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Diversity Initiatives Endowment Award Recipient Attends Bioinformatics Workshop

As a recipient of the SOT Diversity Initiatives Endowment Career Development Award , I was given an amazing opportunity to study differential gene expression methods at the National Center for Genome Research (NCGR) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During this week-long workshop at NCGR, I became...


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Experience Career Growth Opportunities with SOT CDI

Submitted by Irene Abraham Written by Kimberly Rivera Caraballo, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao Last spring, I received the Diversity Initiatives Endowment Career Development Award, which is administered by the Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI), to support my attending the...


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It's the "Nano" Things That Count: CDI Endowment Career Development Award

This summer, thanks to the generous Society of Toxicology (SOT) Diversity Initiatives Endowment Career Development Award , I attended the American Chemical Society 256th National Meeting and Exposition in Boston, MA. The theme of this year’s conference was “Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and...


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Exploring the World of Environmental Endocrine Disruptors (EEDs) at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC)

As a PhD student at UC Berkeley, I have had the privilege of attending various conferences in the fields of public health, toxicology, and cancer biology. I have, however, yet to attend a conference that focuses entirely on my research interest of endocrine disruptors. The Society of Toxicology ...


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Learning about Environmental Endocrine Disruptors from World-Leading Experts

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are ubiquitous in the environment and have been shown to adversely affect human health and ecology. I learned more about EDCs by attending the 11th Environmental Endocrine Disruptors Gordon Research Conference (GRC) held in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, from...


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Award Recipient Learns Imaging Mass Spectrometry Techniques

Submitted by Jephte Akakpo, BS, MS Imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) is a fairly novel technique enabling sensitive identification of drugs and metabolites from 2D samples, typically tissue sections. To learn this technique, I attended an advanced imaging mass spectrometry (AIMS) laboratory...



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Award Recipient Adds Diverse Representation to Molecular Parasitology Meeting

The University of Chicago Marine Biological Laboratory recently hosted the 28th Molecular Parasitology Meeting where scientists from around the world presented and discussed the major areas of parasite molecular biology research. I traveled to this meeting with the financial assistance I...


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Expanding a Diverse Community of Colleagues in STEM

I am very thankful and honored to be chosen to receive the Diversity Initiatives Endowment Career Development Award through which I attended the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 2017 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a passion and...


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Learning How to Bridge the Gap Between Biology and Data Analysis

I’m a Computer Science PhD student enrolled in the BioFrontiers Institute Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Thanks to the Diversity Initiatives Endowment Career Development Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT), I attended the 10th...