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2014 Graduate Student Award Recipients Named by the SOT Awards Committee

By Raul Suarez posted 02-26-2014 14:14

  

Colgate-Palmolive Awards for Student Training in Alternative Methods

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The SOT Awards Committee has selected graduate student award recipients to be recognized at the SOT 53rd Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Laura E. Armstrong (pictured at left), University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island and Christin M. Grabinksi (pictured at right), US Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, Ohio named the 2014 recipients of the Colgate-Palmolive Awards for Student Training in Alternative Methods.

The purpose of the Colgate-Palmolive Awards for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods is to enhance graduate student research training using in vitro methods or alternative techniques to reduce, replace, or refine use of animals in toxicological research. The training may include, but is not limited to, use of in vitro and ex vivo procedures, nonmammalian animal models, computer modeling, and structure-activity relationships, and is intended to help toxicology graduate students enhance their thesis or dissertation research.

Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies

The SOT Awards Committee has named Dilshan S. Harischandra as the 2014 recipient of the Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies. Mr. Harischandra, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa will work on his project “Role of the Environmental Neurotoxicant Manganese in Cell–to–Cell Transmission on α-Synuclein in Parkinson’s Disease.

The Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies is presented to either a third-year (or later) graduate student or a postdoctoral trainee. The funding is intended to support mode-of-action research aimed at characterizing dose-dependent effects of xenobiotics on mammalian systems in such a way that the causal sequence of key events underlying toxicity is elucidated. The work should permit a quantitative basis for extrapolation of the results from animal bioassays or animal models (in silico, in vitro) to humans at relevant human doses. The award consists of $15,000 in fellowship funds as well as travel to the SOT Annual Meeting to accept the award and travel to a Syngenta site to present the results.

SOT Graduate Student Travel Support

This year 70 graduate students will receive Graduate Student Travel Support to attend the Society of Toxicology 53rd Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. SOT Graduate Student Travel Support is provided, in part, with generous contributions from Battelle Foundation and Burroughs Wellcome Fund.The complete list of graduate students receiving these awards will be available in the Historical Awards Listing on the SOT website following the Annual Meeting.

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Access more information on these and other SOT Awards on the Awards and Fellowships section of the SOT website by selecting  the award criteria for the awards in which you are interested (i.e., Endowment Fund Awards, for Graduate Students, for Postdoctoral Fellows, for Scientists, for Undergraduate Students, and their Advisors, etc.). You also may select a specific award from the complete award listing from the drop-down menu on the SOT Awards and Fellowships page. Please note while most SOT Awards have an annual application deadline of October 9, many awards, especially those offered by SOT Regional Chapters, Special Interest Groups, and Specialty Sections, have deadlines throughout the calendar year. SOT offers more than 160 awards annually via all our programs. Every graduate student presenting at the SOT Annual Meeting is encouraged to apply for Graduate Student Travel Support and all are welcome to submit applications for the Colgate-Palmolive Awards for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods.

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