Undergraduate Diversity Program

Undergraduate Diversity Program Student Participants can access the program materials here.


Saturday, March 14

5:00 PM to 5:15 PM

Registration for Students with Committee on Diversity Initiatives Travel Awards
Anaheim Marriott, Platinum Foyer

5:15 PM to 7:30 PM

Opening Event

What Is Toxicology and Why Should I Care?—Marquea D. King, USDA, Beltsville, MD
Anaheim Marriott, Platinum 2

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Committee on Diversity Initiatives Reunion

2020 Perry J. Gehring Diversity Student Travel Award Recognition
Anaheim Marriott, Platinum 2

Sunday, March 15

8:00 AM to 12:05 PM

Anaheim Marriott, Marquis Center

Toxicology Presentations

  • 8:10 AM to 9:00 AM: To Vape or Not to Vape: Is That the Question?—Judith T. Zelikoff, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM: Drug Discovery Toxicology: From Target Assessment to Translational Biomarkers—J. Eric McDuffie, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, San Diego, CA
  • 10:05 AM to 11:15 AM: Case Study: Metal Levels in Whales from the Gulf of Maine: A One Environmental Health Approach—Mindy F. Reynolds, Washington College, Chestertown, MD; and John P. Wise, Sr., University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM: Characterization of Chemistry and Toxicity of Ambient Particulate Matter Air Pollution Near Uranium Mine Sites on Tribal Lands of the Southwest—Matthew J. Campen, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

12:05 PM to 1:00 PM

Lunch and Networking
Anaheim Marriott, Marquis Center

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions for Students (more details coming in January 2020)

Graduate School: How to Get In and What to Expect? Graduate Student and Academic Advisor Perspectives
Anaheim Marriott, Grand B, C, D, G, and H

Breakout Session for Advisors

Tips for Advising Prospective Graduate Students or How to Get Your Students Accepted to Graduate School
Anaheim Marriott, Grand J

2:10 PM to 3:10 PM

Career Roundtables: Opportunities in Toxicology
Anaheim Marriott, Grand B, C, D, G, and H

3:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Open Time with Academic Toxicology Program Directors and Internship Sponsors
Anaheim Marriott, Marquis South

5:15 PM to 6:30 PM

SOT Awards Ceremony
Anaheim Marriott, Grand A

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception
Convention Center, Grand Plaza

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Student/Postdoctoral Scholar Mixer
Anaheim Marriott, Marquis Center

Monday, March 16

8:00 AM to 11:10 AM

Mentor Groups Attend Annual Meeting Sessions and Posters

11:30 AM to 12:45 PM

In Vitro Lecture and Luncheon for Students

Computational Intelligence: Building “Smart Models” for Toxicology in the Era of Big Data—Thomas B. Knudsen, US EPA/CCTE, Research Triangle Park, NC
Anaheim Marriott, Marquis Center

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Plenary Lecture

Precisely Practicing Medicine from 700 Trillion Points of Data—Atul Butte, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Convention Center, Hall C

2:00 PM to 3:15 PM

Toxicology Topic Groups Attend Annual Meeting Sessions

3:30 PM to 4:25 PM

From Toxic Molecules to Precision Medicine: A Journey of Discovery and Opportunity—Kenneth S. Ramos, Texas A&M University, Houston, TX
Convention Center, Room 201B

Host Mentor and Peer Mentor Meeting
Location TBD

4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Closing Celebration
Convention Center, Room 201B