Award Programs Bring Scientists Worldwide to the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo

By James Luyendyk posted 03-02-2023 14:29


Traditionally, individuals from more than 40 countries have attended the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo each year. Among these individuals are scientists and scholars participating in special award programs.

SOT Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program

The Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program (GSSEP) aims to increase the global impact of toxicology on human health and safety by working to strengthen toxicology programs and capacity at universities throughout the world. The SOT Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program provides funding support for senior-level scientists from countries recognized as part of the SOT Global Economy Support Programs to visit senior-level scientists with an established toxicology program to gain insight into toxicology research programs. The host senior scientist returns the visit to offer further advice and guidance to the supported toxicology program.

In 2023, the Scholar-Host pairs are:

Motunrayo G. Akande, DVM, PhD, FCVSN
University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria

Aaron Barchowsky, PhD
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Carolina I. Ghanem, PhD
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

José E. Manautou, PhD, ATS
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

SOT/SOT Endowment Fund/IUTOX Travel Awards

These travel fellowships, administered by IUTOX and sponsored by SOT and the SOT Endowment Fund, are awarded to junior and senior scientists from countries where toxicology is underrepresented to assist with travel to attend the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.

The 2023 award recipients are:

Saira Amir, PhD
COMSATS University Islamabad,
Islamabad, Pakistan

Chaniphun Butryee, PhD
Mahidol University Institute of Nutrition, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Aziza Hussein Bakheit Adam, PhD
University of Khartoum Faculty of Public and Environmental Health, Khartoum, Sudan

Adeep Monger, MS
Bhutan Ministry of Health Royal Centre for
Disease Control, Wangchutaba, Serbithang, Bhutan

Gisela Laura Poletta, PhD
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)
and Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina