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2014 HOT Reception and Awards Ceremony:

All SOT attendees are welcome to join us March 25th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center (ALAC), 147 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

In addition to our travel awards, this year we will be awarding HOT’s first Distinguish Hispanic Toxicologists Award. Other details to come soon!

Thanks to all who joined us! View the event photo gallery.

HOT is now on Facebook!

Starting now, as a supplement to ToXchange, you can also keep in touch with the HOT community through Facebook!

Recent Member Achievements:

  • Some weeks after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in December, Azita Cuevas successfully defended her doctoral thesis at New York University School of Medicine. An active HOT Board member, Azita obtained her PhD in toxicology/exposure assessment. She is now working at PepsiCo as a senior research scientist in the Global Research and Development Division of Scientific Regulatory Affairs. Congratulations Dr. Cuevas!
  • René Viñas met with his doctoral committee in January and successfully defended his thesis. An active HOT Board member, René earned a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. René is planning to focus his knowledge in the area of regulatory toxicology. Congratulations Dr. Viñas!

Azita and René, we are so proud of you and we celebrate your accomplishments!

2013 Accomplishments

  • Awarding six Travels Awards for the 2013 SOT Annual Meeting (four PhD students, two postdoctoral fellows).
  • Sponsoring an SOT Symposium, and co-chairing an endorsement for a Career Mentoring Workshop.
  • Have >50 abstracts from HOT members as poster/platform presentations at the 2013 SOT Annual Meeting.
  • Participation in the SOT Council for Diversity Initiatives and continuing working closely with the Global Senior Scholar Exchange program (GSSEP) under the guidance of Dr. Betzabet Quintanilla as our HOT representative.
  • HOT membership continues to grow! Now with more than 125 HOT members, and keeps going because of the approval of non-SOT members to join HOT.
  • Global Outreach by publication of HOT Toxenlaces six times per year.
  • Increased activity with International Sister Organizations and Affiliations:

About HOT

The Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists was founded in 2004 and became a Special Interest Group within the Society of Toxicology in 2006. It is an organization integrated by professionals of Hispanic origin with expertise in scientific areas associated with Toxicology. It serves as a focal point for interaction among Hispanic Toxicologists in the United States and the international Spanish and Portuguese-speaking scientific communities with emphasis in outreach to the Hispanic population. Its main goal is to provide a forum, for the awareness and dissemination of toxicological information and issues as they relate to the Hispanic community. It also provides specific and special support to the SOT on its outreach in global toxicology. One of the Organization’s key objectives is to stimulate discussion, increase general awareness, and engage in the search of relevant toxicological information on issues related to the Hispanic community inside and outside the U.S. Other objectives are listed below:

  • Develop and conduct programs and educational activities relevant to the Hispanic community
  • Assist SOT council by providing ideas and mechanisms to enhance the development of Hispanic toxicology members
  • Enhance and advance the professional development of Hispanic toxicologists by several means, including:
    • Sharing of information about research funding sources
    • Provide opportunities and mentoring to trainees and junior scientists
    • Enhance collaboration among Hispanic toxicologists
  • Provide a forum at the SOT Annual Meeting for Hispanic minority researchers
  • Stimulate new growth in toxicological issues related to the Hispanic community inside and outside the United States as it relates to the science of toxicology
  • Act as a resource to the SOT in the area of toxicology


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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