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Oris elected VP of SETAC North America

James Oris (zoology) has been elected vice president of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America.

He will serve as vice president for one year beginning in November, after which he will become president of SETAC North America. As president he will lead a 15-member board of directors responsible to approximately 3,500 SETAC members, which oversees policy and program decisions and maintains an annual budget of over $2 million.

Currently a member of the SETAC North America board of directors, Oris has been active in the society since his involvement as a student.

His goals for the society include continuing to enhance the participation and education of students in SETAC and to reinforce SETAC’s role as the premier society for professionals dedicated to "environmental quality through science."

Oris has served on the review boards of eight journals, was editor for the aquatic toxicology section in "Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry" and has published nearly 60 scientific research articles.

His research centers around the ecological toxicology of organic chemicals in aquatic systems, with a primary focus on the effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (formed when oil burns with gasoline in engines) in freshwater systems. He is co-director of Miami’s Center for Environmental Toxicology and Statistics.

Date Published: 10/16/2003
Volume: 23   Number: 11


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