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Johns Hopkins: Faculty To Receive EUROTOX Merit Award Recognizing Career in European Toxicology

Dr. Thomas Hartung has been awarded he EUROTOX Merit Award in recognition of his distinguished career in European toxicology. Dr. Hartung, the Doerenkamp-Zbinden chair and professor in the department of environmental health and engineering and director of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will receive the award at the opening ceremony of the 2020 EUROTOX Congress on September 6, 2020, in Copenhagen.

The EUROTOX Merit Award is presented annually to toxicology professionals with achievements in academia, public service, or industry. Dr. Hartung was selected for his contributions in the areas of evidence-based toxicology and alternatives to animal testing, as well as his extensive European and international publications.

Dr. Hartung has been the director of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) since 2009. Founded in 1981, CAAT is part of the Bloomberg School, with a European branch (CAAT-Europe) located at the University of Kostanz, Germany. The Center promotes humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education.

EUROTOX is the Federation of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology, which together includes approximately 6,000 members across Europe and more than 200 individual members from around the world.

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