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EPA Appoints Dr. Grifo as new scientific integrity official.

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December 6, 2013 - As EPA's scientific integrity official, Dr. Francesca Grifo will be responsible for coordinating and carrying out EPA's scientific integrity policy and chairing standing EPA scientific integrity committee. EPA's Gina McCarthy praised Grifo's breath of experience and knowledge as complementary to implementing EPA's scientific integrity policy. Devoted to strengthening scientific integrity in government, Grifo has many years of experience in scientific research, academia, and science policy.

EPA Appoints New Scientific Integrity Official

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Ariel Rios Building
Washington, DC, 20460

Press release date: November 25, 2013

Washington, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has appointed Dr. Francesca Grifo as the agency’s new scientific integrity official. Dr. Grifo’s responsibilities in her new role include coordinating and carrying out EPA’s scientific integrity policy and chairing a standing EPA scientific integrity committee.

“Science is, and continues, to be the backbone of this agency and the integrity of our science is central to the identity and credibility of our work,” said Gina McCarthy, administrator for EPA. “Dr. Grifo brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to EPA that will help continue our work to implement the agency’s scientific integrity policy.”

Dr. Francesca Grifo has many years of experience in scientific research, academia, and science policy. She comes to EPA from the Union of Concerned Scientists and has devoted her career to strengthening scientific integrity in the government.

EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment depends upon the integrity of science. It is the agency’s key responsibility to conduct, utilize, and communicate scientific information with the highest degree of integrity, and transparency to the American public.

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