Committees and Panels

Faculty and Staff

Erin Baker, CAPTURE Co-Leader, is serving on the following committee

Erin Baker
Erin Baker

*Co-Leader of SRP PFAS Analytical Networking Group

Scott Belcher is serving on several committees and is a representative for the Endocrine Society

Scott Belcher, Project 3 Co-Leader, is serving on the following Committees and Panels:

Scott Belcher
Scott Belcher

*United Nations Environment Assembly Science-Policy Panel on Chemicals and Waste
*OECD Working Party on Hazard Assessment (WPHA): Expert Group on Academic Data
*The Working Group of National Co-ordinators of the TG programme (WNT)
*Working Party on Hazard Assessment (WPHA)
*Extended Advisory Group on Molecular Screening and Toxicogenomics (EAGMST)
*Economic Co-operation and Development, “6th Meeting of the Working Party on Exposure Assessment”

Scott is also a Representative for the the Endocrine Society. The overall go of the committee is to develop internationally harmonized toxicity hazard test guidelines for quantitative risk assessment of chemical exposures including PFAS.

Jamie DeWitt is serving on several committees and panels

Jamie DeWitt, Research Translation Coordinator and Project 2 Co-Leader, is serving on the following Committees and Panels:

Jamie DeWitt
Jamie DeWitt

*Science Advisory Board PFAS Review Panel – US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
*Society of Toxicology Membership Committee
*North Carolina Secretaries Science Advisory Board
*Tennessee PFAS External Advisory Group Member, Tennessee Departments of Environment and Conservation and Health
*PFAS Testing Network Executive Advisory Committee Member, NC Policy Collaboratory
*Global PFAS Science Panel Member
*Guidance on PFAS Testing and Health Outcomes Community Liaison, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
*Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions Standing Committee Member, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Detlef Knappe is serving on several committees and panels

Detlef Knappe, Center Deputy Director and Project 4 Co-Leader, is serving on the following Committees and Panels:

Detlef Knappe

*NC Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board
*Trustee, AWWA Water Science and Research Division
*Member, AWWA Organic Contaminants Research Committee
*Member, AWWA Activated Carbon Standards Committee
*Member, External Advisory Committee (EAC) for University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UKSRC)
*Member, External Advisory Committee (EAC) for URI/Harvard STEEP SRC
*Member, Planning Committee for National PFAS Meetings (3rd National PFAS Meeting was held in Wilmington, NC in June 2022)

Seth Kullman is serving on several committees

Seth Kullman
Seth Kullman

Seth Kullman, Project 2 Co-Leader, is serving on the following Committees:

*National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. CSR SIEE Standing Member
*External Advisory Committee (EAC) for NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) award Jessie Buckley
*External Advisory Committee (EAC) for UNC T32 Training Program. Pre- and Postdoctoral Training in Toxicology.

Jane Hoppin served on the following committee

Jane Hoppin pic
Jane Hoppin

Jane Hoppin, Project 1 Leader, served on the The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee. The committee offered guidance on PFAS testing and health outcomes.

Here is a link to their final report.

David Reif is serving on several committees

David Reif, DMAC Director, is serving on the following Committees:

David Reif
David Reif

*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) –
David Reif, DMAC Director, was named to the EPA SACC for a four-year term by Administrator Michael Regan. The Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals provides independent scientific advice, information and recommendations to the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics on the scientific basis for risk assessments, methodologies and pollution prevention measures or approaches. Its major objectives are to provide expert advice and recommendations to the EPA on risk assessments, models, tools, guidance documents, chemical category documents and other chemical assessment and pollution prevention products as deemed appropriate.

*Workshop Committee to Support EPA’s Development of Human Health Effects Assessments –
David Reif has been provisionally appointed as a member of the Workshop Committee to Support EPA’s Development of Human Health Effects Assessments. One workshop will address advances in the application of artificial intelligence and open data practices in chemical hazard assessment. The other workshop will address the triangulation of evidence in environmental epidemiology.

#PFASComm

Jamie DeWitt, Research Translation Coordinator and Project 2 Co-Leader; Antonio Planchart, RETTC Co-Director and Project 3 Co-Investigator; and Ranji Ranjithan, RETTC Co-Director, served on #PFASComm: Community-based Communication Training and Competition. This webinar and competition focused on communicating complex PFAS science to non-scientists.

Jamie DeWitt
Jamie DeWitt
Antonio Planchart
Antonio Planchart
Ranji Ranjithan
Ranji Ranjithan

SRP Trainees

Organizing Committee for the Gordon Research Seminars – Environmental Endocrine Disruptors

Kylie Rock

Kylie Rock (postdoc in – Belcher lab) served on the Organizing Committee for the Gordon Research Seminars – Environmental Endocrine Disruptors, Newry, ME. June 25, 2022.

College of Science’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dylan Wallis
Dylan Wallis

Dylan Wallis (Toxicology PhD student in Reif Lab) has been selected to serve on the college’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This committee advises the dean on efforts to foster an inclusive, accessible, equitable and diverse climate within the college community.

Computational Toxicology Study Section of the Society of Toxicology (SOT)

Adrian Green
Adrian Green

Adrian Green (postdoc in Reif Lab) was elected as the 2021-22 postdoctoral representative to the Computational Toxicology Study Section of the Society of Toxicology (SOT).