Conferences & Awards

Robert A. Scala Award 2004


Dr. Bogdanffy receiving his award from Dr. Scala and Dr. Cory-Slechta

This Year's Scala Award Recipient

Matthew S. Bogdanffy, Ph.D., is the Research Manager and Director of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology at the DuPont Haskell Laboratory. Dr. Bogdanffy received his doctoral degree in Toxicology from Northeastern University in Boston. He completed his undergraduate work in chemistry and biology at Springfield College and has been a member of the Society of Toxicology since 1986, serving as Vice President from 2001 to 2002, and has been a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology since 1987.

Dr. Bogdanffy has contributed significantly to pharmaceutical toxicology. His research is in the area of physiologically-based toxicokinetics of vinyl acetate, dose-dependent transitions in toxic mechanisms, risk assessment for vinyl acetate from oral exposures, and pharmacokinetic approaches for setting an occupational exposure standard for imethyl sulfate. Dr. Bogdanffy has recently participated in the Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment Review Board and is Associate Editor of Toxicological Sciences as well as serving on the Editorial Board of Inhalation Toxicology.

Dr. Bogdanffy serves on many national and international expert and advisory committees and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He frequently serves as an expert speaker at conferences and workshops.

Dr. Cory-Slechta and Dr. Bogdanffy

The Robert A. Scala Award and Lectureship

The Scala Award and Lectureship is named for Robert A. Scala, former director of the Research and Environmental Health Division at Exxon Corp. Dr. Scala, who is well known for his work on the toxicity of gasoline components and chemical mixtures, is a past president of the Society of Toxicology and chair or member of a wide range of committees for the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the National Toxicology Program. Dr. Scala has actively supported academic toxicology as a faculty member of the Institute of Environmental Medicine at New York University, the Medical College of Virginia, and the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology at Rutgers and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For all who have been fortunate to work with him, Dr. Scala has served as a role model. Particularly notable has been his fierce integrity in upholding the finest traditions of the discipline. The goal of this annual award and lectureship is to honor the work of exceptional toxicologists in industry and to promote continued outstanding scientific contributions by industrial organizations. The award is presented annually by EOHSI and the awardee and the date of the ceremony are announced at the annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology.

Dr. Scala and Dr. Bogdanffy (TOP)