Rall Medal Awarded to David Eaton, PhD, DABT, FATS

The College of Pharmacy is pleased to recognize David Eaton, PhD, DABT, FATS, adjunct professor of pharmacology and toxicology, for his reception of the David Rall Medal from the National Academy of Medicine. This award is given to a member of the Academy who has demonstrated distinguished leadership as chair of a study committee or other such activity, showing a commitment substantially above and beyond the usual expectations.

Dr. Eaton is a leader in the fields of environmental health research and policy. Beginning with his participation on the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (1996-1999), he has chaired three consensus study committees, been a member of five others, and served as reviewer and review coordinator of several other projects. Under his leadership, the Committee on the Review of the Health Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems authored an impactful report in 2018 on the public health consequences of e-cigarettes that is still cited widely today.

“Never in the history of the United States–indeed the world–has the importance of biomedical sciences to public health and medicine been greater than it is today,” says Dr. Eaton. “The National Academy of Medicine continues to be the champion of the use of sound science in medicine and public health, and I'm both proud and humbled to have been recognized for my efforts.”

Congratulations to Dr. Eaton!