Founder and President of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology
Rachel Carson Award Honoree
Diedre Imus is the Founder and President of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology® at Hackensack University Medical Center and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer.
She is author of the newest book in the Green This! series, Growing Up Green, Baby and Child Care. This New York Times bestseller is a practical family guide to raising children in an ever increasing toxic world;; and the 2007 New York Times bestseller, Green This! Volume 1: Greening Your Cleaning, offering a wealth of insights and expertise for protecting families from harmful chemicals. Ms. Imus is also author of The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys, another bestseller, and a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post.
She serves on the boards of several children's health organizations, including the National Autism Association, whose mission includes educating and empowering families affected by autism and other neurological disorders; Safe Minds, whose mission includes working to end the devastation to human health and function from early life exposures to man made sources of mercury and scientifically based funded research, increased awareness and advocacy; and SKIP of New York, which enables families of chronically ill and developmentally disabled children to care for them at home. Ms. Imus was honored with Audubon's Rachel Carson Award in 2007.
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