As part of the ToxScholar program, a few regulatory toxicologists from the US federal government visited Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC, to start a dialogue with the students at Trinity about pathways to careers in toxicology.
A little over a year ago, one of my mentors, Dr. Barbara Kaplan, visited the Mississippi University for Women (MUW, the “W”) as a ToxScholar. Contrary to its name, MUW is now a co-ed university, and while it offers degrees in a variety of fields, toxicology is not one of them.
On March 27, I had the opportunity to participate in the Biology research seminar at Westminster College, in Westminster, PA. This is my second visit to Westminster, but this time I had the opportunity to present about opportunities in toxicology and my collaborative research with undergraduates.
I am grateful to the Society of Toxicology for the opportunity to participate in the Domestic ToxScholar Program and visit the University of Alaska Anchorage, through a visit coordinated by local host Micah Han, to share information about the field of toxicology to undergraduate students.
When I retired in the Fall of 2016, the suggestion was made that I become a ToxScholar speaker. I jumped at the chance to speak about toxicology to undergraduates and to share my enthusiasm for the field.