, and government agencies. Register Here.

Monday, December 7, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Virtual via Zoom
Free and Open to the Public


Ivan Rusyn

Dr. Rusyn is a University Professor in the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. He has served on and chaired the World Health Organization/International Agency for Research on Cancer monograph working groups. He is serving on the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology for the National Academies, Board of the Scientific Councilors of the United States National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the advisory board for Texas Department of Public Health, and on the Research Committee of the Health Effects Institute. Dr. Rusyn received a doctor of medicine degree from Ukrainian State Medical University in Kyiv and a Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.