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The Scishield EHS Community Connection Webinar Series

Reopening Full Scientific Operations


Soon, you’ll face challenges (both old and new) for maintaining safety and smooth operations. The time to start seriously preparing is now.

This webinar aired on May 20, 2021


Meet the Panelists:

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Thomas Horvath

Associate Dean, College of Science
California State University, Monterey Bay
CSUMB Profile

A research background in assessing risk of invasive species, aquatic pollution, and environmental monitoring. Served as the UUP Health & Safety Officer at SUNY Oneonta focused on asbestos abatement, indoor air quality. At University of Koblenz-Landau, Laundau Germany, Faculty contact for planning and construction of a new science research facility, and liaison with Facilities operations. Current responsibilities include point person for lab safety, COVID responses, managing the Return to Research process.

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Jonah Lee, BS, MS, PhD

Associate Director of Strategic Planning, Animal Care and Use Office, University of Michigan Office of Research
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Office of Research
Animal Care & Use Program

As the Associate Director for the Animal Care & Use Office (ACUO), Dr. Lee brings experience and a proven track record in the biomedical sciences and academic research administration to provide thought leadership, program oversight, and process optimization with specific attention to researcher/user-experience coordination across the Animal Care & Use Program.
In collaboration with other U-M research administrative departments and academic department leadership, Dr. Lee is charged with the strategic development of research engagement infrastructure and resource support.

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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.