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Richard W. Gilpin, PhD, Celebrated for Expertise in Microbiology and Public Health

Dr. Gilpin has accrued 50 years of professional experience

Dr. Gilpin is an American Biological Safety Association International registered and certified biological safety professional.

    BALTIMORE, MD, October 06, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Richard W. Gilpin, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all considered during the selection process.

Dr. Gilpin is the owner of Dr. Richard W Gilpin LLC, a consulting company that includes the GTS Legionella Water Testing Service. Having held this role since 1981, he bears a particular specialization in the study of Legionnaires' disease and indoor fungi. Likewise, over the course of his extensive career, his consulting includes all aspects of biosafety, legionella expert witness testimony, environmental microbiology, indoor air quality, laboratory & hospital safety, and research compliance in the areas of risk management, Institutional Biosafety Committees [IBCs], animal research, material transfer agreements, and biologics shipping. Dr. Gilpin served as assistant and associate professor and director of the medical school microbiology and immunology course at the Medical College of Pennsylvania [Drexel University School of Medicine], as assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and as adjunct professor of microbiology at University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he has taught courses on microbiology, biosafety, environmental health, and occupational medicine.

Dr. Gilpin is an American Biological Safety Association International registered and certified biological safety professional. Among his positions in the field, he served eleven years as the biosafety officer for Johns Hopkins Institutions. Since 1989 he directs a course initiated at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health entitled Control of Biohazards in the Research and Clinical Laboratory. Since 1995, he serves as a member of the NSF International Standard 49 Joint Committee on Biosafety Cabinetry. Additionally, he was employed as the senior administration compliance officer for the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute. A trusted voice in his field, he has contributed over 64 publications, including various book chapters and articles in journals and magazines. Dr. Gilpin was also the president of the Marple Township Environmental Advisory Board.

Well-regarded for his various accomplishments, Dr. Gilpin has been presented with many awards, including a Sigma Xi Student Research Award, a NIH NIGMS Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Department of Veteran Affairs Distinguished Service Award, an NSF International Certificate of Recognition, the American Society for Microbiology Fifty-Year Certificate of Appreciation, an ASHRAE Ten-Year Certificate of Appreciation, and a medical school Golden Apple Teaching Award. Likewise, he has been honored by the Marple Township Planning Commission and by the Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association as the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Awardee in recognition of his presidency and dedication to ChABSA and the broader biosafety community, amongst several other recognitions. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in microbiology from Wayne State University. Furthermore, Dr. Gilpin earned a Doctor of Philosophy in microbiology and public health from Michigan State University.

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