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Bruce Fowler – Release of Toxic Chemicals from Global Ice Stores: Potential Public Health Implications

Posted on June 3rd

Our North Bethesda Rotarian Bruce received his B.S. degree in Fisheries (Marine Biology) from the University of Washington in 1968 and a Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1972. He began his scientific career at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences prior to becoming Director of the University of Maryland System-wide Program in Toxicology and Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He then served as Associate Director for Science in the Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine at CDC / ATSDR. He is currently a private consultant and Adjunct Professor, Emory School of Public Health and previously a Presidents Professor of Biomedical Science at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.  Dr. Fowler is an internationally recognized expert on the toxicology of metals and has served on a number of State, National and International Committees in his areas of expertise. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Association and past chair of the Advocacy Committee. He is past Chair of Federal Legislative Committee for the Maryland National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) and a Paul Harris Multiple Fellow of Rotary International. He is also a Trustee of the Maryland Democratic Party. He has some language expertise with German, Swedish, Spanish and spoken Mandarin. He is a PADI – certified Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Dr. Fowler is the author of over 260 research papers and book chapters and authored or edited/co-edited 10 books or monographs on toxicology, molecular biomarkers, computational toxicology, mechanisms of chemical–induced cell injury/cell death and most recently risk assessment for electronic waste.  He has provided invited testimony before committees of the US Congress and the State of Maryland on matters related to toxic chemicals.

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