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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 University.

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.





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