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Before joining Colorado State University in 2006 as Senior Vice President for Research and Engagement, Bill Farland was the top-ranking scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency. He served as deputy assistant administrator for science in the EPA’s Office of Research and Development and directed the EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor, which serves as the authority on integrating sound science in regulatory decisions. He was named Agency acting Science Advisor in 2005. Farland’s 27-year federal career was characterized by a commitment to the development of national and international approaches to interdisciplinary research and testing and assessment of the fate and effects of environmental agents. He has been in the national spotlight on such topics as the environmental impacts of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast, assessment guidelines on cancer-causing chemicals, dioxin health effects, environmental tobacco smoke, mercury levels in fish and ecological damage from the Vietnam War. To speak with Farland, contact Emily Wilmsen at (970) 491-2336 or Emily.Wilmsen@colostate.edu.