Two SOT Award Opportunities: Translational/Bridging Travel and Translational Impact Awards

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2014 Translational/Bridging Travel Award—Apply for this Award Today!

The SOT Awards Committee provides the Translational/Bridging Travel Award annually to assist up to two individuals to travel to the SOT Annual Meeting. This award is given to a mid- or senior-level scientist/clinician with at least ten years of experience (postdoctoral research/clinical practice) who has an active research program, or is currently active in the practice of: clinical toxicology, medical toxicology, disease prevention, or in the application of translational toxicology. This award will be presented in March at the 2014 SOT Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona. The 2013 recipient of the Translational/Bridging Travel Award was M. Shane Hutson, Associate Professor of Physics, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. His research interests are primarily in biophotonics, how biological systems can be probed and manipulated by light. Pictured is SOT 2013–2015 Treasurer Denise Robinson Gravatt (left) presenting this award to Dr. Hutson (right).

If you wish to apply for this award, please visit the Awards and Fellowships section of the SOT website for additional information. Applications will be accepted through October 9, 2013. As there are several elements to the application package, begin your application today! Award application packages should include:

·         A brief statement about how you will benefit from the travel fellowship;

  •  Your Curriculum Vitae including your email address;
  •  Proof of membership in a relevant scientific society;
  •  Demonstrated ability to meet other expenses to attend the meeting;
  •  An abstract for the meeting is optional and MUST be submitted through the normal abstract process;
  •  Willingness to write an article about the experience for the SOT Communiqué and for your home society; 
  • Attend Clinical and Translational Toxicology Specialty Section meeting held at SOT Annual Meeting; and
  • Contribute to the process for developing ideas for the Scientific Sessions at the 2015 SOT Annual Meeting.

Translational/ Bridging Travel Award Recipients

  • 2012 Xuemei Huang
  • 2013 M. Shane Hutson


2014 Translational Impact Award—Nominate a Colleague Today!

The Translational Impact Award is presented to an SOT member or non-member scientist whose outstanding clinical, environmental health, or translational research, in the last ten years, has improved human and/or public health in an area of toxicological concern. Scientists leading multidisciplinary teams that contribute to addressing toxicity-related health problems would make excellent candidates. Nominees can include toxicologists as well as other scientists with any background (clinicians, basic scientists, epidemiologists, engineers, etc.).

If you feel you know someone deserving of this award, please begin the nomination process today by going to the Awards and Fellowships section of the SOT website.  Similar to many SOT Awards, nominations for the Translational Impact Award require 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 as well as the nominee’s current Curriculum Vitae (CV). Please note that letters simply listing accomplishments found in the CV are not sufficient without analysis and discussion of the important contributions and how the nominee meets the award criteria.

Translational Impact Award Recipients

  • 2009 Thomas W. Kensler
  • 2010 Kenneth E. McMartin
  • 2011 Weida Tong
  • 2012 John G. Benitez






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