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Featuring more than 70 Featured and Scientific Sessions, 12 Continuing Education courses, and 2,000+ abstracts, the SOT 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo will be a hub for cutting-edge toxicological science and discussion. To extend the reach of the meeting, SOT is seeking volunteers to serve as 2022 SOT Reporters. The SOT Reporter program is an opportunity for SOT members to write about sessions, events, and activities in which they participate during the Annual Meeting. This opportunity is available to all member attendees, whether you are participating in the 2022 Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in person in San Diego or remotely. Attendees of all education and ...
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In addition to SOT Awards, fellowships, and Supported Awards with an October application/nomination deadline, other 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 upcoming deadlines through March 2022 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, ...
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Julia Yue Cui, PhD, DABT, has received the 2022 SOT Achievement Award to recognize her early and sustained research in the areas of nuclear receptors, epigenetics, and the microbiome. Dr. Cui received her PhD in toxicology in 2010 from the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she also conducted her postdoctoral fellowship in toxicology and therapeutics. She then joined the University of Kansas Medical Center as a Research Assistant Professor until 2014, when she accepted a tenure-track faculty position as the inaugural recipient of the Sheldon D. Murphy Endowed Chair in Toxicology and Environmental Health at the University of Washington. Dr. Cui studies ...
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Jeffrey W. Fisher, PhD, has been awarded the 2022 SOT Arnold J. Lehman Award for his exceptional, consistent, career-long body of work on physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) and biologically based dose response (BBDR) modeling tools to improve risk assessment. Dr. Fisher’s work has influenced many high-visibility risk-based regulatory decisions by both the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), and he has provided training—by coursework, mentoring, and publications—on good practices for the use of PBPK and BBDR models in contemporary risk assessments. Dr. Fisher received his PhD in zoology/toxicology ...
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We are all eager to greet our colleagues in person during the 2022 Annual Meeting and ToxExpo , and one of your first opportunities will be at the Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI) Reunion. Everyone is invited to greet the undergraduate students selected for the 2022 Undergraduate Diversity Program and all the other people who have been instrumental in the success of this important activity to increase interest and diversity in toxicology. It will be a beautiful night Saturday, March 26, on the Center Terrace of the San Diego Convention Center, where we’ll gather from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The 2022 Perry J. Gehring Diversity Student Travel Award recipient ...
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Participants in the SOT FDA Colloquium series have noted the value of these webinars and the relevance to their work. The recording of the latest colloquium, “Arsenic and Children’s Health,” is now available, along with the slides and other materials for the session. These can be accessed from the “SOT FDA Colloquia” web page . Recordings for the other 25 sessions are also linked on that page. Here are some of the recent topics: “The Toxicology of Nanoparticles “New Plant-Based Foods and Proteins from Novel Sources” “Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATA)—The Future of Predictive Toxicology” “Artificial Intelligence in Food and ...
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Despite the myriad challenges that recent years have presented both professionally and personally, the toxicology community has continued to make outstanding contributions that propel the field forward and deserve recognition. For more than 50 years, the SOT Awards Program has celebrated the achievements of budding and seasoned toxicologists, and the Society is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 SOT Awards and honors. This year’s awardees operate at the leading edge of toxicology, and their research has contributed to academia, government, and industry in areas such as new approach methodologies, cannabinoids, and the microbiome. In 2022, we recognize ...
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In a new blog last week, I shared that SOT is proceeding with an in-person meeting for 2022 and will meet in San Diego from March 27 to March 31. We will meet in San Diego as planned unless health authorities or governments ban large in-person gatherings or close businesses, merchants, and travel operations as happened at the start of the pandemic in March 2020. This week, I want to highlight the enhanced meeting experiences that will be available to all attendees regardless of how you attend and those that will be unique to you if you attend in person. If you are wondering why you should register for the meeting now amid uncertainty regarding travel ...
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With the 2022 Annual Meeting and ToxExpo fast approaching and robust Poster Sessions developed, the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) would like to invite you to consider volunteering to serve as a Chair for a Poster Session during the meeting in San Diego. If you are planning to attend the 2022 Annual Meeting in person, you are welcome to Chair a Poster Session. If your abstract has been accepted into a Poster Session and you are presenting a poster in that session, you may still serve as a Chair. The author-attended times for posters will be in one of three 1.75-hour Poster Session time slots. To learn more about the duties involved in the poster Chair ...
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The Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) is pleased to announce that Guide sign-up is open until January 28 for the Annual Poster Tours for Trainees event during the SOT Annual Meeting. The PDA is currently requesting SOT Full and Associate members to sign up as Guides to lead a poster tour this year. Postdocs and graduate students will have an opportunity to sign up for tours in early February. In previous years, the Poster Tours event has received an overwhelmingly positive response; these tours provide graduate students and postdocs an opportunity to shadow an expert toxicologist and take part in critical evaluation of cutting-edge toxicology methods and research ...
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How to Be a Good Mentor

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This blog was crafted by the Communications Subcommittee of the Graduate Student Leadership Committee. In describing mentorship, Oprah Winfrey once said, “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” Mentors come in many forms. They could be our research advisors, senior graduate students, coaches, or friends. As graduate students, we benefit from healthy and professional mentorships in the classroom, in the laboratory, and in life. Now, it’s time to give back. If you are a new mentor in your graduate life, here are some tips for you to build your mentorship with your mentees. Understand your mentees. Every mentorship is different. ...
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SOT has learned that SOT member Florence K. Kinoshita passed away on November 2, 2021. For more information, please see the obituary . #InMemoriam #Communique:SOTNews #Members #Membership
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Like the rest of the world, SOT leadership is monitoring the surge in COVID-19 cases attributed to the omicron variant and resultant public health concerns. SOT is proceeding with an in-person meeting for San Diego and will continue to adhere to all local and national guidelines associated with in-person events, including the already announced proof of vaccination requirement for on-site attendance. Please consult the “ Health and Safety ” web page and “ Annual Meeting FAQs ” web page for more detailed information. You are probably wondering about what circumstances would cause a cancellation of the in-person aspect of the SOT meeting. SOT will meet in ...
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The mission of the SOT Endowment Fund, which has been in existence for more than 12 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 announce that the 2020–2021 Endowment Fund Annual Report is now available. The report demonstrates the Endowment Fund’s continued growth over the last fiscal year, the important ways students and other colleagues have benefited ...
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This blog was co-authored by Larissa Williams and Jodi Flaws. Dr. Slitt provided a virtual lab tour as part of the NESOT meeting experience for undergraduates. The Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee encourages Regional Chapters to apply for SOT funds to support undergraduate-specific events related to the chapter meetings. The deadline is January 17 for meetings in the first half of 2022. More information and the application are found here . For meetings in the last half of 2021, two Regional Chapters received this support. The Northeast Regional Chapter hosted eight undergraduates ...
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The latest issue of Toxicological Sciences , the Society’s official journal, launches the New Year with cutting-edge research in toxicology. The January 2022 edition of the journal features investigations in clinical and translational toxicology, as well as emerging technologies, methods, and models. The issue opens with a Forum article that interfaces between toxicology and public policy: “ Advances in Assessing Hazard and Risk to Emerging Threats and Emergency Response: Comparing and Contrasting Efforts of 3 Federal Agencies .” In addition to this manuscript, the journal also features two Tox Spotlight articles: “ Blood Neurofilament Light Chain ...
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SOT is a member society of the International Union of Toxicology. I am pleased to share this announcement on behalf of IUTOX. The International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX) is hosting a webinar on January 11, 2022, at 9:00 am (ET) examining “Risk Assessment of Drug-Induced Liver Toxicity.” During this webinar, IUTOX President-Elect José Manautou will review basic principles of drug-induced liver injury (DILI), including the two main forms (intrinsic and idiosyncratic), standard and novel translational biomarkers of DILI, and evaluation of DILI risk during drug development. Information on genetic and nongenetic determinants of DILI susceptibility also will be ...
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We are three months from the start of the SOT 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo . Our Committees, Component Groups, staff, and other volunteers remain hard at work for the meeting’s return to San Diego and in-person activities, and I wanted to provide a quick summary of available resources and upcoming deadlines. Preliminary Program PDF and Online Planner—Available Now Last week, we published the Preliminary Program PDF , which contains a look at the scientific program for the meeting, as well as many of the SOT-hosted professional development and social events. The Preliminary Program PDF also provides more information on the meeting’s vaccination ...
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In addition to SOT Awards, fellowships, and Supported Awards with an October application/nomination deadline, other 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 upcoming deadlines through February 28, 2022, 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 ...
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SSRP Students and Mentors—2019 Note: Internship hosts can apply for SOT funding to match up to half the cost of summer research intern positions with SOT members. This program expands the number of opportunities for undergraduates to gain toxicology research experience. The deadline for 2022 funding is January 7. In summer 2021, SOT assisted with support for 27 students at 12 institutions. For over 30 years, the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) Summer Student Research Program (SSRP) has a been a staple training program with the US FDA and eagerly anticipated by NCTR mentors and students alike. The success of our program depends ...
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