Skin Lightening Cream Contains Hidden Risks Cal EPA Appoints Solomon to Science Advisory Board

Spring 2012
Announced yesterday from the governors office. Though we will lose Gina Solomon’s official connection with the PEHSU she will still be able to do some education related work. A deputy secretary position is very high up in the administration and she reports directly to the secretary of California Environmental Protection Agency. Gina has been associate director of the PEHSU for the past 9 years and we are very proud of her.

Gina Solomon, 47, of San Francisco, has been appointed deputy secretary for science and health at the California Environmental Protection Agency. She has been a senior scientist for the Natural Resources Defense Council since 1996 and a clinical professor of health sciences at the University of California, San Francisco since 2011. She served as an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco since 2006 and as an assistant clinical professor of medicine from 1998 to 2006. Dr. Solomon has also served as the director of the occupational and environmental medicine residency program at the University of California, San Francisco since 2008 and as the associate director of the University of California Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit since 2003. Dr. Solomon has served on the Scientific Guidance Panel for the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program since 2007 and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board since 2011. She has also served on two committees for the National Academy of Sciences and on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Toxicology Program. Solomon earned a doctor of medicine degree from the Yale School of Medicine. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $144,996. Solomon is a Democrat.

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