SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
A Fond Farewell to Mimi Meredith
Jen Lynch, Bill Goodfellow and Rod Parrish
Mimi MeredithIt is with huge fondness (and slight trepidation on the side of SETAC staff left behind), we wish Mimi Meredith a happy retirement. Over the years, Mimi has been an invaluable asset to SETAC. Anyone who has had the good fortune to work with her can attest that she is not only competent but a great deal of fun, too!

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INSIDE VOLUME 15, ISSUE 2
13 February 2014
 
Sam LuomaSam Luoma Wins SETAC Founders Award
David Buchwalter and Phil Rainbow
Scientific achievements are often expressed in terms that attempt to encapsulate a scientific career (numbers of publications, books, citations, etc.). The career of the 2013 SETAC Founders Award Winner, Sam Luoma, is certainly impressive by any of these common measures of achievement, but somehow these measures fail to do justice to Luoma’s contributions to science and society.

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figureA Personal Tribute to SETAC Founders Award Winner Sam Luoma
Jim Cloern
Visionary leaders are rare and immensely important to the scientific community. SETAC has wisely recognized a spectacularly visionary leader with its selection of Sam Luoma as recipient of its Founders Award. As a dear friend and colleague for nearly four decades, he continues to inspire me and all around him with his passion, commitment and innovation in the study of metals in the environment.

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What Works and Why What Works and Why—Synopsis and Call for Action Items
John Toll, Marc Greenberg and Steve Brown
Projects aimed at remediating, restoring or redeveloping contaminated sites generally take a long time, perhaps too long. Those of us who work on these projects have a sense that we ought to be able to get to solutions faster and start to see benefits sooner than we do. A third in a series of solution-focused environmental risk assessment sessions, “What Works and Why” was aimed at getting some better ideas about how to approach these
sites.
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mid career “Words of Wisdom” for SETAC Mid-Career Professionals
Michelle Hornberger and Diana Eignor
The Career Development Committee hosted a networking reception for mid-career professionals at the SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting. The event brought together SETAC leaders who are well established in their respective fields with members who are interested in furthering their career, changing sectors, transitioning to new career roles and learning new techniques to help manage a work–life balance.

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harmonizingHarmonizing the Chemistry: Highlights from Nashville
Dan Snow
The sounds of chemistry resonated across the presentations that were delivered at the SETAC North America annual meeting in Nashville through 165 sessions ranging from environmental to analytical and emerging and classical contaminants. The Chemistry Advisory Group sponsored two sessions in Nashville, “Helping Contaminants Emerge: Non-targeted and Effect-directed Environmental Analysis” and “Innovative Environment: New Tools for Addressing Issues in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.” Still, the “music” of chemistry was heard throughout the conference.

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contaminantsSummary of the "Contaminants of Emerging Concern for Fish: Assessing Exposure and Effects Across Biological Scales" Session at the Nashville Meeting
Susanne Brander, Scott Hecht and Kathryn Kuivila
Contaminants of emerging concern such as current-use pesticides, industrial contaminants, pharmaceuticals and personal care products were the focus of a day-long session showcasing state-of-the-art science on exposure and resulting adverse responses of fishes from the molecular to the population level.

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South AmericaSETAC Latin America: On the Way to Consolidation
Leónidas Carrasco-Letelier and Gustavo Somoza
SETAC Latin America has experienced exciting development in the last 15 years and has a lot of potential to keep growing. In 2003, a board of directors with annual president turnover reinforced this geographic unit through new affiliations and chapters.

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International Symposium2014 International Symposium on Environment and Health
Shu Tao and Xiqing Li
With its fast economic growth in the past three decades, China faces significant challenges in protecting its environment and the health of its people. To deal with these challenges, China needs to learn from the experiences of developed countries. Peking University, along with SETAC Asia/Pacific and other partners, will hold an international symposium on environment and health to promote scientific exchange.

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BaselTen Reasons to Join the SETAC Europe 24th Annual Meeting in Basel
Valerie Verstappen
Basel is the site of the SETAC Europe 24th Annual Meeting from 11–15 May 2014. Basel is the third largest city and cultural heart of Switzerland. Located on both sides of the Rhine at the Three Countries Corner of Switzerland, Germany and France, diverse cultures, a multifaceted history, and modern art and architecture all converge. You can be assured of a vibrant city life, great social events and a fantastic SETAC scientific programme at the Basel Congress Centre.

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SETAC JOURNALS:
IEAM volume 10, issue 1 What's New in IEAM
On the application of an environmental radiological assessment system to an anthropomorphic surrogate

Justin E. Brown, Ali Hosseini, Mark Dowdall
(Volume 10, Issue 1)
 
ET&C early viewWhat's New in ET&C
A comparison of the herbicide tolerances of rare and common plants in an agricultural landscape
J. Franklin Egan, Ian M. Graham, David A. Mortensen
(Early View)
Coming in March: SETAC Europe Director’s Corner, annual meeting
“buddy system” success and more…
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