Dr. Harry Salem, Chief Scientist
for Life Sciences, U.S. Army Edgewood Research, Development
and Engineering Center, was previously Chief of the Life
Sciences Department, and the Toxicology Division, Chemical
Research, Development and Engineering Center, Aberdeen
Proving Ground, MD. His research interests and experience
are in inhalation and general pharmacology and toxicology.
He has served on the editorial boards of several
professional journals and is currently a member of the
Editorial Board of the Journal of Inhalation Toxicology, and
the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Toxicology.
Dr. Salem has served as Associate Professor of Pharmacology
at the University of Pennsylvania, Adjunct Professor of
Environmental Health at Temple University and is currently
Adjunct Professor of Chemical Toxicology at Drexel
Dr. Salem was also employed by small and large industry in
pharmacology and toxicology. He has served and serves on
national and international committees and is Chairman of the
Technical Committee for the Inhalation Specialty Section of
the Society of Toxicology. His professional affiliations
include: American Association for the Advancement of
Science, American Chemical Society, American College of
Toxicology (Charter Member), American Conference of
Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Inc., American Society
of Clinical pharmacology and Therapeutics, American Society
for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Association
of Governmental Toxicologists where he served as President,
Chemical Corps Association Inc., European Society of
Toxicology, International Regulatory Pharmacology and
Toxicology, International Society on Toxinology, National
Capitol Area Chapter Society of Toxicology, where he
currently serves as President, Society of Toxicology and
Sigma Xi, where he also served as President.
He serves on the Steering Committee for the Society of
Comparative Ophthalmology, and is a Fellow of the New York
Academy of Sciences, the American College of Clinical
Pharmacology, and the Academy of Toxicological Sciences
where he served on the Professional Standards Evaluation
Board, and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
In 1989, Dr. Salem was awarded the Decoration for
Meritorious Civilian Service for his contributions to the
field of toxicology both nationally and internationally.
He has contributed many scientific papers and is the
co-author and co-editor of three volumes of the
International Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
on Antitussive Agents, the co-author of a book The
Biological and Environmental Chemistry of Chromium, the
editor of the textbook, Inhalation Toxicology and co-editor
of the book New Technologies and Concepts for Reducing Drug
Toxicities. Dr. Salem received the B.A. degree (1950) from
the University of Western Ontario in Canada, B.Sc. degree
(1953) in pharmacy from the University of Michigan, M.A.
(1955) and Ph.D. (1958) degrees in pharmacology from the
University of Toronto in Canada.