Defending Science News

SKAPP & GW Welcome Dr. Susan Wood

9/6/06: SKAPP is delighted to welcome its newest staff member: Dr. Susan Wood, who drew national attention to the issue of science being disregarded in public health decisions in 2005 when she resigned from her post as the FDA's Director of the Office of Women’s Health and Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health.

David Michaels Speaks at ISEE Meeting on Data Re-analysis

9/4/06: SKAPP Director David Michaels delivered a presentation, “Data Re-Analysis: A Tool for Manufacturing Uncertainty,” at the annual meeting of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology in Paris, France.

Celeste Monforton Critiques OIRA Nominee’s Approach to Science

8/24/06: In an op-ed published in the Louisville Courier-Journal, SKAPP researcher Celeste Monforton examines the approach toward science evident in an article by Susan Dudley, President Bush’s nominee to head the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs.

Scientists Urge Labor Secretary to Protect Workers from Diacetyl

7/26/06: Scientists and unions urged Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to take action to protect workers from the artificial butter flavoring chemical diacetyl, which has been linked to debilitating lung illness.

Editorial on the Erosion of Public Health Science Integrity

5/19/06: Two SKAPP Planning Committee members, Richard Clapp and Polly Hoppin, co-authored "Erosion of the integrity of public health science in the USA" in the June 2006 issue of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Rescuing Science from Politics

The new book Rescuing Science from Politics: Regulation and the Distortion of Scientific Research includes a chapter by David Michaels entitled “Politicizing Peer Review: The Scientific Perspective.”

SKAPP Exposes Chromium Data Manipulation

2/28/06: David Michaels and Celeste Monforton of SKAPP, along with Peter Lurie of Public Citizen, made the news from Washington, DC to Los Angeles with a report on the chromium industry’s attempt to suppress results of research on its products’ hazards during OSHA rulemaking.

David Michaels Wins Award for Scientific Freedom & Responsibility

2/15/06: SKAPP Director David Michaels received the prestigious Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Special AJPH Supplement Explores Industry Challenges to Science

7/20/05: SKAPP Director David Michaels guest edited the American Journal of Public Health Supplement entitled “How Challenges from Industry Undermine Scientific Evidence and Public Health Protections.”

"Doubt is Their Product"

The Art of 'Manufacturing Uncertainty' Op-Ed by David Michaels, Los Angeles Times, June 24, 2005.