January 17, 2012
Sam Kacew, PhD, ATS, is a professor of Pharmacology at the University of Ottawa and Scientist of the Institute of Population Health Risk Assessment at the University of Ottawa. He is a visiting professor at a number of universities including: University of Guildford in Surrey England; University of New Mexico; Institute of Toxicology at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan; Joszef Fodor National Center of Public Health in Budapest, Hungary; Department of Occupational Health, Shanghai Medical University in Shanghai, China; Zhehjiang University in Hangzhou, China; and Division of Toxicology at Sung Kyun Kwan University in Suwon City, Korea.
Dr. Kacew is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, Current Issue; editor- in- chief, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B Critical Reviews; North American editor, Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry; associate editor of Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology; associate editor of TheScientificWorld Journal (TSW Toxicology); editor of Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, and a number of other journals.
Dr. Kacew is a member of the Board of Trustees of Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA). He was a member of the Committee on Toxicology of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the U.S. and served as a Chairman on the NAS Subcommittee on Iodotrifluoromethane; the NAS Subcommittee on Tetrachloroethylene; and as a member of the NAS Subcommittees including Flame Retardants, Jet Propulsion Fuel-8, and Toxicologic and Radiologic Effects from Exposure to Depleted Uranium During and after Combat. In addition, he served as a member of the Advisory Expert Committee of the Canadian Network of Toxicology Centres. He also served as a Chairman of a United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Panel on Peer Review Assessment of Toxicity Values for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons.
He has been a peer reviewer for the U.S. EPA on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) documents, on the U.S. EPA Health Effects Assessment Summary Table (HEAST) chemicals, on the chemical-specific issue papers for the Superfund Technical Support Center (STSC) for the U.S. EPA and served on National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant study sections. He is the author of over 150 papers, reviews and book chapters with emphasis in general toxicology including renal, hepatic and pulmonary toxicology. In 2002, he received the Public Communications Award of the Society of Toxicology.