February 23, 2007

Sloan Elected to American Society of Andrology Council

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Carol Sloan
Carol Sloan

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Carol Sloan, a research toxicologist at RTI International, has been elected to serve as a member of the executive council of the American Society of Andrology.

Sloan has been a member of the society for more than 25 years and is the first person without a medical or doctorate degree to be elected to the council.

"This is an esteemed position in an important society," said Rochelle Tyl, an RTI senior fellow and research toxicologist. "Through her research and teaching, and now as a member of the American Society of Andrology executive council, Carol continues to have a significant impact on reproductive health."

Sloan was elected to the 12-member council by the society's 775 international members and will serve a three-year term.

The American Society of Andrology fosters a multidisciplinary approach to the study of male reproduction, and includes members from all over the world whose specialties include male reproduction, endocrinology, urology, anatomy, gynecology/obstetrics, biochemistry, animal science, molecular and cell biology, and reproductive technologies.

At RTI, Sloan manages the laboratory of reproductive and endocrine toxicology and serves as a toxicology study director. Sloan is working on a variety of drug development projects including the development of male contraceptives as well as several studies evaluating the effects of chemical exposure on human reproduction.

Sloan also serves as a lecturer at Duke University, where she teaches a seminar course on human sexuality.

In addition to the American Society of Andrology, Sloan is a member of several other professional organizations including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Society for the Study of Reproduction, and North Carolina Toxicology Society.

Sloan earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology from Cornell University and a master's degree in physiology and biochemistry from Purdue University.