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Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

The ABRCMS recognizes the limitation of funding available to faculty and postdocs attending this event, and thus is providing additional funding to support faculty and postdocs who are active researchers and first time attendees willing to serve as judges for all poster and oral presentations throughout the conference.

For more information please visit the ABRCMS website.

Dr. Jorge Muñiz-Ortiz receives award for best research publication

HOT member and former councilor Dr. Jorge Muñiz-Ortiz, received the news that his publication entitled “Catalase has a key role in protecting cells from the genotoxic effects of monomethylarsonous acid, a highly active metabolite of arsenic” was selected as the best new investigator research publication by the journal of Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis. Dr. Muñiz-Oritz is Senior Assistant Toxicologist at the US Department of Agriculture and holds the rank Lieutenant for the US Public Health Service (6/2014).

Dr. Xabier Arzuga travels to Chile to present training course on “Fundamentals and Application of Environmental Risk Analysis”

Last April, Green Lab UC-Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile hosted a training course entitled “Fundamentals and Application of Environmental Risk Analysis” in Santiago, Chile, and it was presented by Drs. Xabier Arzuaga (HOT member) and Tom Luben, from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). The course consisted of eight training modules from NCEA’s Risk Assessment Training Experience or RATE, to provide hands-on training in the principal areas of human health risk assessment including hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization (6/2014).

If you wish more information about this news, or if you want to know about the recent publications of our members, please visit Toxenlaces.

2014 HOT Reception and Awards Ceremony:

We had an excellent event at the Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center on 3/25/2014. Thanks to all that joined us! Visit the event photo gallery.

HOT is now on Facebook!

Starting on February 6th, 2013, as a supplement to ToXchange, you can also keep in touch with the HOT community through Facebook!

2013–2014 HOT Accomplishments:

  • Awarded Five Travels Awards for the 2014 SOT Annual Meeting (1 Post-doctoral Fellow, 3 PhD Students, and 1 Undergraduate Student).
  • Dr. Betina Lew Co-Chairing the 1st Global HOT Topics Event: Air Pollution around the World:  Global Concerns on Monday, March 24th from 5:00 PM–6:30 PM in Room 221-a.
  • Hosting: “Discussion about the Latino Advantage in the Workforce”—HOT Mentoring Breakfast on Wednesday, March 26 from 7:00 AM–8:00 AM.
  • More than 50 abstracts from HOT members as poster/platform presentations at the 2014 SOT Annual Meeting.
  • HOT delegates attended the 17th Annual Conference of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), “Strategies to Build Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Curriculum and Research, April 25–28, 2013.
  • Participation in the Council for Diversity Initiatives.
  • Participation in the SOT Council for Diversity Initiatives and the Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program (GSSEP) under the guidance of Dr. Betzabet Quintanilla.
  • Global outreach by publication of HOT Newsletter, Toxenlaces, 6 issues per year.
  • HOT membership continues to grow since the approval of non-SOT membership.
  • Increased partnerships with International Sister Organizations and Affiliations.


Want to Learn More About HOT?

You can learn more about our organization and how to join us in our About/Join us and Bylaws pages or our Facebook page.


2014–2015 Travel Award Sponsors




2014–2015 HOT Reception and Other Resource Sponsors




2013–2014 Travel Award Sponsors




2013–2014 HOT Reception and Other Resource Sponsors

Ingenieros Lemus de Mexico


2011–2012 Travel Award Sponsors



Ingenieros Lemus de Mexico

2011–2012 Toxenlaces Sponsors



Sister Organizations: Societies

ATA Asociación Toxicologíca Argentina

SOMTOX Sociedad Mexicana de Toxicología

Asociación Española de Toxicología
Sociedade Brasileira de Toxicologia
Red Iberoamericana de Toxicología y Seguridad Química
Sociedad Cubana de Toxicologia

SRA-LA Society for Risk Analysis Latin America

Asociacion LatinoAmericana de Toxicologia ALATOX

Fundacion Plagbol

Sister Organizations: Universities

Universidad de Cartagena Colombia

Toxicologia Acuatica y Ambiental Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Center for Environmental and Toxicological Research of the University of Puerto Rico

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