Lovelace Biomedical Sr. Scientist Emeritus, Dr. Rogene Henderson, Receives the Society of Toxicology Merit Award

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Henderson has lived her life, and dedicated her career to toxicology research in a manner that likely surpasses most who enter the field. During her career, she chose Lovelace, knowing the reputation and history of the research at our laboratory facilities. Notably, in the field of inhalation toxicology. Now, fully retired, she has received the prestigious Merit Award from the Society of Toxicology.

Dr. Henderson, during her acclaimed career was a senior scientist in the Toxicology Division of the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Leading up to her career, she received her B.A. from Texas Christian University and her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Henderson is a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. She has served on many NRC committees, including the Committee on Epidemiology of Air Pollutants and the Committee on Biologic Markers. Dr. Henderson chaired the NRC’s Committee on Toxicology (COT) from 1992–1998. During that period, she also chaired COT’s Subcommittee on Pulmonary Toxicology, its Subcommittee on PELs for Military Jet Fuels, and its Subcommittee to Review the Army’s Toxicological Risk Assessment of Zinc-Cadmium Sulfide. Dr. Henderson has also served as a member of the NRC Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology.

Landing at Lovelace during the transitional phase where Lovelace had become famous for its work with NASA in respiratory research for astronauts, and was moving forward from also being a lab used for governmental research through the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and the Department of Energy (DOE). It was then that Dr. Henderson become a part of Lovelace’s phase as a renowned center for respiratory research under the name Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI), in its rich history.

“Lovelace was a great place to work” – Excerpt taken from Rogene and her twin sister’s memoir

Sund, R., & Henderson, R. (2018). Roberta and Rogene: The intrepid Faulkner twins from Texas. Fort Worth, TX: TCU Press.

Lovelace Biomedical would like to extend our congratulations to Dr. Henderson for this wonderful achievement and for her many years of dedicated, excellent research and scientific accomplishments, which lead the way to this much-deserved honor.

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Lovelace Biomedical is a contract research organization that conducts research to advance pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in their complex drug development studies from the preclinical stage, and on to clinical trials. For over 70 years, the organization has leveraged its multidisciplinary expertise in toxicology, gene therapy, neurological disorders, infectious disease, and medical countermeasures.

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