Council of Canadian Academies Appoints UMaine Professor

Contact: Professor Darrell W. Donahue, (207) 581-2728

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has selected University of Maine Chemical & Biological Engineering Professor Darrell W. Donahue to serve as an expert on a panel on Approaches to Animal Health Risk Assessment.

As a panelist, he will aid in the preparation of a report for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on the condition and comprehensiveness of risk assessment techniques used in animal health science, pertaining specifically to risks that may impact on human health.

The Council of Canadian Academies is a not-for-profit corporation with a mandate from the Government of Canada to provide independent, expert assessments of the science that is relevant to matters of significant public interest. The Council’s mission is to inform government decision-makers, and the public, of the underlying science and gaps in knowledge.  The CCA is equivalent to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences. Those appointed to CCA’s expert panels come from Canada and abroad.