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July 24, 2008

Baer named Waste Management Endowed Professor of Toxicology at ULM

ULM College of Pharmacy professor Dr. Kevin Baer was named the Waste Management Endowed Professor of Toxicology.

Baer replaces Dr. Benny Blaylock as holder of the chair. This professorship was established by Waste Management in 1995 to encourage and reward excellence in teaching, learning and research in the area of toxicology. Baer, who was recently appointed department head of Toxicology, plans on using the professorship opportunity to continue his commendable research efforts.

"Today, nonpoint source pollution remains the nation’s largest source of water quality problems. Funds from the Waste Management Endowed Professorship will help establish community outreach and education programs in nonpoint source pollution issues such as urban storm water discharge, careful lawn management, and proper disposal of chemicals," Baer said. "The funds will also support current research on the impact of pollution on environmental and human health."

COP Dean Lamar Pritchard is grateful to have someone of Baer's character and expertise guiding the COP's toxicology program.

“The College of Pharmacy is extremely proud to recognize Dr. Kevin Baer’s tremendous achievements in the area of environmental toxicology research, teaching and service. Our undergraduate toxicology program is flourishing thanks in large part to Dr. Baer’s leadership. Dr. Baer’s laudable efforts will continue to improve our environment in Northeast Louisiana and beyond.”

More about the Endowed Professorships Program:

The Endowed Professorships Program was established in 1990-91 by the Louisiana Board of Regents. Through the program, ULM faculty are able to expand their opportunities for enhancement in public service, teaching, research and more.

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