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Dr. Riviere receives lifetime achievement Institute of Medicine recognition

Jim E. Riviere, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (ECVPT), and also has been invited to serve on the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

The ECVPT citation reads: “This Lifetime Achievement Award is made in grateful recognition of his service to the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics as Editor of the Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics and to development, through teaching and research, of the discipline of veterinary pharmacology. It is also made in appreciation of his outstanding contributions to veterinary science in North America as a specialist in pharmacokinetics and skin pharmacology.”

Dr. Riviere, who in 2003 became the first NC State faculty member elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, has been invited to serve on the Institute’s Food and Nutrition Board. The mission of the Food and Nutrition Board is to serve as advisor to the nation to improve human nutrition and food safety, and to prevent diet-related diseases.

“I’m particularly excited about the appointment to the Food and Nutrition Board because it relates to closely to our FARAD (Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank) and toxicology work,” says Dr. Riviere. “The Board was my first contact with the National Academy of Sciences.”

Dr. Riviere is Director of the Center for Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharmacokinetics as well as being Director of NCSU’s Biomathematics Graduate Program. He is also the co-founder and co-director of the USDA-supported FARAD.

The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences and has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on issues related to human health. Election to the Institute is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health, and is awarded to those who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.

Posted January 30, 2007