In recognition of distinguished toxicologists and students, the Society of Toxicology (SOT) presents many prestigious awards each year. The Society is pleased to announce the following SOT Award Recipients for 2014.
· Achievement Award—Presented to a member of SOT who, within 15 years since obtaining his/her highest earned degree (in the year of the SOT Annual Meeting) has made significant contributions to toxicology.
2014 Recipient: Matthew J. Campen, PhD, MSPH, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
· Arnold J. Lehman Award—Presented to recognize an individual who has made a major contribution to risk assessment and/or the regulation of chemical agents, including pharmaceuticals. The contribution may have resulted from the application of sound scientific principles to regulation and/or from research activities that have significantly influenced the regulatory process.
2014 Recipient: B. Bhaskar Gollapudi, PhD, Exponent, Inc., Midland, Michigan
2014 Board of Publications Award for the Best Paper in Toxicological Sciences—Presented to the author(s) of the best paper published in the official SOT publication during a 12-month period, terminating with the June issue (i.e., the printed version of the Toxicological Sciences journal) of the calendar year preceding the Annual Meeting at which the award is presented.
2014 Recipient: The Threshold Length for Fiber—Induced Acute Pleural Inflammation: Shedding Light on the Early Events in Asbestos-Induced Mesothelioma, Anja Schinwald, Fiona A. Murphy, Adriele Prina-Mello, Craig A. Poland, Fiona Byrne, Dania Movia, James R. Glass, Janet C. Dickerson, David A. Schultz, Chris E. Jeffree, William MacNee, and Ken Donaldson (Toxicol. Sci., 2012, 128(2): 461–470)
Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award— Presented to a member of SOT who has made substantial and seminal scientific contributions to our understanding of the science of toxicology. The awardee is invited to deliver the Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award lecture at the 2014 SOT Annual Meeting.
2014 Recipient: Richard E. Peterson, PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
· Education Award— Presented to an individual who is distinguished by the teaching and training of toxicologists and who has made significant contributions to education in the broad field of toxicology.
2014 Receipient: Herman N. Autrup, PhD, ATS, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
· Founders Award—Sponsored by the SOT Endowment Fund, this award is presented to a Full, Emeritus, or Retired Full member of SOT who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in fostering the role of toxicological sciences in safety decision-making through the development and/or application of state-of-the-art approaches that elucidate, with a high degree of confidence, the distinctions for humans between safe and unsafe levels of exposures to chemical and physical agents.
2014 Recipient: John A. Thomas, PhD, ATS, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
· Leading Edge in Basic Science Award—Presented to a scientist who, based on his/her research, has made a recent seminal scientific contribution/advance to understanding fundamental mechanisms of toxicity within the last five years. The recipient should be a respected basic scientist whose research findings are likely to have a pervasive impact on the field of toxicology. The awardee is invited to deliver the Leading Edge in Basic Science Award lecture at the 2014 SOT Annual Meeting.
2014 Recipient: Vishal S. Vaidya, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachussetts
· Merit Award—Presented to a member of SOT in recognition of distinguished contributions to toxicology throughout an entire career in areas such as research, teaching, regulatory activities, consulting, and service to the Society. The awardee is invited to deliver the Merit Award Lecture at the 2014 SOT Annual Meeting.
2014 Recipient: Jay I. Goodman, PhD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
· Public Communications Award— Presented by SOT to recognize an individual who has made a major contribution to broadening the awareness of the general public on toxicological issues through any aspect of public communications over an extended period of time.
2014 Recipient: David L. Eaton, PhD, ATS, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
· Translational Impact Award—Presented to a scientist whose recent (last 10 years) outstanding clinical, environmental health, or translational research has improved human and/or public health in an area of toxicological concern. The awardee is invited to deliver the Translational Impact Award lecture at the 2014 SOT Annual Meeting.
2014 Recipient: Timothy D. Phillips, PhD, ATS, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
· Undergraduate Educator Award—Sponsored by the SOT Endowment Fund, this award is presented to an SOT member who is distinguished by outstanding contributions to the teaching of undergraduate students in toxicology and toxicology-related areas, and whose efforts support SOT's strategic efforts to "Build for the Future of Toxicology."
2014 Recipient: William D. Atchison, PhD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
The 2014 SOT Awards will be presented at the SOT Awards Ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, March 26, 2014 from 5:15 pm–6:30 pm in the Phoenix Convention Center.