RASS Awards

RASS gives out several awards during the RASS reception at the SOT Annual Meeting every year.

Historical Listing of the RASS Award Recipients

2018 RASS Award Recipients

2017 RASS Award Recipients

2016 RASS Award Winners

Award Title Best Overall Abstract Award 
Award Description Eligibility: All SOT abstracts.

Any abstract submitted to SOT for the Annual Meeting which indicates a risk assessment focus or impact is eligible for this Best Abstract Award. To ensure consideration, please include risk assessment as a key word and after acceptance of the abstract by the SOT Program Committee, send a copy of the abstract to the contact below.

Winner Receives: Achievement plaque to the lead author.

Contact: Gary Minsavage  
Deadline December 31 
Applicable Documents N/A    
 
Award Title Best Published Paper Advancing the Science of Risk Assessment Award 
Award Description Eligibility: Any paper published in a peer-reviewed journal between January 2017 and December 2017.

Papers should illustrate techniques or approaches that are likely to significantly advance the science of Risk Assessment. To assure consideration, nominated papers can be sent to the contact below. Only RASS Members are eligible to nominate papers. Nominations should include a complete citation, a brief statement of justification, and should be sent no later than December 31.

Winner Receives: Achievement plaque to the first author. The first author will also receive a check in the amount of $250.

Contact: George Woodall  
Deadline December 31 
Applicable Documents N/A    
 
Award Title Best Published Paper Demonstrating an Application of Risk Assessment Award 
Award Description Best Published Paper Demonstrating an Application of Risk Assessment Award Eligibility: Any paper published in a peer-reviewed journal between January 2017 and December 2017.

Papers should demonstrate an outstanding application of advanced approaches to Risk Assessment. To assure consideration, nominated papers can be sent to the contact below. Only RASS members are eligible to nominate papers. Nominations should include a complete citation, a brief statement of justification, and should be sent no later than December 31.

Winner Receives: Achievement plaque to the first author. The first author will also receive a check in the amount of $250.



Contact: George Woodall  
Deadline December 31 
Applicable Documents N/A    
 
Award Title Perry J. Gehring Best Graduate Student Abstract Risk Assessment Endowment Award 
Award Description Eligibility: Graduate students who are SOT members.

A copy of the abstract submitted to SOT relating to risk assessment, a brief synopsis of the project indicating the relevance to risk assessment (3-5 pages, including tables and figures), and a letter of support from the candidate's major advisor should be sent to the contact below as a single PDF file. The Award Recipient will be selected based on the scientific quality of the abstract, the scientific quality and significance of the research project overall, the significance of the findings described in the abstract, and demonstration of excellence in risk assessment. Applicants will be considered for all RASS awards for which graduate students are eligible.

Winner Receives: Achievement plaque to the graduate student, certificate to their advisor, and $1,500 check to the graduate student.

Contact: Gary Minsavage

This award is made possible by the Perry J. Gehring Risk Assessment Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.  
Deadline December 31 
Applicable Documents N/A    
 
Award Title Perry J. Gehring Best Postdoctoral Fellow Abstract Risk Assessment Endowment Award 
Award Description Eligibility: Postdoctoral fellows who are SOT members.

A copy of the abstract submitted to SOT relating to risk assessment, a brief synopsis of the project indicating the relevance to risk assessment (3-5 pages), and a letter of support from the candidate's major advisor should be sent to the contact below as a single PDF file. The Award Recipient will be selected based on the scientific quality of the abstract, the scientific quality and significance of the research project overall, the significance of the findings described in the abstract, and demonstration of excellence in risk assessment. Applicants will be considered for all RASS awards for which Postdoctoral fellows are eligible.

Winner Receives: Achievement plaque to the postdoctoral fellow, certificate to the advisor, and $1,500 check to the postdoctoral fellow.

Contact: Contact: Gary Minsavage

This award is made possible by the Perry J. Gehring Risk Assessment Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.  
Deadline December 31 
Applicable Documents N/A    
 
Award Title Robert J. Rubin Student Risk Assessment SS Travel Award 
Award Description The Mechanisms and Risk Assessment Specialty Sections Robert J. Rubin Student Travel Award provides 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 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. The abstract and presentation should be based on the student's research. A copy of the abstract submitted to SOT meeting the criteria cited above, and a brief synopsis of the project indicating the relevance to mechanistic toxicology in risk assessment should be sent to the contact below as a single PDF file. Applications for the Award will be accepted for presentations to be given up to one year after the Award Recipient receives their doctoral degree.

Winner Receives: Achievement plaque to the graduate student, certificate to their advisor, and $1,500 check to the graduate student.

Contact: Gary Minsavage

This award is made possible by the Robert J. Rubin Student Travel Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.  
Deadline December 31 
Applicable Documents N/A    
 
Award Title John Doull Risk Assessment Endowment Award 
Award Description Eligibility: Graduate students or postdoctoral fellows who are SOT members.

A copy of the research abstract submitted to SOT relating to health risk assessment, a brief synopsis of the project (3-5 pages) indicating the relevance to health risk assessment, and a letter of support from the candidate's major advisor should be sent to the contact below as a single PDF file. The Award Recipient will be selected based on the scientific quality of the abstract, the scientific quality and significance of the research project overall, the significance of the findings, and demonstrating excellence in health risk assessment. Applicants will be considered for all RASS awards for which graduate students or postdoctoral fellows are eligible.

Winner Receives: Achievement plaque to the graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, certificate to their advisor, and $1,500 check.

Contact: Gary Minsavage

This award is made possible by the John Doull Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.

 
Deadline December 31 
Applicable Documents N/A    
 
Award Title Andersen-Clewell Trainee Award 
Award Description This award is given jointly by the Risk Assessment Specialty Section and the Biological Modeling Specialty Section. A copy of the research abstract submitted to SOT relating to the application of biological modeling to risk assessment, a brief synopsis of the project (3-5 pages) indicating the relevance of the modeling to risk assessment, and a letter of support from the candidate's major advisor should be sent to the contact below as a single PDF file. The Award Recipient will be selected based on the scientific quality of the abstract, the scientific quality and significance of the research project overall, the significance of the findings, and demonstrating excellence in health risk assessment. Applicants will be considered for all RASS awards for which graduate students or postdoctoral fellows are eligible.

Eligibility: Graduate students or postdoctoral fellows who are SOT members.

Recipient Receives: Achievement plaque to the graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, certificate to their advisor, and $1,500 check.

Contact: Gary Minsavage

This award is made possible by the Andersen-Clewell Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.

 
Deadline December 31 
Applicable Documents N/A