Charlotte Marsh has met criteria to become a certified professional product steward (CPPS). Congratulations, Charlotte!
“Product stewards are responsible for the management of raw materials, intermediate materials, and consumer products throughout their lifecycle and across the value chain to prevent or minimize negative impacts and maximize value to human health and safety and to the environment. For example, when producing a plastic bottle for drinking water, product stewards take steps to keep workers, consumers, and the environment healthy and safe: from turning the crude oil into plastic pellets, making the pellets into bottles, filling the bottles with water, bringing them to supermarkets, and finally disposing of or recycling them after they have been used.”
Julie C. Lemay, M.P.H. was reelected to serve on the Board of Health in the town of Belmont, MA.
See website for Town of Belmont
Ali Boroumand has met criteria to become a licensed engineer with the state of Massachusetts. Congratulations, Ali!
About the National Society of Professional Engineers
To become licensed, engineers must complete a four-year college degree, work under a Professional Engineer for at least four years, pass two intensive competency exams and earn a license from their state’s licensure board. Then, to retain their licenses, PEs must continually maintain and improve their skills throughout their careers.
At this year’s Society of Toxicology (SOT) annual meeting Gradient’s “A Rubric for Identifying Potentially Genotoxic Polycyclic Amines and Derivation of a Chemical Class-Specific TTC” was awarded the Best Poster Award in the Medical Device and Combination Product Specialty.
Rachel Y. Chang, Ph.D.
Joel M. Cohen, Sc.D., DABT
“A Rubric for Identifying Potentially Genotoxic Polycyclic Amines and Derivation of a Chemical Class-Specific TTC”
Session: Medical Devices
03/28/22 @ 9:00 am-10:45 am
Link to SOT’s Medical Device and Combination Product Specialty Section awards
Link to Gradient’s presence at SOT 2022
Gradient’s Dr. Barbara D. Beck was quoted in an InsideEPA.com article entitled, “Science Advisors Praise EPA’s Cumulative Analysis Goals But Doubt Ability” published on March 4, 2022.
The above article continues discussions and follows a previous white paper on the topic. The Science Advisory Board (SAB), of which Dr. Beck is a member, and EPA have had ongoing consultation on cumulative impacts analysis research gaps and needs. US EPA Administrator Michael Regan prioritized cumulative impacts analysis “as a way to try to advance Environmental Justice (EJ) in decision making at EPA.” The article contains details of the SAB members’ views on ways in which the agency “might begin to use cumulative impacts analysis in the near term and also for recommendations to address the major scientific and research gaps EPA will have to overcome in order to integrate cumulative impacts into its work.”
See the article: https://insideepa.com/daily-news/science-advisors-praise-epa-s-cumulative-analysis-goals-doubt-ability?s=na