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The Scishield EHS Community Connection Webinar Series

How to Gracefully Shut Down a Lab Group

Whether it's technical action items or human emotions, there are a number of tough situations to navigate when shutting down a lab group.

This webinar aired on July 29, 2021


Meet the Panelists:


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Lori Evans, MS

After many years in academic research and a brief stint in industry, Lori landed at the University of Texas at Dallas where she is a Senior Safety Specialist with the Office of Research. In her spare time, she volunteers mentoring students at the University's Community Garden and working for the Comet Cupboard. On the weekends, when not growing fresh veggies, she can be found chasing chickens. 

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Sean Fitzgerald

Manager of Biological Safety and Environmental Health and Safety
Hackensack Meridian Health

Sean is responsible for safety at the Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine and Center for Discovery and Innovation. He also serves as Chairman of the Institutional Biosafety Committee. Mr. Fitzgerald has spent many years managing high-risk materials at numerous institutions. Mr. Fitzgerald holds a Masters of Public Health the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. 

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Jonathan Klane

MC; Director of Risk Management and Safety Education

After many years in consulting, teaching, and directing safety and risk for two engineering colleges, Jonathan is now part of the SciShield team in a new role – Director of Risk management and Safety Education. This new innovative position encompasses risk management, safety culture, EHS compliance, loss control, and safety education for the entire community.

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Matt Segal

Matt found his way to SciShield after working at Boston Children's Hospital performing translational rare blood disease research. As the safety guy in his lab, he saw firsthand how challenging it was to manage safety in a laboratory environment and wanted to find a way to help. He now spends his time hosting webinars, arguing with his 3D printer, and cooking food in plastic bags at low temperatures.