Thorne honored with John Doull Award


Peter Thorne

Peter Thorne, Ph.D., professor and head of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, received the 2010 John Doull Award at the annual meeting of the Central States Chapter of the Society of Toxicology Nov. 4-5 in Iowa City.

This prestigious award is presented each year by the CS-SOT to honor the contributions of an outstanding member of the discipline of toxicology and the chapter. The award is named after Dr. John Doull in honor of his distinguished career in toxicology.

Since 2001, Thorne has served as director of the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center at the UI. He teaches graduate-level courses on environmental health, human toxicology and hazards of biological agents and is a co-founder of the UI Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Toxicology.

And for those of you who have made it to this point in the post but aren’t sure what toxicology is: It’s the study of the adverse effects of chemical, physical or biological agents on people, animals, and the environment.

Important stuff, to say the least.