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Using STEP Award Funding to Learn about Risk Assessment

As a third-year graduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison , I work in Dr. Chad Vezina’s lab researching the impact of in utero and lactational TCDD exposure on prostate neuroanatomy and smooth muscle contraction. My experience as a graduate student at UW – Madison has...



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Risky Business: My First STEP into the World of Toxicological Risk Assessment

My name is Kyle Wegner and I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center (METC). At UW, I have received an unparalleled education in toxicological mechanisms, study design, and interpreting data. However, I found myself wanting...


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Congratulations to STEP Award Recipients! It’s Time Again to STEP Up, Graduate Students!

The Education Committee and Graduate Subcommittee congratulate the recent recipients of Supplemental Training for Education Program ( STEP ) awards. This program provides funding for graduate students who have advanced to candidacy to engage in an activity they propose that will enhance their...


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Spring into Action: Graduate Student STEP Award Deadline is May 1

Graduate students who have passed their comprehensives can submit applications until May 1 for a Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) award. This is an opportunity for support for adding experiences outside the training available in your graduate program to help prepare for...


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SOT Graduate Students Receive STEP Awards

The Education Committee and Graduate Subcommittee are pleased to announce the recently named recipients of Supplemental Training for Education Program ( STEP ) awards. This program provides funding for graduate students who have advanced to candidacy to engage in an activity they propose that...


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Time for Graduate Students to STEP Up: Deadline May 1

Graduate students know that adding experiences outside the training available in their graduate program will help distinguish them for future career opportunities. The Society of Toxicology (SOT) supports graduate students who are post-comprehensive in pursuing that special professional...


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Graduate Students STEP Up: Deadline October 9

The next deadline for graduate students to submit applications for the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) is October 9. Graduate students are encouraged to be creative in proposing an activity to pursue training in an identified area of...


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Graduate Students: STEP Forward with an Application by October 9

What do entrepreneurship, topological quantum field theories, risk communication, cytometers, and ova-achievers have in common? All of these terms are related to training that was undertaken by SOT graduate students with Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) support. The next...


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STEP Awardees become “Ova-achievers” at Intensive Reproductive Biology Course

By Jamie Moscovitz and Alisa Suen Thanks to the financial support of Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) Awards granted by the Graduate Education Subcommittee of the Society of Toxicology (SOT), we were able to attend the Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR) course held at the...