The Society of Toxicology (SOT) presents the Public Communications Award to an individual(s) who has made a major contribution to increasing the general public’s awareness of toxicological issues. This contribution can be made through any aspect of public communications and should have occurred over a significant period of time. This award will be presented during the SOT Awards Ceremony held at the 2017 SOT Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
SOT Secretary Ruth Roberts (left) presents Steven Gilbert (right) with the 2016 Public Communications Award.
SOT Secretary Ruth Roberts (left) confers Gary Ginsberg (right) with the 2016 Public Communications Award.
As with the majority of SOT Awards, nominations for the Public Communications Award should include the nominee’s abbreviated CV and both a primary and seconding letter of nomination from Full members of the Society that include documentation and description of the significant contributions to toxicology by the nominee and in laymen’s terms note how these achievements apply to the award criteria. Nominations are accepted online on the SOT Awards website through October 9, 2016.
Nominations for this award can be made for an individual who has made contributions to increase public awareness of toxicology in any of the following qualifying media: books, brochures, continuing education courses, databases, extension bulletins, magazines, newspapers (local or national), public presentations, public forums, radio and television scripts, and workshops.
Recent SOT Public Communications Award recipients include the following individuals.
- 2007 Linda S. Birnbaum
- 2010 Philip Wexler
- 2012 Martin A. Philbert
- 2013 Marti Lindsey
- 2014 David L. Eaton
- 2015 Andrew Maynard
- 2016 Steven Gilbert, Gary Ginsberg