SOT presents the Public Communications Award to an individual who has made a major contribution to increasing general public’s awareness of toxicological issues over a significant period of time. This award will be presented at the SOT Awards Ceremony, and the recipient will be invited to present an Award Lecture at the 2020 SOT Annual Meeting.
Nominations for this award can be made for a member or nonmember who has made contributions to increasing public awareness of toxicology through any aspect of public communications, including via any of the following qualifying media: books, brochures, Continuing Education courses, databases, extension bulletins, magazines, newspapers (local or national), public presentations, public forums, radio or television scripts, or workshops.
As with most SOT awards, nominations for the Public Communications Award should include the nominee’s abbreviated CV (10 pages maximum) and both a primary and a seconding letter of nomination from Full members of the Society. These letters should present in layman’s terms documentation, description, and analysis of the nominee’s significant contributions to toxicology and how they apply to the criteria of the award. No more than two letters will be reviewed.
To make a nomination, please visit the “Public Communications Award” web page on the SOT website. Nominations will be accepted through October 9, 2019.
Past Public Communications Award recipients include:
- 2010—Philip Wexler
- 2012—Martin A. Philbert
- 2013—Marti Lindsey
- 2014—David L. Eaton
- 2015—Andrew Maynard
- 2016—Steven Gilbert, Gary Ginsberg
- 2017—Bernard D. Goldstein
- 2018—Maureen R. Gwinn
- 2019—Mary Beth Genter