(SAN ANTONIO) August 6, 2016—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) presented its 2016 Meritorious Service Award to Dr. Roger O. McClellan, an internationally recognized authority in comparative medicine, aerosol science, inhalation toxicology and human health risk analysis. McClellan received the award during the Keynote Luncheon at AVMA Convention 2016 in San Antonio. McClellan was recognized for providing exemplary advisory service to major federal agencies on environmental and occupational health issues, especially those concerning air quality, drawing on his education and experience in veterinary medicine.
“Dr. McClellan has set the gold standard for his carefully designed research in toxicology and human health risk analysis,” said Dr. Joe Kinnarney, AVMA president. “His work has improved our understanding and assessment of the adverse health effects of environmental and occupational exposure to radiation and chemicals, and has had considerable influence on regulatory decisions and control measures. I congratulate Dr. McClellan on a remarkable career filled with many noteworthy accomplishments and for this latest well-deserved recognition.”
McClellan has a distinguished career as a scientist, mentor, manager of multi-disciplinary research organizations and scientific advisor. He has served as an adjunct professor at eight major universities, including his current service as consulting professor in community and family medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and as clinical professor of toxicology at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. He has held major leadership roles in many professional organizations, is a frequent author and editor, and has presented in national and international forums concerned with the use of science in assessing human health risks of technological developments. McClellan has served on over 100 major national and international committees translating scientific evidence on environmental and occupational health issues into public policy. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 1990, an honor bestowed on only a few veterinarians. McClellan received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with highest honors from Washington State University.