SOT STEP Awardees Gain Experience for Career Paths


By James Luyendyk posted 07-10-2015 06:12


The Society of Toxicology (SOT) Graduate Education Subcommittee recently selected five students from a highly competitive pool of May applications for the Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP). Up to $1,000 is provided for a graduate student who has passed his or her requirements to advance to PhD candidacy and effectively demonstrates the value of the proposed experience in providing professional/scientific development that will enhance opportunities in their career path of choice, but are not provided within their academic program.   

Eric Ditzel                 Miao Li            Pamella Tijeria

             Eric Ditzel                                                 Miao Li                               Pamella Tijerina

Eric Ditzel of the University of Arizona and Miao Li of the University of Iowa were selected for their proposals to attend the TERA Dose Assessment Response Boot Camp that was held in June. Pamella Tijerina, New York University School of Medicine, will undertake CyTOF Mass Cytometer Training at the University of Rochester later this summer. 

Aseel Eid                 Thea Golden

                                                 Aseel Eid                               Thea Golden

Aseel Eid, University of Rhode Island, will travel in September to Bar Harbor, Maine, for the Short Course on System Genetics at Jackson Labs. Thea Golden from Rutgers University will learn New Methods in Reactive Oxygen Species Measurement at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford, England, this fall. 

There were three students funded in 2014, two earlier this year, and this group brings the total number of STEP recipients to ten. The Education Committee and Graduate Subcommittee thank SOT Council for providing this funding, which typifies the SOT commitment to enriching the experiences of graduate students to assure the future success and impact of toxicology.

SOT will fund STEP during the SOT 2015–2016 year, however, the next deadline for applications has not been announced. Contact Betty Eidemiller at SOT Headquarters with any questions.