The SOT Past Presidents' 5k Fun Run/Walk was a great success again in 2013 with nearly 200 participants and many cheering spectators along the race course. This year's event was held on March 12, in Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with the SOT 52nd Annual Meeting. All the proceeds from the event were donated to the SOT Priorities Endowment Fund, as will be the generous contributions made by individual donors.
Pictured below are the first place male and female winner, Peter Boogard and Jaclyn Goodrich (center) with SOT Past Presidents (left to right) Jay I. Goodman, David L. Eaton, Jon C. Cook, George B. Corcoran, and Steven D. Cohen.
The overall and age group race results are found at the 2013 Past Presidents' 5K Fun Run/Walk website. The Society appreciates and congratulates all those who participated.
The SOT's Strategic Priorities listed below are the pillars that support the vision and mission of the Society:
- Increase Scientific Impact
- Advocate the Value of Toxicology
- Build for the Future of Toxicology
- Expand and Deepen Member Engagement
- Strengthen Organizational Effectiveness
The support of programs and activities to implement these objectives requires sufficient resources to address needs ranging from adequate research funding and fostering of the next generation to the importance of toxicological understanding to facilitate harmonization in a global marketplace. Fostering collaboration through the organization of meetings and forums, outreach to thought-leaders in the agencies and Congress, and active involvement in education and career development must be supported at levels significant to sustain SOT’s leadership position.
The proceeds from this Strategic Priorities Endowment Fund are used to create a margin of excellence in advancing the priority needs and advancing the science of toxicology as identified by the SOT Council. For more information and to contribute, please visit the SOT website.