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As is fitting for a year in which science communication has received much attention and scrutiny, I am excited to announce that the 2021 Opening Plenary Session speaker is Laura Lindenfeld, PhD, the Executive Director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. Since its founding more than a decade ago, the Alda Center has focused on providing scientists with the skills to communicate complex topics—to any audience! In her presentation, titled “Blending Art and Science to Master Science Communication,” Dr. Lindenfeld will introduce the SOT Virtual Meeting attendees to the Alda Center’s unique approach to science communication, ...
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This blog was authored by Mindy Reynolds and Emily Ford. KUMC intern Simran Mahabaleshwarkar receives her 2020 internship certificate from her research mentor and the SURF program director, Udayan Apte. One key goal of SOT and the Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee is to engage undergraduates in toxicology early with the hope that they will continue to study and work in the field. One important way SOT supports undergraduate students exploring toxicology is by providing funding for summer research programs. This allows undergraduates the opportunity to experience toxicology research in a ...
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Let your membership level reflect your professional experience in toxicology and take advantage of additional member benefits when you upgrade your membership. If you or someone you know is due for an upgrade, you are encouraged to submit an application by the December 31, 2020 , to be included in the next review cycle. Membership in the Society is offered on several tiers so that we may best include and serve toxicologists from varying backgrounds and levels of experience. We encourage you to upgrade your membership as you progress through your career in toxicology, when you have reached a milestone such as completing a doctoral degree program, or ...
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SOT is a member-led organization that relies on the contributions of dedicated members who volunteer to create resources and run programs that benefit the full membership and help the Society advance its mission. All members are invited to express interest in participating in the Society’s myriad volunteer opportunities, including serving on a Committee or in a leadership role for SOT or a Component Group (Regional Chapter, Special Interest Group, or Specialty Section). Express your interest in serving on a Committee or assisting with the Annual Meeting by completing the SOT Volunteer Form (note: you need to log in to the SOT website with your SOT membership ...
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This blog was authored by Alexandra Colón-Rodríguez and Bianca Yaghoobi. The SARS-CoV2 pandemic has changed the way we connect and communicate with each other, influencing not only our science and experiments but also our teaching and mentoring. As trainees ourselves, we felt the need to identify innovative ways to stay engaged with our community, and as representatives of our local SOT chapter, we wanted to serve our trainee members to continue to grow professionally. With our mission to continue building relationships and encourage the next generation of toxicologists, while also keeping up with the times, we developed the Northern California (NorCal) ...
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The December 2020 issue of the Society’s official journal, Toxicological Sciences , is now available and delivers cutting-edge toxicological research in endocrine toxicology, environmental toxicology, organ-specific toxicology, and more. In addition to a Critical Review, “ A Review of the Functional Roles of the Zebrafish Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptors ,” Volume 178, Issue 2, features two ToxPoint articles: “ Gestational Cd Exposure in the CD-1 Mouse Induces Sex-Specific Hepatic Insulin Insensitivity, Obesity, and Metabolic Syndrome in Adult Female Offspring ” “ The Alginate Immobilization of Metabolic Enzymes Platform Retrofits an Estrogen Receptor ...
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SOT and the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) have developed an exciting and robust program for the Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting, including virtual Poster and Platform Sessions—and we want you to serve as a Chair for one of these sessions. About the Poster Sessions Occurring Mondays–Thursdays, March 15–18 and March 22–25, the Poster Sessions will allow attendees to view ePosters and interact directly with the poster authors through online chats. The Poster Sessions will be scheduled into one of two time blocks: 11:15 am to 1:00 pm (US EDT, UTC -4) or 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm (US EDT, UTC -4). Upon completion of a Poster Session, all posters will be available ...
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Change in instruction this year has been monumental as everyone has adjusted to realities enforced by the pandemic. But challenges spur creativity. Faculty have found new ways to provide instruction in a virtual world. The SOT Education, Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (EELSI) Poster Session is a fantastic way to share innovations. And this year, you do not even need to leave school or get on an airplane to participate! Please schedule time to develop an abstract to submit by the December 1 deadline . Toxicological education happens at multiple levels. Toxicology can be taught or shared in a formal classroom or seminar setting, in virtual recordings that ...
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The Graduate Student Leadership Committee is seeking experts from all career settings (academia, industry, government, etc.) to participate in our virtual Chat with an Expert program during the Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting. Please be sure to take a few minutes and sign up for this exciting activity. This event provides SOT Graduate Student members with a valuable opportunity to connect, network, and receive mentorship from professionals in SOT. Deciding what career setting to pursue after graduate school is daunting, and as a professional, you will have the opportunity to guide students who are interested in pursuing a career path similar to yours. The virtual ...
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In addition to SOT awards, fellowships, and Supported Awards with an October application/nomination deadline, the SOT 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 through January 31, 2021, are listed here. Please consider applying for any of these awards as appropriate, nominating individuals you feel are worthy, and/or informing a qualified student, postdoctoral scholar, or colleague about these awards. For full details and contact information for each award, visit the ...
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The November 2020 issue of Toxicological Sciences — Volume 178, Issue 1 —publishes leading toxicology research in the areas of biomarkers; biotransformation, toxicokinetics, and pharmacokinetics; carcinogenesis; and more. Two Tox Spotlight articles are featured in the November 2020 issue, publishing research on emerging technologies, methods, and models, as well as regulatory science, risk assessment, and decision-making, respectively: “ Applicability of hiPSC-Derived Neuronal Cocultures and Rodent Primary Cortical Cultures for In Vitro Seizure Liability Assessment ” “ Leveraging Extraction Testing to Predict Patient Exposure to Polymeric Medical ...
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The new Mentor Match is now live for mentor recruitment! The Mentor Match program is an online networking and career development tool that is free and available only to SOT members. It is designed as a self-guided program through which mentors and mentees create a profile to allow matching directly through the module. At this time, the Education and Career Development Committee is encouraging anyone interested in participating as a mentor to sign up first. Our goal is to populate the module with a diverse pool of mentors for mentee selection. Mentors should enroll by December 31, 2020. Please visit the Mentor Match home page for information on how to ...
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The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), of which SOT is a member society, has issued a call for “recognized investigators in the bioscience field” to serve as organizers of a conference in their 2022 Summer Research Conference Series. Conferences in this series act to “[convene] a global forum for the exhibition of pioneering bioscience and the fostering of dynamic and inclusive networks among leading scientists,” according to FASEB . SOT members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. For more information on organizing a 2022 conference, please see the “Be a FASEB Conference Organizer” and “Quick Start for ...
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I am pleased to announce that the Virtual 2021 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo will occur March 12–26, 2021. With live, semi-live, and on-demand offerings, attendees will have access to 70+ Scientific and Featured Sessions, dedicated networking spaces to connect with friends and colleagues, and service and product providers through the ToxExpo exhibits. The SOT Virtual Meeting will capture all the opportunities, activities, and scientific presentations that are hallmarks of the Society’s annual event. This includes creating areas where attendees can relax and connect, incorporating live chats into Scientific Sessions, providing on-demand presentations, and ...
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Plan to participate in the Virtual 2021 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo by submitting your abstract today. The meeting, occurring March 12–26, 2021, will feature cutting-edge science and influential research—and we want yours to be a part of it. Daily Poster Sessions will allow you to engage live with fellow researchers and colleagues, while the Virtual Poster Gallery will allow others to connect with your work and contact you directly. Plus, all presenters can record audio presentations to accompany their ePosters! Beyond these multifaceted poster presentations, each day of the Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting and ToxExpo will consist of Featured Sessions, 165-minute ...
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As part of the SOT commitment to supporting diversity and inclusiveness, as well as to help promote dialogue and understanding, the Society presents this recurring blog series dubbed “Making Connections.” This series contains summaries of articles, reports, and other resources that offer professional development insights and capture the state of the larger scientific community in relation to topics such as diversity, inclusion, support for early career researchers, and more. “Building an Antiracist Lab: Scientists Offer Steps to Take Action Now” A new paper published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology examines the low levels of racial and ethnic ...
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This has been an eventful year for the Society and the world at large, and I hope that your SOT membership has provided you with resources, connections, and activities to help you and your colleagues during these unprecedented times. As we prepare to welcome a new year, SOT is committed to continuing to provide our members with the support and opportunities that our members need to advance the science and increase the impact of toxicology, and I hope that you continue to join us on this journey. Promptly renewing your membership ensures a seamless transition into 2021, with no lapse in your membership benefits. Renewing your membership secures your access ...
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The “SOT Program Spotlights” series is aimed at increasing awareness of how SOT programs and activities are focused on addressing and/or supporting the Society’s guiding principles of (1) serving the needs of the scientific discipline and our members to enhance human, animal, and environmental health; (2) life-long learning and intellectual scientific stimulation; (3) diversity of representation in all activities of the Society; and (4) integrity. In honor of the recent National Postdoc Appreciation Week, in this edition, the spotlight is on the Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA). The purpose of the PDA is to increase involvement of postdoctoral scholars ...
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Braiding funds from various resources will promote the efficiency and effectiveness of using those funds, and that has been the case with SOT internship support I have received at John Jay College in recent years. Consistent with the SOT goal of enhancing recruitment of students into toxicology, the Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee administers SOT funding for undergraduate intern hosts to enable additional summer internships in toxicology (assuming at least a 50% matching from the host institution or other funding sources). The Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM) at John Jay College ...
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As part of the Virtual 2021 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, SOT will once again be partnering with WebsEdge, an international film and broadcasting company, to produce SOT TV. Introduced as part of the 2020 virtual event, SOT TV will feature interviews; short documentary-style profile features of organizations and companies; and other content of interest to SOT members and Virtual Annual Meeting attendees. In 2021, SOT TV will be incorporated into the state-of-the-art virtual meeting platform that the Society will be using for the 2021 Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. WebsEdge will begin outreach and production on SOT TV soon, contacting institutions regarding ...
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