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Award Title Travel Award 
Award Description The Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT) has provided Travel Awards since 2005 to outstanding students and postdoctoral trainees of Hispanic/Latino origin working in the area of toxicology research. The HOT Travel Award consists of monetary funds to help with the associated costs of presenting their research and attending the SOT Annual Meeting and a beautiful plaque for your lab or office space. The HOT Travel Awards are provided by funds of HOT sponsors. HOT will give preference to first-time applicants with a high quality research background. Previous winners may apply with the understanding that the likelihood of winning a second award may be linked to funding availability after all first-time applicant winners have been selected.

Who may apply? To apply for the HOT Travel Award, candidates must comply with the following requirements:

1) Applicant must be an undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral fellow.

2) Applicant must be a HOT member of Hispanic/Latino origin at the time of nomination.

3) Applicant must be first author of an abstract submitted and accepted for the upcoming SOT Annual Meeting.

4) The awardees must attend the HOT Award Ceremony in order to be officially recognized as the winners and get the financial award and plaque.

Applicable Documents: Applicant must submit a copy of the complete abstract accepted by SOT and a letter of recommendation from a mentor (not to exceed one page). The letter must be written in English.

All documents are to be emailed to both: Aline DeConti, HOT Awards Committee Chair; José Francisco Delgado Jiménez, Co-Chair.

Deadline: Documents must be received on or before January 12th, 2018.  
Deadline January 12 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Distinguished Toxicologist Award 
Award Description The Distinguished Toxicologist Award is given each year to a toxicologist of Hispanic origin whose work exemplifies the mission of the HOT-SIG by contributing to the advancement of the field of toxicology. Scientific and/or regulatory accomplishments and/or community services will be considered during the review. The HOT Distinguished Toxicologist Award consists of a beautiful recognition plaque for your lab or office space.

Who may apply?

Nominator – The nominator for the HOT Distinguished Toxicologist Award Candidate shall be a member of SOT and/or a member of HOT at the time of nomination.

Nominee – Nominee shall be a member of HOT at the time of nomination. * self-nominations will not be accepted.

The application will be reviewed according to one or more of the following criteria:

1) Nominee’s scientific achievements in toxicology have had major impact on the field and stimulated new directions in their area of expertise.

2) Nominee’s contribution to the scientific progress of toxicology by their participation in the creation and/or implementation of regulations.

3) Nominee’s contribution to promoting their institution’s mission.

4) Nominee has been actively involved in SOT and/or HOT leadership.

5) Nominee has served in mentoring, community service, and/or at a national or international level with decision-making and/or advisory activities.

6) Nominee’s activities have had major contributions and impact on the application of toxicological sciences and on the protection and promotion of public health.

Nomination package:

1) The nominee’s Curriculum Vitae in English (PDF format), including a complete list of nominee’s publications.

2) One letter of nomination that must include a detailed description of how the nominee has fulfilled or is fulfilling one or more of the criteria stipulated above. The letter should be addressed to the HOT Distinguished Toxicologist Award Committee. The letter must be written in English.

To nominate a colleague for this award, please submit a complete nomination package to Aline DeConti, HOT Awards Committee Chair; and José Francisco Delgado Jiménez, Co-Chair.

Deadline: Documents must be received on or before January 12th, 2018.  
Deadline January 12 
Applicable Documents  
 


The SOT Education Committee solicits proposals for ToxScholar Outreach Grants.

Please visit https://www.toxicology.org/awards/sot/awards.aspx?AwardID=200 for more information.


2017 HOT Travel Awards Winners

  • Jose Zavala, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Inhalation Toxicology Facilities Branch, Environmental Public Health Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA. “Gas-Phase Mutagenicity in Salmonella of 12 Distinct Simulated Smog Atmospheres Generated Using Environmental Irradiation Chambers”. Sponsored by MRI Global.
  • Lina Maria Peña Acevedo, MS Candidate, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin Colombia. “Artisanal Mining Risks”. Sponsored by Ingenieros Lemus de Mexico.
  • Lis Rueda, Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Postnatal Development of Rat Pups after Maternal Low-Dose Exposure to the Carbamate Insecticide Carbaryl during Gestation”. Sponsored by Ingenieros Lemus de Mexico.
  • John Szilagyi, PhD Candidate, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Rutgers University, NJ, USA. “The Endocannabinoid Anandamide Disrupts the Syncytialization of Human Placental Trophoblasts and Expression of Uptake and Efflux Transporters”. Sponsored by Hispanic Organization of Toxicologist.
  • Michelle Hernandez, PhD Candidate, Department of Environmental Medicine, New York University, NY, USA. “World Trade Center Dust Induces Nasal and Neurologic Tissue Injury, Impairs Olfaction Capabilities, and Increases Anxiety Behaviors”. Sponsored by GMA.

2016 HOT Travel Awards Winners

  • Mei-Ling Bermudez, PhD, Candidate, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, USA. “Intranasal Delivery of the Antioxidant Carnosine to the Thy1-aSyn Mouse Model of Parkinson’s Disease Reduces it’s Progression”. Sponsored by MRI Global.
  • Manuel Alejandro Ramirez-Lee, PhD, Candidate, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, México. “Evaulation of Vascular Tone and Cardiac Contractility in Response to Silver Nanoparticles, Using Langendorff Rat Heart Preparation”. Sponsored by Ingenieros Lemus de México (presented by Ranulfo Lemus Olalde, ScD, DABT).
  • Antonio Joel Ruiz Uribe, PhD, Candidate, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootechnia, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, México. “General Composition and Antifungal Effect of Commercial Ethanolic Mexican Propolis on Aspergillus flavus”. Sponsored by Ingenieros Lemus de México.
  • Sebastian Medina, PhD Candidate, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, USA. “Developmental Arsenate Exposures Suppress Murine Splenocyte Mitogenesis, without Altering Spleen and Thymus Lymphocyte Population Subsets or Bone Marrow Lymphoid Progenitors”. Sponsored by PepsiCo Global RD (presented by Robert P. Casillas).
  • Kalynda Gonzales, PhD, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University NY, USA. “Loss of Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons in the Presence of Intact Nigral Dopaminergic Neurons in Early Manganese-Induced Parkinsonism”.

2015 HOT Travel Awards Winners

  • David Pamies, PhD, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Johns Hopkins University, USA. “Predicting Neurotoxicity in Human-Derived iPSC 3D Mini Brains”. Sponsored by MRI Global (presented by Robert P. Casillas).
  • Pamella B. Tijerina, PhD Candidate, NYU School of Medicine, Dept. of Environmental Medicine, USA “Prenatal and Postnatal Exposure to Concentrated Ambient Particulate Matter Alters the Developing Immune System of Mice”. Sponsored by Celanese (presented by Mari S. Stavanja, PhD).
  • Tania L. Jacobo Estrada, MSc, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México “Effect of Cadmium Exposure during Gestation over HIF-1 in Rat Fetal Kidney”. Sponsored by PepsiCo (presented by Richard Lane).
  • Daniel Hernández Cortés, BSc, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México “Modulation of nrf2 and ogg1 Expression in Germ Testicular Cells by Me-Pa Exposure: an Epigenetic Mechanism”. Sponsored by Battelle (presented by Kevin Kerzee).
  • Andrea Anaya Sánchez and Abel Aburto Platas, Undergraduate Students. Fundación Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, México “Synthesis, Characterization, and Antimicrobial Activity of Drug-Loaded Calcium Alginate Nanocapsules: Perspectives on Their Potential Biomedical Use”. Sponsored by Ingenieros Lemus de México (presented by Ranulfo Lemus Olalde).

2014 HOT Travel Awards Winners

  • Aline De Conti, PhD, US Food and Drug Administration (Silver Spring MD, USA). Mechanistic evaluation of the chemopreventive effects of folic acid and Trybutyrin in a rat liver carcinogenesis model. Sponsored by Battelle (presented by Kevin Kerzee, PhD, DABT).
  • Rosa I. Rodríguez Cotto, PhD Candidate. University of Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico). NRF2 but not NF-KB is activated by African dust organic extract in BEAS-2B. Sponsored by Ingenieros Lemus de Mexico (presented by Ranulfo Lemus Olalde, ScD, DABT Olalde, ScD, DABT).

  • Alexandra Colón Rodríguez, PhD Student. Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI, USA). Brain region-dependent effects of methylmercury on expression of ligand and voltage-gated calcium channels in rat. Sponsored by PEPSICO Global R+D (presented by Azita Cuevas, PhD).

  • Vinicius Carreira, PhD Candidate. University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH, USA). In vivo aryl hydrocarbon receptor-mediated developmental toxicity impairs the adult cardiovascular system. Sponsored by Celanese (presented by Mari S. Stavanja, PhD).

  • Vanessa Nuñez, Undergraduate student. University of California (Los Angeles CA, USA).
    Exploring gene-environment interactions implicated in Parkinson’s disease using a Paraquat and Maneb model in Drosophila. Sponsored by MRI Global (presented by Robert P. Casillas, PhD).

2013 HOT Travel Awards Winners

  • Pergentino Balbuena, PhD The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences. Estimation of cumulative risk from exposure to phthalates using NHANES exposure data and an in vitro potency assay. Sponsored by ILS (presented by Les Recio, PhD).

  • Zelieann Rivera Craig, PhD University of Illinois. In vitro exposure to di-N-butyl phthalate (DBP) decreases the expression of cell proliferation transcripts in cultured mouse ovarian antral follicles. Sponsored by P&G (presented by Betina Lew, PhD).
  • Brandon Gaytan, PhD Student. University of California, Berkeley. Using yeast functional toxicogenomics to decipher the toxicity of the dieldrin organochlorinated pesticide. Sponsored by Celanese (presented by Mari S. Stavanja, PhD).

  • Héctor Rosas Hernández, Doctoral Student. Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí México. Protective effect of prolactin in the methamphetamine-induced neurotoxicity in bovine brain microvessel endothelial cells: An in vitro study. Sponsored by MRI Global (presented by Robert P. Casillas, PhD).

  • Federico L. Sinche, Doctoral Student. Oregon State University. Structural basis for the toxic potential of cellulose nanocrystals. Sponsored by Battelle (presented by Kevin Kerzee, PhD, DABT).

  • Mariana Flores Torres, Doctoral Student. Imperial College London, UK. Deep sequencing of mRNA in livers of rats exposed to hepatotoxicants. Sponsored by HOT/SOT (presented by Betina Lew, PhD).

2012 HOT Travel Awards Winners

  • Dr. Elena Hernandez-Ramon, NIH-NCI Postdoc Fellow. Comparison Of Tamoxifen (Tam)-DNA Adduct Levels In Uterine Tissue From Different Species Of Monkeys And Humans Exposed To Tam. Sponsored by Battelle (Presented by Kevin Kerzee, PhD).
  • María Isabel Alvarado Cruz, CINVESTAV-IPN México. Mentor: Dr. Betzabet Quintanilla-Vega. NQO1*2 Polymorphism Modifies the DNA Damage in Mexican Children Environmentally—Exposed To Benzene. Sponsorship of InternationalxTrainee by Asociación Bio Tox. (Presented by Eugenio Vilanova, PhD).

  • Azita Cuevas, School of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine. Mentor: Dr. Lung Chi Chen.  Ni in Ambient PM Causes Microvascular Dysfunction via NO and NADPH Pathways. Sponsored by MRI Global (Presented by Robert P. Casillas, PhD, PhD).

  • Teresita Moore-Ambriz, Department of Toxicology, CINVESTAV-IPN México. Mentor: Dr. Isabel Hernández-Ochoa. Exposure to the Current Tolerable Daily Intake of Bisphenol—A During Adulthood Does Not Alter Ovulation, But Alters the Fertilizing Ability of Oocytes in Female Mice. Sponsored by ILS, Inc (Presented by Leslie Recio, PhD).

  • Jonathan Motts, University of South Carolina. Identification Of Novel Biomarkers Of Mercury—Induced Immune Dysregulation In Humans. Sponsored by Celanese (presented by Mari S. Stavanja, PhD).

2011 HOT Travel Awards Winners

  • Dr. Zeliann R. Craig, Dept. Comparative Sciences, University of Illinois—Urbana. Mentor: Dr. Jodi A Flaws. Pregnenolone Co-treatment Does Not Restore Growth of Mouse Antral Follicles Treated In Vitro with the Mono-hydroxylated Metabolite of Methoxychlor. Sponsored by Batelle (Presented by Robert P. Casillas, PhD).

  • Cittlalli Osorio-Yañez, Dept. Toxicology CINVESTAV-IPN Mexico. Mentor: Dra. Luz María del Razo. Biomarkers for the Early Detection of Atherosclerosis in a Children Population Environmentally Exposed to Inorganic Arsenic. Sponsored by Ingenieros Lemus de Mexico (presented by Ranulfo Lemus Olalde, ScD, DABT).

  • Marco A. Sanchez-Guerra, Dept. Toxicology CINVESTAV-IPN Mexico. Mentor: Dra. Betzabé Quintanilla. CYP1A1*2C, EPHX1T113H, EPHX1H139R and NQO1*2 Polymorphisms Are Involved in the Genetic Damage Caused in Children Exposed to PAHs and Benzene. Sponsored by Celanese (presented by Mari S. Stavanja, PhD).

2010 HOT Travel Awards Winner

  • Fanny L. Casado-Peña, Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester. The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Regulates Interactions between Hematopoietic Stem Cells and their Microenvironment. Sponsored by Battelle (Presented by Carol Sabourin, PhD).  
  • Linda C. Mota, Environmental Toxicology Clemson University. PXR Status is Associated with CYP Induction, Histopathological Effects, and Reduced Clearance of Nonylphenol. Sponsored by Ingenieros Lemus de Mexico (Presented by Ranulfo Lemus Olalde, ScD, DABT).

  • Dr. Giuliana Noratto, Texas A&M University. “Anti-inflammatory and Anti-cancer Effects of Polyphenolics from Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria) in Colon Cells. Sponsored by Celanese. (Presented by Mari Stavanja, PhD).

2009 HOT Travel Awards Winners

  • Jorge Muñiz Ortiz, US EPA, Research Triangle, NC. Mentor: Dr. Iain Cartwright. A Transgenic Model for Arsenic Methylation and its Biological Effects in Drosophila. Sponsored by Battelle. (Presented by Robert Casillas).
  • Patricia Espíritu Gordillo, Toxicology Section, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico City, Mexico. Methyl—Paraoxon, the Active Metabolite of the Organophosphate Pesticide Methyl—Parathion, Alters Sperm Quality in Mice. Sponsored by Ingenieros Lemus de Mexico (Presented by Ranulfo Lemus Olalde, ScD, DABT).

  • Laura Arreola Mendoza, Toxicology Section, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico City, Mexico. NRK-52E Cells as a Model to Study Tight Junction and Paracellular Permeability Properties. Sponsored by Veritox (Presented by Bruce Kelman, PhD).

2008 HOT Travel Awards Winner

  • Betina Lew, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester, New York. Mentor: Dr. B. Paige Lawrence. Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) Activation Decreases Proliferation But Does Not Increase Apoptosis in Mammary Epithelial Cells. Sponsored by Battelle.
  • Adrian Nañez, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Health Science Center at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Ramos. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor regulates Wilm’s Tumor Suppressor Gene Function During Nephrogenesis. Sponsored by Covance.
  • Jeanette A. Izquierdo Vega, Toxicology, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico D.F, Mexico, and FES-Cuautitlan, UNAM, State of Mexico, Mexico. Mentor: Dra. Luz Mará del Razo. Oxidative Stress Damage Caused by Fluoride Exposure Decreased the in Vitro Fertilization in Rat Spermatozoa. Sponsored by Ingenieros Lemus de Mexico.

2007 HOT Travel Awards Winners

  • Bladimir Ovando, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Buffalo in New York. Comparative Ontological Analysis of Hepatic Gene Expression Profiles following 52 Weeks of Chronic Exposure to PCB126, PCB153 and a binary mixture of PCB126 and PCB153. Sponsored by Battelle.
  • Enrique Fuentes Mattei, Department of Biochemistry at the University of Puerto Rico—Medical Sciences Campus. The Pregnane X Receptor and the Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II genes. Sponsored by Battelle.

2006 HOT Travel Awards Winner

  • Ana Belem Piña Guzmán, Toxicology Section, CINVESTAV, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico. Mentor: Dra. Betzabé Quintanilla Vega. Methyl-Parathion Induces Sperm DNA Damage in Mice. Sponsored by GlobalTox.

2005 HOT Travel Awards Winner

  • Isabel Hernández-Ochoa, Toxicology Section, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico D.F, Mexico. Mentor: Dra. Betzabé Quintanilla Vega. Sperm Nucleus Uptakes Lead From Testis and Epididymis, Altering Sperm Chromatin Condensation. Sponsored by Veritox.