WHOI Waypoints: Farrington Receives Awards, Testifies


Vice President for Academic Pro-grams and and Dean John Farrington recently received two awards and testified before a congressional committee.

In April of last year, Farrington was selected by US Geological Survey colleagues as an “Ambassador for Science,” recognizing him “for leadership in promoting science and its use in sound decision making.”

Farrington chaired the National Research Council Committee on Risk Management Strategies for PCB-Contaminated Sediments, and he testified on the committee’s report in July before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

In September, Farrington was awarded the New England Aquarium’s David B. Stone Medal, which recognizes outstanding leaders in marine conservation and science throughout the world for “distinguished service to the environment and the community.”

Farrington has spent most of his career at WHOI, beginning with a 1971 postdoctoral appointment. His scholarly interests include organic geochemistry, biochemistry, and environmental quality issues.