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National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

UPDATE NewsletterUPDATE NewsletterJanuary 2015

EMGS honors Barbara Shane

By Eddy Ball


The Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) presented a 2014 award to retired National Toxicology Program (NTP) toxicologist Barbara Shane, Ph.D., during its annual meeting this fall in New Orleans.

The society honored Shane, who was executive secretary for the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors 2003-2009, with the 2014 EMGS Service Award in recognition of her longstanding dedication and service to the society. Shane has served as treasurer since 2008 and was a councilor in the late 1990s. She is currently a private consultant in toxicology.

 “I’m very proud of the EMGS award presented to Barbara,” said NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. “It reflects well on her achievements and on the program that supported her outstanding work.” 

Toxicology in the boardroom and at the bench

Prior to joining NTP, Shane was a professor of toxicology in the Institute for Environmental Studies at Louisiana State University. In 2000 she was elected as a F ellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. That same year, she joined Integrated Laboratory Systems in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, where she directed an NIEHS-funded contract on the evaluation of in vitro assays to screen and identify endocrine-disrupting compounds. 

During her tenure at NTP, Shane was responsible for managing scientific peer review and developing reports and documents that describe NTP scientific programs and priorities. She also provided information and communication concerning NTP scientific programs to other NTP member agencies and the public. Besides EMGS, she has served on committees in the Society of Toxicology and the Genetic and Environmental Mutagenesis Society.

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