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Is your answer, “Yes,” to any of these statements? I am attending the 2023 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. I like to write. I want to share scientific insights with the larger SOT community. If so, you should volunteer to be an SOT Reporter for the Society’s 62nd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo! The SOT Reporter program is an opportunity for SOT members—from Students to Retired and Emeritus members—to write about sessions, events, and activities in which they participate during the 2023 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. The role of an SOT Reporter is quite simple: you attend a meeting activity of your choice and then write a blog about your experience ...
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This blog is being shared as part of the collaborative relationship between SOT and EUROTOX. After four years, we are very pleased to finally host an in-person EUROTOX Congress again. For the first time in its almost 60-year history, the Congress will travel to Slovenia and will be hosted in one of the smallest European capitals, Ljubljana , which has become a very popular destination. The 57th Congress of the European Toxicologists & European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX 2023) will take place September 10–13, 2023, and is hosted by the Slovenian Society of Toxicology. Under the theme “ Toxicology—Multidisciplinary Science Leading to Safer ...
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The SOT Achievement Award recognizes an SOT member who has made significant contributions to toxicology within 15 years of obtaining their highest earned degree. John Daniel Clarke, PhD, has received the 2023 SOT Achievement Award in recognition of his research in precision medicine and environmental toxicology. Dr. Clarke received his PhD in molecular and cellular biology from Oregon State University in 2011 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Arizona. While in Arizona, he served as a member of the university’s Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center. Since 2016, Dr. Clarke has been ...
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The SOT Arnold J. Lehman Award recognizes an SOT member who has made a major contribution to risk assessment and/or the regulation of chemical agents, including pharmaceuticals. The contribution may have resulted from the application of sound scientific principles to regulation and/or from research activities that have significantly influenced the regulatory process. Elaine M. Faustman, PhD, has been awarded the 2023 SOT Arnold J. Lehman Award for her contributions to regulatory toxicology and toxicological risk assessment that have had a global impact during her nearly 50 years in the field. After obtaining her PhD from Michigan State University, ...
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The SOT Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award recognizes an SOT member for contributions made to the advancement of toxicological science through the development and application of methods that replace, refine, or reduce the need for experimental animals. This award recognizes outstanding/ significant contributions made by SOT members to the scientifically sound and responsible use of animals in research. This award also serves to recognize member contributions to the public awareness of the importance of animals in toxicology research. The achievement recognized may be either a seminal piece of work or a long-term contribution to toxicological science and animal ...
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The SOT Founders Award (for Outstanding Leadership in Toxicology), sponsored by the SOT Endowment Fund, recognizes a Full, Emeritus, or Retired Full member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in fostering the role of toxicological sciences in safety decision-making through the development and/or application of state-of-the-art approaches that elucidate, with a high degree of confidence, the distinctions for humans between safe and unsafe levels of exposures to chemical and physical agents. Jon C. Cook, PhD, DABT, ATS, is the recipient of the 2023 SOT Founders Award (for Outstanding Leadership in Toxicology) in recognition of his career in ...
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This blog is co-authored by 2022–2023 SOT President Michael Aschner, PhD, ATS Over the last 50+ years, the SOT Awards have honored visionary toxicologists, exemplary early career scientists, and outstanding postdocs and students. That tradition continues this year as we recognize individuals who have and are advancing the field of toxicology in extraordinary ways. Among the accomplishments of this year’s awardees are discoveries related to xenobiotic transporters, the mechanisms of misfolded protein propagation, hemangiosarcomas, the role of oxidative stress and redox signaling in gene transcription in tobacco-related pulmonary diseases, the mode of ...
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This blog is being shared as part of a blog exchange between the British Toxicology Society (BTS) and SOT. Prof. Brian Lake is the BTS President. The 2023 British Toxicology Society (BTS) Annual Congress will be held at the Park Regis Hotel, Birmingham, United Kingdom, April 17–19, 2023. The Congress this year has a rich and varied scientific program, representing the breadth of interests of our membership, supported by workshops and networking events. The Continuing Education program, which precedes the main Congress, will discuss the future of regulatory toxicology across a variety of sectors including food, drugs, agrochemicals, and chemicals.The ...
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Grab your moment of fame! SOT is gearing up for the annual Tox ShowDown, the toxicological quiz game par excellence where members test wits against members during the 2023 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo . Volunteer as a contestant NOW! We only need a few more contestants and alternates to assist with the ShowDown , so it’s your last chance to be a part of the fun that will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in Nashville, Tennessee! Participating in the Showdown is way less pressure than your average doctoral defense, slightly less dangerous than locking yourself in a walk-in freezer, and definitely equivalent to winning a Nobel Prize. ...
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SOT Committees, 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 in January and February 2023 are listed in this blog. Please consider applying for these awards, nominating individuals you deem worthy for these awards, and informing a qualified student, postdoctoral scholar, or colleague about these awards. For full information about each award, visit the “SOT Awards” web page on the SOT website, where you can search for a specific award by name. You also can search for awards ...
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The Society has learned that SOT Charter member Donald D. McCollister, BS, passed away on February 7, 2022. Members are encouraged to read Mr. McCollister’s obituary . #Communique:SOTNews #InMemoriam #Members
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This blog is being shared as part of a blog exchange between the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention and SOT. I am pleased to invite you to attend the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (BDRP) , June 24–28, 2023, at the Charleston Marriot in Charleston, South Carolina. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Improving Pregnancy Outcomes through Collaborative Research.” The Program Committee, chaired by Anthony M. DeLise, has put together an outstanding program around this theme. This year’s Keynote Lecture, “Protecting Mothers and Babies through Research: A Time for Change,” will be given by Christina ...
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The mission of the SOT Endowment Fund, in existence for more than 15 years, is to assist in advancing the science of toxicology by providing financial support for the Society’s programs. We enable this mission through the generous contributions of SOT members and their families and friends. The mission is realized by funding awards and other programs that achieve the Society’s strategic objectives. I am pleased to present the 2021–2022 SOT Annual Report that demonstrates the Endowment Fund’s continued support of trainees and other colleagues and the ways that we use the Endowment Fund to create lasting impact for and by SOT. The Endowment is investing in ...
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As a graduate student, the prospect of the “future career” can seem overwhelming. Trying to balance your classes, thesis, and research makes it challenging to find time to identify—and eventually apply for—future positions. With in-person conferences being somewhat infrequent, it is important to utilize all your resources to network effectively. See an interesting seminar at your university? Maybe an online training? Meet someone in passing at a lunch and learn? Follow the presenter, organization, or individual on LinkedIn! By establishing an online connection, LinkedIn allows you to keep track of professional relationships that can help you throughout your ...
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In this roundup of calls for expertise, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is looking for individuals to serve as peer reviewers on two draft documents while the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (US OSHA) needs nominations for an advisory committee. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) also is looking for feedback on a revision to its grant review framework US EPA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals The US EPA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) is seeking nominations for peer reviewers for two draft documents: “Draft Proposed Principles of Cumulative Risk Assessment Under the Toxic Substances Control Act” ...
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This month’s partner updates include a policy workshop opportunity for students, travel and other awards for upcoming meetings, and webinars on government rules and resources. Also, don’t forget to review the “Save the Dates” section for annual events and meetings that are taking place in 2023. AAAS The American Association for the Advancement of Science Office of Government Relations is hosting its 2023 Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop March 26–29, 2023, in Washington, DC. This program provides an opportunity for graduate students and upperclassmen undergraduates in science, mathematics, and engineering disciplines to learn ...
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Chidi Eze’s activities in the laboratory I had the privilege and honor of being a recipient of a 2022 SOT Graduate Intern Fellowship in Toxicology (GIFT) award administered by the SOT Education and Career Development Committee. This award, which is supported by the James Bond-Michele Medinsky Graduate Student Development Temporary Fund, granted me the opportunity to participate in an internship with the In Vitro Toxicology Unit in the Istituto Superiore di Sanitá Department of Food Safety, Nutrition and Veterinary Public Health in Rome, Italy. My Personal Objectives for the Fellowship The GIFT award enabled me to acquire experiences not normally ...
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Many of the webinars hosted by SOT Regional Chapters, Special Interest Groups, and Specialty Sections—collectively known as the SOT Component Groups—are recorded and added to the SOT Video Library so that SOT members and others can watch these valuable presentations at any time. In this blog, you will find a listing of all the recent webinars whose recordings were added to the SOT Video Library . 2022 Computational Toxicology Specialty Section Award Winner Presentations Watch Webinar Hosted by: SOT Computational Toxicology Specialty Section (CTSS) Speakers: CTSS Paper of the Year Award recipient Heather Ciallella, Rutgers, the State ...
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The SOT Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI) is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2023 Undergraduate Diversity Program (UDP) , March 18–20, 2023, in conjunction with the 62nd SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in Nashville, Tennessee. UDP is an award program that provides the opportunity for promising undergraduate science majors interested in research careers to learn about the breadth of toxicology, career opportunities in the field, and the requirements for graduate school. There are several volunteer roles open to SOT members: Mentor or Peer Mentor on a continuing basis for the UDP students Mentor or Peer Mentor for groups of undergraduates ...
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SOT and the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (US FDA/CFSAN) cordially invite you to join us for our January 19, 2023, colloquium , “Alternative Toxicological Approaches for Process-Formed Constituents in Food.” There is no charge for this webcast. The SOT FDA Colloquia are an update on toxicological science rather than a public forum for discussion of toxicology regulatory issues. The co-chairs of this session are Steven J. Hermansky, Pharm D, PhD, DABT, FDA CFSAN, and Paul Hanlon, PhD, DABT, Abbott Nutrition. Overview Compounds such as acrylamide, 4-MEI, furan, PAH, and 3-MCPD created during food processing including ...
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