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Deadline Extended: Undergraduates and Grad Students—Apply for Career Development Funding by June 10

The SOT Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI) is pleased to announce that the deadline for the Diversity Initiatives Endowment Career Development Award has been extended to June 10, 2021 . The SOT recognizes that career development experiences facilitate students’ successful entry into...


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Reflections on the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Diversity Program and CDI-Hosted Undergraduate Events

This blog was authored by Frederic Moulin, DVM, PhD (outgoing CDI Chair); Kymberly Gowdy, PhD (incoming CDI Chair); and Karilyn Sant, PhD (2021–2022 CDI leadership). Although the 2021 SOT Annual Meeting was not held in person, the Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI) hosted most of the...


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SOT Members Invited to Apply to Be Mentors for ToxMSDT

We invite applications from SOT members willing to serve as mentors to undergraduate students as part of the Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training Program ( ToxMSDT ). This program, based at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is a multi-institutional...


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An Afternoon to Reflect upon Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Toxicology Education

SOT is committed to embracing diversity and optimizing inclusion. To kick off the Virtual 2021 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, 47 SOT members from 42 different institutions representing all sectors of toxicology (academia, government, and industry) came together on Friday, March 12, to consider...


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Undergraduate Faculty: Apply for SOT Funding by March 26

Marie Bourgeois, University of South Florida, received a Faculty Research Grant that supported the research of Meghana Venkatesh. Among the ways that SOT supports undergraduate faculty and the recruitment of students to toxicology is through funding undergraduate research and faculty...


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Welcome Event Launches the Virtual Meeting for SOT Undergraduate Research Awardees

I, along with Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee Co-Chair Larissa Williams, welcomed the SOT Undergraduate Research Award recipients on Saturday, March 13, to get their Virtual SOT Annual Meeting participation off to a great start. Wearing...


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Teaching Tools for an Uncertain Upcoming Semester

Live or remote teaching during the upcoming semester? Even now, many colleges and universities have not provided firm answers on this, making course planning difficult. Regardless, faculty will be searching for interesting and flexible course content to provide variety in light of a potential...


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Mental Wellness Resources for Scientists, Postdocs, and Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic

SOT recognizes that many in our community may be experiencing anxiety and uncertainty related to their research and professional opportunities, especially our Student and Postdoc members who have had their studies and training placements interrupted. A FASEB Working Group has been meeting to...


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And for the Finale: Undergraduate Consortium Task Force Hosts Virtual Career Panel

In 2017, SOT Council charged the Undergraduate Consortium Task Force (UCTF) with creating a pilot program to enhance relationships with a select group of undergraduate institutions to increase recruitment of students to toxicology. This past March, UCTF was planning to host 14 students and seven...


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Opportunity for Students—AAAS Hosting Sixth Annual “CASE Workshop: Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering”

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is hosting the sixth Annual “CASE Workshop: Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering” from March 24–27, 2019, in Washington, DC. Designed as a forum for educating STEM upperclassmen and graduate students about science policy...