As Dr. Burns Naas begins her tenure as SOT President, she outlines some of the SOT Council objectives for the coming year, including continuing to make enhancements to the Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, developing an updated strategic plan, and finding the next Toxicological Sciences Editor-in-Chief.
Despite an article in The Atlantic claiming that the scientific paper is obsolete, Dr. Miller believes a properly written and edited scientific paper can capture the essence of the science. At the same time, the way papers are written and presented should continue to evolve.
Since 2012, the Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program (GSSEP) has fostered collaborations between dozens of top scientists, helping advance toxicology in developing nations. As one Scholar shares, “It stimulates toxicologists to believe in their potential and work to achieve a bigger target.”
Devising green chemistry solutions requires input from chemists, toxicologists, energy systems experts, engineers, architects, public health researchers, and more, which is why the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry has implemented a multidisciplinary research and education approach.
From updating the content and website of Toxicological Sciences to developing partnerships for the sharing and storage of data, Gary W. Miller has been an exemplary leader of SOT’s official journal, and the Board of Publications is looking for a worthy successor.