For almost 35 years, Earle Holland was the senior science and medical communications officer at Ohio State University. As an assistant vice president for research communications there, he oversaw all communications involving areas of research risks, such as biosafety, radiation safety, research using lab animals or humans, fraud and misconduct in science and conflicts of interest. For more than two decades, he taught graduate courses in science writing and science communications and was a long-time columnist on science and medicine for both the Columbus (OH) Dispatch and the New York Times Syndicate. He has served on the board of both the National Association of Science Writers and the Society of Environmental Journalists, as well as several terms on the board of Americans for Medical Progress. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.