Innovative Authors Sought for ToxMSDT Case Studies

By Mindy Reynolds posted 09-22-2022 14:40


We are renewing the call for toxicologists interested in contributing to the development of online learning resources in basic toxicology for undergraduates as part of the Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training (ToxMSDT) program. Currently, we are seeking those interested in authoring case studies.

During this multi-year project, teams will update the existing ToxMSDT modules and develop engaging case studies that creatively present content for exploration by the learner. Students selected to participate in the ToxMSDT program will use these materials, which also will be available for independent learners and formal and informal education.

Over a four-month period, a team of three toxicologists, including undergraduate educators and those interested in the education of undergraduates, will draft each case study on one of the topics listed in this blog. Each author will receive $1,500 and convey all rights to ToxMSDT, which renders the material available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. The case studies will correlate with specific ToxMSDT toxicology modules.

Please indicate your interest by completing this form by September 30, 2022.

Toxicology Case Study Topics (Module correlation)

  • Ethanol (Pathophysiology, Development and Reproductive

Toxicology, Biochemistry)

  • Arsenic (Pathophysiology, Genetic Toxicology)
  • Diethylstilbestrol (Genetic Toxicology)
  • Aflatoxin (Genetic Toxicology, Biochemistry)
  • Perfluorinated Chemicals (Development and Reproductive Toxicology)
  • Phthalates/Bisphenol (Development and Reproductive Toxicology)
  • PCBs (Development and Reproductive Toxicology)
  • Thalidomide (Regulatory Toxicology, Biochemistry)
  • Vaping (Regulatory Toxicology)

The ToxMSDT program is funded by a National Institutes of Health grant to the University of California Davis and five other partner institutions, including SOT. SOT is leading the e-learning tools development project.