Society of Toxicology (SOT) member Robert Kavlok is a finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to American Medals, also known as the “Sammies.” Since 2002, these awards have been conferred in recognition of extraordinary federal service.
Four Society of Toxicology (SOT) members have recently been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The SOT members so honored are Robert J. Cousins, David C. Dorman, W. Wallace Hayes, and Matthew J. Doyle.
Science headlines this week included new research on how mice genetic expression and genomes relate to those of humans, as well as research indicating that light may be skewing test results on nanoparticles’ health effects.
This week, Politico covered the SOT-FDA colloquium on partially hydrogenated oils, while SOT members discussed a new mouse model that may accurately predict the range of human responses to chemical exposures and made recommendations regarding uncertainty associated with epidemiological studies.
Mathematically determining exposure levels of chemicals, PCBs effects on cochlear function, PAH concentrations from salmon smoking, arsenic in well water, and mountaintop mining dust are highlighted this week.