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October 5, 2007

ULM’s Mehendale to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Harihara M. Mehendale, professor and the holder of the Kitty DeGree Eminent Scholars Chair in Toxicology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award Nov. 12 in Charlotte, N.C., during the 28th Annual Conference of the American College of Toxicology.

Of this prestigious award, College of Pharmacy Dean F. Lamar Pritchard, said, “Dr. Hari Mehendale is very deserving of this national recognition by his peers. He has had an extremely productive and influential career. His teaching and research efforts have truly had an exceptional and lasting effect in the international toxicology arena.”

Mehendale’s research focuses on mechanisms of toxicity and pulmonary and hepatic toxicology. His pioneering research in tissue repair has contributed to the understanding of how tissue overcomes toxicant-induced injury. Mehendale, the director of the Graduate Studies and Training Program in Toxicology at ULM, has supervised more than 25 Ph.D. students and more than 35 postdoctoral students.

During his academic career, he has worked as a research assistant; postdoctoral fellow; visiting scientist; staff fellow; adjunct faculty; assistant, associate, and visiting professor; professor; and a director of a toxicology training program at several institutions of higher learning. He is a member of 18 scientific societies and has over 300 original research and review articles to his name. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science.

Listed among his professional merits are:

Mehendale is listed in American Men and Women of Science; Who’s Who in Frontiers in Science and Technology; Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America; Who’s Who in Society, American Publishing; and the Dictionary of International Biography.

He is on national speakers lists and publications committees and presents at various seminars and symposia. He has also participated in and instructed a large variety of continuing education courses. He has served on a substantial amount of professional committees and in elected and appointed scientific society positions.

Mehendale received his bachelor’s of science degree in 1963 from Karnataka University in Dharwar, Karnataka State, India. He completed his master’s of science degree (’66) and Ph.D. (’69) at North Carolina State University.

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