Dr. Clarissa Tatum and Dr. Mike Ogden Shine at Tobacco Science Research Conference
Posted on: Friday, November 13th, 2015
Emory & Henry had a large presence at this year’s Tobacco Science Research Conference, held from September 20-23 in Naples, FL. The Tobacco Science Research Conference is an annual conference which brings together scientists in the tobacco and vaping industries to share their research. The conference opens every year with a symposium on the first morning. This year, Clarissa Tatum (E&H ’05) served as the symposium chair. Clarissa was responsible for this year’s symposium, entitled “The Scientific Basis of harm Reduction and the Risk Continuum.” She, along with her committee, selected the symposium topic and speakers. Clarissa commenced the conference by providing opening remarks, introducing the invited symposium speakers, and chairing the concluding panel discussion.
The introductory symposium speaker was Mike Ogden (E&H ’80), the Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient for 2014. Mike’s talk, entitled “Historical, Current, and Future Persepctives of Harm Reduction in the Tobacco Industry” provided a historical perspective of the industry’s efforts in reducing the risks associated with tobacco products.
Additionally, Clarissa served as the chair of the Editorial Committee. She, along with the other committee members, reviewed the 114 submitted abstracts and set the technical program for the conference.
Clarissa is an Advanced Research Chemist at Eastman Chemical Company who graduated from E&H with her chemistry degree in ’05 before going to the University of Tennessee to pursue her PhD in chemistry. Mike is the Senior Director of Regulatory Oversight with RAI Services Company. He received his degree in chemistry from E&H in 1980 and then went to Virginia Tech to get his PhD.