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President's Message: Pilot Programs for the Annual Meeting and Other Strategic Plan Updates

As I am sure any of the SOT Past Presidents will confirm, your year as President of this extraordinary society goes by all too quickly. In this, my last message to you as President, I thought it might be worthwhile to briefly highlight some of the accomplishments your leadership team has...


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Start a Dialogue with ToxPoint, a New ToxSci Article Type

Have you ever wished for a forum to share your research passion that also enables honest feedback and advances the field of toxicology? Toxicological Sciences now has you covered with a combined manuscript and discussion format called "ToxPoint." ToxPoint articles are short, interactive...


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Submitting More Competitive Session Proposals—Providing Clarity on the Expectations for Speaker Sector Diversity

Several years back, as a member of the Scientific Program Committee (SPC), I wrote an article for the Communiqu é titled “Submitting More Competitive Session Proposals.” In general, the article encouraged session developers to include speakers from multiple job sectors and to provide more...


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SOT Announces the 2020–2021 Election Results

Thank you to the members who participated in this year’s election. The following members were elected and will begin their service on May 1, 2020. Vice President-Elect: Michael Aschner, PhD, ATS Dr. Aschner has served on numerous national and international toxicology panels, served and...


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Toxicant-Associated Liver Injury: Vinyl Chloride

In 2018, SOT developed five Toxicology Impact Statements to illustrate public health situations in which toxicology helped provide solutions and protection. The statements are available as PDFs on the SOT website . Members are encouraged to use and share these statements to increase...


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Pharmacological Aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease Medications

As it currently stands, Alzheimer’s disease is recognized as a progressive and chronic neurological condition that can produce significant cognitive and behavioral impairments in those who are diagnosed. It is reported that about 50 million people around the world have Alzheimer’s disease or...


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The Tragedy of Birth Defects: Thalidomide

In 2018, SOT developed five Toxicology Impact Statements to illustrate public health situations in which toxicology helped provide solutions and protection. The statements are available as PDFs on the SOT website . Members are encouraged to use and share these statements to increase...


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President's Message: Accomplishing Objectives to Transform the Society and Build Upon Success

Last year, SOT Council spent considerable effort developing a 2019–2023 Strategic Plan for the Society. The plan was developed based on extensive input from our membership and was designed to achieve a vision to strengthen SOT’s impact on science and public/environmental health. Four Strategic...


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The Evolution of Confusion in Scientific Writing: Overuse of Abbreviations

Have you ever started reading a paper and scratched your head on page 5 because your brain was swimming in a sea of the author’s abbreviations and you had lost track of the author’s writing? I have. Many times. This has become far too common an occurrence, and it is time to address this issue...


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Popcorn Workers Lung: The Role of Diacetyl

Last year, SOT developed five Toxicology Impact Statements to illustrate public health situations in which toxicology helped provide solutions and protection. The statements are available as PDFs on the SOT website . Members are encouraged to use and share these statements to increase...