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Mount Alumna Presents at ParaMount Perspectives Speaker Series

4/21/2015

Joanne Zurlo ’74 presents, “The Challenge of Sharing Our World: Animals and Humans Together”

Riverdale, N.Y. – A biochemist from Johns Hopkins University will speak on animal welfare and testing in a presentation called, “The Challenge of Sharing Our World: Animals and Humans Together” at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

The College’s acclaimed ParaMount Perspectives Speaker Series will feature Mount alumna Joanne Zurlo ’74, Ph.D., Director of Science Strategy at Johns Hopkins University, who will offer her lecture this Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4 p.m. in Science Hall, Room 101.

Dr. Zurlo received a B.S. in Biology from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Basic Medical Sciences from New York University with concentrations in biochemistry and chemical carcinogenesis.

Dr. Zurlo is currently the Director of Science Strategy at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT). She is a member of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AAAS), the American Association for Cancer Research, and the Society of Toxicology (SOT). She currently serves on the Board of the Scientists Center for Animal Welfare and the William and Charlotte Parks Foundation for Animal Welfare. Dr. Zurlo has authored more than 50 publications, and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, the online publication The Enrichment Record, and was named the North American Editor for ALTEX (Alternatives to Animal Experimentation).

The ParaMount Perspectives Speaker Series connects students with today’s thought leaders, allowing them to gain industry knowledge and unique career insights firsthand. For more information, please visit ParaMount Perspectives.

About The Oxley Career Education Program
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About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.