North Carolina Regional Chapter Annual Meeting Focuses on Environmental Sustainability


By Jamie DeWitt posted 11-07-2013 13:59


On Thursday, October 24, 2013, the North Carolina Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (NCSOT) hosted their annual fall meeting at the National Insitute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) campus in Research Triangle Park.The meeting was well attended with over 65 participants from government, industry, and academia. The meeting this year focused on some of North Carolina’s most prominent environmental science research related to toxicology, namely forest sustainability, costal preservation, and insect colony collapse disorder.

The title of this event was “From the Mountains to the Coast: Environmental Toxicology Research in NC” and featured Professors Brian D. v2NCSOT 2013 career panel.jpgKloeppel from Western Carolina University, Siddhartha Mitra from East Carolina University, and David Tarpy from North Carolina State University. In addition to these oral presentations, the NCSOT hosted its annual Career Panel luncheon (pictured on the left) where students and postdocs gathered in a Q&A session with five prominent area experts in the field of toxicology.

Additionally, as each year the NCSOT recognizes the achievements of its most productive postdoctoral fellows through the President’s Award for Research Competition (PARC), the 2013 PARC winners were announced: Yuanyuan Xu from NIEHS (1st place) and Samantha Snow and Yong Ho Kim, both from US Environmental Protection Agency, (tied 2nd place). Pictured below from left to right: Yong Ho Kim, Samantha Snow, and 2013–2014 NCSOT President Jamie Dewitt.v2NCSOT 2013 PARC winners.jpg

The meeting was made possible by the Regional Chapter funding that is awarded competitively by the Society of Toxicology for speaker travel and strategic activities and by IIT Research Institute. For more information, please contact Jamie Dewitt, NCSOT President.