Congratulations to the 2022 SOT Award Recipients

By Ilona Jaspers posted 01-13-2022 15:07


Despite the myriad challenges that recent years have presented both professionally and personally, the toxicology community has continued to make outstanding contributions that propel the field forward and deserve recognition. For more than 50 years, the SOT Awards Program has celebrated the achievements of budding and seasoned toxicologists, and the Society is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 SOT Awards and honors.

This year’s awardees operate at the leading edge of toxicology, and their research has contributed to academia, government, and industry in areas such as new approach methodologies, cannabinoids, and the microbiome. In 2022, we recognize bright, early career researchers at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels whose work is already influencing the future of toxicology, as well as career toxicologists who paved the way.

This outstanding group of researchers will be recognized in person during the SOT 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in San Diego, California. We invite those of you who are attending the meeting on-site to join us for the 2022 SOT Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 27, from 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm. We look forward to the opportunity to congratulate our 2022 SOT Award recipients in person in San Diego in March and hope you will join us in these celebratory activities.

To view the citations of the award recipients, please consult the “2022 SOT Award Recipients” web page on the SOT website and the 2022 Awards Program PDF.

2022 SOT Awards

Honorary Membership

Lynn R. Goldman, MD

George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington, DC

Achievement Award

Julia Yue Cui, PhD, DABT

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Arnold J. Lehman Award

Jeffrey W. Fisher, PhD

ScitoVation, Durham, NC

Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award

Prakash Nagarkatti, PhD

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Education Award

Silvia Berlanga de Moraes Barros, PharmD, PhD

University of São Paulo School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, São Paulo, Brazil

Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award

Amy J. Clippinger, PhD

PETA Science Consortium International e.V., Norfolk, VA

Founders Award (for Outstanding Leadership in Toxicology)

Leigh Ann Burns Naas,

Magnolia Toxicology Consulting LLC, Traverse City, MI

Leading Edge in Basic Science Award

Urmila Kodavanti, PhD, DABT

US EPA/CPHEA, Research Triangle Park, NC

Merit Award

Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS

NIEHS/NTP, Research Triangle Park, NC

Toxicologist Mentoring Award

John P. Wise Sr., PhD

University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

Translational Impact Award

Tomás R. Guilarte, PhD

Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Miami, FL

Undergraduate Educator Award

Kristine Willett, PhD

University of Mississippi, University, MS

2022 Supported Awards

Bristol Myers Squibb Graduate Student Research Training Award to Promote Diversity in Toxicology

Aggie Williams, BA

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Project Title:
“Particulate Hexavalent Chromium Exposure Suppresses BCDX2 Complex Response in Human Lung Cells”

Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research

Anna Maria Cariboni, PhD

Università degli Studi di Milano Statale, Milan, Italy

Project Title:
“Exploring the Impact of Nanoplastics on Sexual Reproduction by Applying Tailored In Vitro Models of Developing and Maturing GnRH Neurons”

Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research

Almudena Veiga-Lopez, DVM, PhD

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Project Title:
“Novel 3-Dimensional Hepatic-Placental Tandem Organ-on-a-Chip: A Platform to Study Drug Effects during Gestational Hypoxia”

Colgate-Palmolive Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in In Vitro Toxicology

Itzy Morales Pantoja, PhD

Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), Baltimore, MD

Project Title:
In Vitro Microfluidic-3D MEA System to Enable Higher Biocomplexity of Human Brain Organoid Model for the Study of Neurodegeneration”

Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies

Elena Kozlova, AS, BS

University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA

Project Title:
“Maternal Transfer of Oxytocin and Thyroid-Disrupting Indoor Flame Retardants Affecting Offspring Social Brain”

Toxicological Sciences Paper of the Year Award

High-Throughput Transcriptomic Analysis
of Human Primary Hepatocyte Spheroids
Exposed to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
as a Platform for Relative Potency Characterization

Andrea Rowan-Carroll, Anthony Reardon, Karen Leingartner,
Remi Gagné, Andrew Williams, Matthew J. Meier, Byron Kuo,
Julie Bourdon-Lacombe, Ivy Moffat, Richard Carrier, Andy Nong,
Luigi Lorusso, Stephen S. Ferguson, Ella Atlas, and Carole Yauk.

2021. Toxicological Sciences 181, no. 2 (June): 199–214.

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