Toxicology Program News

Thomas O. Brock, III, Ph.D., DABT, Former Director of Toxicology Program, Retires from Duke

Thomas O. Brock, III, Ph.D., DABT, the former director of the Duke Toxicology Program, is retiring after 29 years with Duke.

Tom graduated from The Virginia Military Institute with a B.S. in Biology in 1972. After four years of active military service, he attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he graduated in 1980 with a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Basic Medical Sciences. He completed post-doctoral studies in toxicology at The University of North Carolina School of Medicine and with the U.S. EPA Neurotoxicology Research Division.

Woodhall "Sandy" Stopford, M.D., MSPH, Founder of Duke Toxicology Program, Dies

Woodhall “Sandy” Stopford, M.D., MSPH, assistant professor of family medicine and community health, passed away on March 23 at the age of 77. Stopford was a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health for 46 years, most recently serving as senior consultant emeritus to the Duke Toxicology Program, which he founded.

Faculty Profile: Woodhall Stopford, M.D., MSPH

Woodhall “Sandy” Stopford, MD, MSPH, assistant professor, serves as senior consultant emeritus to the Duke Toxicology Program, and was director of the program from 1989 to 2013. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1969 and completed his master of science in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980.

Meet Toxicologist Chester Rodriguez, Ph.D., DABT, ERT

Chester Rodriguez, Ph.D., DABT, ERT, joined the Duke Toxicology Program in November. He earned his MS in chemistry from San Francisco State University in 1999, and his doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology from UCLA in 2005.

Meet Toxicologist David Walker, Ph.D.

David Walker, Ph.D., joined the Duke Toxicology Program in October. He earned his doctorate in toxicology and nutrition from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1993.