Norbert Kaminski named CRIS interim director

Norbert Kaminski was named interim director of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety at Michigan State University.

December 1, 2017 - Author: Eileen Gianiodis

Norbert Kaminski

Norbert Kaminski was named interim director of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) at Michigan State University (MSU). He replaces Michael Holsapple, who resigned in November. 

CRIS is a program for food and consumer product ingredient safety that broadly builds capability in ingredient safety-related research, training and risk communication. CRIS is an independent, academic, science-based center that serves as a reliable and unbiased source for information on the safe use of chemical ingredients in consumer packaged goods, including foods, beverages, cosmetics and household consumer products. 

“As we started CRIS several years ago, Norb’s leadership was essential, and we’re looking to him again to provide stability and a guiding hand while we search for a director,” said Doug Buhler, assistant vice president of research and graduate studies at MSU and director of AgBioResearch, the administrative home for CRIS. 

CRIS focuses on three major components of ingredient safety – research, risk communication and training. Those three areas remain focal points for the center, Buhler said. 

Kaminski is also director for the Institute for Integrative Toxicology at MSU. (Read More about Dr. Kaminski.)


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