Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Dr. Ludewig with her John Doull Award Medal

Dr. Gabriele Ludewig of the University of Iowa Human Toxicology Department was awarded the prestigious John Doull Award at the 2016 Central States Society of Toxicology (CSSOT) meeting in November 2016. She has been a professor at the University of Iowa since 2003 when she was recruited to help re-establish the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Toxicology, which she serves as its Director of Graduate Studies.

She was president of the CSSOT in 2007-2008. For the past decade she has tenaciously pursued the question of whether persistent organic pollutants, like polychlorinated biphenyls, could be genotoxins. Her studies laid the foundation for a key finding in the recent IARC re-evaluation of the carcinogenicity of PCBs, by providing missing information on their initiating potential. Dr. Ludewig’s contribution was critical to the elevation of PCBS to Group 1 Human Carcinogens.

John Doull is Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is author of the acclaimed reference book, Casarett & Doull’s Toxicology. He has won numerous awards throughout his very distinguished career including the Mildred S. Christion Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Toxicological Services in 2013 and the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology Career Achievement Award in 2014.

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