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Individual Funds and Contributors

The Endowment Fund is a home for multiple funds established for different purposes and with contributions from multiple sources. There are two types of funds: Society Funds and Named Funds. Society Funds are designed to support the long–term strategic priorities of the Society, while Named Funds are created for specific funding purposes as specified by the donor. New funds may be created at any time within the guidelines set by the SOT Endowment Fund Board.

Making a gift to the SOT Endowment is easy. Download the Donation form and complete it, taking care to clearly identify the fund or funds of your choice.

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Education Society Fund
In the fast–paced world in which we live, we know that Education is essential to keeping scientists competitive, relevant, and abreast of new and emerging knowledge. The Society’s commitment to life–long learning is exemplified through an emphasis on continuing education and career development. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are drawn to the SOT activities aligned with their interests and concerns and opportunities abound for their involvement in leadership roles with SOT Committees, Regional Chapters, Specialty Sections, and Special Interest Groups. A new emphasis has been directed toward undergraduate students to assure that they are aware of the discipline of toxicology as an area they may wish to pursue because of its importance to human health and disease prevention. Proceeds from this fund are used, at the discretion of the SOT Council, to enhance focused targets of opportunity for SOT’s superb educational initiatives.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Education Society Fund.

Contributors:

  • Amgen Foundation
  • Amgen Foundation on behalf of Katherine H. Sprugel
  • Barbara D. Beck
  • Herman A. Birnbaum
  • Marvin J. Bleiberg in memory of Dr. Paul S. Larson
  • Matthew and Renee Bogdanffy
  • Gary P. Bond
  • Mary and Joseph F. Borzelleca
  • Tiffini K. Brabham
  • Balbir S. Brar
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
  • Janice E. Chambers
  • Janice E. Chambers in memory of Dr. Toshio Narahashi
  • Steven D. and Elaine S. Cohen in memory of Sheldon D. Murphy
  • Steven D. and Elly Cohen
  • Jon Christopher Corton
  • Jack H. and Suellen Dean
  • Michael J. Derelanko
  • Marion F. Ehrich
  • Sakina E. Eltom
  • Larry Fechter and Tom Stansbury
  • Paul W. and Grace Ferguson
  • Donald A. Fox
  • Michael A. Gallo
  • A. Jay Gandolfi
  • Dori R. Germolec
  • Steven G. Gilbert
  • Peter L. Goering
  • Bernard Goldstein and Russellyn Carruth
  • Michael J. Graziano
  • Jeff Handler
  • Stephen B. Harris
  • Ronald N. Hines and D. Gail McCarver
  • Jerry B. Hook
  • Daher Ibrahim Aibo
  • William Irwin
  • Ijaz S. Jamall
  • Frank O. Johnson
  • Nancy I. Kerkvliet
  • Carole A. Kimmel
  • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
  • Elaine V. Knight
  • Perry Kurtz in memory of Dr. Jon Wetzel
  • Gary L. Lage
  • Robert E. Larson
  • Lois D. Lehman-McKeeman
  • Betina J. Lew
  • Lin Mantell
  • Herman A. Birnbaum
  • Sharon A. Meyer
  • James B. Moe
  • Nancy A. Monteiro-Riviere
  • Joyce K. Nelson
  • Emil A. Pfitzer
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Denise Robinson-Gravatt
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Tiffini K. Brabham
  • James A. and Gloria Jean Popp
  • Alvaro Puga
  • Sidhartha D. Ray
  • Denise Robinson Gravatt
  • Bob Roth and Patti Ganey
  • Clarissa L. Russell Wilson
  • Harry Salem
  • Robert A. Scala
  • Andrew M. Seacat in memory of James D. Yager
  • Mara Seeley
  • William and Cristine Slikker
  • Jacqueline H. Smith
  • Mary Ann Smith
  • Eric J. Spicer
  • Katie Sprugel
  • Robert J. Staab
  • John A. Thomas
  • John A. Thomas in memory of William J. Waddell, MD, ATS
  • James G. Wagner
  • Myra L. Weiner
  • Frank Welsch
  • Stacie L. Wild
  • Judith T. Zelikoff
Global Activities Society Fund
Although global awareness is part of the fabric of our daily life, resources are not always allocated so that activities can easily span continents and oceans. Today, one of every eight members of the SOT is from outside the US, attesting to the international nature of the Society. SOT continues to be a generous supporter of meetings and travel awards to ensure that both student and senior scientists have an opportunity to engage in forums that will help advance health and well being in developed and developing countries. No longer can one predict with assurance which continents will educate the next generation of toxicologists or offer a marketplace for their expertise. Funds are needed to assess and address the issues that regulatory and nongovernmental authorities must understand and manage as well as the known hazards and risks and unintended consequences of burgeoning technologies. Resources, including intellectual collaboration and financial support, are needed to encourage the adequate funding of science around the globe so that toxicology can help protect the health of humans and the environment. Proceeds from this Fund are used, at the discretion of Council, to help the Society provide global leadership for advancing the science of toxicology.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Global Activities Society Fund.

Contributors:

  • Barbara D. Beck
  • Linda and David Birnbaum
  • Matthew and Renee Bogdanffy
  • Gary P. Bond
  • Balbir S. Brar
  • BRAR, Inc.
  • Steven D. and Elly Cohen
  • Jon C. and Judith R. Cook
  • Geroge B. and Anna Karen Corcoran
  • Michael L. Dourson
  • Sakina E. Eltom
  • Larry Fechter and Tom Stansbury
  • Bruce A. Fowler
  • Peter L. Goering
  • Bernard Goldstein and Russellyn Carruth
  • Ronald N. Hines and D. Gail McCarver
  • Michael and Mona Holsapple
  • Jerry B. Hook
  • Meryl H. Karol
  • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
  • John C. Lipscomb
  • Jie Liu
  • Jose E. Manautou
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Denise Robinson Gravatt
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Jon Cook
  • K. S. Rao
  • Donald J. Reed in memory of Caron A. Reed
  • Denise Robinson Gravatt
  • I. Glenn Sipes
  • William and Cristine Slikker
  • Jacqueline H. Smith
  • Gary L. Sprague
  • James G. Wagner
  • Myra L. Weiner
Strategic Priorities Society Fund
The support of programs and activities to implement priorities identified in the SOT Strategic Plan requires sufficient resources to address needs ranging from adequate research funding and fostering of the next generation to the importance of toxicological understanding to facilitate harmonization in a global marketplace. Fostering collaboration through the organization of meetings and forums, outreach to thought–leaders in the agencies and Congress, and active involvement in education and career development must be supported at levels significant to sustain SOT’s leadership position. The proceeds from this Fund are used to create a margin of excellence in advancing the priority needs and advancing the science of toxicology as identified by the SOT Council.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Strategic Priorities Society Fund.

Contributors:

  • Joan Abbott
  • Daniel and Patricia Acosta
  • Richard H. Adamson
  • Frank J. Mecler
  • Frank A. Barile
  • William E. Bechtold
  • Barbara D. Beck
  • R. Hays Bell
  • Arthur A. Bickford
  • Linda and David Birnbaum
  • Diann L. Blanset
  • Kim Boekelheide and Janet T. Austin
  • Matthew and Renee Bogdanffy
  • Brad Bolon
  • Gary P. Bond
  • Gary A. Boorman
  • Susan J. Borghoff
  • Mary and Joseph F. Borzelleca
  • Kimberly C. Brannen
  • Balbir S. Brar
  • BRAR, Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation on behalf of Michael J. Graziano
  • Lorrene A. Buckley
  • Richard A. Carchman
  • Janice E. Chambers
  • Bob Chapin
  • Robert E. and Diane Chapin
  • John P. Christopher
  • The Clorox Company on behalf of Kathryn E. Page
  • Steven D. and Elly Cohen
  • George B. Corcoran
  • Josh DeKeyser and Elizabeth Laurenzana
  • Michael J. Derelanko
  • Matthew Z. Dieter
  • Eastman Charitable Foundation
  • David L. and Janet Eaton
  • David L. and Kathleen Eaton
  • David L. Eaton in memory of Janet Lane Eaton
  • Karl Ebner
  • Marion F. Ehrich
  • Sakina E. Eltom
  • Maria Del Carmen Escobar Villanueva,
  • Gregory L. Finch
  • Sue M. Ford
  • Bruce A. Fowler
  • Seymour L. Friess
  • Michael A. Gallo
  • Jennifer B. Galvin
  • Genentech
  • Steven G. Gilbert
  • Peter L. Goering
  • Alan M. Goldberg
  • Bernard Goldstein and Russellyn Carruth
  • Jay I. Goodman
  • Elliot Gordon
  • Gradient
  • Michael J. Graziano
  • William F. Greenlee
  • Wendy Halpern
  • Jeff Handler
  • Stephen B. Harris
  • Nabil S. Hatoum
  • Eileen P. Hayes
  • William C. Hays
  • Suzanne Hendrich
  • Ronald N. Hines and D. Gail McCarver
  • Ernest Hodgson
  • Jerry B. Hook
  • Moritake Iijima
  • Bart A. Jessen
  • Thomas J. Kannanayakal
  • Robert and Beverly Kapp
  • Thomas T. Kawabata
  • Toshihiko Kawamori
  • Thomas W. Kensler
  • Carole A. Kimmel
  • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
  • Elaine V. Knight
  • Thomas B. Knudsen
  • Michael T. Koeferl
  • Michael T. Koeferl in memory of Albert Lock
  • Michael T. Koeferl in memory of Stephen Kutz and Albert Lock
  • Akio Koizumi
  • Wendy J. Komocsar
  • Robert I. Krieger
  • Gary L. Lage
  • Shawn Douglas Lamb
  • Robert E. Larson
  • Lois D. Lehman-McKeeman
  • Ranulfo L. Olalde
  • Lynne A. LeSauteur
  • John C. Lipscomb
  • Jose E. Manautou
  • Joe L. Mauderly
  • Gavin Maxwell
  • Shaun D. McCullough
  • Nancy A. Monteiro-Riviere
  • James J. Murphy
  • Arvind K. N. Nandedkar
  • Bruce D. Naumann
  • Robert E. Osterberg
  • Kathryn E. Page
  • Richard W. Pfeifer
  • Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program on behalf of Robert Chapin
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Denise Robinson Gravatt
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Gregory L. Finch
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Leigh Ann Burns-Nass
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Robert Chapin
  • Martin and Catherine Philbert
  • James A. and Gloria Jean Popp
  • Alvaro Puga
  • Kenneth S. Ramos
  • Donald and Caron Reed
  • Donald J. Reed in memory of Caron A. Reed
  • Charles F. Reinhardt
  • Denise Robinson Gravatt
  • Clarissa L. Russell Wilson
  • Stephen H. Safe
  • Rick G. Schnellmann
  • Timothy Joseph Shafer
  • Tomoyuki Shirai
  • I. Glenn Sipes
  • William and Cristine Slikker
  • Jacqueline H. Smith
  • Jacqueline H. Smith in memory of Joan Tarloff
  • Eric J. Spicer
  • Gary L. Sprague
  • Andrew M. Standeven in honor of Roger P. Smith
  • Andrew M. Standeven in memory of Karen E. Watterhahn
  • Jiro Sugimoto
  • Cecilia Tan
  • Christopher Teaf
  • John A. Thomas
  • Vincent M. Traina
  • Douglas B. Tully
  • Michael P. Waalkes
  • James G. Wagner
  • Cheryl L. Walker
  • Kendall B. and Gail A. Wallace
  • Robert O. Warwick
  • Myra L. Weiner
  • Peter G. Wells
  • Daniel Wierda
  • Michael J. Winrow
  • James S. Woods
  • Qingda Zang
  • Morris S. Zedeck
Daniel and Patricia Acosta Diversity Student Fund
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Established in January 2012, the Daniel and Patricia Acosta Diversity Student Fund resulted from a generous gift from Dr. Acosta and his wife to provide support for the Society of Toxicology’s Diversity Student programs. The fund honors Dr. Acosta’s considerable contributions to the science of toxicology and his family’s strong interest in encouraging individuals from ethnic groups under-represented in the sciences to enter the field of toxicology. Dr. Acosta is the fourth Dean of the University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. He was a member of The University of Texas College of Pharmacy faculty for 22 years where he helped develop a nationally ranked program in toxicology as the first Director of the Toxicology Training Program. Dr. Acosta also was responsible for encouraging minority students to consider careers in pharmacy and biomedical research through several federal and private grants. Proceeds from the Fund will be used annually to further the objectives of the Society’s Education Fund as determined by the SOT Council and, to the extent feasible, be identified as having been funded by the Daniel and Patricia Acosta Diversity Student Fund.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Daniel and Patricia Acosta Diversity Student Fund.

Contributors:

  • Daniel and Patricia Acosta
  • Betty J. Eidemiller
  • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
  • Shawn Douglas Lamb
  • Ofelia A. Olivero
  • Rosita Rodriguez Proteau
  • John H. and Joan E. Richburg
  • Clarissa L. Russell Wilson
  • Mara Seeley
Mary Amdur Student Award Fund
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Established in October 2007, this Fund was initiated by students and colleagues of the late Mary Amdur to memorialize her substantial contributions to the science of inhalation and respiratory toxicology and encourage students to pursue a career in this field. The Amdur Student Award Fund is aligned with the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section. Proceeds from this Fund are used to provide stipends that accompany the student awards of the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section. Mary Amdur was a pioneer in conducting research to understand the effects of exposure to airborne sulfur dioxide and sulfate aerosols.


Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Mary Amdur Student Award Fund.


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Contributors:

  • Melvin E. Andersen
  • William E. Bechtold
  • Janet Benson
  • Deepak K. Bhalla
  • Gary P. Bond
  • Gary P. Bond in memory of Sheldon Murphy
  • Joseph D. Brain
  • Vincent Castranova
  • CH Technologies (USA) Inc. and Mr. and Mrs. Jaeger
  • Lung-Chi Chen
  • Steven and Elly Cohen
  • Steven D. and Elly Cohen
  • Daniel L. Costa
  • Daniel L Costa in honor of Mary O. Amdur
  • John and Vera Doull
  • Gregory L. Finch
  • Mike Foster
  • W. Michael Foster
  • Donald E. and Elly Gardner
  • Donald E. Gardner
  • Nancy A. Gillett
  • Terry Gordon
  • Dr. Jack and Laurie Harkema
  • Jack R. Harkema
  • Renee Hartsook in honor of Dr. Charles Plopper
  • Eileen P. Hayes
  • Charles H. Hobbs
  • Rudolph and Susan Jaeger
  • Rudolph John Jaeger in memory of Mary Amdur
  • Joe Mauderly
  • Roger O. and Kathleen McClellan
  • John B. Morris
  • John B.Morris
  • NYU School of Medicine, Department of Environmental Medicine
  • Dennis J. Paustenbach
  • Pfizer Foundation on Behalf of Gregory L. Finch
  • Robert F. Phalen
  • Annette C. Rohr
  • Richard B. Schlesinger
  • JeanClare Seagrave
  • Weiyi Su
  • Jeff Tepper
  • Jeffrey S. Tepper
  • Peter A. Valberg
  • Various Individuals and Friends of the Red Hat
  • James G. Wagner
  • Arlene L. Weiss
  • John E. Whalan
  • Hanspeter R. Witschi
  • Ronald K. and Mary C. Wolff
  • Chun Yi Wu
Boehringer Ingelheim Biotherapeutic Safety Excellence Fund
Established in May 2016, the goal of the Boehringer Ingelheim Biotherapeutic Safety Excellence Fund is to encourage research and training of students and postdoctoral fellows in nonclinical safety sciences as applied to the biotherapeutic products. Proceeds from the fund will be used for annual grants to graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows whose research is aligned with the above-state purpose of the Fund and who have demonstrated excellence in toxicological research advancing the understanding of biotherapeutic safety.

The Biotechnology Specialty Section shall determine each year the gross amount to be awarded from the Fund. Annually, the number of awards and the identification of the award recipients shall be the responsibility of an Award Management Committee to be appointed by the Biotechnology Specialty Section. The award or awards, to be known as the Boehringer Ingelheim Award for Excellence in Biotherapeutic Safety shall be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology.


Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Boehringer Ingelheim Biotherapeutic Safety Excellence Fund.

Contributors:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Edward W. Carney Trainee Award Fund
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Established in March 2015, the Edward W. Carney Trainee Award Fund is aligned with the Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section. The Fund is to encourage education and training in reproductive and developmental toxicology. Proceeds will be used to support graduate student or postdoctoral scholar travel to meetings that offer significant educational opportunities in the field of reproductive and developmental toxicology, such as the Annual Meetings of the Society of Toxicology and the Teratology Society.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Edward W. Carney Trainee Award Fund.

Contributors:

  • Karen Augustine-Rauch in memory of Ed Carney
  • Richard A. Becker
  • Bruce K. Beyer
  • Chris Bowman
  • William and Ann Breslin
  • The Family of Edward W. Carney
  • Bob Chapin
  • Chevron Matching Employee Funds on behalf of Linda Roberts
  • George and Maryellen Daston
  • Lori A. Dostal
  • Suzanne E. Fenton
  • Jodi Anne Flaws
  • Stephen B. Harris
  • Mark and Robin Henning
  • Michael and Mona Holsapple
  • Kembra L. Howdeshell
  • ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute
  • David and Patricia Kepler
  • Carole and Gary Kimmel
  • Debra Kirchner
  • Susan Makris
  • Tonia Masson
  • Barry S. McIntyre
  • Jeffrey S. Moffit
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Christopher Bowman
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Lori Dostal
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Robert E. Chapin
  • Jim and Mary Reif in memory of Edward W. Carney
  • Linda and Doug Roberts
  • Ivan Rusyn
  • Scialli Consulting LLC
  • William and Cristine Slikker
  • Mary Alice Smith and Richard Prior
  • Melissa S. Tassinari
  • Anne and Sten Wallin in memory of Ed Carney
  • Peter G. Wells
  • Raymond G. York
Young Soo Choi Student Scholarship Award Fund
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Established in July 2008, the Young Soo Choi Student Scholarship Award Fund was created with an initial generous gift from Yung Soo Choi. Proceeds from the Young Soo Choi Student Scholarship Fund will be used to provide a scholarship for graduate training in toxicology to a Korean student (having been born in Korea or, if born in the United States, having one or more parents of Korean descent). The Fund is aligned with the Korean Toxicologists Association in America (KTAA), an SOT Special Interest Group. The Choi Scholarship Fund recipient will be selected by a Committee appointed by the KTAA. Young Soo Choi was born in Korea, received her graduate education in the United States and had a distinguished career as a Toxicologist/Expert Pharmacologist at the US Food and Drug Administration. The Scholarship will serve to memorialize the commitment of the Young Soo Choi to higher education and her contributions to the field of toxicology.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Young Soo Choi Student Scholarship Award Fund.

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Contributors:

  • Taehyeon M. Cho
  • Young Soo Choi
  • Young Soo Choi in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Sung Wook Choi
  • Woon-Gye Chung
  • James H. Kim
  • James Kim
  • Tae-Won Kim
  • Ji-Eun Lee
  • Kathleen M. McClellan in honor of Young Soo Cho
  • Roger O. and Kathleen M. McClellan In honor of Young Soo Choi
  • Roger O. and Kathleen M. McClellan In memory of Charles C. Capen
  • Betty C. Pyne
  • Clarissa L. Russell Wilson
Celebrating Women in Toxicology Award Fund
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Established in May 2014, the Celebrating Women in Toxicology Award Endowment Fund is sponsored by the Women in Toxicology Special Interest Group (WIT SIG). Proceeds from this Fund will be used to provide cash stipends to domestic or international students (undergraduate and/or graduate students) and/or postdoctoral fellows, whose studies and/or research interests are in the toxicological sciences. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of scientific merit, leadership, and service.

This award was inspired by the generosity of Ms. Anne Wolven Garrett, one of the early leaders in toxicology. The initial seed money of $8,000.00 is from a generous donation from Ms. Wolven Garrett’s estate. It is anticipated that former colleagues of Ms. Wolven Garrett, as well as members of the WIT SIG and SOT, will make contributions to the Fund.

The Society has many female leaders who have been influential in the science of toxicology and the SOT. Ms. Wolven Garrett was one of the first women active in the Society’s leadership. Beginning in the early 1970s, she served on several elected committees, several appointed committees, as Historian, and as Vice President and President of a Regional Chapter. As noted during her memorial service in 2012, she was especially proud of her work with the Society. She was known for taking budding toxicologists under her wing and ended many conversations with “hug yourself; you are very special.” As a tribute to Ms. Wolven Garrett and all past and future female leaders of SOT, the Celebrating Women in Toxicology Award will recognize and encourage women who are in the early stages of developing their careers in the field of toxicology.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Celebrating Women in Toxicology Award Fund.

Contributors:

  • Linda and David Birnbaum
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation on behalf of Kristina Dam Chadwick
  • Lorrene A. Buckley
  • Dennis J. and Leigh Ann Burns Naas
  • Kristina D. Chadwick
  • Heather V. Dowty
  • Marion F. Ehrich
  • Betty J. Eidemiller
  • Brenda Faiola
  • Jodi Anne Flaws
  • Peter L. Goering
  • Gradient
  • Kristina M. Hatlelid
  • Danuta J. Herzyk
  • Jerry B. Hook
  • Kimberly Clark Foundation on behalf of Sharmilee P. Sawant
  • Shawn Douglas Lamb in memory of Anne Wolven-Garrett
  • Lois D. Lehman-McKeeman
  • Nancy A. Monteiro-Riviere
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Denise Robinson Gravatt
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Heather Dowty
  • Prathibha Rao and Raja Mangipudy
  • Jean F. Regal
  • Denise Robinson Gravatt
  • Clarissa L. Russell Wilson
  • Jessica M. Sapiro
  • Sharmilee P. Sawant
  • Jacqueline H. Smith
  • Cheryl L. Walker
  • Tao Wang
Laxman S. Desai Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Student Award Fund
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Established in January 2009, the Laxman S. Desai Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Student Award Fund was created to provide support for awards that will encourage graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who are of Indian origin, to pursue advanced studies in the field of toxicology. The Fund is aligned with the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Special Interest Group (ASIO SIG). Proceeds from the Fund will be used to cover travel expenses to the SOT Annual Meeting or best paper awards based on abstracts accepted for presentation at the SOT Annual Meeting.

The Fund was initiated with a generous gift from Laxman S. Desai. Dr. Desai has had a distinguished career as a scientist and businessman. He was born in India and received his university training in Toxicology/Pharmacology in Belgium. He immigrated to the United States in 1967. Recognizing the need for contract analytical and toxicological services to support the life sciences industry, he founded Toxikon, which now operates internationally. Dr. Desai has served as a role model for other scientists and especially those of Indian origin.

The award recipients will be selected by the ASIO SIG on the basis of merit and promise of continued exemplary professional performance. Each Award funded by proceeds from this Fund will bear the name Laxman S. Desai. With an initial contribution from Dr. Desai and associated SOT matching funds, the Desai Fund has initial assets of $25,000 and, thus, is designated as a Permanently Restricted Net Asset Fund to be continued in perpetuity.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Laxman S. Desai Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Student Award Fund.

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Contributors:

  • Lax Desai in memory of Anasuya
Diversity Initiatives Fund
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Established in January 2009, the Diversity Initiatives Fund was created to provide proceeds for enhancing the strategic growth initiatives of the Society of Toxicology aimed at increasing and retaining individuals from groups under-represented in the field of toxicology. The Fund is aligned with the Committee on Diversity Initiatives and has been designated as a Permanently Restricted Net Asset Fund and will be continued in perpetuity. The Committee will provide leadership to grow the Fund and will propose specific uses for the proceeds from the Fund within the overall budget developed for the activities of the Committee on Diversity Initiatives.

The initiatives may include, but will not be limited to: (a) Funding more students to attend the flagship annual Undergraduate Education Program for Minority Students; (b) Funding to allow students to extend their stay at the Annual Meeting longer than two nights, allowing them the opportunity to attend more scientific sessions; and (c) Broadening and deepening the institutional outreach to more institutions with significant enrollment of under–represented individuals.

Creation of the Fund provides a vehicle for contributors who have a special interest in SOT’s diversity initiatives, including those who have been past participants in the programs, to provide financial support for future diversity activities.

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Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Diversity Initiatives Fund.

Contributors:

  • Daniel and Patricia Acosta
  • Michael and Lisa Aleo
  • Amgen Foundation on behalf of Adrian Nanez
  • Rosonald and Michelle Bell
  • Susan Borghoff
  • Tiffini K. Brabham
  • Geroge B. and Anna Karen Corcoran
  • Kimberly D. Daniel
  • Anonymous Donor in memory of Dorothy and Clifford Davis
  • Jennifer and Timothy Duringer
  • David L. and Kathleen Eaton
  • Marion F. Ehrich
  • Betty J. Eidemiller
  • Sakina E. Eltom
  • Bruce A. Fowler
  • Yvonne Frater
  • Sidney Green
  • Pamela L. Heard
  • Jerry B. Hook
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Elaine V. Knight
  • Elaine Valerie Knight
  • Jose E. Manautou
  • Charles A. Miller
  • Adrian Nanez
  • Anthony M. Ndifor
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Denise Robinson Gravatt
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Denise Robinson-Gravatt
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Michael Aleo
  • Pfizer Global R&D
  • Jennifer L. Rayner
  • Denise Robinson Gravatt
  • Jacqueline H. Smith
  • Mari S. Stavanja
  • Myra L. Weiner
  • Courtney G. Woods
John Doull Student Award Fund
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Established in March 2010, this Fund was created to honor a Charter Member of the SOT, SOT’s 26th President (1986–1987), and the first recipient of the SOT Endowment Fund Founders Award (2008). Creation of the John Doull Student Award Fund was initiated by Dr. Dennis Paustenbach, DABT, ATS to recognize Dr. Doull’s illustrious career in toxicology with more than 50 years of productive contributions to teaching, research, and the application of toxicological principles to safety evaluation in the support and enhancement of public health. Particularly noteworthy has been his leadership in promulgating a most authoritative source of toxicology principles presented in the serial publication of Casarett and Doull’s Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons. Furthermore, he has advanced the fields of safety evaluation of chemicals and health risk assessment through his formal participation in numerous national and international authoritative groups including those of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, the International Life Sciences Institute, and the National Institutes of Health. Proceeds will provide annual awards to graduate students or postdoctoral fellows for their research abstracts relating to Health Risk Assessment at the SOT Annual Meeting. The Award recipients will be selected by the Risk Assessment Specialty Section.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the John Doull Student Award Fund.

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Contributors:

  • Hugh A. Barton
  • Barbara D. Beck
  • P. Michael Bolger
  • Gary P. Bond
  • John and Vera Doull
  • David L. and Kathleen Eaton
  • Charles H. Hobbs
  • Jerry B. Hook in honor of John Doull
  • James and Lisa Klaunig
  • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
  • Roger O. and Kathleen M. McClellan in memory of Charles C. Capen
  • Dennis J. Paustenbach
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Hugh Barton
  • Risk Assessment Specialty Section
  • Clarissa L. Russell Wilson
  • Kendall B. and Gail A. Wallace
Environmental Carcinogenesis Research Fellowship Fund
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Established in September 2013, the Environmental Carcinogenesis Research Fellowship Fund was created with an initial gift from a group of SOT members who have actively conducted research in environmental carcinogenesis for many years. The donors are interested in fostering the continued advancement of carcinogenesis research by promoting research that integrates emerging science with studies that help define mechanisms of, susceptibility to, and prevention of carcinogenesis. Proceeds from the Fund will be used to provide stipends for research, travel to scientific meetings, and special training courses for students and postdoctoral fellows who are recipients of awards given for excellence in carcinogenesis research. The Carcinogenesis Specialty Section will facilitate the review of the award recipient(s). The first award(s) from the fund will not be given until the Fund has assets in excess of $50,000.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Environmental Carcinogenesis Research Fellowship Fund.

Contributors:

  • Sakina E. Eltom
  • Elaine M. Faustman
  • Thomas W. Kensler
  • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
  • Miriam C. Poirier
  • Margaret Pratt in memory of George S. Bailey
  • Ainsley Weston
  • Helmut Zarbl
  • Helmut Zarbl in memory of Alla H. Conney
Founders Fund
Established in September 2007, the Founders Fund was created to recognize the uniquely valuable contributions of those professionals who organized and devoted their creative energies and time to the establishment of this Society and whose vision provided the foundation for vital contributions aimed at the protection of public health worldwide. The Founders Fund was initiated with financial contributions from individual members of the Society of Toxicology whose careers were shaped in large measure by the vision and professional contributions of the Society’s founders. Proceeds from the Founders Fund are used to provide a cash stipend to be given to the recipient of the SOT Founders Award selected annually by the SOT Awards Committee. The SOT Awards Committee will select the recipient of the Founders Award from nominations of individuals, who are Full or Retired Full members of the SOT, that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in fostering the role of toxicological sciences in safety decision–making through the development and/or application of state–of–the–art approaches that elucidate, with a high degree of confidence, the distinctions for humans between safe and unsafe levels of exposures to chemical and physical agents.

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Contributors:

  • Mary and Joseph F. Borzelleca
  • Dennis J. and Leigh Ann Burns Naas
  • Gary P. Carlson
  • John and Vera Doull
  • Michael and Sandra Gargas
  • Morton E. Goldberg
  • Duane W. and Mary E. Hallesy
  • Bernard E. Hietbrink
  • Florence K. Kinoshita
  • Dr. Herman F. Kraybill
  • Roger O. and Kathleen McClellan
  • Jay Murray
  • James W. Newberne
  • Gordon W. Newell
  • Frederick W. Oehme
  • Leigh Ann Burns Naas
  • Charles F. Reinhardt
  • Karl K. Rozman
  • Robert G. Tardiff
  • The Sapphire Group, Inc.
  • Roger A. Yeary
Angelo Furgiuele Young Investigator Technology Award Fund
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Established in July 2008, the Angelo Furgiuele Young Investigator Technology Award Fund was created with an initial generous gift from Angelo and Christine Furgiuele. The Fund is aligned with the Reproductive and Developmental Specialty Section. Proceeds from the Fund will be used for an Award to be presented to a Young Investigator in the field of reproductive and developmental toxicology to purchase technological enhancements such as computer hardware, software or analytical equipment that will facilitate the conduct of research by the Award Recipient. Angelo and Christine Furgiuele recognize that the availability of modest funds to purchase key technology for a young investigator in a non–profit institution can significantly increase the potential for the investigator achieving a successful research outcome. Thus, they have initiated this Fund as a means of facilitating research in Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, an area that was of interest to Dr. Furgiuele as a young scientist.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Angelo Furgiuele Young Investigator Technology Award Fund.

Contributors:

  • Susan J. Borghoff
  • Andrew Ebert in honor of Joseph Borzelleca
  • Angelo and Christine Furgiuele
  • Betty C. Pyne
  • John H. and Joan E. Richburg
Donald E. Gardner Inhalation Toxicology Education Award Fund
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Established in October 2014, the goal of this Fund is to encourage education and training that will promote innovation in the field of inhalation toxicology. The Fund will be used to provide stipends to early career scientists to gain specialized training in novel inhalation toxicology methodologies, including respiratory tract dosimetry and mechanisms of action of inhaled materials. Such training is to be obtained in the laboratory of leading scientists in the field of inhalation toxicology and will enable the recipients of Gardner Awards to be better able to contribute to understanding the hazards/safety of inhaled materials. This Fund also may provide funding for educational webinars on innovative methods in the fields of Inhalation and Respiratory Toxicology. Gardner Award recipients are to be selected by the SOT Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section based on criteria identified by this group.

Donald E. Gardner was a distinguished pioneer in the field of Inhalation Toxicology. His research contributed to a better understanding of the health effects of air pollutants, thereby promoting the health of workers and the public. His mentorship of numerous individuals played a key role in their development as contributing scientists.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Donald E. Gardner Inhalation Toxicology Education Award Fund.

Contributors:

  • CH Technologies (USA), Inc. in honor of Sydney Laskin
  • Richard T. Di Giulio
  • Darol E. Dodd
  • Family of Donald E. Gardner, PhD
  • Gregory L. Finch
  • Judith A. Graham
  • Jeff Handler
  • Rogene F. Henderson
  • Andrij Holian
  • Rudolph Jaeger in honor of James L. Whitenberger, Norton Nelson and Roy Albert
  • Chiu-Wing Lam
  • Joe L. Mauderly
  • Roger O. and Kathleen M. McClellan in memory of Donald E. Gardner
  • Ernest E. McConnell
  • Frederick J. Miller
  • John B. Morris
  • John O'Neil
  • Clarissa L. Russell Wilson
  • MaryJane K. Selgrade
  • Jeff Tepper
  • James G. Wagner
  • David B. Warheit
  • Patricia Wells in memory of Dr. Donald E. Gardner
  • H. R. Witschi in memory of Donald E. Gardner
  • Ronald K. and Mary C. Wolff
  • Carol Wood
Perry J. Gehring Biological Modeling Student Award Fund
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Established in July 2008, this Fund was created to honor the legacy of Perry J. Gehring and to encourage students to pursue careers that utilize biological modeling to advance the science of toxicology. The Fund is aligned with the Biological Modeling Specialty Section. This Fund was also established with initial generous contributions from the family of the late Perry J. Gehring and his long–time friends, Joe and Teri LeBeau. One of Perry’s early scientific interests was in the use of biological modeling to understand species differences and similarities in the disposition of chemicals, thereby improving the ability to understand how chemicals might affect people. The biological modeling research conducted by Perry and his colleagues on vinyl chloride remains a classic example of the important role of biological modeling in understanding human risks of chemicals.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Perry J. Gehring Biological Modeling Student Award Fund.

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Contributors:

  • Melvin E. Andersen
  • Lesa Aylward
  • Hugh A. Barton
  • Harvey J. Clewell, III
  • Barbara Gehring and Family in honor of Perry J. Gehring
  • Jay I. Goodman
  • Bradford W. Gutting
  • Sean M. Hays
  • Aegis Technologies Group
  • Conrad J. Housand
  • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
  • Robert I. Krieger
  • Joe and Teri LeBeau
  • Ezra R. Lowe
  • Roger O. and Kathleen McClellan
  • Jay Murray
  • Paul M. Schlosser
  • Yuching Yang
  • Craig M. Zwickl
Perry J. Gehring Diversity Student Travel Award Fund
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Established in July 2008, this Fund was created to honor the legacy of Perry J. Gehring and to encourage students from ethnic groups under-represented in toxicology to pursue careers in toxicology. Proceeds from the Fund will be used to fund one or more awards to be given to students from an ethnic group under–represented in toxicology (African American, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Islander) thereby assisting the Award Recipients in their participation in the Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology. The Committee on Diversity Initiatives will select award recipients based on merit identifying students who have the potential for achieving excellence as a graduate student and, ultimately, as a member of the scientific community. Beyond his contributions as a scientist and manager, Perry J. Gehring had a strong interest in encouraging individuals from ethnic groups under–represented in the sciences to enter the field and, especially, the biomedical sciences and toxicology.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Perry J. Gehring Diversity Student Travel Award Fund.

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Contributors:

  • Melvin E. Andersen
  • Rosonald and Michelle Bell
  • Harvey J. Clewell, III
  • Betty J. Eidemiller
  • Sakina E. Eltom
  • Michael A. Gallo
  • Barbara Gehring and Family in honor of Perry J. Gehring
  • Jay I. Goodman
  • Sidney Green
  • Anonymous Donor in honor of Bob & Diane Higginbotham
  • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
  • Robert I. Krieger
  • Joe and Teri LeBeau
  • Roger O. and Kathleen McClellan
  • Jay Murray
  • Mari S. Stavanja
  • Courtney G. Woods
Perry J. Gehring Risk Assessment Student Award Fund
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Established in July 2008, this Fund was created to honor the legacy of Perry J. Gehring and to encourage students to pursue careers that utilize modern toxicological science in risk assessment. The Perry J. Gehring Risk Assessment Student Award Fund is aligned with the Risk Assessment Specialty Section. The Fund was created with initial generous gifts from Barbara Gehring and children and Joe and Teri LeBeau to memorialize Perry J. Gehring’s contributions to toxicology. Proceeds from the Fund will be used to provide stipends to student recipients of awards given for excellence in Risk Assessment. Perry Gehring, who served as President of the SOT (1980–1981), had a distinguished career as a toxicologist and was a pioneer in advancing the science of risk–based decision making.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Perry J. Gehring Risk Assessment Student Award Fund.

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Contributors:

  • Melvin E. Andersen
  • Hugh A. Barton
  • Matthew S. and Renee Bogdanffy
  • James S. Bus
  • Harvey J. Clewell, III
  • Barbara Gehring and Family in honor of Perry J. Gehring
  • Heidi Gehring Bolles, Perry's daughter in honor of Perry's best friend, Joe Lebeau's 75th birthday
  • Jay I. Goodman
  • Lynne T. Haber
  • Aegis Technologies Group
  • Rudolph and Susan Jaeger
  • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
  • Robert I Krieger
  • Joe and Teri LeBeau
  • Roger O. and Kathleen McClellan
  • Tami McMullin
  • Jay Murray
  • Edward V. Ohanian
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Hugh Barton
  • Risk Assessment Specialty Section
  • Jon Seymour
  • Ted Simon in honor of Tom Long
  • Lisa M. Sweeney
  • Michael D. Taylor
  • Janice W. Yager
Harry W. Hays Memorial Fund
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Established in May 2009, the Harry W. Hays Memorial Fund was created in the memory of Harry W. Hays, a founder of the Society of Toxicology and the Society’s fourth President (1964–1965). Contributions to this Fund will be matched until the 50th Anniversary Matching funds have been fully utilized. Dr. Hays also played a vital role in documenting the history of the Society through its first 25 years. In 1961, on the occasion of the founding of the Society, Dr. Hays foresaw bright promise ahead, both for toxicology as a learned profession and for the Society as a body of scientists of widely diverse interests working together for the advancement of the science of toxicology and the promotion of a better and safer environment. Proceeds from the fund will be used annually to further the objectives of either or both the Society’s Education Fund or SOT Priority Needs Fund as determined by the SOT Council and, to the extent feasible, be identified as having been funded by the Harry W. Hays Memorial Fund. Thus, this Memorial Fund will be used to continue to bring reality to the bright promise for toxicology that Harry Hays envisioned in 1961.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Harry W. Hays Memorial Fund.

Contributors:

  • George B. Corcoran
  • Thomas D. Darby in memory of Harry W. Hays
  • Eastman Charitable Foundation
  • William C. Hays
  • Shawn D. Lamb
  • Robert A. Scala
  • Robert A. Scala in honor of Harry W. Hays
Health and Environmental Science Institute Immunotoxicology Young Investigator Student Award Fund
Established in July 2008, this Fund, created with an initial generous gift from the International Life Sciences Institute—Health and Environmental Sciences Institute, is intended to advance the education and training of young investigators in the field of immunotoxicology. Proceeds from the Fund will be used to provide travel stipends to meritorious applicants to assist in the Awardees attending and participating in the Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology. The Fund is aligned with the Immunotoxicology Specialty Section. The Immunotoxicology Committee of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)—Health and Environmental Science Institute (HESI) has recognized the importance of encouraging the education and training of young scientists in the field of immunotoxicology and encouraged ILSI–HESI to make the initial generous contribution creating this Fund.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Health and Environmental Science Institute Immunotoxicology Young Investigator Student Award Fund.

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Contributors:

  • Amgen Foundation
  • Dennis J. and Leigh Ann Burns Naas
  • Jeanine L. Bussiere
  • Michael and Mona Holsapple
  • ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute
  • Norbert and Beth Kaminski
  • Michael I. Luster
  • Dennis J. and Leigh Ann Burns Naas
  • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Dennis J. and Leigh Ann Burns Naas
  • Jean F. Regal
  • Daniel Wierda
  • Judith T. Zelikoff
Vera W. Hudson and Elizabeth K. Weisburger Scholarship Fund
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Established in October 2007, the Vera W. Hudson and Elizabeth K. Weisburger Scholarship Fund was created with a generous gift from Elizabeth K. Weisburger, a longtime member of the SOT. Elizabeth created the Fund to honor the memory of her deceased long–time friend and professional associate, Vera W. Hudson. Vera was a biologist and information specialist at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for many years, she had an important role in developing the NLM Hazardous Substances Data Bank and other sources of toxicology information on chemicals. Proceeds from the Vera W. Hudson and Elizabeth K. Weisburger Fund will be used to fund scholarships for individuals, with preference to women, pursuing graduate studies in Toxicology. Elizabeth has also purchased a Charitable Gift Annuity, see description below, with the Vera W. Hudson and Elizabeth K. Weisburger Scholarship Fund named as the beneficiary. The Scholarship Fund is open to receive contributions from other donors who would like to honor Vera and Elizabeth and encourage women in the field of toxicology.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Vera W. Hudson and Elizabeth K. Weisburger Scholarship Fund.

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Contributors:

  • Amgen Foundation
  • Amgen Foundation on behalf of Katherine H. Sprugel
  • Jack and Shelley Arthur in memory of Vera W. Hudson
  • Linda S. and David Birnbaum
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation on behalf of Kristina Dam Chadwick
  • Kristina D. Chadwick
  • Marion F. Ehrich
  • Mary L. Haasch
  • Philip H. Howard
  • Nancy I. Kerkvliet
  • Henry M. Kissman in memory of Vera W. Hudson and in honor of Elizabeth K. Weisburger
  • Roger O. and Kathleen M. McClellan In honor of Elizabeth K. Weisburger
  • Roger O. and Kathleen McClellan
  • Sharon A. Meyer
  • James A. and Gloria Jean Popp
  • Denise Robinson Gravatt
  • Drs. Denise and Daniel Rodeheaver
  • Pamela J. Rugen
  • Imogene Sevin
  • Imogene Sevin in memory of Vera Hudson
  • Katie Sprugel
  • TLV-CS Committe
  • Cheryl L. Walker
  • Elizabeth K. Weisburger
  • Arlene L. Weiss
  • Stacie L. Wild
  • Elizabeth K. Weisburger
Frank C. Lu Food Safety Student Award Fund
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Established in November 1998, this Fund, aligned with the Food Safety Specialty Section, predates the establishment of the Endowment Fund and is now a part of the SOT Endowment Fund. It was created with an initial generous contribution from Frank C. Lu, a charter member of the SOT. Proceeds from the Fund are used for the stipends that accompany student awards of the Food Safety Specialty Section. These awards have served to foster the interest of students in food safety issues.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Frank C. Lu Food Safety Student Award Fund.

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Contributors:

  • Mary and Joseph F. Borzelleca
  • Andrew Ebert in honor of Joseph Borzelleca
  • Thomas A. Vollmuth
  • Kendall B. and Gail A. Wallace in memory of Jeffrey J. Wallace
Jean Lu Student Scholarship Award Fund
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Established in July 2008, the Jean Lu Student Scholarship Award Fund was created with an initial generous gift from Dr. Frank C. Lu, a charter member of the SOT, in memory of his wife, Jean Lu. The fund was created to provide a lump sum scholarship each year to a Chinese student (having been born in China or, if born in the United States, having one or more parents of Chinese descent), who is interested in graduate training in toxicology. The Fund is aligned with the American Association of Chinese in Toxicology, an SOT Special Interest Group.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Jean Lu Student Scholarship Award Fund.

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Contributors:

  • Frank C. Lu
  • Roger O. and Kathleen M. McClellan In honor of Frank C. Lu
  • Roger O. and Kathleen M. McClellan In memory of Charles C. Capen
Roger O. McClellan Student Award Fund
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Established in January 2007, this Fund was created to encourage individuals trained in Veterinary Medicine to pursue careers in biomedical research including comparative toxicology and pathology. The McClellan Student Award Fund is aligned with the Comparative and Veterinary Specialty Section and the Toxicology and Exploratory Pathology Specialty Section. The Fund was created with an initial generous gift from Roger and Kathleen McClellan. Proceeds from the Fund will be used to provide cash stipends to Award recipients selected on the basis of the scientific merit of papers proposed for presentation at the Annual Meeting. Special consideration will be given to papers that exemplify the role of comparative medicine in evaluating the safety/risks of exposure to chemicals or physical agents. Nominees for the Award(s) must be individuals enrolled in a program leading to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or in a post–DVM residency or graduate program. Roger O. McClellan received his DVM from Washington State University. He has spent his entire career in biomedical research with emphasis on inhalation toxicology and human health risk analysis drawing on his training in comparative medicine. He is one of only a few Veterinarians and Toxicologists elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He has served the SOT in many roles including as President (1989-1990) and Founding Chair (2007 to date) of the SOT Endowment Fund Board.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Roger O. McClellan Student Award Fund.

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Contributors:

  • Chidozie and Grace Amuzie
  • Dozie Amuzie
  • Norman J. and Valerie G. Barlow
  • William E. Bechtold
  • Arthur A. Bickford
  • Brad Bolon
  • GEMpath (Brad Bolon)
  • Balbir S. Brar
  • Glenn H. Cantor
  • Vernon L. Carter
  • Jennifer M. Duringer
  • Marion F. Ehrich
  • Sandra R Eldridge in honor of Roger A. Renne
  • Nancy A. Gillett
  • Fletcher F. Hahn
  • Patrick and Margo Haley
  • Patrick J. Haley
  • Dr. Jack and Laurie Harkema
  • Jack and Laurie Harkema
  • Jack R. Harkema
  • Charles H. Hobbs
  • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
  • Robert I. Krieger
  • Charles C. Capen
  • Roger O. and Kathleen M. McClellan in honor of the Past Recipients of the Roger O. McClellan Award
  • Roger O. and Kathleen M. McClellan In memory of Charles C. Capen
  • Roger O. and Kathleen McClellan
  • Roger O. McClellan in honor of My Fellow SOT Endowment Board Members
  • Roger O. and Kathleen M. McClellan in memory of Charles C. Capen
  • Thomas E. McHugh in honor of Dr. Roger O. McClellan
  • Nancy A. Monteiro-Riviere
  • Navistar, Inc
  • Geary W. Olsen
  • James A. and Gloria Jean Popp
  • Charles F. Reinhardt
  • Roger A. and Alice K. Renne
  • Peter A. Valberg
  • Ronald K. and Mary C. Wolff
Harihara Mehendale Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Student Award Fund
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Established in July 2008, this Fund was created with an initial generous gift from Harihara and Rekha Mehendale. Proceeds from the Fund will be used to fund Award(s) that will encourage graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows, who are individuals of Indian origin, to pursue advanced studies in the field of toxicology. The Fund is aligned with the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin (ASIO) Special Interest Group. Harihara Mehendale has had an outstanding career as a toxicologist and is well known for his role in teaching and mentoring students. Numerous individuals with varied backgrounds, including many individuals of Indian origin, have been introduced to toxicology and advanced in the field under his guidance.

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Contributors:

  • Udayan M. Apte and Pallavi Limaye
  • Jaya Chilakapati
  • Lawrence R. Curtis
  • Matt Devalaraja
  • Uday S. Devanaboyina
  • Sachin S. Devi
  • Kimberly Clark Foundation
  • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
  • Robert I. Krieger
  • Linda Malley in honor of Harihara M. Mehendale
  • Harihara M. and Rekha Mehendale
  • Prathibha Rao in honor of Harihara M. Mehendale
  • Kartik Shankar
  • Tao Wang
Metals Specialty Section Student Research Award Fund
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Established in October 2009, the Metals Specialty Section Student Research Award Fund was created by a group of SOT members who have actively conducted and communicated research on metals action and toxicity for many years. Proceeds of the fund will be used for research awards given to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for excellence in mechanistic research of metals toxicity at the annual SOT meeting.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Metals Specialty Section Student Research Award Fund.

Contributors:

  • Aaron Barchowsky
  • Barbara D. Beck
  • Maryka H. Bhattacharyya
  • Cynthia L. Browning
  • Lorrene A. Buckley
  • Iain L. Cartwright
  • Matthew C. Cave
  • George M. Cherian
  • Max Costa
  • Richard C. Dart
  • Ulrike Dydak
  • Jonathan H. Freedman
  • Jennifer L. Freeman
  • Scott H. Garrett
  • Peter L. Goering
  • Julie A. Gosse
  • Joseph H. Graziano
  • Diane Hardej
  • Kristina M. Hatlelid
  • Kristina M. Hatlelid in memory of Dean E. Carter
  • Michael F. Hughes
  • Walter T. Klimecki
  • John J. LaPres
  • Jie (Jerry) Liu
  • Koren K. Mann
  • Michael and Sally Mann
  • Michael and Sally Mann in honor of Koren Mann
  • Julieta Martino
  • Maralee McVean
  • Richard Nass
  • Linda H. Nie
  • Thomas W. Petry
  • Steven Pike in memory of Dean Carter
  • Alvaro Puga
  • Laura C. Savery
  • Don and Mary Ann Sens
  • Xianglin Shi
  • Seema Somji
  • J. Christopher States
  • Miroslav Styblo
  • Therry Winata The
  • David J. Thomas
  • Erik J. Tokar
  • Brody Anthony Massett
  • Michael P. Waalkes
  • Patricia M. Williams
  • John and Sandra Wise
  • John Pierce Wise, Sr.
  • Robert O. Wright
  • Hong Xie
  • Janice W. Yager
  • Chengfeng Yang
  • Judith T. Zelikoff
  • Wei and Wendy Zheng
  • Wei Zheng
  • Anatoly Zhitkovich
Molecular and Systems Biology Student Award Fund
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Established in October 2007, this fund was created with a generous gift from Thomas R. Sutter when he was Vice President of the Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section. Proceeds from the Fund will provide cash stipends to accompany student awards given by the Molecular Biology Specialty Section at each SOT Annual Meeting. Award recipients will be selected based on scientific merit. The Fund is aligned with the Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section.

Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Molecular and Systems Biology Student Award Fund.

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Contributors:

  • Michael J. Carvan III
  • Chris Corton
  • Nancy D. Denslow
  • Joshua P. Gray
  • William F. Greenlee
  • Mark E. Hahn
  • Ronald N. Hines
  • Ronald N. Hines and D. Gail McCarver
  • General Electric
  • Thomas W. Kensler
  • Qiang Ma
  • Formaldehyde Council, Inc.
  • Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation
  • Curtis J. Omiecinski
  • Richard S. Pollenz
  • Alvaro Puga
  • John H. and Joan E. Richburg
  • Thomas R. Sutter
  • Russell S. Thomas
  • Cheryl L. Walker
  • Kristine L. Willett
Sheldon D. Murphy Memorial Fund
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Established in May 2011, the Sheldon D. Murphy Memorial Fund was created in memory of Sheldon D. Murphy, a Charter Member of the SOT, and its fourteenth President (1974-1975). Dr. Murphy was an inspiring leader who made significant contributions in toxicology education, research and public service. Dr. Murphy was instrumental in developing and leading toxicology education and research programs at the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of Texas—Houston and the University of Washington, Seattle. His distinguished career in toxicology has been recognized with SOT’s Achievement Award (1970), Education Award (1979) and Merit Award (1990). During his 27 years as educator Dr. Murphy mentored and inspired generations of toxicologists who continue his legacy. He was an early and dedicated advocate for research to identify mechanisms underlying the actions of toxicants and to clarify the role of biotransformation in modifying toxicity. His pioneering and prolific research on the toxicology of organophosphorus compounds spanned decades and greatly advanced toxicological science. His public service to SOT, IUTOX, and both national and international government advisory boards and committees set an admirable standard for those who follow. Proceeds from the fund will be used annually to further the objectives of either or both of the Society’s Education Fund or Student Travel Fund as determined by the SOT Council and, to the extent feasible, be identified as having been funded by the Sheldon D. Murphy Memorial Fund. This Memorial Fund honors Dr. Murphy’s considerable contributions to the science of toxicology and promotes education and research into mechanisms of toxicant action, and other educational priorities of SOT.

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Contributors:

    Toshio Narahashi Neurotoxicology Fellowship Award Fund
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    Established in January 2011, the Neurotoxicology Fellowship Award Fund was created by a group of SOT members who have actively conducted research in the area of Neurotoxicology for many years. The donors are interested in fostering the continued advancement of the field of neurotoxicology through basic and applied research and have requested that proceeds from the Fund be used to encourage graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the early phase of their postdoctoral training. Proceeds from the Neurotoxicology Fellowship Award Fund will be used to provide stipends to student and postdoctoral fellow recipients of awards given for outstanding neurotoxicology research. The Award will be aligned with the Neurotoxicology Specialty Section and the selection of award recipients is the responsibility of the executive committee of the Neurotoxicology Specialty Section. Bestowing of the awards will occur at the Neurotoxicology Specialty Section event held in conjunction with the SOT Annual Meeting.

    In October 2012, the Fund was renamed to the Dr. Toshio Narahashi Neurotoxicology Fellowship Award Fund to honor the lifetime contributions of Dr. Narahashi to not only neurotoxicology research, but also to the training of junior neurotoxicologists.

    Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Toshio Narahashi Neurotoxicology Fellowship Award Fund.

    Contributors:

    • Vellareddy Anantharam
    • Michael Aschner
    • Michelle L. Block
    • Aaron and Leslie Bowman
    • William K. Boyes
    • Editors of Neurotoxicology and Teratology
    • Jason R. Cannon
    • Janice E. Chambers
    • Charles River
    • Kevin Chinn
    • Lucio G. Costa
    • Joan M. Cranmer in memory of Toshio Narahashi
    • Christine A. Curran
    • John D. Doherty
    • Ulrike Dydak
    • Marion F. Ehrich
    • Nick Filipov
    • Donald A. Fox
    • Yukiko Fueta
    • Mary E. Gilbert
    • Past and Current EPA Neurotoxicologists
    • Gennaro Giordano
    • Tomas R. Guilarte
    • Dilshan S. Harischandra
    • ELSEVIER
    • Brad Hobson
    • Jeff and Delinda Johnson
    • Anumantha G. Kanthasamy
    • Eliji Kato
    • International Neurotoxicology Association
    • Pamela J. Lein
    • Pamela J. Lein in memory of Dennis Higgins
    • Abby A. Li
    • Abby A. Li and Pui-Yan Kwok
    • Jordi Llorens
    • Susan Makris
    • Galen W. Miller
    • Gary and Patti Miller
    • Caroline Moore
    • Kenneth and Kemset Moore
    • William Mundy
    • Richard Nass
    • James Patrick O'Callaghan
    • John L. O'Donoghue
    • Oklahoma State University
    • Merle G. Paule
    • Frederica Perera
    • Isaac Pessah
    • Kenneth R. Reuhl
    • Jason and Terrilyn Richardson
    • Kristen R. Ryan
    • Tim Shafer
    • William and Cristine Slikker
    • David M. Soderlund
    • Peter S. Spencer
    • Paula H. Stern
    • Karin M. Streifel
    • Christopher K. Thompson
    • Christopher Toscano
    • Richard von Stein
    • Kyla Walter
    • Chunhong Yan and Yukun Yuan
    • Zoetis
    Pacific Northwest Toxicology Development Fund
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    Established in December 2009, this fund was created by a group of donors and the Pacific Northwest Chapter Executive Committee (PNCEC). Proceeds from this fund can be used to support three discrete objectives designed to provide development opportunities and professional recognition of toxicologists within the Pacific Northwest Chapter. The three objectives are 1) to foster student engagement, 2) to create special educational programs, and 3) to recognize outstanding achievement by Pacific Northwest regional toxicologists. The PNCEC will be responsible for identifying one or more objectives be supported each year and for developing detailed criteria for nomination and selection of the award recipients, including the organization of award selection committee(s). The PNCEC is not obligated to commit Fund proceeds to each of the stated objectives each year, nor is there a requirement to achieve a balance of expenditures between the three objectives on an annual basis or over time.

    Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Pacific Northwest Toxicology Development Fund.

    Contributors:

    • Cathie Adams
    • Amgen Foundation on behalf of Katherine H. Sprugel
    • Amgen Foundation on behalf of Linda L. Carlock
    • Amgen Foundation on behalf of Rafael Ponce
    • ITR Laboratories Canada, Inc.
    • Abigail Brewer
    • Linda L. Carlock
    • Christopher M. Carosino
    • Siba Ranjan Das
    • BioReliance Corporation
    • Stephen W. Frantz
    • Stephen W. Frantz, MPI Research
    • Bukunmi Gesinde
    • Dawn Hayes
    • Jane Heffernan
    • Anne Johnston
    • Matt Kadlec
    • Veritox, Inc.
    • Peter J. Korytko
    • Peter J. Korytko, Preclinical GPS
    • Cecile M. Krejsa
    • BRI Biopharmaceutical Research
    • Dennis M. Miller
    • Paramita Mookherjee
    • Annette Myers
    • Rafael A. Ponce
    • Rosita Rodriguez Proteau
    • Katherine H. Sprugel
    • Katie Sprugel
    • Robert L. Tanguay
    • IITRI
    • Angie Wong
    • Beth Wong
    Emil Alvin Pfitzer Drug Discovery Student Award Fund
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    Established in January 2008, this Fund was created to honor the legacy of Emil A. Pfitzer and to encourage students to apply modern toxicologic science in the field of drug discovery. The Fund is aligned with the Drug Discovery Toxicology Specialty Section. The Fund was created with initial generous contributions from Hoffmann–LaRoche, the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) and the family and friends of Emil Pfitzer. Proceeds from the Emil A. Pfitzer Fund will be used for awards to well–qualified students applying modern toxicology to enhancing the discovery of new drugs and ensuring their safety. The awards will be given based on the quality of scientific papers proposed for presentation at the SOT Annual Meeting and the need for financial assistance for travel to participate in SOT meetings.

    Emil A. Pfitzer (June 30, 1929 to July 20, 2007) was an internationally recognized toxicologist whose scientific career spanned academia and industry. He was on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and the University of Cincinnati. In 1972, he joined Hoffmann–LaRoche ultimately serving as Vice President of Toxicology and Pathology. At Roche, he championed the use of mechanistic toxicology in drug development as a means of providing a better perspective for the safety of patients in clinical trials of new drugs. After retiring from Roche, he served for five years as the President of the RIFM. He was an active member of the Society of Toxicology, and served as the Society’s 25th President (1985-1986).

    Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Emil Alvin Pfitzer Drug Discovery Student Award Fund.

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    Contributors:

    • Cindy Afshari
    • Amgen Foundation on behalf of Cynthia A. Afshari
    • Amgen Foundation on behalf of John A. Wisler
    • Drew A. Badger
    • Matthew S. and Renee Bogdanffy
    • Jon C. and Judith R. Cook
    • Mark R. Fielden
    • Brian Gemzik
    • Michael J. Graziano
    • Hoffman-La Roche Inc.
    • Kyle and Carey Kolaja
    • Lois D. Lehman-McKeeman
    • Roger O. and Kathleen McClellan
    • Jay Murray
    • Robert and Ursula Osterberg in memory of Mildred Christian
    • Robert E. and Ursula Osterberg
    • Robert E. Osterberg in memory of Ursula Osterberg
    • Gary Pfitzer in memory of Emil A. Pfitzer
    • Gregory M. Pfitzer in memory of Emily A. Pfitzer
    • Pfizer Foundation of behalf of Jon C. Cook
    • James A. and Gloria Jean Popp
    • Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc.
    • Ronald D. Snyder
    • Craig E. Thomas
    • Bob West
    • John A. Wisler
    Gabriel L. Plaa Education Award Fund
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    Established in December 2009, this Fund was created by his former student, Dr. Curt Klaassen, to memorialize Dr. Plaa’s contributions in toxicology, his leadership, mentorship, and friendship. Dr. Gabriel (Gabbie) L. Plaa (1930–2009) played a significant role in the education of graduate and post–graduate students in toxicology and made outstanding contributions to applying mechanistic toxicology to the area chemical-induced liver injury during his career. Dr. Plaa was the SOT President (1983–1984), editor of Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (1972–1980), and a recipient of numerous SOT Awards: Achievement (1967), Arnold J. Lehman (1981), Education (1987) and Merit (1996). His influence in training toxicologists was truly extraordinary as many of his former students also had leadership roles and received awards with the SOT. Proceeds from this Fund will be used to provide cash stipends to Award recipients selected on the basis of the scientific merit of papers proposed for presentation at the Annual Meeting by graduate or post–graduate students of toxicology. The Plaa Award will be aligned with the Mechanisms Specialty Section who will select Award Recipients based on the scientific quality of an abstract in mechanistic toxicology accepted for presentation at an Annual Meeting of the SOT.

    Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Gabriel L. Plaa Education Award Fund.

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    Contributors:

    • Yves Alarie
    • Lauren M. Aleksunes
    • Daniel L. Azarnoff
    • Ned Ballatori
    • Jules Brodeur
    • Chuan Chen
    • Xingguo Cheng
    • George M. Cherian
    • Gaston A. Chevalier in memory of Gabriel Plaa
    • Supratim Choudhuri in memory of Dr. Gabriel Plaa
    • Steven D. and Elaine S. Cohen In memory of Gabbie Plaa
    • George B. and Anna Karen Corcoran
    • Julia Yue Cui in memory of Gabriel L. Plaa
    • Guoli Dai
    • Robert DeWit in memory of Dr. Herbert Cornish
    • Wen-Xing Ding
    • John D. Doherty
    • John and Vera Doull
    • Robert E. Dudley
    • David L. Eaton
    • Donald J. Ecobichon in memory of Gabriel L. Plaa
    • Marion F. Ehrich
    • Monaem El-Hawari in memory of Gabriel L. Plaa
    • Genentech on behalf of Dylan Hartley
    • Genentech on behalf of Eric Harstad
    • Peter L. Goering
    • Zoltan Gregus
    • Barbara F. Hales
    • Eric B. Harstad
    • Dylan P. Hartley
    • William R. Hewitt
    • Dr. and Mrs. Elton R. Homan in memory of Dr. Harold C. Hodge
    • Alan M. Hood
    • Jerry B. Hook
    • Moritake Iijima
    • Cantox Health Sciences Inc.
    • David R. Johnson
    • Lena King in memory of Gabriel L. Plaa
    • Curtis and Cherry Klaassen
    • Curtis D. Klaassen in memory of Gabriel L. Plaa
    • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
    • Frank and Sally Kotsonis
    • Kannan Krishnan
    • Gary L. Lage
    • Robert E. Larson
    • Robert E. Larson in honor of Gabriel L. Plaa
    • Lois D. Lehman-McKeeman
    • Beth Levant
    • Steven C. Lewis
    • Ning Li
    • Troy and Kimberly Lindemann
    • Jie Liu and Yaping Liu
    • Hong Lu
    • Roger O. and Kathleen M. McClellan in memory of Gabriel L. Plaa
    • Richard E. Peterson
    • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Frank Kotsonis
    • Brian G. Priestly
    • Kenneth S. Ramos
    • K.S. Rao
    • Pierre Raymond in memory of Gabriel L. Plaa
    • Ninfa I. Redmond in memory of Dr. Gabriel L Plaa
    • Larry W. Robertson
    • Karl K. Rozman
    • Doug Young Ryu
    • Stephen H. Safe
    • Tetsuo Satoh
    • Larry P. Sheets
    • Claus-Peter Seigers
    • Jim Spratt
    • Neill H. Stacey
    • Aron Stein
    • Barry H. Thomas
    • Kendall B. and Gail A. Wallace
    • Kendall B. Wallace
    • Kendall B. and Gail A. Wallace in memory of Jeffrey J. Wallace
    • Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan
    • John B. Watkins
    • Daniel Wierda
    • Harold E. Williamson
    • Lauren A. Woods
    • Youcai Zhang
    Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Student Award Fund
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    Established in October 2007, the Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section Fund provides cash stipends to Student Award winner based on scientific merit. If sufficient proceeds become available the proceeds may also be used to fund Student Travel Awards.

    Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Student Award Fund.



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    Contributors:

    • Lorrene A. Buckley
    • Andrew Ebert in honor of Joseph Borzelleca
    • Daland R. and Lisa S. Juberg
    • Robert E. and Ursula Osterberg
    • Robert E. and Ursula Osterberg in memory of Mildred Christian
    • Robert E. Osterberg in memory of Mildred Christian
    • Richard A Parent in memory of Mildred Christian
    • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Denise Robinson Gravatt
    • Amber L. Rinderknecht
    • Denise Robinson Gravatt
    • Robert J. Szot in memory of Sheldon D. Murphy
    Renal Toxicology Fellowship Award Fund
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    Established in December 2008, the Renal Toxicology Fellowship Award Fund was created to provide stipends for students and postdoctoral fellow recipients of this award for excellence in understanding mechanisms of renal toxicity.

    This fund was established by a group of SOT members who have actively conducted research on the mechanisms of renal toxicity for many years. The donors are interested in fostering the continued advancement of the field of renal toxicology through mechanistic research and have requested that the proceeds from the Fund be used to encourage students and postdoctoral fellows within the first three years of training to conduct research in this field.

    The Renal Toxicology Fellowship Award Fund will be aligned with the Mechanisms Specialty Section. The Mechanisms Specialty Section will have responsibility for identifying the number of award to be given each year, the detailed criteria for selection of the award recipients, the selection of the recipients and for bestowing the award recipient(s) at the SOT Annual Meeting.

    Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Renal Toxicology Fellowship Award Fund.

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    Contributors:

    • Michael D. Aleo
    • Brian S. Cummings
    • Mary E. Davis
    • Jerry B. Hook
    • Jerry B. Hook in memory of Joan Tarloff
    • Jerry B. Hook in memory of William O. Berndt
    • Serrine S. Lau
    • Lois D. Lehman-McKeeman
    • Edward A. Lock
    • Kenneth E. McMartin
    • Gary and Patti Miller
    • Terrence James Monks
    • Michael & Lisa Aleo
    • Kenneth S. Ramos
    • Gary Rankin and Monica Valentovic
    • Rick G. Schnellmann
    • Jacqueline H. Smith
    • Jacqueline H. Smith in memory of William O. Berndt
    • Joan B. Tarloff
    • Gary Rankin and Monica Valentovic
    • Monica A. Valentovic and Gary O. Rankin
    • Monica Valentovic
    • Cheryl L. Walker
    Robert J. Rubin Student Travel Award Fund
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    Established in July 2008, the Robert J. Rubin Student Travel Fund was created by an initial generous gift from one of his former students, Mark Montgomery. Proceeds will be used to provide travel awards to one or more graduate students to participate in the Annual Meeting of the SOT. Recipients of the Rubin Award will be selected by a Committee jointly appointed by the leadership of the Mechanisms Specialty Section and the Risk Assessment Specialty Section, the two Specialty Sections with which the Fund is aligned. The Award Recipient(s) will be selected based on the scientific quality of the abstract of a presentation that applies mechanistic toxicology to risk assessment and that has been accepted for presentation at an Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology.

    Robert J. Rubin, Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, had a distinguished career in toxicology and an important role in the education of many toxicologists and environmental health scientists. The Robert J. Rubin Student Travel Award serves to recognize Dr. Rubin’s pioneering role in developing the toxicology graduate program at Johns Hopkins University, his outstanding contributions to applying mechanistic toxicology to risk assessment and, especially, his strong commitment to facilitating the attendance of students at professional meetings such as those of the Society of Toxicology.

    Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Robert J. Rubin Student Travel Award Fund.

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    Contributors:

    • Jin Ho Chung
    • Dr. Hank and Sherry Gardner
    • Rudolph J. and Susan Jaeger
    • Thomas W. Kensler
    • Walter J. Kozumbo
    • Mark R. Montgomery in honor of Robert J. Rubin
    • Mark J. Reasor
    • Risk Assessment Specialty Section
    • Bob Roth
    • Bob Roth and Patti Ganey
    Dharm V. Singh Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Student Award Fund
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    Established in February 2008, this Fund was created with an initial generous gift from Dharm V. Singh to provide awards to students of Indian Origin to encourage them to pursue a career in toxicology. The Fund is aligned with the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Special Interest Group. Dharm V. Singh is a distinguished toxicologist with three decades of service at the US Environmental Protection Agency and has provided leadership for the development and growth of the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin (ASIO) Special Interest Group. He has a long-standing interest in encouraging students of Indian origin to enter the field of toxicology. The initial contribution by Dharm Singh and associated matching funds result in the Fund having assets of $25,000, thereby qualifying it as a Permanently Restricted Net Asset Fund that will be continued in perpetuity.

    Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Dharm V. Singh Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Student Award Fund.

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    Contributors:

    • Syed F. Ali
    • S. Satheesh Anand
    • Ghulam Ahmad Shakeel Ansari in honor of Dharm V. Singh
    • Sharada Balakrishnan in honor of Dharm V. Singh
    • Gollapudi Bhaskar
    • Balbir S. Brar
    • Sanjay Chanda
    • Chellu S Chetty in honor of Dharm V. Singh
    • Vamsidhara C Dhulipala
    • Saryu Goel
    • Palur G. Gunasekar in honor of Dharm V. Singh
    • Mangala Hariharan
    • Poorni R. Iyer
    • Anumantha G. Kanthasamy in honor of Dharm V. Singh
    • Urmila P. and Prasada Kodavanti
    • Gopala Krishna in honor of Dharm V. Singh
    • Suman K. Mukherjee
    • Mitzi and Prakash Nagarkatti
    • Binu K. Philip
    • Bettaiya Rajanna
    • Shashi K. Ramaiah
    • Aramandla Ramesh
    • Sidhartha D. Ray
    • Gunda Reddy in honor of Dharm V. Singh
    • Vijayapal R. Reddy in honor of Dharm V. Singh
    • Dharm V. Singh
    • Pramila Singh
    • Madhusudan G. Soni
    • Vinayak Srinivasan
    • Karanth Subramanya in honor of Dharm V. Singh
    • Joy A. Thomas
    • Jayant Vodela in honor of Dharm V. Singh
    Dharm V. Singh Carcinogenesis Award Fund
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    Established in April 2009, the Dharm V. Singh Carcinogenesis Awards Fund has been created with a generous contribution by Dharm Singh in memory of his wife, Sita Singh. Proceeds from this Fund will be used to encourage students and postdoctoral fellows to pursue careers in research that will lead to a better understanding of the causes of cancer and improved diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

    The Fund is aligned with the Carcinogenesis Specialty Section. Proceeds from the Dharm V. Singh Carcinogenesis Awards Fund will be used to provide significant stipends to students and postdoctoral fellow recipients of awards given for excellence in understanding carcinogenesis. The Carcinogenesis Specialty Section will have the responsibility for identifying the number of awards to be given each year, the detailed criteria for selection of the award recipients, the selection of the recipients and the bestowing of the awards at the Annual Meeting. The initial contribution by Dharm Singh and associated matching funds result in the Fund having assets of $25,000, thereby qualifying it as a Permanently Restricted Net Asset Fund that will be continued in perpetuity.

    Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Dharm V. Singh Carcinogenesis Award Fund.

    Contributors:

    • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
    • Clarissa L. Russell Wilson
    • Dharm V. Singh
    • David E. Williams
    Carl C. Smith Student Mechanisms Award Fund
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    Established in March 1983, this Fund, aligned with the Mechanisms Specialty Section, predates the establishment of the SOT Endowment Fund and is now a part of the Endowment Fund. In many ways, it has served as a template for many of the new Special Purpose Funds. It was created in large part through the leadership and financial support of Carl C. Smith and his wife, Thelma. Through the years, the proceeds of the Fund have provided the financial stipends that have accompanied student awards of the Mechanisms Specialty Section; awards given in recognition of excellence to encourage students to conduct research on mechanisms of action of toxic agents. Many past recipients of Carl C. Smith Student Awards are now key participants in the activities of the Society of Toxicology.

    Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Carl C. Smith Student Mechanisms Award Fund.

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    Contributors:

    • Lauren M. Aleksunes
    • Linda and David Birnbaum
    • Matthew and Renee Bogdanffy
    • Charles S. Boyer
    • Alan P. Brown
    • James V. Bruckner
    • Scott W. and Judy Burchiel
    • Jon C. and Judith R. Cook
    • George B. Corcoran
    • Geroge B. and Anna Karen Corcoran
    • Mary E. Davis
    • David and Janet Eaton
    • Marion F. Ehrich
    • Morris D. Faiman
    • Vernetta and Rick Fluegeman in memory of Tee Smith
    • A. Jay Gandolfi
    • Thomas A. Gasiewicz
    • Daniel Goon
    • Mark E Hahn
    • Mark E. Hahn
    • Jeff Handler
    • Tala R. Henry
    • Eli V. Hestermann
    • Matthew W. Himmelstein
    • Dale Hoyt
    • Michael F. Hughes
    • Anonymous Donor in memory of Thelma L. Smith
    • Mary F. Kanz
    • Terrance J. Kavanagh
    • Thomas W. Kensler
    • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
    • George R. Lankas
    • Debra L. Laskin
    • Lois D. Lehman-McKeeman
    • Dorothy L. Loper in memory of Pamela Binkley
    • John R. MacDonald
    • Jose E. Manautou
    • Roger O. and Kathleen M. McClellan in memory of Thelma Smith
    • R. Timothy Miller
    • James B. Moe
    • Terrence J. Monks
    • Jay Murray
    • Sid Nelson
    • Sidney D. Nelson
    • Pfitzer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
    • Pfizer Foundation of behalf of Jon C. Cook
    • Alvaro Puga
    • Gary O. Rankin
    • Gary Rankin and Monica Valentovic
    • Donald and Caron Reed
    • Donald J. Reed in memory of Caron Reed
    • John H. and Joan E. Richburg
    • J. Craig Rowlands
    • Ivan Rusyn
    • Rick G. Schnellmann
    • Mary Ann Smith
    • Hideko Sone
    • James L. Stevens
    • Logan C. Stone
    • Joan B. Tarloff
    • Stephen Thomas
    • Gary Rankin and Monica Valentovic
    • Monica A. Valentovic
    • Kendall B. and Gail A. Wallace
    • Kendall B. and Gail A. Wallace in memory of Jeffrey J. Wallace
    • David E. Williams
    Ronald G. Thurman Student Travel Award Fund
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    Established in August 2009, the Ronald G. Thurman Student Travel Award was created with an initial generous pledge of funds from former students of Dr. Thurman, who played a significant role in furthering the toxicology graduate program at the Unviersity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Proceeds from this Fund will be used to provide travel award to one or more graduate students to participate in the SOT Annual Meeting. Dr. Thurman, Professor, Department of Pharmacology at Chapel Hill, made important contributions to applying mechanistic toxicology to the areas of ethanol metabolism and toxicity, xenobiotic metabolism, liver transplantation, hepatocarcinogenesis and hepatobiology. The Award recipient(s) will be selected on the basis of the scientific quality of the abstract of a presentation that applies to biochemical, pharmacological and/or toxicological techniques to questions of interest in mechanistic toxicology. Recipients for the Award will be selected by a Committee appointed by the leadership of the Mechanisms Specialty Section. Applications for the Award will be accepted for presentations to be given up to one year after the Award Recipient receives their doctoral degree.

    Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Ronald G. Thurman Student Travel Award Fund.

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    Contributors:

    • Michael and Lisa Aleo
    • Steven A. Belinsky
    • Blair and Richard Bradford in memory of Ronald G. Thurman
    • Blair U. and Richard H. Bradford
    • Blair U. Bradford
    • Mary Campbell in memory of Ronald G. Thurman
    • Henry D. Connor
    • Jon C. and Judith R. Cook
    • Patricia Ganey
    • J. C. Garbutt
    • Olivia and Kris Gardner in honor of Dr. Ronald Thurman
    • Jeff Handler
    • KR Global Partners, Inc.
    • John J. Lemasters
    • Jose E. Manautou
    • Ronald P. Mason
    • Michael J. Olson
    • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Denise Robinson Gravatt
    • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Jon Cook
    • Pfizer Foundation on behalf of Michael Aleo
    • James A. and Gloria Jean Popp
    • Wei Qu
    • Lester Reinke
    • Denise Robinson Gravatt
    • Bob Roth
    • Ivan Rusyn
    • Yoshiyuki Takei
    • Melba B. Thurman in memory of Ronald G. Thurman
    • Hide Tsukamoto
    • University of Southern California
    • Kendall B. and Gail A. Wallace
    • Kendall B. and Gail A. Wallace in memory of Jeffrey J. Wallace
    • Courtney G. Woods
    • Zhi Zhong
    Toxicologists of African Origin Endowment Fund
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    Established in May 2010, the Toxicologists of African Origin Special Interest Group (SIG) is responsible for developing detailed criteria for nomination and selection of the award recipients of this Fund. The Fund proceeds are used to support two discrete objectives: (1) provide educational outreach activities including merit awards and incentives for such things as graduate student fellowship and to award fellowships to attend the SOT Annual Meetings; and, (2) foster professional development and training for such things as workshops dedicated to technical enhancement of a field in toxicology and training focused on various toxicology career paths. The Fund provides support for the following awards: two student travel awards, one scientific poster award per year (until the funds are spent down) and one distinguished scientific presentation award.

    Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Toxicologists of African Origin Endowment Fund.

    Contributors:

    • Hilary Afeseh Ngwa
    • Boehringer Ingelheim
    • Elena Braithwaite
    • Edmond E. Creppy
    • Michael L. Dourson
    • Marion F. Ehrich
    • Sakina E. Eltom
    • Bernard K. Gadagbui
    • Frank O. Johnson
    • Kimberly Clark Foundation on behalf of Kristini Miles
    • Marquea D. King
    • James E. and Lisa Klaunig
    • Claude McGowan
    • Kristini Miles
    • Jane Omojokun
    • Jennifer L. Rayner
    • Rayner Jennifer L
    • Courtney G. Woods
    Toxikon, a Preclinical Toxicology Organization, and Dr. Dharm Singh Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Award Fund
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    Established in October 2014, this Fund was created to inspire excellence in toxicology scholarship, leadership, and service and to further the global outreach efforts of the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin (ASIO) Special Interest Group (SIG). The proceeds from the Fund will be used to support educational efforts of emerging toxicologists (undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees) of Indian origin. This Fund, aligned with the ASIO SIG, is being created with generous donations of from Toxikon and Dharm V. Singh. Each recipient will be selected by the ASIO Executive Committee in alignment with Dr. Dharm V. Singh and Dr. Laxman Desai (founder of Toxikon), on the basis of merit and promise of continued exemplary professional performance. Toxikon is an international preclinical contract research organization that provides analytical and toxicological services to support the life science industry. Dr. Desai has had an outstanding career as a scientist and businessman. Dr. Desai has served as a role model for other scientists and especially those of Indian origin. Dr. Dharm Singh has generously contributed towards establishment of various Society of Toxicology funds.

    Download the Donation form to make a gift to the Toxikon, a Preclinical Toxicology Organization, and Dr. Dharm Singh Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Award Fund.

    Contributors:

    • S. Satheesh Anand
    • Chellu S. Chetty
    • Sachin S. Devi
    • Drik
    • Vijay M. Kale
    • Mayur S. Mitra
    • Nagender Reddy Panyala
    • Aramandla Ramesh
    • Sidhartha D. Ray
    • Dharm V. Singh
    • Toxikon Corporation