January 17, 2012
John R. (Jack) Bend is a Distinguished University Professor in the Departments of Pathology; Physiology and Pharmacology; and Pediatrics in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario (UWO). He is also the co-director of a multi-disciplinary graduate program in Ecosystem Health and the former Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at UWO. Additionally, he works as an Associate Scientist at the Child Health Research Institute.
Dr. Bend is a member of the Food and Agriculture Organization-World Health Organization Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives; a member of the Ontario Pesticide Advisory Committee (advising the Ontario Ministry of the Environment); and a member of the Chemicals Management Plan Challenge Advisory Panel (advising Health Canada and Environment Canada). His research focuses on molecular toxicology, pharmacology, and environmental toxicology, including studies of aboriginal community health risks from environmental contaminant exposure.