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Riviere, Jim (E.) 1953-

RIVIERE, Jim (E.) 1953-

PERSONAL: Born March 3, 1953, in New Bedford, MA; son of Raymond R. and Gertrude E. (Pelletier) Riviere; married Nancy Ann Monteiro (a professor), May 31, 1976; children: Christopher, Brian, Jessica. Education: Boston College, B.S., M.S., 1976; Purdue University, D.V.M., Ph.D., 1980.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, 4700 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27606. E-mail—[email protected] edu.

CAREER: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and director of Center for Chemical Toxicology Research and Phamacokinetics at College of Veterinary Medicine, 1981—. U.S. Department of Agriculture, cofounder and codirector of Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank; U.S. Food and Drug Administration, member of Science Board. Holder of five U.S. patents. Member of editorial board, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. Elected member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

MEMBER: Society of Toxicology (past president of Dermatotoxicology Specialty Section), American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, American Chemical Society, Academy of Toxicological Sciences.

AWARDS, HONORS: Ebert Prize, American Pharmaceutical Association, 1991; Harvey W. Wiley Medal, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 1997; O. Max Gardner Award, University of North Carolina System, 1999; research award, American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.


(With S. F. Sundlof and A. L. Craigmill) Handbook ofComparative Pharmacokinetics and Residues of Veterinary Antimicrobials, CRC Press (Boca Raton, FL), 1991.

(With S. F. Sundlof and A. L. Craigmill) Handbook ofComparative Pharmacokinetics and Residues of Veterinary Therapeutic Drugs, CRC Press (Boca Raton, FL), 1994.

(With S. F. Sundlof and A. L. Craigmill) Handbook ofComparative Veterinary Pharmacokinetics and Residues of Pesticides and Environmental Contaminants, CRC Press (Boca Raton, FL), 1995.

Comparative Pharmacokinetics: Principles, Techniques, and Applications, Iowa State University Press (Ames, IA), 1999.

Chemical Food Safety, Iowa State University Press (Ames, IA), 2002.

Contributor to books. Contributor of more than 350 articles to scientific journals and popular magazines, including Newsweek. Editor, Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Editing Biological Concepts and Techniques in Toxicology: An Integrated Approach, for Marcel Dekker (New York, NY); editing Dermal Absorption Models in Toxicology and Pharmacology, Taylor & Francis (London, England); Tabulation of FARAD Comparative and Veterinary Pharmacokinetic Data, with A. L. Craigmill and A. I. Webb, Iowa State University Press (Ames, IA); research on risk assessment of chemical mixtures, the pharmacokinetics of tissue residues, and the absorption of drugs and chemicals across skin.

SIDELIGHTS: Jim Riviere told CA: "My primary motivation for writing a general-interest book on food safety was to provide a perspective on technical analysis and chemical risks for the nontechnical reader. Society is too risk-aversive and, as a result, paradoxically people often expose themselves to greater risks by trying to avoid at all costs truly insignificant ones.

"I was watching a television news magazine in 1994 about pesticides and bioengineered food. This slick presentation sounded reasonable until I realized that the basic assumptions they were basing their warnings on were completely unfounded in fact. People were being told to avoid fruits and vegetables because of 'detectable' chemicals, when all scientific evidence has shown that eating a diet rich in these very same fruits and vegetables is the best bet for living longer and reducing the risk for cancer. I wrote a Newsweek essay on this, which led to my book.

"I escape to the beach with a computer and notes and write when the thoughts flow."



Riviere Consulting Web site, (September 28, 2004).

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