HISPANIC ORGANIZATION of TOXICOLOGISTS (HOT)
NEWS and EVENTS
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:
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.