Seeking Authors for Topics including PCBs, Ethanol, and Neurotoxicology for Online Undergraduate Learning Materials

By Mindy Reynolds posted 14 days ago


We are renewing the call for toxicologists to contribute to the development of online learning resources in five specific topics in basic toxicology for undergraduates as part of the Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training (ToxMSDT) program. 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.

We are seeking individuals interested in creating new modules to support already existing ToxMSDT modules, as well as case studies that will correlate with specific ToxMSDT toxicology modules. These resources will be published online for use by independent learners and as a support tool for educators.

Teams of three toxicologists, including undergraduate educators and those interested in the education of undergraduates, will draft the module or case study on one of the topics listed in this article, and we will consider expertise in the topic when formulating teams. We provide sample modules or case studies as well as detailed guidelines to the authors. Each author will receive a stipend and will convey all rights to ToxMSDT, which renders the material available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

We will begin forming new teams in June. Each team will have about a month to develop the content outline and then, once approved, another month to draft the module. We anticipate having final drafts for these five projects by August 2023.

Indicate your interest by completing this form by May 26, 2023, to be considered for the teams to be formed.

Module Topics

  • Neurotoxicology
  • Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology

Case Study Topics

  • PCBs
  • Ethanol
  • Pesticides

Please consider contributing to toxicology education in this way, and pass this along to colleagues who would be great authors.