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CDI Awardees Reflect on SOT 2018 Annual Meeting Experience

Submitted by Vanessa Fitsanakis While many programs sponsored by the Society of Toxicology (SOT) focus on opportunities for current toxicologists, the Society is also committed to encouraging talented undergraduates to consider toxicology as a career path. One important way that SOT does this...


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Faculty Advisor Awardees Discuss Positive Impacts from the Undergraduate Diversity Program and SOT Annual Meeting

The Undergraduate Diversity Program Awards provide the opportunity for promising undergraduate science majors interested in research careers and faculty advisors to attend the Undergraduate Diversity Program at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting. The goal of the program is to...



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SOT 2018 Annual Meeting Lost and Found

Thank you for attending the SOT 57th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, March 11‒15, 2018. At the conclusion of this meeting, several items remained unclaimed in the SOT Headquarters Lost and Found. These items include a black charger, a small black change bag with a silver chain, a gray...


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Seventh Annual Tox ShowDown Deemed a Rousing Success!

The Seventh Annual Tox ShowDown, held as usual on the Tuesday evening of SOT’s Annual Meeting, continued its tradition of melding education with rollicking fun. The members of the three teams in this toxicological quiz game par excellence conducted themselves with suitable aplomb and had...


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Special Thanks to the Volunteers of the Undergraduate Diversity Program

Submitted by Kimberly Hodge-Bell, PhD, DABT, 2017-2018 Chair, Committee on Diversity Initiatives This year marked the 29th Annual Undergraduate Diversity Program at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting, held in San Antonio, Texas. Patricia E. Ganey, SOT 2017–2018 President ,...


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Discover the Science Shared during the 2018 Annual Meeting and ToxExpo

During the 2018 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, SOT members volunteered to serve as SOT Reporters, writing about sessions and events they attended during the event. All of their insights and summaries of the science presented during the meeting are available as individual blog posts (listed...


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Advent of New In Vitro Testing Techniques Providing Insight into Inhalation Toxicity

The impact of inhalation toxicity from environmental chemicals is a global public health concern. The World Health Organization estimates that more than seven million deaths annually can be attributed to ambient air pollution, and although regulations associated with the Clean Air Act have...


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Cell Cannibalism: The Roles of Autophagy in Neurotoxicity and Neurodegeneration Models—Will You Eat Yourself to Live or Die?

During the 2018 Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, I had the pleasure to participate in the Symposium Session “Mechanisms of Autophagic Function and Dysfunction in Neurotoxicity and Neurodegeneration,” organized by Johnny Wise, Purdue University, and his Co-Chair Dr. Aaron Bowman, Vanderbilt University...


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Posters Explore Efforts to Better Understand Exposures

I have found that the easiest way to get a feel for current scientific concerns is to Chair a Poster or Platform Session at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. The 2018 meeting in San Antonio was no exception. I served as Co-Chair for the “Exposure Assessment: Tools and Applications” Poster...