It is with great sadness that I share with you the news of the passing of James L. Schardein.
James Schardein joined the Teratology Society in 1967. He spent his career with focus as a research scientist, beginning at Parke Davis in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a specialty in the area of new pharmaceutical drug safety, teratology and toxicology and moving into the drug research industry. Later, he served as an independent consultant on birth defects toxicology for numerous governmental regulatory bodies, law firms, pharmaceutical and chemical companies. James Schardein published five books in his field of study, and his research efforts culminated in the publication of over 120 abstracts, research manuscripts, reviews and book chapters. He was a world-wide expert in his field, lecturing globally.
James Schardein is survived by his wife Mary, three daughters, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. His obituary may be found here.