|06.07.12 - Trudeau Institute Welcomes Adirondack Visionary Betsy Lowe to its Board of Trustees
Saranac Lake, N.Y. June 7, 2012 —Lake Placid resident Elizabeth M. Lowe has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Trudeau Institute. Founder and former managing director of the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks/The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, Lowe most recently served as Region 5 Director of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Ray Brook, rounding out a 24-year career with DEC.
“We are delighted that Betsy Lowe has agreed to join our board,” said Trudeau Chairman Benjamin Brewster. “Betsy is a well-known and admired visionary in the region. Her extensive experience with the Wild Center, from its very inception to its place today as one of the region’s treasures, will be of tremendous benefit to the Trudeau Institute as we plan our future here in Saranac Lake,” he continued.
Lowe has family ties to the Adirondacks dating back a century. She has spent her career working for environmental and community development organizations, which led to her idea to create a natural history museum in the Adirondacks. Lowe also serves on the boards of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, Lake Placid North Elba Historic Society and The Wild Center and serves as an advisor to the Adirondack Park Institute. She formerly served on the board of the Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce and the executive committee of the New York State Biodiversity Research Institute, among others. She has received numerous local, regional and national awards and recognition for her work on the Natural History Museum. Lowe earned a B.A. at Skidmore College with a double major in biology and music and a master’s degree in regional planning from Cornell University.
“I am honored to serve on the board of this important institution,” stated Lowe. “The Trudeau Institute plays a valuable role in the region from a variety of standpoints, as well as being important worldwide with its immunological research. I look forward to the possibilities ahead for the Institute to evolve and contribute to important scientific research and discovery in the future.”
About the Trudeau Institute
The Trudeau Institute is a nonprofit biomedical research center founded in 1884 by Dr. E.L. Trudeau. The Institute's fundamental research on immunity fosters the development of vaccines, treatments and cures for many life-threatening diseases, including cancer, tuberculosis and influenza. The Institute is supported by federal and state grants and contributions from individuals, private foundations and corporations. For further information, go to www.trudeauinstitute.org.