Marion Fiedler Ehrich is a professor at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. In addition to the teaching pharmacology and toxicology to veterinary, medical and graduate students, her professional responsibilities include serving as relief pharmacist in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Pharmacy as well as consultant in the Veterinary Toxicology Diagnostic Laboratory. Dr. Ehrich has a B.S. in pharmacy from South Dakota State University, a M.S. in pharmacology/toxicology from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in pharmacology/toxicology from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She has been teaching at VMCVM since 1980, the year in which she became a member of the Society of Toxicology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT). Pharmacology teaching at the new medical school encompassed 2010-2017. She was elected a fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS) in 1999. She has served on the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Committee on Toxicology, and as associate editor for Neurotoxicology. the International Journal of Toxicology, and Toxicology. She has also served on the US EPA Scientific Advisory Panel for the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In addition, she has received teaching awards both at the local and national level.
The Society of Toxicology provided Marion Ehrich with its Merit Award in 2010. Service to SOT has included election to Council 1991-94, 2001-05 (Secretary 1992-94; Vice-President 2002-03; President 2003-04). She has been active in SOT specialty sections both before election to Council and afterwards (counselor for the Comparative & Veterinary Specialty Section; Neurotoxicology Specialty Section president 2008-09). Other SOT service has included a number of SOT Committees. In addition, she was Coordinator for Minority Programs 1994-2001 and received Special Education Awards from SOT for this role in 1997 and 2009.