A veterinarian has received the first Career Recognition Award from the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, which was founded in 1968.
The honor went to Dr. Frederick W. Oehme, professor of toxicology, pathobiology, medicine, and physiology as well as director of the Comparative Toxicology Laboratories at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Oehme was recognized September 16, 2000, at the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology meeting in Tucson, Ariz.
Dr. Oehme has mentored more than 50 postdoctoral residents and MS- or PhD-degree students who successfully completed toxicology training programs. He has served on study sections of various NIH institutes and on scientific advisory panels for the Environmental Protection Agency, FDA, National Research Council, and World Health Organization International Programme on Chemical Safety.
His service to the specialty has included the presidencies not only of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology but also the Society of Toxicology and Poison Control Center.
In 1994, Dr. Oehme was part of a research team that investigated possible causes of Gulf War syndrome.
He is a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology, and has had 750 scientific writings published.
JAVMA, Vol 217, No. 12, December 15, 2000