Dr. Henry (Hank) Gardner currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Research at Colorado State University (CSU). His responsibilities at CSU include promoting interdisciplinary research in the university’s strategic areas of research excellence, promoting internal and external research partnerships, serving as the University patent officer and facilitating the interface between CSU and economic development and technology transfer activities. Prior to joining CSU in 2001, Hank served a brief period with a not for profit cancer research center in Denver after serving 25 years with the US Army Medical Department. His Army career included 11 years on active duty in the Medical Service Corps followed by 14 years as a Department of the Army civilian with the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. He was the founding Director of the US Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR) and he ended his Army career as the Scientific Director of USACEHR. Hank’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in environmental biology from the University of Montana, a Master of Science in Public Health in environmental health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a Doctor of Public Health in environmental health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. His awards include an Army ROTC undergraduate scholarship, an Army Graduate fellowship, a Kellogg doctoral fellowship, the NASA Space Shuttle Achievement awards (STS-1 and 3), military decorations including the Meritorious Service Medal and Expert Field Medical Badge and a number of Federal civilian awards to include the Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award.