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Elizabeth Kreiser Weisburger was American chemist. Recipient Meritorious Service medal United States Public Health Service, 1973, Distinguished Service medal, 1985, Distinguished Service award American College Toxicology, 2010; Hillebrand prize Chemical Society Washington, 1981, Charles Gordon award, 1999, Community Service award, 2008.


Weisburger, Elizabeth Kreiser was born on April 9, 1924 in Greenlane, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Raymond Samuel and Amy Elizabeth (Snavely) Kreiser.


Bachelor of Science, Lebanon Valley College, 1944. Doctor of Science (honorary), Lebanon Valley College, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cincinnati, 1947.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Cincinnati, 1981.


Research associate University Cincinnati, 1947-1949. Colonel United States Public Health Service, 1951-1989. Postdoctoral fellow National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, 1949-1951, chemist, 1951-1973, chief carcinogen metabolism and toxicology branch, 1972-1975, chief Laboratory Carcinogen Metabolism, 1975-1981, assistant director chemical carcinogenesis, 1981-1989, retired.

Consultant in field; lecturer Foundation for Advanced Education in Sciences, Bethesda, 1980-1995. Adjunct professor American University, Washington, 1982-1983.


  • Other Work

    • Assistant editor-in-chief Journal National Cancer Institute, 1971-1987. Member editorial advisory board Chemical Health and Safety, 1994-1999, Journal Applied Toxicology, 1996-2006. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Trustee Lebanon Valley College, since 1970, president board trustees, 1985—1989. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (nominating committee 1978-1981), American Chemical Society (Garvan medal 1981, Tillmanns-Skolnick award division chemical health and safety 2001). Member American Association Cancer Research, Society Toxicology, American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Royal Society Chemistry, American Conference Governmental Industrial Hygienists (Herbert Stokinger award 1996, William Wagner award 2003), Graduate Women in Science (honorary), Iota Sigma Pi.


Married John H. Weisburger, April 7, 1947 (divorced May 1974). Children: William Raymond, Diane Susan, Andrew John.

Raymond Samuel Kreiser

Amy Elizabeth (Snavely) Kreiser

John H. Weisburger

William Raymond Weisburger

Diane Susan Weisburger

Andrew John Weisburger