SPH Dean Philbert named fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

August 1, 2013
Contact: Laurel Thomas ltgnagey@umich.edu

ANN ARBOR—Martin Philbert, professor of toxicology and dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been admitted a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Located in Cambridge, England, the RSC is the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Designation as a Fellow represents the senior category of membership and is granted to those with substantial career progression who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the chemical sciences. Fellows of the RSC are entitled to use the letters “FRSC” after their names.

Philbert’s research focuses on the development of flexible polymer nanoplatforms for optical sensing of ions and small molecules for the early detection and treatment of brain tumors. Other research interests include the mitochondrial mechanisms of chemically induced neuropathic states.

“I am deeply honored that the Royal Society of Chemistry has chosen to acknowledge the importance of my work and the importance of the basic sciences in the prevention of disease and the promotion of health,” Philbert said.

Philbert joined the U-M School of Public Health in 1995 as an assistant professor of toxicology. He was appointed senior associate dean for research in 2004 and dean of the School of Public Health in 2011. Philbert is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences.

Membership in the Royal Society of Chemistry requires acceptance and adherence to a specific code of conduct and an established set of high standards of ethical and professional behavior.


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