The Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program funds two mid-career to senior Scholar toxicologists from Developing Countries to attend the SOT Annual Meeting and spend about four weeks with one or more SOT Member Hosts from established toxicology programs in academic, government, or industry organization(s) worldwide. The Host will in turn visit the Scholar’s institution. The primary goal is to increase toxicology capacity in developing countries by providing professional opportunities for scientists through relationships supported by SOT. The Scholars who are selected are expected to build on this opportunity by strengthening toxicology within their universities and countries. After selection of Scholars, applications will be received from potential Hosts with interests matching those of the selected Scholars. The program provides up to $15,000 for each pair, with up to $10,000 travel support for the Senior Scholar and $5,000 for the Host. Support is not provided for equipment, laboratory supplies, or renovations to current facilities.
GSSEP video produced by the Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists.
The Society of Toxicology announces the selection of the 2018 Scholars. Applications for Hosts will be accepted through September 15, 2017.
|Scholar: Aina Adeogun|
Dr. Aina Olubukola Adeogun is Reader in the Department of Zoology at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. Her research focus has been the evaluation of environmental impact and risk assessment as a tool for the development and validation of sensitive biomarkers of endocrine, neuro-, and reproductive toxicology, especially in aquatic organisms. Another area of interest is isolating and characterizing plastic products in Nigerian municipal water lakes as vectors of contaminants in drinking water to produce a scientific basis for risk assessment of plastic products in Nigeria and a better understanding of possible effects on mammalian health. The scholarly collaboration will aid in developing mechanisms to increase quality research, publication output, and training despite lack of equipment and reliable electricity as well as enable her department to restructure toxicology courses into a more societal needs based program.
Host candidates may learn more about Dr. Adeogun in her application.
|Scholar: Hilmi Orhan|
Dr. Hilmi Orhan is Professor of Toxicology in the Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology at Ege University in Turkey, President of the Turkish Society of Toxicology, and serves on the executive committee of EUROTOX. His current research involves the characterization of reactive intermediates upon biotransformation of drugs and drug candidates by target organs and subcellular compartments such as mitochondria and investigation of their contribution to adverse effects. He is also interested in the application of biomarkers in both clinical and environmental toxicological studies in human tissues. This includes exploration of the possible associations between persistent organic pollutants concentrations and cancers in patients. The exchange will develop collaborations which will strength his research paradigm, train students in new experimental techniques, and open new research avenues.
Host candidates may learn more about Dr. Orhan in his application.
The SOT Education Committee will use the following criteria to evaluate applications.
The successful applicants will be:
The institution of the Scholar applicant will:
Scholar Application Deadline: June 15
Submit completed applications to Betty Eidemiller; successful candidates will be announced in July.
The SOT Education Committee will use the following criteria to select the Host for each Scholar.
The successful Host applicants will have:
Note that more than one Host at the same or different institutions can submit a coordinated application to host a particular Scholar
The institution(s) of the Host(s) will:
Host Application Deadline: September 15
Submit completed applications to Betty Eidemiller; successful candidates will be announced in October.
Olufunke Eunice Ola-Davies, DVM, PhD, Department of Veterinary Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Areas of Interest: Genotoxicity inhibitory activity of Spondias mombin and health effects of arsenic
Host: Augustine Arukwe, BS, DSc, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,Trondheim, Norway
Ansam F. Sawalha, PhD, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Toxicology Department, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Area of Interest: Poisoning and exposure to toxic environmental materials and public health
Hosts: Stephen G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT, David L. Eaton, PhD, ATS, Elaine Faustman, PhD, DABT, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Oladipo Ademuyiwa, PhD, Department of Biochemistry Chair and a Professor of Biochemical Toxicology at the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria
Area of Interest: Mechanistic bases of the effects of xenobiotics on cellular metabolism in both humans and animals
Wafa Hassen, PhD, Lecturer in the Department of Cellular Physiology and Toxicology at the High Institute of Biotechnology of Monastir, Tunisia
Area of Interest: Mechanisms of myeloma drug resistance and human disease related to mycotoxins in food
Sunisa Chaiklieng, Dr. Biol. Hum, Khon Kaen University at Muang, Department of Environmental Health Science and Occupational Health, Thailand
Area of Interest: Air pollution with an emphasis on benzene
Deepak Dhakal, MS, Institute of Science and Technology at Tribhuvan University, Department of Chemistry, Patan Multiple Campus, Nepal
Area of Interest: Emerging environmental contaminants such as those in drinking water, pesticide residues, and stored obsolete toxic chemicals like PCB and pesticides
Gonzalo J. Diaz, PhD, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
Area of Interest: Plant toxins and mycotoxins
Host: Wilson K. Rumbeiha, BVM, PhD, DABT, DABVT, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Ebenezer O. Farombi, PhD, FRSC, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Area of Interest: Environmental toxins, medicinal plant compounds, pesticides
Host: James E. Klaunig, PhD, ATS, IATP, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Sri Noegrohati, DrPharm, Gadjah Mada University and Sanata Dharma University in Jogyakarta, Indonesia
Area of Interest: Risk Assessment
Hosts: Michael Dourson, PhD, DABT, ATS, and Bernard K. Gadagbui, MSc, PhD, ERT, DABT, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment, Cincinnati, OH
Mohamed Mosaad Salama, MD, PhD, Mansoura University in Mansoura, Egypt
Area of Interest: Neurotoxicology
Host: Mohamed B. Abou-Donia, PhD, ATS, DABT , Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Orish Ebere Orisakwe, PhD, ERT, ATS, MRSC, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Host: Judith T. Zelikoff, PhD, New York University School of Medicine Department of Environmental Medicine, Tuxedo, NY
Jesus Olivero-Verbel, PhD, University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia
Hosts: Miroslav Styblo, PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC and Michael P. Waalkes, PhD, NIEHS, DNTP, Research Triangle Park, NC