The American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Board of Directors approved the nomination of Dr. Stephen Reynolds as a Fellow of AIHA. Dr. Reynolds is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences. He will be honored during the President’s Reception at the American Industrial Hygiene Exposition and Conference in May.
“Only 5 percent of the AIHA membership can qualify for the Fellow Award, which is given to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene,” wrote Cathy Cole, AIHA President, in her award letter to Dr. Reynolds. “You can be proud that your accomplishments are recognized by your peers as outstanding contributions to the Association and to the profession.”
In 2001, Dr. Reynolds joined the faculty at Colorado State University and soon become Director of the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety. He also is Deputy Director at the Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center. His current work focuses on the relation of respiratory disease to organic dust and bioaeresols, as well as endotoxins from gram negative bacteria. He also is developing genetic studies to look at the human susceptibility side of exposures, a particularly important issue for those who are especially sensitive to endotoxin exposure.
“Dr. Reynolds is a leader in his field, and his colleagues and students have benefited greatly from his hard work and creativity in building a vibrant research and teaching program in industrial hygiene,” said Dr. Lance Perryman, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “We are very proud that he has been recognized by AIHA for his contributions to improving workplace health and safety.”
In addition to his roles at HICAHS and the Mountains and Plains ERC, Dr. Reynolds is a faculty affiliate with the Colorado School of Public Health. He also is Chair of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.