Nominate Excellent Translational Scientists for 2022 SOT Awards

By Ilona Jaspers posted 08-19-2021 11:57


National SOT Awards recognize and support toxicologists and related scientists for their accomplishments. Two such awards—the Translational Impact Award and Translational/Bridging Travel Award—celebrate investigators for their contributions to translational research.

You are encouraged to nominate deserving colleagues for these accolades by the October 9 deadline. All SOT Awards have their own criteria, so be sure to read each award description closely when making your nomination.

Translational Impact Award

The Translational Impact Award is presented to a scientist whose recent (last 10 years) outstanding clinical, environmental health, or translational research has improved human and/or public health in an area of toxicological concern. Scientists who are leaders in multidisciplinary team efforts that have contributed to alleviating toxicity-related health problems are particularly attractive candidates.

The recipient of the 2022 Translational Impact Award will be invited to deliver the Translational Impact Award Lecture during the SOT 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in San Diego, California.


Translational/Bridging Travel Award

The Translational/Bridging Travel Award assists with travel to the SOT Annual Meeting. This award recognizes up to two mid- or senior-level scientists or clinicians with at least 10 years of postdoctoral research or clinical practice experience and who have an active research program or are currently active in the practice of clinical toxicology, medical toxicology, or disease prevention or in the application of translational toxicology. This award includes a complimentary registration for the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting.


Making a Nomination

Nominations for either award should include both a primary and a secondary letter of nomination from Full members of the Society that provide in layman’s terms an analysis of the nominee’s significant contributions to toxicology and how they apply to the award criteria. The strongest nomination packages include two letters that are distinct from one another to offer more detailed support of the candidate’s qualifications. Nomination packages that include very similar letters of nomination offer less information than those that include recommendations that are varied in content. Letters of nomination should be specific and descriptive while also maintaining a level of concision. The Awards Committee will review only the two letters required to complete the nomination; no additional letters will be considered.

Nominations also should include the nominee’s up-to-date CV. For national SOT Awards, such as the Translational Impact Award and Translational/Bridging Travel Award, the Awards Committee requires a standardized length for CVs included in nomination packages. CVs must be a maximum of 10 pages in length and should highlight the candidate’s most significant professional accomplishments as they relate to the criteria for the award. Awards Committee members are required to review only 10 pages of each CV; therefore, submitting a longer CV does not strengthen an award nomination.

For more information on making a nomination, please review the “Awards Review Process and FAQs” web page of the SOT website. Please direct any inquiries to SOT Headquarters.

These are opportunities to honor your colleagues for their outstanding accomplishments in bringing toxicology to the public space; you are encouraged to submit your nominations by October 9.

Please note that to ensure a diversity of nominees, there is a two-year grace period for national SOT Awards. Preference will be given to nominees who have not received one of the following SOT awards in the past two years: Achievement, Arnold J. Lehman, Distinguished Toxicology Scholar, Education, Enhancement of Animal Welfare, Founders, Leading Edge in Basic Science, Merit, Public Communications, Toxicologist Mentoring, Translational Impact, Translational/Bridging Travel, and Undergraduate Educator Awards.

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