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Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology

Welcome to the Northeast Society of Toxicology landing page. We are happy you are visiting!

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. In 2016, our first visits of this type were made in the Northeast region. Dr. Bob Chapin visited Connecticut Community College, Dr. Alexandros Papanikolaou and Dr. Elizabeth Vancza visited New 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 20, 2017 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, for the first time ever, the NESOT chapter meeting will have a corresponding program for undergraduate students, similar to what the Undergraduate Subcommittee of the Education Committee sponsors at the Annual SOT Meeting. Be looking for more information from Dr. Larissa Williams on this exciting endeavor.

New for the Annual SOT Meeting, we are planning for a networking event for undergraduate and graduate students and practicing toxicologists in different sectors of the field to unveil how toxicologists got to where they are and what they do on a day-to-day basis. If you would like to participate, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Vancza.

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!

Kind regards,

DJ Hoivik, PhD, DABT
President, Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology









2017 NESOT Award Recipients