Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology
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The Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (NESOT) is a dynamic chapter with membership from diverse sectors including academia, government, chemical, environmental, and pharmaceutical industries.
The NESOT chapter strives to promote networking and collaboration for regional toxicologists and students through our Annual Regional Chapter Meeting and through sponsored events at the Annual SOT Meeting. In addition we strive to foster the sustainability and growth of our discipline through the ToxScholars Program and by having a program for undergraduates at our Regional Chapter Meeting in the fall.
The ToxScholar program is a method for recruiting the next generation of toxicologists by having toxicologists visit institutions where knowledge regarding toxicology is scarce to share information about why toxicology matters and what toxicologists do. Since 2016, we have been conducting visits in the Northeast region and are thankful to our members who have participated. Dr. Bob Chapin has visited Connecticut College, Dr. Alexandros Papanikolaou and Dr. Elizabeth Vancza visited Fairfield University and Dr. DJ Hoivik visited Holy Cross. Council received a lot of excellent feedback from these visits, particularly Dr. Chapin's visit! If you are interested in visiting a college, please contact Dr. Swetha Rudraiah and she will work with SOT to set up a visit.
The Annual Meeting for the NESOT will be held on October 26, 2018 at the Charles River Laboratories facility in Shrewsbury MA. Meeting preparations are underway for what is anticipated to be a timely, cutting edge program. In addition, NESOT chapter meeting will also have a corresponding program for undergraduate students, similar to what the Undergraduate Subcommittee of the Education Committee sponsors at the Annual SOT Meeting. Our pilot program in 2017 was a success and we look forward to delivering the program in 2018. If you are looking for more information, please contact Dr. Larissa Williams or Dr. Joshua Gray on this engaging program. We welcome undergraduates from the Northeast Region!
At the 2017 Annual SOT Meeting, we held an East Coast-West Coast networking event one evening at a local Mexican food restaurant with the SoCal and Mountain West Regional chapters. Thanks to officers Liz Vancza, Hank Lin, and Ajay Donepudi for organizing a fantastic event. The event was very well attended among the membership.
As you can see, we have a lot going on and there are many opportunities for you to participate in our chapter's activities. Don't hesitate to reach out and get involved!
Angela Slitt, PhD