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A new SOT membership app—available now in the Apple App and Google Play stores—allows you to access SOT resources, such as the membership directory, blogs, and more without the need to go through the SOT or ToXchange websites. The new app is connected to your membership profile and the ToXchange online communities, discussions, libraries, and announcements, allowing you to interact with your friends and colleagues more quickly. Through the app, you can: Send direct messages to any SOT member Receive alerts when a Regional Chapter, Special Interest Group, Specialty Section, Committee, or other SOT group of which you are a member posts an announcement ...
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The SOT Awards honor toxicologists for their achievements in science but also for their contributions to the larger field of toxicology. Three national awards—the SOT Education Award , Undergraduate Educator Award , and Toxicologist Mentoring Award —specifically recognize distinguished educators and mentors for their contributions to leading future toxicologists. You are encouraged to nominate deserving educators and mentors for these awards to acknowledge their cutting-edge research 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. Education Award The ...
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SOT facilitates building global toxicology research capacity through the Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program (GSSEP). The deadline for Scholars to apply is August 31, 2021 . We encourage you to consider applying for a Scholar position and to pass this message along to others. This year the Host institutions were selected first, and the Scholar applicants can view the Host information on the GSSEP website . A video produced by the SOT Education and Career Development Committee provides a nice overview of updates to the program. Wafa Hassen from the High Institute of Biotechnology of Monastir in Tunisia was one of the 2016 Scholars and said, “GSSEP ...
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The first 24 recipients of the SOT Science Communication Training Award took part in a June 29 virtual workshop led by instructors with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. The workshop, titled “The Essentials,” provided awardees with “techniques and skills to help you communicate about your research in clear and vivid ways.” The attendees felt that the experience was worthwhile, although most wished it could have been longer and in person. The active participation and enthusiasm of the awardees is greatly appreciated, and we are reviewing their feedback to help inform future science communication training activities, including the second round of ...
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SOT has learned that former SOT Councilor Scott W. Burchiel, PhD, ATS, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Dr. Burchiel joined SOT in 1986, and in addition to his Council service from 2006 to 2008, he participated on multiple SOT Committees and as a leader for the Mountain West Regional Chapter and Immunotoxicology Specialty Section. For more information, please refer to a remembrance article from the University of New Mexico .
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The National Academies of Sciences is hosting a workshop from December 1 to December 3, 2021, addressing “ The Role of Companion Animals as Sentinels for Predicting Environmental Exposure Effects on Aging and Cancer Susceptibility in Humans .” Taking place at the Keck Center in Washington, DC, the event “will examine the potential role of companion animals as sentinels of relevant, shared environmental exposures that may affect human aging and cancer,” according to the workshop web page . The National Academies have issued a call for abstracts for a poster session that will be held in conjunction with the workshop. The call for posters specifies that the abstracts ...
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The national SOT Awards celebrate advancements in toxicology across career stages and subfields. Two national awards, the Arnold J. Lehman Award and the Founders Award (for Outstanding Leadership in Toxicology) , recognize toxicologists for their significant contributions to safety and risk assessment. You are encouraged to nominate deserving colleagues for these awards to acknowledge their cutting-edge research 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. Arnold J. Lehman Award The Arnold J. Lehman Award is presented to recognize an individual ...
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The July 2021 issue of the Society’s official journal, Toxicological Sciences , delivers the latest toxicology research in areas such as exposure to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, effects of ENDS vapors on amino acid metabolism, and more. Two Tox Spotlight articles are featured in the July issue of ToxSci : “ Carbon Nanotube Exposure Triggers a Cerebral Peptidomic Response: Barrier Compromise, Neuroinflammation, and a Hyperexcited State ” “ CarcSeq Measurement of Rat Mammary Cancer Driver Mutations and Relation to Spontaneous Mammary Neoplasia ” In addition to these articles, the issue also includes a free-to-read Contemporary Review ...
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SOT Supports the Continued Use of Human Fetal Tissue for Research An International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) –led coalition of more than 100 scientific, medical, and patient organizations and communities of which SOT is a member released a “Statement in Support of Research Using Human Fetal Tissue” on June 21, 2021 (note: the statement was updated on June 28, 2021, with additional signatories). The statement expresses support for “the continued use of human fetal tissue (HFT) in research because it is an indispensable biomedical research tool crucial for life-saving biomedical research.” The statement also explains how crucial HFT has been ...
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Each year, SOT Awards honor deserving toxicologists across the discipline for their work in toxicology. Two such SOT Awards—the Achievement Award and the Leading Edge in Basic Science Award —specifically recognize investigators for recent and significant contributions to the field. You are encouraged to nominate deserving colleagues for these awards to acknowledge their cutting-edge research 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. Achievement Award The Achievement Award is presented to an SOT member who, within 15 years since obtaining the ...
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SOT is pleased to partner with supporting companies to offer five Supported Awards that deliver grants and fellowships to deserving investigators to advance their research or enable training activities. The deadline to apply for all Supported Awards is October 9. All Supported Awards have their own eligibility requirements, so applicants should read the criteria for each award closely when preparing application materials. Please direct any questions regarding these awards to SOT Headquarters . Bristol Myers Squibb Supported Award This is the inaugural year of the Bristol Myers Squibb Graduate Student Research Training Award to Promote Diversity in ...
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For more than half a century, the SOT Awards Program has recognized outstanding scientists across career stages and disciplines for their contributions to the field, as well as funding critical toxicological research. I am pleased to announce that the 2022 SOT Awards Season officially opens today, July 1. You are encouraged to submit applications and nominations for SOT Awards through the October 9 deadline. The Society confers hundreds of awards throughout the year to support and honor distinguished toxicologists. As we plan for the SOT Annual Meeting in San Diego in March, we are especially looking forward to bestowing many of these honors in person during ...
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The Out Toxicologists and Allies (OTA) Special Interest Group was officially formed in 2019 with the vision to support the inclusion, promotion, retention, and professional development of individuals that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and related community members (LGBT+) in the field of toxicology. Although LGBT+ rights have expanded over the last 20 years, members of this community continue to face disproportionate biases and limitations in the professional and social world. In the United States alone, there currently remains no legal protections for discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in over 20 states. For ...
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Purpose Established in 2006, the SOT Endowment Fund aids toxicology and toxicologists through a series of funds that support SOT programs and members. Its mission is to assist in advancing the science of toxicology by providing financial support for the Society’s programs. Article Seventh of the SOT Bylaws establishes the Endowment Fund. Funds The Endowment Fund is composed of two types of funds: Mission Funds and Named Funds . Mission Funds support the Endowment’s vision to establish an increase in net worth of a set of Endowment Funds to aid in achieving the Society’s strategic objectives, including support of education, global activities, and strategic ...
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The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is seeking proposals for its 2023 Science Research Conferences series as well as for its 2021–2022 Catalyst Conferences. Science Research Conferences According to the FASEB website , Science Research Conferences “enable scientists, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to discuss scientific advances and share cutting-edge research through lectures, poster sessions, and informal discussions.” FASEB is planning for in-person conferences in 2023 and is inviting proposals from biomedical researchers in topics such as: Behavioral genetics and epidemiology Brain injury and ...
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Finding a compatible mentor for various aspects of life is critical for a successful professional career. At times, as undergraduates, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows, we get stuck in our day-to-day lives in the laboratory and forget to think about the next step. At these times, having a mentor outside the laboratory helps us gain perspective and move forward with our careers. The SOT Mentor Match program is an innovative approach for enabling students and trainees at different stages of their careers to find a mentor who is an expert in the field and/or career path they are pursuing or are considering in the future. I found out about the SOT Mentor ...
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I am pleased to share this announcement of the upcoming Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North American 42nd Annual Meeting. This message was authored by Tamar Schlekat, Scientific Affairs Manager, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The year 2020 marked a new era in scientific meetings at all scientific societies, including SOT. At the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the global pandemic propelled us to make some long-overdue changes to our meeting design, which had been locked into a comfortable template despite huge advancements in science communication methods. At SETAC, we are determined to build ...
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The entire first season of the SOT podcast, Adverse Reactions , is available now in all its toxicological glory on all the major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify . You can also listen to all episodes on the Adverse Reactions website . SOT members and resident “talks”-icologists Anne Chappelle and David Faulkner co-host the podcast, in which they explore the stories and lives of scientists by interviewing toxicologists and those in related fields. Beyond the science, season 1 explores diverse topics such as the intersection of public service, science, and policy-making; the importance of mentorship; and building trust in science. ...
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Patent Law Precedent by the Supreme Court A letter co-signed by SOT was sent to US President Joe Biden on June 8, 2021, that expressed “our opposition to legislation or regulatory action that would overturn established Supreme Court precedent and expand patent-eligible subject matter to encompass abstract ideas, laws of nature, or natural phenomena.” The letter, created by the American Civil Liberties Union and co-signed by 38 organizations, is in response to legislation proposed in 2019—the themes of which were revisited recently by select senators—that would “abrogate all case law establishing and interpreting this limitation on subject matter eligibility” ...
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Drinking water contaminants of emerging concern (DW CECs) are newly identified or re-emerging manufactured or naturally occurring physical, chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear materials that may cause adverse effects to human health or the environment and do not currently have a national primary drinking water regulation. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has issued a Request for Information that seeks input from nongovernmental entities (e.g., industry, academia, civil society), state and local governments, and other institutions with scientific and material interest in DW CECs research. Comments provided in response ...
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