Vice Provost and Dean of Research
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Fac Svcs Mgr 1, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
BioFrank E. Gardner is the Fire Protection Systems Lead Technician at Stanford University Fire Marshal’s Office/EH&S. His responsibilities include supporting the Fire Extinguisher, Fire Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Programs.
Emergency Management Project Coordinator, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
Current Role at StanfordAt the Stanford University Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Melina and her colleagues work toward the vision of a disaster resilient university. Since March 2020, Melina has been supporting the Stanford Emergency Operations Center's (EOC) strategic response to COVID-19.
Prior to this role with Environmental Health & Safety, Melina worked at Stanford's Office of International Affairs (OIA), where she helped develop strategy and communications infrastructure to support Stanford faculty, staff, and students with their global research and education initiatives. At OIA, Melina also managed the start-up phase of Stanford's new research center in Korea (SCIGC). Melina is a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and holds a leadership role in the Community of Practice "Agile Stanford," which promotes Agile project management across campus.
Before coming to Stanford, Melina worked as an educational consultant in London (UK), supported international graduate students at Dartmouth College, and served as a desk officer at Germany's Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.
Melina holds a Ph.D. in American Studies (University of Hamburg) and an M.Phil. in International Relations (University of Cambridge). She has published two books as well as several peer-reviewed articles in two different academic disciplines (American Studies and Musicology).
Casual - Non-Exempt, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
BioStanford University Associate Vice Provost Emeritus. Served from 1992 to 2018 as Associate Vice-Provost for Environmental Health and Safety at Stanford University. Responsible for health, safety, and environmental risk management programs in addition to oversight of institutional emergency planning and risk communication. Stanford has over 2500 laboratories involved annually in over $700 million dollars of research activity ranging from basic sciences, particle physics and engineering to biomedical and human subjects clinical research. Major technical areas of oversight encompassed environmental health and safety programs including laboratory health and safety, radiation safety, chemical and biological safety, environmental compliance, fire safety, occupational safety and health, occupational medicine, safety training and risk communications, hazardous waste management, hazardous materials response and senior institutional responsibility for University emergency management. Additionally, EH&S supports the institutional missions of research and education by helping to ensure safe work and educational environments at Stanford. Larry is a member of the Stanford Board of Overseers for the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a DOE science center operated by Stanford. He has graduate degrees from Boston University in science education and from the University of Michigan in industrial hygiene and public health.
In addition to over 38 years of experience in academic, research and clinical institutions, he serves as a consultant for a variety of organizations. He has authored numerous publications and served as committee chair, association officer and board member in a number of international professional associations, including as 2008 Chairman of the ACGIH. Larry is a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and a Fellow of the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health and Safety. He Co-chaired the Risk Management and Control of Nanotechnology-Community of Research, part of a joint US NNI-EU Commission project and co-chaired a joint CalEPA/DTSC-NIOSH California higher education task force that developed and published the NanoToolKit, a health and safety guideline for academic research use and production of nanomaterials. In 2018, Mr. Gibbs received the UC Center for Laboratory Safety inaugural Safety Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual who has had national impact on improving laboratory safety for academic researchers.
James N Gilson
Sr. Safety Engineer, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
Staff, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
BioSafety and Risk Management Engineer Specializing in:
* Research technical safety and risk management.
* Electrical Safety in Research and Facilities.
* Energy Hazard Controls and Fail Safe Equipment Design.
* Risk Assessment of Research Equipment involved in Human Subject Studies.
* Facility Design Review focused on Risk Reduction and Safety Enhancement
* SOPs for Proprietary / Complex Research Equipment
* Safety and Risk Reduction Policy / Program Development / Implementation
* Technical / Complex Accident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis.
* Executive Management Risk and Safety Coaching.
* Safety Management Team Building, Facilitation and Mentorship
* Safety Training Development / Instruction