Associate Director at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Tapped for Prestigious Post

Dr. Helmut Zarbl to Serve as Vice President of Society of Toxicology Carcinogenesis Specialty Section
March 10, 2010

New Brunswick, N.J.– The associate director for Public Health Science at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), Helmut Zarbl, PhD, ATS, who is a professor of toxicology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been named vice president of the Carcinogenesis Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology (SOT). CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

A resident of Franklin Township, Dr. Zarbl, who also is the director of the NIEHS Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease at the Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute (jointly administered by UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), will serve a one-year term followed by an additional one-year term as president of the organization.

Zarbl has done research focusing on toxicogenomics and functional genomics, carcinogenesis, chemoprevention and toxicology. He is the author or co-author of more than 70 scientific articles and publications.  He also is the chair of the SOT Disease Prevention Task Force.

The mission of the SOT is to advance the science of toxicology in order to create a safer and healthier world. The Carcinogenesis Specialty Section consists of SOT members who have a special interest in studying the processes by which cancer originates.  

About The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey ( is the state’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated to improving the detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer, and serving as an education resource for cancer prevention. CINJ’s physician-scientists engage in translational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice, quite literally bringing research to life.  To make a tax-deductible gift to support CINJ, call 732-235-8614 or visit CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

The CINJ Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides a mechanism to rapidly disseminate important discoveries into the community. Flagship Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Major Clinical Research Affiliate Hospitals: Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Hospital, Cooper University Hospital and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Affiliate Hospitals: Bayshore Community Hospital, CentraState Healthcare System, JFK Medical Center, Mountainside Hospital, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton (CINJ at Hamilton), Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Somerset Medical Center, Southern Ocean County Hospital, The University Hospital/UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School*, and University Medical Center at Princeton. *Academic Affiliate



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