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Postdoctoral members, on behalf of SOT, I would like to recognize you and the entire Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) as we celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The SOT postdoctoral community provides valuable scientific perspectives that contribute to the advancement of toxicology. I am proud of our postdoctoral community, which enhances the Society through expertise, enthusiasm, and engagement brought by the nearly 500 postdoctoral scholars within the Society. I hope you are taking advantage of the activities and events organized by the PDA. The PDA is designed to support and meet the needs of our postdoctoral community, including providing opportunities ...
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2018–2019 Best Postdoctoral Publication Award recipients (from left to right) : Drs. Haixia Yang, Brita Kilburg-Basnyat, Samantha Snow, and 2019 PDA Board Vice Chair Melanie Abongwa Every year, the Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) not only proudly acknowledges the contributions of our postdoctoral scholars to the science of toxicology, but also recognizes the outstanding toxicological research published by SOT Postdoctoral members through the Best Postdoctoral Publication Award . The PDA is pleased to announce the availability of the 2022 Best Postdoctoral Publication Award, recognizing outstanding postdoctoral researchers who have recently published ...
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The Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT) was founded in 2004 and became an SOT Special Interest Group in 2006. The main goals of HOT are to contribute to the dissemination of toxicological information and issues as they relate to Ibero-American communities and to promote the careers and education of Hispanic/Latin/Brazilian/Portuguese/Spanish toxicologists in the United States and the international Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking scientific communities. HOT also provides support to SOT on its outreach in global toxicology. To reach its goals, HOT organizes annual activities: Quarterly publication of the Toxenlaces newsletter, which includes ...
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This blog is being shared as part of a blog exchange between the Safety Pharmacology Society and SOT. The Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) would like to invite all SOT members to join us online October 4–8, 2021, for a full program on topics covering all areas of safety pharmacology, drug discovery, toxicology, and regulatory updates. Scientific Sessions on Toxicology Topics The SPS meeting includes a variety of sessions that may be of interest to SOT members, and all sessions will be available live and on-demand : A Clinician’s View of Safety Pharmacology Studies Keynote Seizure-Liability Session Role of Safety Pharmacologists in Consortia—Driving ...
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The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) is pleased with the tentative scientific program that has been announced for the SOT 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 27–31, 2022, in San Diego, California. SOT is excited to return to the traditional face-to-face meeting format, and we believe the 2022 scientific program being assembled is extremely timely and cutting edge, covering a broad span of topics. We invite you to review the tentatively accepted session titles on the SOT Annual Meeting website . Abstract submission is open now for the 2022 meeting. The deadline to submit is Friday, October 15, 2021, at 11:59 pm (EDT) , and the cost is $50. The 2022 ...
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Registration and abstract submissions are now open for FutureTox V: New Technologies to Evaluate Organ-Specific Effects of Drugs and Chemicals, taking place November 8–9, 2021, at the Friday Conference Center at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. FutureTox V will focus on issues of interest to regulatory and investigative toxicologists; discuss new technologies and strategies that are being used to improve, reduce, and/or replace animal testing (3Rs); and include presentations on computational analysis and artificial intelligence (AI). In this engaging two-day meeting, attendees will examine: What model systems are needed What models are ...
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On June 29, the first 24 recipients of the SOT Science Communications Training Award participated in a three-hour workshop led by instructors with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. The workshop was well received, and SOT is pleased to open the application for the next round of training awards. All SOT members are eligible for the award, with a minimum number of awards going to graduate and postdoc members. Applications are due by Sunday, September 26, at 11:59 pm (EDT) . If selected for the SOT Science Communications Training Award, you must attend a live, three-hour virtual training session on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 10:00 am ...
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SOT just completed a special election to fill a vacant Council position and is pleased to announce that Sue Marty, PhD, DABT, has joined the SOT Council as a Councilor. Thank you to the SOT voting members who participated in this special election. Sue Marty, PhD, DABT Sue Marty, PhD, DABT, has been elected to serve as an SOT Councilor for the 2021–2023 term. Dr. Marty joined the Dow Chemical Company in Toxicology and Environmental Research and Consulting (TERC) in 1997, working for many years in Dow’s toxicology laboratory and conducting studies in developmental and reproductive toxicology (DART), endocrine disruption, and neurotoxicology. Currently, Dr. ...
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The latest issue of Toxicological Sciences , Volume 183, Issue 1 , contains leading toxicological research, exploring nanotoxicology, neurotoxicology, immunotoxicology, and more. Of note, two review articles are published in the September edition of the journal. The issue opens with a Contemporary Review , which offers “expert analysis of important and emerging areas in the field of toxicology.” The latest Contemporary Review examines “ Analytical and Omics-Based Advances in the Study of Drug-Induced Liver Injury .” Another review article featured in this edition of ToxSci is “ A Systematic Review to Compare Chemical Hazard Predictions of the Zebrafish ...
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SOT is proud to offer support to outstanding graduate students to fund their travel to the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo . The application period for one such opportunity, Graduate Student Travel Support , is open now. Graduate students who will be PhD candidates in toxicology at the time of the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting—March 27–31, 2022—are eligible to apply for Graduate Student Travel Support to fund travel to the meeting in San Diego, California. The application deadline for this travel support is October 9, 2021, and interested students may apply via the SOT Annual Meeting website . Criteria To qualify for travel support, applicants must ...
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SOT members have the opportunity to encourage undergraduate student researchers that they have mentored to apply for the SOT Undergraduate Research Award . In addition to recognition, recipients of this award receive Annual Meeting travel support and participate in special activities during the meeting. Undergraduates whose abstracts have been accepted for the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting are eligible to apply. The deadline to submit an abstract and to submit an application for the SOT Undergraduate Research Award is October 15, 2021. Three students who recently received a similar award offer reflections on the impact of conducting undergraduate research, ...
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Faculty who teach undergraduates around the country are invited to participate in a periodic, free webinar series that will provide resources and instruction to help faculty integrate core principles of toxicology into various courses. The series will consist of seven 60-minute webinars held throughout the 2021–2022 academic year. While the series was developed to support the North Carolina Higher Education Faculty and Mentor Network, its content will benefit those teaching undergraduates in all states. Anyone teaching undergraduates or interested in undergraduate education is invited to participate. The series will open with two programs in September: ...
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SOT has learned that SOT Retired member Jacques Descotes, MD, PharmD, PhD, passed away on August 16. Dr. Descotes was a 30-year member of the Society. #InMemoriam #Communique:SOTNews #Members
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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 ...
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Looking for more educational programs and opportunities in toxicology for undergraduate students? The Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI) is welcoming award applications for several awards for undergraduates and undergraduate faculty, with an October 15, 2021 , deadline. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the opportunities featured in this blog. We also encourage faculty to share these valuable opportunities with their students and encourage them to apply. Program participants networking and visiting scientific posters during the 2018 Undergraduate Diversity Program. Undergraduate Diversity Program Student and Advisor ...
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The SOT Endowment Fund serves as a mechanism for supporting toxicologists and the science of toxicology now and into the future. To recognize their outstanding achievements, this year, more than 100 deserving undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and scientists across career levels received awards funded through the Endowment. Many award recipients noted the importance of these accolades in their development as investigators. “It is a great honor to receive an award at SOT and it further confirms my desire to pursue academic research,” says Hendrik Greve, BS, of the Indiana University School of Medicine and a 2021 recipient of the Toshio ...
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Among the many national SOT Awards recognizing investigators for a variety of accomplishments, two awards—the Merit Award and the Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award —honor outstanding toxicologists for lasting contributions to the broad field of toxicology. 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. Merit Award The Merit Award is presented to an SOT member to recognize distinguished contributions to toxicology throughout an entire career in areas such as research, teaching, ...
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As part of the SOT commitment to supporting diversity and inclusiveness, as well as to help promote dialogue and understanding, the Society presents this recurring blog series, dubbed “Making Connections.” This series contains summaries of articles, reports, and other resources that offer professional development insights and capture the state of the larger scientific community in relation to topics such as diversity, inclusion, support for early career researchers, and more. “Expanding American Sign Language’s Scientific Vocabulary” A C&EN article discusses the challenges deaf students face because of the limited scientific vocabulary in American ...
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Returning to an in-person event in 2022, the SOT 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo will take place March 27–31, 2022, in San Diego, California—and registration and housing for the event are now open! The Scientific Program and Continuing Education Committees have awarded tentative acceptance to 58 Scientific Sessions and 12 Continuing Education courses , with the full schedule to be announced in October 2021. In addition, we expect more than 250 exhibitors to share their latest services, products, and technology as part of the ToxExpo. We are looking forward to hosting our traditional social events—more than 100—during our fifth trip to San Diego. ...
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Each year, the Society honors outstanding researchers for their contributions to toxicology through the SOT Awards . Two such awards—the Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award and Public Communications Award —recognize toxicologists for their contributions to public awareness of toxicological issues. 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. Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award The Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award is presented annually to a member of the Society to recognize ...
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