We are pleased to announce a Career Recognition Symposium and Celebration honoring the Career of Professor Dick Peterson to take place on the University of Wisconsin Campus on August 16, 2019. Dr. Peterson received his BS degree (1967) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his PhD degree in pharmacology (1972) from the Marquette University School of Medicine. He joined the faculties of the School of Pharmacy and the Environmental Toxicology Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975. Professor Peterson has an impressive list of contributions in toxicology and risk assessment including fundamental technical knowledge, instruction, mentoring and consulting. He is well known around the world for his developmental toxicology research in mammalian and fish models. He has published over 400 manuscripts and book chapters, has presented his research on hundreds of occasions nationally and internationally. He was recognized by his Society of Toxicology peers in 2014 by receiving the prestigious Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award. What sets Dr. Peterson apart is his steadfast commitment to the career development of early career scientists. Impressively, over his career Dr. Peterson successfully mentored nearly 100 graduate student and postdoctoral trainees and these trainees have launched successful careers in the academic, public, private, and commercial sectors. This event organized by Dr. Peterson’s former trainees and colleagues represents a celebration and demonstration of their appreciation for his collective efforts over the past half-century. This symposium will have several invited speakers and an open poster session. Lunch will be provided with registration. 

Registration is now closed. If you would like to attend, please contact a symposium planning committee member.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Date: August 16, 2019

Location: Rennebohm Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Symposium Planning Committee

Tracie Baker | Jessica Plavicki | Ken Niemeyer | Beth Roman | Robert Tanguay | Lisa Truong | Chad Vezina