SOT Awards

Mid-Atlantic RC Conney W. Berger Jr., PhD, DABT, Memorial Graduate Student Award

Deadline: October 5

Dr. Conney Berger Jr., PhD, DABT passed away in 2017 after his battle with pancreatic cancer. Conney was very involved with both SOT and MASOT over the years, serving as MASOT President in 2014-2015. He brought his vast knowledge of toxicology to the MASOT membership with his experience from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Glaxo-Smith Kline, Hoffmann-LaRoche and Toxicology Regulatory Services. Conney was a mentor to innumerable MASOT members and served as an inspiration with his dedication to the field of toxicology and service to MASOT and SOT.

As one of the many people who considered Conney to be a MASOT mentor and friend, I am proud to announce the Conney W. Berger Jr., PhD, DABT Graduate Student Memorial Award in memory of a great man and dedicated scientist. Many thanks to Conney’s wife, Aimee Berger, and his sons Conney Will Berger III and Sebastian Berger, for approving this award and their help in defining the criteria.

Award Criteria:
• Doctoral student in an approved program in Toxicology/Pharmacology
• Submitted an abstract for 2022 SOT
• SOT and MASOT member
• GPA of 3.0 or greater
• Must be in attendance at the October 2021 MASOT virtual meeting

Graduate students who present at the Virtual MASOT meeting will be eligible to enter their name in a drawing for this $500 award with the exclusion of the recipient of the Student Achievement Award. The recipient of this award will be chosen at the conclusion of the meeting MASOT Fall meeting.

This award is sponsored privately by SafeBridge Consultants, Inc.

Award Group: SOT

Application Materials:



Lauren Aleksunes