Herman N. Autrup Receives the 2014 SOT Education Award. Dr. Autrup received his PhD in Experimental Pathology in 1975 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He currently serves as a Professor in Environmental Medicine, Institute of Public Health, at University of Arhus in Denmark.
Dr. Autrup has made impressive contributions to education in the area of environmental health. He established the curriculum in environmental and occupational medicine at Aarhus University in 1990 and currently teaches courses in Human Toxicology, a course in Toxicology and Environmental Health as part of a diploma program offered by Aarhus University, and lectures in environmental and occupational medicine for medical students. These courses are widely recognized in Scandanavia and are well attended each year. Professor Autrup also is editor for the textbook “Miljø- og Arbejdsmedicin” (Environmental and Occupational Medicine) that is used throughout Denmark.
Even more impressive than his teaching efforts within Denmark, Professor Autrup has made a concerted effort to bring education in environmental health to other areas of the world, often where it is most needed. In 1998, he developed a graduate-level course in Environmental and Health Risk Assessment and Management of Toxic Chemicals for the Chulabhorn Research Institute in Bangkok, Thailand. More recently, he also has developed an Advanced Environmental Health Sciences for the doctoral training program at the Chulabhorn Research Institute. Finally, Professor Autrup has extended his global outreach and has been invited to give lectures and present executive-level short courses on risk assessment and toxicology by professional organizations in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Bolivia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Bhutan.
Dr. Autrup serves as an Associate Editor of Toxicological Sciences and has been a member of SOT since 1998.
The Society is pleased to present Dr. Autrup with the 2014 Education Award.