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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Columbia Professor Receives Society of Toxicology Career Achievement Award

Dr. Joseph Graziano, professor of environmental health sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, is the recipient of the 2014 Career Achievement Award from the Metal Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology. Dr. Graziano was selected for his pioneering work on lead and arsenic poisoning in humans, and as a leader in research and education. He is known for his work on the development of Succimer, the drug that is now widely used to treat childhood lead poisoning, for his work on the effects of environmental lead exposure on child health and development, and for leading a major NIH-funded research program that examines the health effects of exposure to inorganic arsenic. Dr. Graziano also recently chaired a National Research Council committee that ultimately gave guidance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding their ongoing reassessment of the toxicity of arsenic.