Dr. Harold Seifried is a 50-year member of the American Chemical Society Biological Chemistry Division; along term member of American College of Toxicology; American Industrial Hygiene Association; The Society of Toxicology; International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics; Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology 1980- 2015; 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 programs. He has served as ad hoc reviewer for Surgeon General’s Report, The Lancet, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Nutrition and Cancer, FDA, NCI Divisions, National Science Foundation, and American Cancer Society Maryland chapter. He was selected for NIH 2014 Safety Always award, Maryland Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist Quarter finalist; was awarded 4-year Naval Reserve Officer Training Course full scholarship; New York State Regents undergraduate and graduate scholarships; Hoffman laRoche Institute Fellowship at NIH and undergraduate NSF and NIH summer fellowships; and has published more than 75 abstracts, book chapters, and journal articles.
Program memberships include: NCI Emergency Response Team; Walter Reed Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; 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 also has collaborated with Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge, and NASA. He has headed large asbestos and chemical analytical laboratories, forensic toxicology and NIH safety and emergency management programs, advised the FDA on setting up the Center for Tobacco Products during the design phase and taught biochemistry at NIH.
He earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry, — organic chemistry and genetics minor, from Cornell University, and B.S. in biology, — mathematics and chemistry minors, from the University of Rochester and has been the acting chief of the Nutritional Science Research Group in the Division of Cancer Prevention since 2012.