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U.S. and Russian Scientists Discuss Environment and Health Concerns of Nanotechnology
March 16, 2012

For Immediate Release

Six innovative Russian scientists are visiting San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC from March 10 through March 21, under the Open World Program – an exchange program designed to foster relationships between U.S. and Russian leaders in a variety of fields including science and technology. The event is co-sponsored by the Open World Leadership Center (an independent agency in the U.S. legislative branch) and the U.S. Department of State. While in San Francisco the group is attending the Society of Toxicology’s 51st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo and enjoying site visits to Lawrence Berkeley, Sandia, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. During their subsequent three-day visit to Washington, the delegation will meet with Members of Congress and their staff, U.S. officials at the Department of State and with scientists at the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. These meetings were identified by the 2011 U.S. Delegation to Russia on nanotechnology environmental health and safety and by the U.S. National Nanotechnology Coordination Office as a unique opportunity for scientists from both nations to engage in discussions about a challenging area of research¬ – nanotoxicology. Please contact Open World Public Affairs Officer Maura Shelden for more information or (202) 707-6197.