Elected and Appointed Committees

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Elected Committees

Appointed Committees

Elected Committees

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee shall review all suggestions and recommendations as to the awards it has been designated by Council to confer. The Awards Committee shall select the recipient or recipients for each such award and shall so notify Council of its decisions.

 
Members of this Committee shall be elected by a plurality vote of the ballots cast and shall serve each for a term of two years, except as hereinafter provided for and who shall be eligible for re-election only after a lapse of one year. At least three members shall be elected annually, with four members elected in odd numbered years, and three members elected in even numbered years. The Committee shall at its first meeting each year following the election of new members, elect from its membership a Co-Chair who shall serve a term of one year. Each year, the immediate past Co-Chair shall then serve a one-year term as Chair. Council shall annually determine the types and numbers of awards to be conferred at the next Annual Meeting and the stipends, if any, attached to each. Council shall also identify as to each award the Committee to designate the recipient. The Committee will be any one of the standing committees of the Society or the Board of Publications. The Awards Committee shall review all suggestions and recommendations as to the awards it has been designated by Council to confer. The Awards Committee shall select the recipient or recipients for each such award and shall so notify Council of its decision.
 
Article Fourth, Section 4 of the SOT Bylaws contains detailed information on the election of new members and the process by which the Chair and Co-Chair of the Committee are determined.

Members:

  • Aaron B Bowman, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • Tracy Chen, PhD, DABT, Member (2019–2021)
  • Brian S Cummings, PhD, Chair (2020–2021), Member (2019–2021)
  • Sue M Ford, PhD, DABT, Member (2020–2022)
  • Ilona Jaspers, PhD, Co-Chair (2020–2021), Member (2020–2022)
  • Barbara L F Kaplan, PhD, Council Contact (2020–2021)
  • Giuliana M Macaluso, Staff Liaison
  • William B Mattes, PhD, DABT, Member (2020–2022)
  • Joyce S Tsuji, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2019–2021)

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall review the qualifications of the candidates for membership at least four times per year and shall report its recommendations to the Executive Director. 
 
Article Fourth, Section 2 of the SOT Bylaws contains detailed information on the election of new members. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President-Elect shall appoint a Co-Chair for the committee for the coming year from among its current members with at least two years remaining in their term, who, after their term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.
 
The Membership Committee shall consist of at least nine Full members of the Society who hold no other elective office, to be elected by a plurality vote of the ballots cast and who shall serve for a term of three years, except as hereinafter provided for and who shall be eligible for re-election only after a lapse of one year. Three members shall be elected annually. The President shall designate the Chair. The Membership Committee shall review the qualifications of the candidates for membership at least four times per year and shall report its recommendations to the Executive Director.

Members:

  • Rosibel Alvarenga, Staff Liaison
  • Antonio T Baines, BS, PhD, Member (2018–2021)
  • Ronald E Baynes, DVM, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Danielle Jessica Carlin, BS, MS, PhD, DABT, Member (2019–2022)
  • Suzanne Compton Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2019–2022)
  • Bo Inscho, Staff Liaison
  • Agnes Karmaus, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Jacqueline Kinyamu-Akunda, DVM, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Betina J Lew, PhD, DABT, ERT, Co-Chair (2020–2021), Member (2019–2022)
  • Jie (Daniel) Luo, PhD, Postdoctoral Representative (2019–2021)
  • Courtney Rena McClure, BS, Student Representative (2020–2021)
  • Claude McGowan, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Terrence J Monks, PhD, Member (2018–2021)
  • Sharmilee P Sawant, PhD, DABT, RAC, Chair (2020–2021), Member (2018–2021)

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall submit in writing to the Secretary by October 15 of each year at least two nominations for each elective office and committee to be filled.
 
Article Fourth, Section 3 of the SOT Bylaws contains detailed information on the election of new members to the committee. The Chair shall be the Past President of the Society who has most recently completed the term as Immediate Past President. The candidates for election to the committee shall be determined in the following manner: (1) A portion of the Regional Chapters will nominate one candidate; from this group, one member shall be elected by a plurality vote. Council shall determine and may revise from time to time, a rotation plan for selecting a portion of the chapters that is based on having chapters of similar size nominate individuals in any given year. (2) A portion of the Specialty Sections will nominate one candidate; from this group, one member shall be elected by a plurality vote. Council shall determine and may revise from time to time, a rotation plan for selecting a portion of the sections that is based on having sections of similar size nominate individuals in any given year. (3) A portion of the Special Interest Groups will nominate one candidate; from this group, one member shall be elected by a plurality vote. Council shall determine and may revise from time to time, a rotation plan for selecting nominees from groups described above. A portion of the Special Interest Groups that is based on having Special Interest Groups of similar size nominate individuals in any given year. (4) The Past Presidents of the Society shall nominate three candidates from their group; one shall be elected by a plurality vote. (5) Three candidates shall be nominated from the membership at large by the President; from this group, one shall be elected by a plurality vote. A member’s name shall only appear once on the ballot.

Members:

  • Chidozie Joshua Amuzie, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Member (2020–2022)
  • Leigh Ann Burns Naas, PhD, DABT, ATS, ERT, Chair (2020–2021)
  • Jennifer Diane Cohen, PhD, DABT, Member (2019–2021)
  • George DeGeorge, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2020–2022)
  • Marion F Ehrich, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2019–2021)
  • Jennifer L Freeman, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • Bethany R Hannas, PhD, DABT, Member (2019–2021)
  • Ronald N Hines, MS, PhD, ATS, Co-Chair, Council contact (2020–2021)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison
  • Ruth A Roberts, PhD, ATS, FBTS, ERT, FRSB, FRCPath, Member (2020–2022)
  • Larissa Williams, BA, PhD, Member (2020–2022)

Appointed Committees

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for examining the processes, procedures and controls in place for the daily financial operations of SOT and to engage independent auditors and oversee the annual independent financial audit of SOT. There shall be at least three members of the Audit Committee. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President shall appoint at least one voting member for a term of three years. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President-Elect shall appoint a Co-Chair for the committee for the coming, who, after their term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.

Members:

  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Ryan Hamilton, PhD, DABT, ERT, Chair (2020–2021), Member (2018–2021)
  • Ronald N Hines, MS, PhD, ATS, Council Contact (2020–2021)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison
  • James M McKim, IV, PhD, DABT, Member (2019–2022)

Board of Publications

The Board of Publications determines the editorial policy for all technical publications of the Society and appoints the editor and editorial board for each publication. The Board of Publications shall consist of at least five members: the President of the Society and at least four other voting members of the Society who shall be appointed by Council and who serve for a term of four years. At least one member shall be appointed each year for a full term of four years. The Council shall designate annually from among the appointed members the Chairman, who shall submit in writing to the Council at least one month prior to the Annual Meeting an annual report of finances, publications and general policies. The Vice President and the Editors of all technical publications of the Society shall serve as nonvoting members of the Board.

Members:

  • George P Daston, PhD, Member (2020–2021)
  • Myrtle A Davis, DVM, PhD, Council Contact (2020–2021), Ex-Officio Member (2020–2021)
  • Lei Guo, PhD, Member (2019–2023)
  • Virginia F Hawkins, ToxSci Managing Editor (2016–2022)
  • Erin P Hines, PhD, BS, DABT, Member (2020–2024)
  • Martha L Malone, CAE, Staff Liaison
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison
  • Jeffrey Maurice Peters, PhD, Ex-Officio Member (2019–2021)
  • J Christopher States, PhD, Co-Chair (2020–2021), Member (2019–2023)
  • Robyn Leigh Tanguay, PhD, Member (2020–2024)
  • Weida Tong, PhD, Member (2017–2021)
  • Xiaozhong Yu, MD, PhD, Chair (2020–2021), Member (2018–2022)

Collaborative Conferences Committee

The Collaborative Conferences Committee has the responsibility for the development and oversight of research conferences and sessions outside of the regular Annual Meeting in achieving some of the key objectives of the 2019-2023 SOT strategic plan. The overall aim is to provide the coordination of efforts across the Society to achieve strategic and scientific goals in these meetings by targeting impactful research of value to Society members and highlighting the contributions of the science of toxicology to improving Public and Environmental Health.

 
There shall be at least nine members of the Committee and student and postdoctoral representatives. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President shall appoint at least three voting members for a term of three years. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President-Elect shall appoint a Co-Chair for the committee for the coming year, who, after their term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.
 
Current committee activities include stand-alone meetings (e.g., Contemporary Concepts in Toxicology), meetings or sessions/symposia with sister societies (e.g., FASEB, SETAC), and specialist colloquia (e.g., FDA).

Members:

  • Patrick Allard, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Matthew J Campen, PhD, MSPH, Member (2018–2021)
  • Nathan J Cherrington, PhD, ATS, Member (2019–2022)
  • K. Nadira De Abrew, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Yvonne P Dragan, PhD, Chair (2020–2021), Member (2018–2021)
  • Marie C Fortin, PhD, DABT, ERT, Member (2019–2022)
  • Alison H Harrill, PhD, Council Contact (2020–2023)
  • Kenneth E McMartin, PhD, CSE TF Member (2020–2023)
  • Dale L Morris, PhD, DABT, Member (2018–2021)
  • David Rossé, Staff Liaison
  • Timothy J Shafer, PhD, Co-Chair (2020–2021), Member (2019–2022)
  • Vicki Sutherland, PhD, Member (2020–2023)

Committee on Diversity Initiatives

The Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI) addresses recruitment of undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to toxicology, especially members of groups under-represented in the sciences. There shall be at least nine members of the CDI Committee. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President shall appoint at least three voting members for a term of three years. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President-Elect shall appoint a Co-Chair for the committee for the coming year, who, after their term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.
 
Current committee activities include the Undergraduate Diversity Program and the Undergraduate Education Program at the SOT Annual Meeting and exhibits at student-oriented meetings like ABRCMS and SACNAS.
 

Members:

  • Chinedu Ahuchaogu, BS, Student Representative (2020–2021)
  • Subham Dasgupta, PhD, MS, BS, Postdoctoral Representative (2020–2021)
  • Betty Eidemiller, PhD, Staff Liaison
  • Corie A Ellison, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Enrique Fuentes-Mattei, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Kymberly M Gowdy, BS, MS, PhD, Co-Chair (2020–2021), Member (2019–2022)
  • Antoinette N Hayes, BS, MS, DABT, Member (2020–2023)
  • Shalimar Juan, Staff Liaison
  • José E Manautou, PhD, ATS, Diversity Coordinator (2018–2021)
  • Frederic J Moulin, DVM, PhD, Chair (2020–2021), Member (2018–2021)
  • Ericka L Reid, PhD, Member (2018–2021)
  • Karilyn E Sant, MPH, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Christopher W Stewart, PhD, DABT, Member (2018–2021)
  • Courtney E W Sulentic, PhD, Council Contact (2019–2021)
  • Larissa Williams, BA, PhD, FUTURE Liaison (2020–2021)
  • Doris Tham Zane, PhD, DABT, Member (2020–2023)

Continuing Education Committee

The Continuing Education Committee shall organize continuing education courses which may meet the requirements of the attendees for information on new developments in toxicology and related disciplines as well as the requirements of certifying and licensing boards. The Committee shall be responsible for the planning, organization, and presentation of continuing education courses. There shall be at least nine members of the Continuing Education Committee. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President shall appoint at least three voting members for a term of three years. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President-Elect shall appoint a Co-Chair for the committee for the coming year, who, after their term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.

Members:

  • James H Kim, PhD, DABT, MHS, Member (2020–2023)
  • Greg M Landry, BS, PhD, DABT, Member (2020–2023)
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison
  • LaRonda Lynn Morford, PhD, Member (2018–2021)
  • Julia Elizabeth Rager, PhD, Member (2018–2021)
  • Jennifer L Rayner, PhD, DABT, Co-Chair (2020–2021), Member (2019–2022)
  • Cynthia V Rider, PhD, Council Contact (2019–2022)
  • Cheryl E Rockwell, PhD, Chair (2020–2021), Member (2018–2021)
  • Kristen R Ryan, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Olivia Judith Stephenson, MS, Student Representative (2020–2021)
  • Lili Tang, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Terry R Van Vleet, PhD, DABT, Member (2019–2022)
  • AtLee Taylor Darr Watson, PhD, Postdoctoral Representative (2020–2021)

Council Subcommittee for Non-SOT Meeting Funding

The Council Subcommittee for Non-SOT Meeting, Component, and Global Funding competitively reviews proposals requesting funding support and/or endorsement for programs and activities aligned with the Society’s strategic priorities. Non-SOT Meeting requests can be generated by entities outside and inside of SOT as long as they are non-profit organizations.

Members:

  • Virunya S Bhat, PhD, DABT, Member (2019–2022)
  • Mary E Gilbert, PhD, Co-Chair (2020–2021)
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison
  • Anthony M Ndifor, PhD, Chair (2019–2021)
  • Courtney E W Sulentic, PhD, Member (2018–2021)

Education and Career Development Committee

The Education and Career Development Committee (ECDC) shall concern itself with ways in which the Society can advance and promulgate education and career development in toxicology.The activities of ECDC will attend to members of all career stages, starting at the level of graduate education and training. ECDC is charged with identifying training needs, conducting and publishing surveys that identify future employment trends in toxicology, identifying the needs of the unemployed, self-employed and retired, and developing programs to meet those needs, and providing leadership and resources for the various mentoring efforts of the Society.There shall be at least nine members of ECDC. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President of the Society shall appoint at least three voting members for a term of three years. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President-Elect of the Society shall appoint a Co-Chair for the committee for the coming year, who, after his/her term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.
 
Current committee activities include graduate education initiatives (STEP, GIFT), postdoctoral training (NEXT), Global ToxScholar Exchange Program, In Vitro Lecture and Luncheon, mentoring initiatives, Research Funding Room, salary surveys, and professional development webinars.
 

Members:

  • Kelly M Almond-Abbate, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Noor Aly, BS, MS, Student Representative (2020–2021)
  • Anthony Bahinski, MBA, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • Brittany Lynn Baisch, PhD, DABT, Member (2019–2021)
  • Virunya S Bhat, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2019–2022)
  • Marie Meagher Bourgeois, PhD, MPH, Member (2019–2022)
  • Yi-Hsien Cheng, BS, PhD, Postdoctoral Representative (2020–2021)
  • Darryl B Hood, PhD, Co-Chair (2020–2021), Member (2019–2022)
  • Barbara L F Kaplan, PhD, Council Contact (2019–2021)
  • Aileen F Keating, BS, MS, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Pamela J Lein, MSEH, PhD, Chair (2020–2021)
  • Michael J McCabe, Jr, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • Kathryn E Page, BS, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Jessica M Sapiro, PhD, Mentoring Task Force (2020–2023)
  • Susan C Tilton, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Chris D Vulpe, MD, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Rachel Woodson, Staff Liaison

Endocrine Disruption Issue Statement Writing Team

This Council-appointed Writing Team is developing an SOT Issue Statement on the topic of endocrine disruption.

Members:

  • Kevin W Gaido, PhD, Chair (2016–2021), Member (2016–2021)
  • Leon Earl Gray, Jr, PhD, Member (2016–2021)
  • Sue Marty, PhD, DABT, Member (2016–2021)
  • Heather B Patisaul, PhD, Member (2016–2021)
  • Michelle Werts, Staff Liaison

Endowment Fund Board

The Endowment Fund Board shall provide leadership for the Society’s philanthropy-based long-term fundraising activities. The Board will develop, review, revise, and implement policies for fundraising, oversee the investment of endowment funds in cooperation with the Finance Committee, and recommend to the Council the use of these funds to support the Society’s Programs. The Board will develop philanthropy-based fundraising goals, spear head  fundraising activities and educate Society members as to the value of philanthropic giving to the Society’s Endowment Fund.

 
Article Seventh, Section 4 of the SOT Bylaws contains detailed information on the appointment of new members and the process by which a Co-Chair and Chair for the group are determined.

Members:

  • Darrell R Boverhof, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Leigh Ann Burns Naas, PhD, DABT, ATS, ERT, Member (2019–2021)
  • George P Daston, PhD, Ex-Officio, President (2020–2021)
  • Bruce A Fowler, PhD, ATS, Chair (2020–2021), Member (2018–2021)
  • Mary E Gilbert, PhD, Ex-Officio Member (2020–2022)
  • Ronald N Hines, MS, PhD, ATS, Member (2020–2022)
  • James E Klaunig, PhD, ATS, IATP, Member (2019–2022)
  • Martha L Malone, CAE, Staff Liaison
  • Tonia M Masson, Ex-Officio, Executive Director (2017–2021)
  • Nancy A Monteiro-Riviere, PhD, ATS, Member (2018–2021)
  • Prakash S Nagarkatti, PhD, Co-Chair (2020–2021), Member (2019–2022)
  • Anthony M Ndifor, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Kendall B Wallace, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2020–2023)

Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE)

The Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education Committee (FUTURE) is tasked with recruitment, retention, training, and education of undergraduates interested in toxicology. “Faculty” in FUTURE is inclusive, including those outside of academia, who promote toxicology career paths for undergraduatestudents.  There shall be at least nine members of FUTURE. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President of the Society shall appoint at least three voting members for a term of three years. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President-Elect of the Society shall appoint a Co-Chair for the committee for the coming year, who, after his/her term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.
 
Current committee activities include initiatives for undergraduate faculty (Undergraduate Educator Network, curriculum resource dissemination, research and professional development grants) and for students (ToxScholar, Pfizer SOT Undergraduate Travel Awards, summer internships, and engagement in Regional Chapter activities).
 

Members:

  • Blase Billack, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Michael G Borland, BS, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Jamie C DeWitt, BS, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Betty Eidemiller, PhD, Staff Liaison
  • Jodi A Flaws, PhD, UCTF Member (2020–2023)
  • Emily Ford, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • David O Freier, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • Joshua P Gray, BS, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • Elise Hickman, BS, Student Representative (2020–2021)
  • Gunnar Francis Kwakye, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • B Paige Lawrence, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Caroline E Moore, PhD, DVM, Postdoctoral Representative (2020–2021)
  • Katie Paul Friedman, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Wade H Powell, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Mindy F Reynolds, BA, PhD, Chair (2020–2021), Member (2019–2021)
  • Wilson Kiiza Rumbeiha, DVM, PhD, DABT, DABVT, Member (2020–2023)
  • Courtney E W Sulentic, PhD, Council Contact (2019–2021)
  • Larissa Williams, BA, PhD, Co-Chair (2020–2021), Member (2019–2022)

FASEB SOT Representatives

SOTbecame a member of FASEB in 2017 and has representation on several FASEBcommittees.


Members:

  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, FASEB BioAdvances Editorial Board (2018–2020)
  • Aaron B Bowman, PhD, FASEB Training & Career Opportunities SC Rep (2017–2020)
  • Leigh Ann Burns Naas, PhD, DABT, ATS, ERT, FASEB Science Policy Committee Representative (2019–2020)
  • Deborah A Cory-Slechta, PhD, FASEB Breakthroughs in Bioscience cmte Rep (2017–2020)
  • Peter L Goering, PhD, DABT, ATS, FASEB Science Research Conferences Advisory Comm (2017–2020)
  • Jack R Harkema, DVM, PhD, FASEB Animals in Research & Edu Subcommittee Rep (2019–2023)
  • Ronald N Hines, MS, PhD, ATS, Council Contact (2020–2021)
  • Thomas B Knudsen, PhD, FASEB Data Science & Informatics Subcommittee Rep (2017–2020)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison
  • John B Morris, PhD, FASEB Board Representative (2017–2021)
  • Tao Wang, MD, PhD, DABT, FASEB Excellence in Sci Award Committee Rep (2018–2020)

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall continuously review the financial status of the Society and the Treasurer shall report at each Council meeting. The Finance Committee shall also prepare and present with the financial statement a budget for the coming year. Fiscal and investment policies and current investments shall be recommended to Council by the Finance Committee and approved by Council. The Finance Committee shall consist of the Treasurer as Chair, the President, the Vice President, the Treasurer-Elect and three voting members, who are not members of Council. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President shall appoint one voting member for a term of three years.

Members:

  • Florence G Burleson, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • George P Daston, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • Myrtle A Davis, DVM, PhD, Member (2020–2021)
  • Linval R DePass, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2018–2021)
  • Mary E Gilbert, PhD, Co-Chair (2020–2021)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison
  • Anthony M Ndifor, PhD, Council Contact, Chair (2019–2021), Member (2018–2021)
  • Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, Member (2020–2023)

Future Strategy for SOT Meetings and Continuing Education

Strategic Objective A-2 stressesdeveloping and implementing proactive strategies and innovative approaches toenhance meeting experience and value. Meetings include the annual meeting,SOT-sponsored meetings outside of the annual meeting, all forms of continuingeducation, and meetings held in collaboration with other scientificorganizations


Members:

  • Matthew J Campen, PhD, MSPH, Member (2019–2021)
  • Sarah Ann Carratt, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • Suzanne Compton Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, Member (2019–2021)
  • Rhiannon N Hardwick, PhD, DABT, Member (2019–2021)
  • Annie M Jarabek, Member (2019–2021)
  • Barbara L F Kaplan, PhD, Member (2020–2021)
  • Benjamin R Kistinger, BS, MS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Monica Linnenbrink, Member (2020–2021)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison
  • Cynthia V Rider, PhD, Chair (2019–2021)
  • Vishal S Vaidya, PhD, Member (2020–2021)

FutureTox V

Members:

  • Jamie J Bernard, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • Suzanne Compton Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2019–2021)
  • Jill A Franzosa, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • Thomas B Knudsen, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • Kevin S McDorman, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Member (2019–2021)
  • Donna L Mendrick, PhD, Member (2019–2021)
  • David Rossé, Staff Liaison
  • Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, Chair (2019–2021), Member (2019–2021)
  • Xi Yang, PhD, Member (2019–2021)

Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC)

The GSLC Committee is responsible for organizing and supervising all the graduate students’ events during the year and at the Society Annual Meeting.
 
SOT Graduate student members shall elect eight individuals (GSLC Chair, GSLC Secretary, Communications Subcommittee Chair and Secretary, Professional Development Subcommittee Chair and Secretary, and Programming Subcommittee Chair and Secretary) each year for a one-year term from May 1-April 30. For all positions, candidates will prepare a narrative statement including a brief biographical sketch and reasons why the candidate would like to hold that particular office. These statements will be submitted to the GSLC Chair by February 15th to be posted on ToXchange for GSLC Student Representatives review before the election at the SOT Annual Meeting. The Chair of the GSLC must be elected from among the members of the sitting GSLC Executive Board.

Members:

  • Chinedu Ahuchaogu, BS, Toxicologists of African Origin (2020–2021)
  • Jephte Akakpo, BS, MS, Clinical and Translational Toxicology (2019–2021)
  • Noor Aly, BS, MS, Arab Toxicologists Association (2020–2021)
  • Colin Christopher Anderson, BS, MS, Mechanisms (2020–2021)
  • Jaclynn F Andres, BS, Comparative and Veterinary (2020–2022)
  • Tarana Arman, MS, BS, Association of Scientists of Indian Origin (2019–2021)
  • Lillie Marie A Barnett, BS, BA, Southeastern (2019–2021)
  • Rachel Baur, BS, Allegheny-Erie (2019–2021)
  • Virunya S Bhat, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2020–2022)
  • Sarah Delena Burnett, BS, Lone Star (2020–2021)
  • Krisa Camargo, BS, Mixtures (2019–2021)
  • Jeffrey Chen, MS, Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (2020–2022)
  • Zunwei Chen, BS, MS, American Association of Chinese in Toxicology (2020–2021)
  • Melissa M Clemens, MPH, South Central (2020–2021)
  • Jeanine Nicole D'Errico, BS, Toxicologic and Exploratory Pathology (2019–2021)
  • Amanda Dhaneshwar, BS, MS, In Vitro and Alternative Methods (2020–2021)
  • Mariana Teodora Farcas, Nanotoxicology (2020–2022)
  • Russell R Fling, BS, Michigan (2020–2022)
  • Thea Noreen Golden, PharmD, PhD, Immunotoxicology (2020–2021)
  • Eduardo Aztlan Gonzalez, BS, Neurotoxicology (2019–2021)
  • Samantha Goodman, BS, Women in Toxicology (2020–2021)
  • Jakob T Gunderson, BS, MS, Lake Ontario (2020–2021)
  • Kimberly Harber, BA, Northland (2019–2021)
  • Katherine Hatcher, BS, MS, Midwest (2019–2021)
  • Elise Hickman, BS, Inhalation and Respiratory (2020–2021)
  • Emily Illingworth, BS, National Capital Area (2020–2021)
  • Jessica Jimenez, BA, Regulatory and Safety Evaluation (2019–2021)
  • Careen Khachatoorian, BS, Dermal Toxicology (2019–2021)
  • Christine Kim, MS, Korean Toxicologists Association in America (2019–2021)
  • Megan M Knuth, BS, North Carolina (2020–2021)
  • Courtney Rena McClure, BS, Molecular and Systems Biology (2020–2021)
  • Vasiliki Mourikes, BS, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology (2020–2022)
  • Yanelli Nunez, MA, Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (2018–2021)
  • Esther E Omaiye, BS, MS, Southern California (2018–2021)
  • Sumira Phatak, BS, Food Safety (2018–2021), Mountain West (2020–2021)
  • Brianna Nichole Rivera, BS, Pacific Northwest (2020–2021)
  • Cody Jozef Schmidlin, BS, BA, Out Toxicologists and Allies (2020–2021)
  • Rambon Shamilov, Northeast (2020–2021)
  • Olivia Judith Stephenson, MS, Mid-Atlantic (2020–2021)
  • Muthanna Ali Sultan, V.MD., M.Sc., Biotechnology (2019–2021)
  • Jennifer H Toyoda, MS, Metals (2020–2022)
  • David S Umbaugh, BS, MS, Central States (2020–2021)
  • Ruth Nabwire Wangia-Dixon, BS, Food Safety (2020–2021)
  • Bianca Yaghoobi, BS, Northern California (2019–2021)
  • Jamie Lynn Young, BA, MS, Ohio Valley (2020–2021)

Graduate Student Leadership Committee Communications Subcommittee

Responsibilities will include the Graduate Student winter newsletter, composing Communiqué and ToXchange articles, coordinating the YouTox video challenge and the development of the Student Event Planner for the SOT Annual Meeting.

Members:

  • Noor Aly, BS, MS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Colin Christopher Anderson, BS, MS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Tarana Arman, MS, BS, Member (2019–2021)
  • Ashley Black, Staff Liaison
  • Jeanine Nicole D'Errico, BS, Member (2019–2021)
  • Amanda Dhaneshwar, BS, MS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Eduardo Aztlan Gonzalez, BS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Emily Illingworth, BS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Luma Melo, BA, MS, Member (2019–2021)
  • Vasiliki Mourikes, BS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Rambon Shamilov, Member (2020–2021)
  • David S Umbaugh, BS, MS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Ruth Nabwire Wangia-Dixon, BS, Member (2020–2021)

Graduate Student Leadership Committee Professional Development Subcommittee

Responsibilities will include the development of student webinars, as well as the joint Graduate Student/Postdoc scientific session at the SOT Annual Meeting.

Members:

  • Jephte Akakpo, BS, MS, Member (2019–2021)
  • Rachel Baur, BS, Member (2019–2021)
  • Ashley Black, Staff Liaison
  • Jeffrey Chen, MS, Member (2020–2022)
  • Russell R Fling, BS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Thea Noreen Golden, PharmD, PhD, Member (2020–2021)
  • Kimberly Harber, BA, Member (2019–2021)
  • Jessica Jimenez, BA, Member (2020–2021)
  • Courtney Rena McClure, BS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Yanelli Nunez, MA, Member (2018–2021)
  • Brianna Nichole Rivera, BS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Bianca Yaghoobi, BS, Member (2019–2021)
  • Jamie Lynn Young, BA, MS, Member (2020–2021)

Graduate Student Leadership Committee Programming Subcommittee

Responsibilities will include coordinating programs and events at the SOT Annual Meeting—“Chat with an Expert” and the Graduate Student/Postdoc Mixer.

Members:

  • Chinedu Ahuchaogu, BS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Jaclynn F Andres, BS, Member (2020–2022)
  • Ashley Black, Staff Liaison
  • Sarah Delena Burnett, BS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Krisa Camargo, BS, Member (2019–2021)
  • Zunwei Chen, BS, MS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Mariana Teodora Farcas, Member (2020–2022)
  • Samantha Goodman, BS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Jakob T Gunderson, BS, MS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Katherine Hatcher, BS, MS, Member (2019–2021)
  • Elise Hickman, BS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Careen Khachatoorian, BS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Christine Kim, MS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Megan M Knuth, BS, Member (2020–2021)
  • Esther E Omaiye, BS, MS, Chair (2020–2021)
  • Cody Jozef Schmidlin, BS, BA, Member (2020–2021)
  • Olivia Judith Stephenson, MS, Member (2020–2021)

Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC) Executive Board

The GSLC Committee is responsible for organizing and supervising all the graduate students’ events during the year and at the SOT Annual Meeting.

Eight individuals comprising the Executive Board  (GSLC Chair, GSLC Secretary, Communications Subcommittee Chair and Secretary, Professional Development Subcommittee Chair and Secretary, and Programming Subcommittee Chair and Secretary) will be elected every year for a one year term from May 1- April 30. For all positions, candidates will prepare a narrative statement including a brief biographical sketch and reasons why the candidate would like to hold that particular office. These statements will be submitted to the GSLC Chair by February 15th to be posted on ToXchange for review by GSLC Student Representatives before the election at the Annual Meeting. The Chair of the GSLC must be elected from among the members of the Executive Board.

Members:

  • Lillie Marie A Barnett, BS, BA, Programming Subcommittee Secretary (2020–2021)
  • Virunya S Bhat, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2020–2022)
  • Krisa Camargo, BS, Secretary (2020–2021)
  • Belkys Gonzalez, BS, MS, Communications Subcommittee Chair (2020–2021)
  • Benjamin R Kistinger, BS, MS, Chair (2020–2021)
  • Esther E Omaiye, BS, MS, Programming Subcommittee Chair (2020–2021)
  • Sumira Phatak, BS, Professional Development Subcommittee Chair (2020–2021)
  • Jennifer H Toyoda, MS, Comm. Subcommittee Secretary (2020–2021)

Historian

The Historian is responsible for compilation of documents detailing the SOT history.

Members:

  • Marion F Ehrich, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2018–2021)
  • Suzanne Compton Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2020–2022)
  • Martha L Malone, CAE, Staff Liaison
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison

Mentoring Task Force

The Task Force is charged with first developing a strategy and then defining tactics to refine and deliver all mentoring activities across the Society.

Members:

  • Rachel Woodson, Staff Liaison

Nominating Committee for Honorary Members

A small group of members made up of the Immediate Past President, the Past Past President, and the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, who, based on their extensive expertise and understanding of the Society and its goals, will identify and propose nominees for Honorary Membership. The nominees forwarded by the Nominating Group will carry no greater or lesser weight than nominees originating from the existing volunteer mechanism. By no later than October 15 annually, the Nominating Group shall forward to the Executive Director no fewer than two nominees using the standard nomination process.

Members:

  • Leigh Ann Burns Naas, PhD, DABT, ATS, ERT, Member (2020–2021)
  • Myrtle A Davis, DVM, PhD, Member (2020–2021)
  • Ronald N Hines, MS, PhD, ATS, Council Contact, Chair (2020–2021)

Postdoctoral Assembly Executive Board

To facilitate professional development of the SOT Postdoctoral Membership in the field of Toxicology.
 
An election is conducted each year for the Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Councilor; the Secretary is elected in alternate years for a term starting in an odd year. Nominations will be received by the Board in early December. Nominations can be made by any member of SOT and self-nominations are accepted. Student, Postdoctoral, or associate SOT Membership is required.

Members:

  • Sarah Ann Carratt, PhD, Chair (2020–2021)
  • Andrea R Hindman, BA, BS, PhD, Secretary (2019–2021)
  • Joseph Lionel Jilek, PhD, Vice Chair (2020–2021)
  • Shalimar Juan, Staff Liaison
  • Jacklyn Skye Kelty, PhD, Treasurer (2020–2021)
  • Joseph Kochmanski, PhD, Councilor (2020–2021)
  • Vishal S Vaidya, PhD, Council Contact (2020–2023)
  • Dahea You, PharmD, PhD, Councilor (2020–2021)

Scientific Program Committee

The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) shall make recommendations to the Council as to informative and appropriate scientific programs and shall be responsible for the planning and organization of the scientific program of the Annual Meeting. The Scientific Program Committee also shall make recommendations to Council regarding special scientific meetings and/or symposia. The SPC shall consist of the Vice President as Chair, the Vice President-Elect as Co-Chair, and at least 12 other appointed members who do not hold an elected office. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President shall appoint at least three voting members for a term of four years.

Members:

  • Krishna P Allamneni, BVSc, MS, PhD, DABT, Member (2018–2022)
  • Michael Aschner, PhD, ATS, Co-Chair (2020–2021)
  • Aaron B Bowman, PhD, Member (2018–2022)
  • Myrtle A Davis, DVM, PhD, Council Contact, Chair (2020–2021)
  • Danuta J Herzyk, PhD, Member (2017–2021)
  • Kembra L Howdeshell, PhD, Member (2020–2024)
  • Matthew Thomas Martin, BS, MS, PhD, Member (2019–2023)
  • Sue Marty, PhD, DABT, Member (2017–2021)
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison
  • Christopher A Reilly, PhD, Member (2019–2023)
  • Lorenz R Rhomberg, PhD, ATS, Member (2017–2021)
  • Lynette K Rogers, PhD, Member (2018–2022)
  • David Rossé, Staff Liaison
  • Nisha S Sipes, MS, PhD, Member (2020–2024)
  • Alicia R Timme-Laragy, PhD, Member (2019–2023)
  • John F Wambaugh, PhD, Member (2020–2024)

SOT FDA Colloquium Organizing Committee

The SOT FDA Colloquium Organizing Committee develops sessions related to food safety and toxicology for FDA employees and the public.

Members:

  • Udayan M Apte, PhD, DABT, Co-Chair (2020–2021), Member (2020–2023)
  • Jason L Aungst, PhD, FDA Liaison (2020–2021), Member (2016–2021)
  • Lidia Ceriani, Colloquium 4 Chair (2020–2020)
  • Stephen W Edwards, BS, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Betty Eidemiller, PhD, Staff Liaison
  • Suzanne Compton Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, Member (2014–2021)
  • Alison H Harrill, PhD, Council Contact (2020–2023)
  • A Wallace Hayes, PhD, DABT, ERT, ATS, FRSB, FACFE, Member (2019–2022)
  • Stephen M Roberts, PhD, Member (2017–2021)
  • Jia-Sheng Wang, PhD, Chair (2020–2021), Member (2018–2021)
  • Jeffrey J Yourick, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2016–2020)

SOT Societal Representatives

The mission of the Scientific Liaison Coalition (SLC) is to improve and enhance human and environmental health by promoting andstrengthening scientific partnerships and expanding the reach of membersocieties. The primary guiding principle of the SLC is that greatercollaboration between scientists across sectors (academia, industry,government) and disciplines advances the science that can be used to directlyimprove public and environmental health. The SLC actualizes its mission as animble coalition of scientific, biomedical, and health-based societies workingcollaboratively on cutting-edge webinars, conferences, and scientific symposiaand continuing education courses at scientific meetings.

Members:

  • Jack R Harkema, DVM, PhD, AAALAC SOT Representative (2019–2022)
  • Ofelia A Olivero, PhD, ATS, AAAS SOT Representative (2020–2024)