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On behalf of the SOT Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA), I would like to thank everyone who participated in the this year’s National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Whether it was through SOT, the National Postdoctoral Association , or your institution, we hope that SOT postdocs and their colleagues nationwide had an opportunity to celebrate. You all deserve recognition for the work you do and the path you have chosen. If you haven’t had a chance to read the Fall 2020 Post-y or the article distributed in this week’s Communiqué blog in postdoc caregivers, I highly recommend these articles. Your fellow postdocs have written deeply personal reflections of their ...
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This message is to let you know that the 2021 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo will be held as a virtual event. Although we had hoped to be able to hold a traditional, in-person meeting in Orlando, Florida, it has become clear that this will not be feasible. Even if the vaccine trials underway are successful, mass immunization will not be possible by the time of the Annual Meeting. Under current circumstances, the SOT-designated space for Scientific Sessions within the Orange County Convention Center can accommodate a maximum of 2,500 attendees at a given time, but without six-foot distancing; with six-foot distancing, only 600 people can be accommodated. The ...
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Translational Impact Award The Translational Impact Award is presented to a scientist whose recent (last 10 years) outstanding clinical, environmental health, or translational research has improved human and/or public health in an area of toxicological concern. Scientists who are leaders in multidisciplinary team efforts that have contributed to alleviating toxicity-related health problems are particularly attractive candidates. The recipient of the 2021 Translational Impact Award will be recognized as part of the Virtual 60th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo . Making a Nomination The deadline to submit a nomination is October 9, 2020. Nominations ...
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Undergraduate Educator Award The Undergraduate Educator Award , sponsored by the SOT Endowment Fund and first bestowed during the SOT 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting, is presented to an SOT member who is distinguished by outstanding contributions to the teaching of undergraduate students in toxicology and toxicology-related areas and whose efforts support the Society’s strategic efforts to “build for the future of toxicology. The 2021 SOT Undergraduate Educator Award recipient will be honored as part of the Virtual 60th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo . Applying or Making a Nomination The deadline to submit a nomination or application is October 9, ...
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The authors of this article are Genoa Warner, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Reproductive Toxicology, Department of Comparative Bioscience, University of Illinois; Andrea Hindman, PhD, Science and Technology Policy Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; and Diane Garcia-Gonzales, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Environmental Health Sciences, University of California Los Angeles. Introduction Women are underrepresented as tenure-track and tenured professors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. 1 Although women earn about half of all doctoral degrees in STEM fields, representation drops significantly ...
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With the aid of modern video technology, SOT members are encouraged to conduct virtual ToxScholar visits this year to increase the understanding of toxicology among students. 2018 Domestic ToxScholar Outreach program The deadline for International ToxScholar applications is October 9. The Faculty United for Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee invites you to make arrangements with a faculty contact in a developing country to present toxicology lectures and provide perspectives on careers in toxicology to undergraduate and graduate students. With the letter from the faculty contact, submit a completed application, and ...
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In addition to SOT awards, fellowships, and Supported Awards with an October application/nomination deadline, the SOT Regional Chapters, Special Interest Groups, and Specialty Sections confer many awards throughout the year to recognize the achievements of toxicologists, particularly graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Awards with deadlines through November 30, 2020, are listed here. Please consider applying for any of these awards as appropriate, nominating individuals you feel are worthy, and/or informing a qualified student, postdoctoral scholar, or colleague about these awards. For full details and contact information for each award, visit the ...
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On behalf of the Society of Toxicology, I would like to recognize the Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) as we celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week , September 21–25, 2020. Created by the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), National Postdoc Appreciation Week recognizes postdocs and their accomplishments in research and scientific discovery. Please join me in recognizing the SOT Postdoctoral members, whose efforts are integral to the advancement of the Society and the discipline. SOT depends on a diversity of perspectives to continue advancing its mission and recognizes the value that postdoctoral scholars contribute to different areas of the Society. ...
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Toxicologist Mentoring Award A new award first bestowed in 2020, the Toxicologist Mentoring Award is presented to a member of SOT in recognition of their commitment to mentoring and whose advice and counsel have substantially enhanced the career development of toxicologists. The recipient of the 2021 Toxicologist Mentoring Award will be recognized during the 2021 Awards Ceremony as part of the SOT 60th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo . Making a Nomination The deadline to submit a nomination is October 9, 2020. Nominations for the Toxicologist Mentoring Award should include a brief bioparagraph describing the nominee’s current employment position and ...
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The September 2020 issue Toxicological Sciences — Volume 177, Issue 1 —is now available, featuring leading research in toxicology in the areas of biomarkers, environmental toxicology, and more. The September edition includes three Tox Spotlight articles: “ A Positive Feedback Loop Between c-Myc Upregulation, Glycolytic Shift, and Histone Acetylation Enhances Cancer Stem Cell-Like Property and Tumorigenicity of Cr(VI)-Transformed Cells ” “ Nonclinical Safety Assessment of AMG 553, an Investigational Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy for the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia ” “ Gut Microbiome Critically Impacts PCB-Induced Changes in Metabolic ...
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In August, the SOT Presidential Chain held focus group discussions with Black and Latinx members to discuss diversity and inclusion within the context of the Society and its activities and programs. The conversations were highly valuable and informative, and we look forward to continuing these discussions during a Society-wide Town Hall on September 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). If you would like to participate in this Town Hall, please register —all members are invited to attend. To share some of the insights gained from the focus group discussions, both groups felt that SOT was an organization in which people were valued for their science and not judged ...
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SOT is pleased to partner with the Colgate-Palmolive Company and Syngenta to continue to offer awards, grants, and fellowships that support the recipients in conducting research during the following year. The deadline to apply for each these “Supported Awards” is October 9, 2020, but the application criteria for each award differ, so please familiarize yourself with the individual requirements before applying. 2019 Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research recipient Dr. Hao Zhu (center), with Colgate representative Dr. Daniel Bagley and SOT Councilor Dr. Anthony Ndifor. The Supported Awards are outlined in this blog post, but for ...
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A Poster Session during the 2019 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. The SOT Abstract Submission System will open on September 15. We hope you will submit an abstract of your most recent research results for the 2021 SOT Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. In addition to submitting an abstract, you are encouraged to consider volunteering to serve as a Chair for the Poster or Platform Sessions that will be programmed. Poster Sessions On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, authors must display their posters on their assigned poster boards during ToxExpo hours, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Presenting authors will not be asked to stand by their posters all ...
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SOT congratulates our new members and those members who have upgraded their membership between March 2020 and August 2020! Since August, 98 members have upgraded their SOT membership and 222 new members have joined the Society, including 74 Full members, 36 Associate members, 20 Postdoctoral members, and 92 Graduate Student members. New members become part of the worldwide SOT network of more than 8,100 members from 70+ countries. Members from academic institutions, industry, government, and other scientific organizations are committed to the Society’s vision of creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science and increasing the impact of toxicology. ...
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Letter to Secretary Alex Azar, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) More than 70 organizations, including SOT, have signed a letter to Secretary Azar in which they expressed concern regarding a report by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Fetal Tissue Ethics Advisory Board that recommends blocking funding for all but one research proposal seeking to use human fetal tissue. The letter also calls for Secretary Azar to revoke the HHS policy restricting federal funding for biomedical research involving fetal tissue, stating that “human fetal tissue has unique and valuable properties that cannot be replaced by other research materials ...
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One of the more transformative Strategic Priorities in the current SOT Strategic Plan is to increase the Society’s influence through science communication (Strategic Priority C). In my final President’s Message last February , I provided an update on the communication activities connected with this priority, sharing that we had initiated outreach to a few groups in hopes of working together to connect with the SOT target audiences: legislators and educators. I am pleased to share an update on the significant progress that we have made with one of those groups. The North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR) has a long history of successful ...
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Public Communications Award First presented in 1994, the Public Communications Award recognizes an individual who has made a major contribution to broadening the general public’s awareness of toxicological issues, including public understanding of the role and importance of experimental animals in toxicological science, through any aspect of public communications. SOT is now accepting nominations for this prestigious accolade. The 2021 Public Communications Award recipient will be recognized during the 2021 Awards Ceremony as part of the SOT 60th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo . Making a Nomination The deadline to submit a nomination is October ...
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The “SOT Program Spotlight” series is aimed at increasing awareness of how SOT programs and activities are focused on addressing and/or supporting the Society’s guiding principles of (1) serving the needs of the scientific discipline and our members to enhance human, animal, and environmental health; (2) life-long learning and intellectual scientific stimulation; (3) diversity of representation in all activities of the Society; and (4) integrity. Central to the SOT guiding principle of life-long learning and intellectual scientific stimulation, the SOT Continuing Education (CE) Program offers on-demand and in-person educational offerings for scientists ...
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One of the objectives in the current SOT Strategic Plan is to “increase engagement using audience-specific communication technologies.” To that end, SOT has started using some new online marketing platforms to help amplify our messaging and increase awareness of the Society’s events and programs. You will likely see some of these efforts around the internet, but I wanted to directly provide you with some examples of these new campaigns. Google AdWords Through a nonprofit grant from Google, SOT is running AdWord campaigns as part of the Google search platform. AdWords is a system that Google uses that allows advertisers to bid on keywords that will allow ...
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The SOT Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce that 14 Continuing Education (CE) courses are scheduled as part of the 2021 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in Orlando, Florida. These courses cover an array of subject matters, from novel topics, such as sustainable toxicology, new approach methodologies, and microphysiological systems, to established content covering reproductive and developmental toxicology, immunotoxicology, and metals research. CE courses are intended to give participants an in-depth learning experience, and completion of CE courses can be applied toward professional certification around the world. You are invited to explore ...
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