SOT Honors and Award Recipients
Congratulations to the 2023 SOT Award recipients. The awardees will be honored during the 2023 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 19–23, 2023. The citations for the 2023 SOT Award recipients, as well as a list of the 2022 SOT Endowment Fund Award recipients, also are available in the 2023 SOT Awards Program.
Namandjé N. Bumpus, PhD
US FDA, Silver Spring, MDAccomplishments
John Daniel Clarke, PhD
Washington State University, Spokane, WAAccomplishments
Arnold J. Lehman Award
Elaine M. Faustman, PhD, DABT, ATS
University of Washington, Seattle, WAAccomplishments
Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award
Anumantha G. Kanthasamy, PhD
University of Georgia, Athens, GAAccomplishments
Bevin Page Engelward, ScD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MAAccomplishments
Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award
Erin H. Hill, BA
Institute for In Vitro Sciences Inc., Gaithersburg, MDAccomplishments
Founders Award (for Outstanding Leadership in Toxicology)
Jon C. Cook, PhD, DABT, ATS
Pfizer Inc., Groton, CTAccomplishments
Leading Edge in Basic Science Award
Irfan Rahman, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NYAccomplishments
Lois D. Lehman-McKeeman, PhD
Bristol Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJAccomplishments
Public Communications Award
Jamie C. DeWitt, PhD
East Carolina University, Greenville, NCAccomplishments
Toxicologist Mentoring Award
Robyn Leigh Tanguay, PhD
Oregon State University, Corvallis, ORAccomplishments
Translational Impact Award
Kjersti Aagaard, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TXAccomplishments
Undergraduate Educator Award
Lauren M. Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, DABT
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJAccomplishments
SOT Supported Award Recipients
Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research
Fiona Murphy, PhD
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Development of a Physiologically Relevant In Vitro Model of the Lung Alveolar Space, Incorporating Novel Peptide Hydrogels as Biomimetic Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds
Additional SOT Award Recipients
Toxicological Sciences Paper of the Year Award
Selected by the SOT Board of Publications, this award recognizes the author(s) of a paper published in the official SOT journal, Toxicological Sciences, during the 12-month period terminating with the June issue of the calendar year preceding the Annual Meeting at which the award is presented.
“Paternal Cannabis Exposure Prior to Mating, but Not Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, Elicits Deficits in Dopaminergic Synaptic Activity in the Offspring.”
Theodore A. Slotkin, Edward D. Levin, and Frederic J. Seidler.
2021. Toxicological Sciences 184, no. 2 (December): 252–64.Paper Merits
Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program
The Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program (GSSEP) aims to increase the global impact of toxicology on human health and safety by working to strengthen toxicology programs and capacity at universities throughout the world. The SOT Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program provides funding support for senior-level scientists from countries recognized as part of the SOT Global Economy Support Programs to visit senior-level scientists with an established toxicology program to gain insight into toxicology research programs. The host senior scientist returns the visit to offer further advice and guidance to the supported toxicology program.
SOT/SOT Endowment Fund/IUTOX Travel Awards
These travel fellowships, administered by IUTOX and sponsored by SOT and the SOT Endowment Fund, are awarded to junior and senior scientists from countries where toxicology is underrepresented to assist with travel to attend the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.
Best Postdoctoral Publication Awards
Presented by the Postdoctoral Assembly, these awards recognize outstanding work accomplished during formal mentored postdoctoral traineeships by recognizing exceptional recently published papers in the field of toxicology.
Qiran Chen, PhD
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Chen, Qiran, Wei-Chun Chou, and Zhoumeng Lin. 2022.
“Integration of Toxicogenomics and Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling in Human Health Risk Assessment of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate.”
Environmental Science & Technology
56, no. 6 (March): 3623–33.
Isha Mhatre-Winters, PhD
Florida International University, Miami, FL
Eid, Aseel, Isha Mhatre-Winters, Ferass M. Sammoura, Melissa K. Edler, Richard von Stein, Muhammad M. Hossain, Yoonhee Han et al. 2022.
“Effects of DDT on Amyloid Precursor Protein Levels and Amyloid Beta Pathology: Mechanistic Links to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk.”
Environmental Health Perspectives 130, no. 8 (August): 87005.
Alexandra N. Nail, PhD
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Nail, Alexandra N., Lakynkalina M. McCaffrey, Mayukh Banerjee, Ana P. Ferragut Cardoso, and J. Christopher States. 2022.
“Chronic Arsenic Exposure Suppresses ATM Pathway Activation in Human Keratinocytes.”
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 446 (July): 116042.
Perry J. Gehring Diversity Student Travel Award
Selected by the Committee on Diversity Initiatives and named after an SOT Past President, this award recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student who was previously selected to participate in the SOT Undergraduate Diversity Program, who is from a racial/ethnic group underrepresented in toxicology (for example, African American, Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander), and who is presenting a poster at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.
SOT Undergraduate Research Award
These awards recognize outstanding undergraduates who have not yet received their bachelor’s degrees and are presenting research at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. The goal of these awards is to foster interest in graduate studies in the field of toxicology.
Chrisula M. Stone
Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
Institutions Where Research Was Conducted: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, and
Weber State University, Ogden, UT
Abstract Title: A Bander’s Contribution to Ecotoxicology: Comparison of Mercury Concentration in Feathers and Blood of Nestling Tree Swallows Demonstrates Feathers’ Suitability as a Biomonitoring Tool
Undergraduate Diversity Program Advisor Travel Award
This award provides the opportunity for undergraduate faculty advisors who are not SOT members to attend the SOT Undergraduate Diversity Program at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo to help them become more familiar with toxicology as a career option for their students.
SOT Undergraduate Diversity Program Student Travel Award
This award provides the opportunity for promising undergraduate science majors interested in research careers to attend the SOT Undergraduate Diversity Program at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.