Willhite receives prestigious SOT award

Calvin C. Willhite, an Associate Expert with Risk Sciences International working on a range of toxicological risk issues, was just announced as the recipient of the prestigious 2021 Arnold Lehman Award presented annually by the Society of Toxicology for outstanding contributions to evidence-based toxicology to improve public health.

Dr. Willhite specializes in human health risk assessments for man-made and naturally-occurring chemicals. He has published primarily in developmental toxicology and quantitative structure-activity relationships. He serves on the editorial boards of Toxicology & Applied Pharmacology, Toxicology, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health and has been a Guest Editor for the journal Toxicology (Bisphenol Exposure, Hazard and Regulation).

Dr. Willhite testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Safety of Phthalates and Bisphenol A and he has been a member of the National Academy’s Committee on Toxicology, the U.S. EPA’s National Advisory Committee, the NTP’s SACATM, ILSI’s Structure-Activity Database Project, the National Research Council’s Submarine Air Quality and Acute Exposure Guidelines Subcommittees, the NSF Health Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins Data and Safety Committee/Nepal National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, Kathmandu (Br. Med. J. 318: 525, 1999), ACGIH Committee on Threshold Limit Values, IARC Cancer Chemoprevention Panel, NTP’s CERHR Chemical Expert and Level of Concern (LoC) Panels, the Cal/OSHA Lead in Construction PEL Committee and he serves on the Science Advisory Committee for the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. 

Previously, Dr. Willhite received the Society of Toxicology’s Frank R. Blood Award (Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 84(1): 206-207, June 15, 1986).  His biography appears in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.  

The Arnold Lehman Award

Named after one of the SOT founders, this award recognizes an SOT member who has made a major contribution to risk assessment and/or the regulation of chemical agents, including pharmaceuticals. The contribution may have resulted from the application of sound scientific principles to regulation and/or from research activities that have significantly influenced the regulatory process.

Posted in

More RSI News

Dr. Mattison chairs NAM report

July 24, 2020
National Academy of Sciences review chaired by Dr. Mattison

Compounded medications prepared by pharmacists or physicians have been used extensively throughout history as a mainstay of therapeutics.  Over the past half-century – with the…

Read News Item

COVID-19 timeline by RSI

May 23, 2020
RSI logo in white

As part of its new Risk & Crisis Communication Master Class & Boot Camp, and its ongoing commitment to keep its understanding of major public…

Read News Item

Country Foods Forum

March 1, 2020
Cover of Health Canada, RSI-organized, Country Foods Forum highlights

Leading up to February 11 and 12, 2020, Risk Sciences International had the privilege of assisting Health Canada in its organization of the Country Foods…

Read News Item

Workshop on Evidence Integration December 5-6, 2019

November 11, 2019
RSI logo in white

Risk Sciences International is organizing a two day Workshop on Evidence Integration in support of human health risk assessment in collaboration with the McLaughlin Centre…

Read News Item