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.
Effective May 1, 2020, Chester Rodriguez, Ph.D., DABT, ERT, assumed the role of director of the Duke Toxicology Program, succeeding Thomas O. Brock III, Ph.D., DABT.
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. He was director of the program from 1989 to 2013 and was a founding father of the department's Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.