Dr. Harold Seifried is a member of the American Chemical Society Biological Chemistry Division; American College of Toxicology Industrial Toxicology Subcommittee; American Industrial Hygiene Association; Society of Toxicology; International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics; Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology since 1980; American Board of Industrial Hygiene, 1986-2004; and is certified in the Microscopic Examination of Asbestos. He has served in an advisory capacity to the USDA Irradiated Foods Program; NIEHS National Toxicology Program chemical selection committee; EPA Interagency Test Committee (elected Chair in 1998); and CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s REACH 2010. He served as ad hoc reviewer for The Lancet, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, FDA, NCI Divisions, National Science Foundation, and American Cancer Society Maryland chapter. He was selected Maryland Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist Quarter finalist; awarded Naval Reserve Officer Training Course; New York State Regents undergraduate and graduate scholarships; and NSF and NIH summer fellowships; and published more than 60 abstracts, book chapters, and journal articles.
Program memberships include: trans-NCI Extramural Awareness Group and Advisory Board; Working Group of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Tobacco Research Implementation plan; NCI Mouse Models of Human Cancers Consortium (lung cancer) implementation group; NCI Chemical Selection Working group (deputy chair); and Project Officer for mutagenesis testing resources and the NCI Chemical Carcinogen Reference Standards Repository, which contained over 1,300 chemical carcinogens, chemopreventive agents, chemical biomarkers (DNA and protein adducts), molecular epidemiology standards, and chemical metabolites unavailable elsewhere for distribution to researchers; and collaborated with Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge, and NASA. He earned a PhD in biochemistry, organic chemistry and genetics minor, from Cornell University, and BS in biology, mathematics and chemistry minors, from University of Rochester.