Anne Marie Api, PhD, RIFM Vice President, Human Health Science, Receives Toxicology Forum Award


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Woodcliff Lake, N. J. (January 10, 2018)—Anne Marie Api, Ph.D.,Vice President, Human Health Science, RIFM, is receiving the Philippe Shubik Distinguished Scientist Award from The Toxicology Forum. The global award, given annually, honors an individual who has had a long and productive career in the field of toxicology and has made significant and noteworthy contributions to the field. Conditions of the award include all aspects of traditional and regulatory toxicology and the support and mentoring of other toxicologists. The Philippe Shubik Distinguished Scientist Award is presented at the Winter Meeting of The Toxicology Forum held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 12:00 pm at the Hotel Monaco, in Washington, DC. Dr. Api will deliver a lecture following the award presentation. View the event photos.

Dr. Api joined RIFM in 1984 and directs the extensive Human Health Science Program—dermatotoxicology, repeated dose toxicity, reproduction, human exposure, respiratory, computational toxicology and safety assessments. She was a co-founder of the RIFM Database, a lead author of the Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) for Fragrance Ingredients that guides the fragrance industry global standards, and contributed her expertise to its successor the QRA2, which incorporates the Creme RIFM Aggregate Exposure Model. Dr. Api was the project leader for the Aggregate Exposure Model designed by Creme Global. The model provides the crucial real-life, aggregated fragrance material exposure data for the QRA2 and the RIFM Safety Assessments. She was one of the scientists that led RIFM into its non-animal approach in the early 2000s and she continues to drive RIFM in expanding its use of alternative methods and models. Dr. Api is a co-designer of the ground-breaking EDEN project that quantifies the true prevalence of contact allergy in the general population.

Dr Api received her Ph.D. from Aston University in Birmingham, England. Among her professional affiliations are the Society of Toxicology, American Academy of Dermatology, American Contact Dermatitis Society, Society of Investigative Dermatology, and the American Chemical Society. She served on the independent, scientific, peer-review panel organized by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM). She has authored more than one hundred scientific publications and presentations. During her career, she has mentored more than forty toxicology professionals.

RIFM is the international scientific authority for the safe use of fragrance materials. RIFM generates, evaluates, and distributes scientific data on the safe use of fragrance raw materials in personal and household care products. Through extensive research, testing, and constant monitoring of all scientific literature available, RIFM maintains its Database as the most comprehensive source, worldwide, of physical-chemical, toxicological and eco-toxicological data associated with known fragrance and flavor materials. RIFM’s scientific findings are evaluated by an independent Expert Panel—an international group of dermatologists, pathologists, toxicologists, reproduction, respiratory, and environmental scientists. The Expert Panel for Fragrance Safety evaluates the safety of fragrance ingredients under conditions of intended use and publishes its results in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The decisions of the Expert Panel regarding restrictions of use are published as IFRA Standards. For more information about RIFM, explore this website or e-mail