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08/25/92

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Gibbs named director of Environmental Health and Safety

STANFORD -- Larry Gibbs, director of Yale's Office of University Safety, has been appointed Stanford University's new director of Environmental Health and Safety.

Gibbs will assume the post in mid to late October, succeeding Thomas McBride, who had served as director since 1989. McBride announced his resignation in April. He will teach this fall at Stanford's Washington, D.C., campus.

In announcing the appointment, Raymond Bacchetti, vice president for planning and management, said that Gibbs "looks forward to continuing the work begun by Tom to keep Stanford at the forefront of the complicated issues and regulations affecting the health and safety arena."

At Yale, Gibbs is responsible for the administration of radiation safety, biological safety, physical safety, environmental health and hazardous waste management programs. He supervises a staff of more than 50 technical and professional personnel.

He is an adjunct faculty member at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he teaches courses in industrial hygiene and environmental health and safety.

Before assuming his Yale post in June 1989, Gibbs was director of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at the University of Connecticut.

From 1983 to 1987, he served as the first director of Yale's Department of Chemical Health and Safety, a unit responsible for institutional chemical risk management.

Gibbs received his bachelor's degree in geology and physics from the State University of New York at Brockport. He earned a master's degree, with honors, in chemistry education from Boston University, and a master of public health degree in industrial hygiene from the University of Michigan.

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