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We are pleased to announce the individuals selected as Hosts for the 2023 SOT Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program . Aaron Barchowsky, PhD, University of Pittsburgh The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health is in the School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Faculty and staff have been active SOT members for many decades. Currently, there are 26 primary faculty, 11 secondary faculty, 9 adjunct faculty, and 22 staff members. The department is multidisciplinary with expertise in environmental epidemiology and risk assessment, pulmonary toxicology, cardiovascular toxicology, carcinogenesis, epigenetics, air toxics, water ...
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One benefit of SOT membership is the opportunity to encourage the recognition of an outstanding individual who is not a member of the Society by nominating this individual for Honorary Membership! The Nominating Committee for Honorary Members invites SOT members to nominate candidates for Honorary Membership . Since 1962, the Society has recognized nonmembers who embody outstanding and sustained achievements in the field of toxicology and/or allied disciplines with Honorary Membership. Candidates are nominated by two Full or Associate members of the Society. Nominations should be accompanied by seconding letters and information regarding career achievements ...
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The SOT 62nd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in Nashville, taking place March 19-23, 2023, is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to learn more about toxicology and to present their research. SOT provides travel support to undergraduates through two programs. The application deadline for these two programs—Monday, October 17—is approaching. Students learn about toxicology during the Undergraduate Diversity Program. The Undergraduate Diversity Program Student Travel Award supports travel to the SOT Annual Meeting and participation in the three-day Undergraduate Diversity Program from March 18-20. Students who meet the minimum ...
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In the newly released October 2022 issue of Toxicological Sciences ( ToxSci ), the official SOT journal, a ToxPoint article discusses “ The Importance of Conventional Toxicological Metrics of Aerosol Characterization .” This article is free to read for nonsubscribers. Other featured research includes ToxSpotlight articles on a pharmacokinetic model for quantifying the mother-to-child transfer of environmental chemicals and on how febuxostat may increase the risk for cardiovascular events by dysregulating calcium dynamics: “ A Generic Pharmacokinetic Model for Quantifying Mother-to-Offspring Transfer of Lipophilic Persistent Environmental Chemicals ...
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A few in-person conferences and multiple virtual events are being hosted by SOT partners this October, while a few other partners have announced initiatives or programs that may be of interest to SOT members. AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference 2022 The theme for the 2022 conference is “The Human Right to Science and Freedom of Expression.” It will take place October 17–19, 2022, in a hybrid format with individuals attending virtually and in person at the AAAS headquarters in Washington, DC. View the conference’s website for more information >> US FDA NanoDay Symposium 2022 On Tuesday, October 11, the US Food and Drug ...
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Patrick Fleming continues the work begun on an SOT grant. I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maine (UMaine). UMaine is not only a PhD-granting research university but also an R15-eligible institution, which means there is a heavy emphasis on mentoring undergraduates in research. During summer 2022, undergraduate Patrick Fleming was generously supported by an SOT Undergraduate Faculty Research Grant administered by the Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Research and Education (FUTURE) Committee that provided wages for him while he investigated the eukaryotic toxicology of ...
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The deadline to nominate outstanding friends and colleagues for a 2023 SOT Award conferred by the SOT Awards Committee is less than two weeks away! Nominations are due October 9 for these awards: SOT Achievement Award —recognizes an SOT member who has made significant contributions to toxicology within 15 years of obtaining their highest earned degree 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 SOT Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award —recognizes an SOT member who has made substantial and seminal scientific contributions ...
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A few slots remain for a virtual science communications training workshop being held Friday, October 28, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (US EDT, UTC -4). The open slots will be filled through a first-come, first-served process, so submit your application now. This workshop will be led by expert faculty members from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and will involve hands-on, participatory learning, with all attendees engaged through web cameras. During the workshop, participants will learn how to: Develop strategies to connect with and understand an audience Set meaningful, realistic communication goals Design a message in a way that will help ...
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As an organization with members around the world, SOT recognizes that members of its community can be adversely affected at any time by various natural and manmade disasters, such as the recent typhoons in Asia and hurricanes and storms in the Atlantic Ocean to name a few. When these events occur, SOT leadership has heard stories of members taking action to help their friends, colleagues, and family members. SOT would like to honor these individuals who offer aid, as well as highlight ways that other members can help, by including these stories in the SOT Weekly Update that is distributed on Thursdays. To be clear, SOT does not intend to use these stories ...
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During my visit, I first met with several Oakwood biology faculty members and discussed their research and the possibilities of integrating toxicology research with their existing projects. I then presented at the weekly meeting of the Oakwood Biomedical Association, a scholarly organization that empowers undergraduates to achieve careers in science and health-related fields. I spoke to the 30 students and several faculty members in attendance about toxicology and its basic principles, what a career in toxicology might resemble, and SOT and the opportunities it offers to undergraduate students and faculty alike. I then spoke about my current PhD journey at the ...
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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 October and November 2022 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 Full member Samir Farid Abdel-Ghafar passed away on August 29, 2022. #Members #Communique:SOTNews #InMemoriam
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On behalf of the Society of Toxicology, I would like to recognize you, alongside each SOT Postdoctoral member, as we celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The SOT postdoc community provides diverse and valuable perspectives that contribute to the advancement of toxicology. I am proud of our 400 postdoctoral scholars whose prowess and engagement enhance the Society and provide immeasurable collective value within the scientific community. To me, you represent a highly skilled group of scientists who have more value within the scientific enterprise than you likely perceive. As part of your SOT membership, you also belong to the SOT Postdoctoral Assembly ...
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We are renewing the call for toxicologists interested in contributing to the development of online learning resources in basic toxicology for undergraduates as part of the Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training ( ToxMSDT ) program. Currently, we are seeking those interested in authoring case studies. During this multi-year project, teams will update the existing ToxMSDT modules and develop engaging case studies that creatively present content for exploration by the learner. Students selected to participate in the ToxMSDT program will use these materials, which also will be available for independent learners and formal and informal education. ...
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We know that undergraduate research in toxicology can be a life-changing experience for the student and valuable for the mentor, often propelling students to toxicology-related careers. SOT recognizes outstanding undergraduate research through the SOT Undergraduate Research Award . Consider the following from Dr. Jessica Hartman: 2022 SOT Undergraduate Research Award recipients, with the back row flanked by Council members Christine Curran on the left and Antonio Baines on the right. “The SOT Undergraduate Research Award has been an incredible part of my career. I first attended the SOT meeting in 2011 in Washington, DC, as a recipient of ...
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During the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, the Society piloted a new way to communicate with its members and those interested in the field of toxicology through the recording of InTOXicating Science Talks . I am pleased to announce that this program will continue in 2023, and all SOT members are invited to submit proposals for InTOXicating Science Talks ( watch last year’s talks ). These talks are conversational presentations (along the lines of certain branded talks that are a three-letter man’s name) that showcase the motivation and inspiration behind and importance of the work being conducted by SOT members. These will not be scientific presentations ...
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Later this month, the SOT Scientific Program Committee (SPC) will meet to finalize a majority of the scientific program for the SOT 62nd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo , a schedule that will be announced in mid-October. We believe the 2023 scientific program is both timely and cutting edge and will provide exciting opportunities for learning and collaborative discussion. As always, we need your contributions to fill open slots remaining in the scientific program! Abstract submission is open for the 2023 meeting, and you are invited to submit your latest research for consideration. The submission deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 11:59 PM (US EST, UTC ...
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Looking for additional educational programs and opportunities in toxicology for undergraduate students? The Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI) is welcoming applications for several awards pertaining to undergraduates and undergraduate faculty; these award applications are due October 17 . Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the valuable opportunities featured in this blog. We also urge faculty to share these opportunities with their students and apply themselves. Undergraduate Diversity Program Student and Advisor Travel Awards The Undergraduate Diversity Program Student Travel Awards and the Undergraduate Diversity Program ...
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SOT is coordinating a project to update online learning modules for the Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training Program (ToxMSDT). The E-Learning Oversight Committee, which I chair, is seeking specific images that have not been previously published and that the owner will license to ToxMSDT for educational purposes. Most materials included in the ToxMSDT modules are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License . Third parties can use items under this license for commercial or noncommercial educational purposes, provided the images are attributed to the original owner. Images requested include: Cell ...
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Shown attending the Student/Postdoc Mixer, Nicholas Santiago (left), Ferass Sammoura (center), and Alexander Rodichkin (right) all received the Graduate Student Travel Support Award, which helped alleviate their expenses attending the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. If you are an SOT Student member, the SOT Awards Committee can help fund your trip to Nashville, Tennessee, for the 2023 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 19–23, 2023. Graduate Student Travel Support is available for graduate students who meet these criteria: Membership in SOT or a pending application for membership submitted by the September 30 application deadline PhD ...
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