Undergraduate Diversity Program

Recipients of the Undergraduate Diversity Program Student Travel Awards and Advisor Travel Awards participate in a three-day program to learn more about toxicology and careers in biomedical research.

  • Saturday 18 MAR 2023
  • Sunday 19 MAR 2023
  • Monday 20 MAR 2023
Saturday, 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM

Undergraduate Diversity Program: Opening Event

Room: Davidson Ballroom A

Chairs: Karilyn E. Sant, PhD, San Diego State University; and Corie A. Ellison, PhD, Procter & Gamble Company.

Saturday, 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM

Introduction to Toxicology Presentation

Room: Davidson Ballroom A
Alexandra Noël,
Alexandra Noël, PhD
Louisiana State University.
Saturday, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI) Reunion, including networking and 2023 Perry J. Gehring Student Award recognition

Room: Davidson Ballroom A
Sunday, 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM

Check In for Registered Undergraduates

Room: Davidson Ballroom A
Sunday, 8:00 AM to 8:20 AM

Welcome

Room: Davidson Ballroom A

Speaker(s): Karilyn E. Sant, PhD, San Diego State University; and Michael Aschner, PhD, ATS, SOT President, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Chairs: Karilyn E. Sant, PhD, San Diego State University; and Corie Ellison, PhD, Procter & Gamble Company.

Sunday, 8:20 AM to 9:05 AM

Toxicology and Cancer: Let’s Talk How Chemicals Can Cause Cancer and Be Used to Treat Cancer

Room: Davidson Ballroom A
Antonio Baines, PhD
Antonio Baines, PhD
North Carolina Central University.
Sunday, 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM

The Beauty of Toxicology: When a Drug-Induced Liver Injury Project Becomes a Metabolic Syndrome, Adiposity and Diabetes Line of Investigation

Room: Davidson Ballroom A
José Manautou, PhD
José Manautou, PhD
University of Connecticut.
Sunday, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

You Want Me to Eat What?

Room: Davidson Ballroom A
Phoebe Stapleton, PhD
Phoebe Stapleton, PhD
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Sunday, 10:55 AM to 12:10 PM

Case Study: Evaluating the Effects of Flavored Electronic Cigarettes on the Respiratory Immune System

Room: Davidson Ballroom A
Ilona Jaspers, PhD
Ilona Jaspers, PhD
University North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dana Haine, PhD
Dana Haine, MS
University North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Elise Hickman, PhD
Elise Hickman, PhD
University North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sunday, 12:10 PM to 1:00 PM

Lunch and Networking

Room: Davidson Ballroom A
Sunday, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Breakout Session for Students—Graduate School: How to Get In and What to Expect? Graduate Student and Academic Advisor Perspectives

  • Student Breakout A: Davidson Ballroom B1
  • SStudent Breakout B: Davidson Ballroom B2
  • SStudent Breakout C: Davidson Ballroom C1
  • SStudent Breakout D: Davidson Ballroom C2
  • SStudent Breakout E: Davidson Ballroom C3
Sunday, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Breakout Session for Advisors—Tips for Advising Prospective Graduate Students or How to Get Your Students Accepted to Graduate School

Room: Boardroom A

Speaker(s): Robert Roth, PhD, DABT, Michigan State University, Emeritus.

Sunday, 2:10 PM to 3:10 PM

Career Roundtables: Opportunities in Toxicology

  • Student Breakout A: Davidson Ballroom B1
  • SStudent Breakout B: Davidson Ballroom B2
  • SStudent Breakout C: Davidson Ballroom C1
  • SStudent Breakout D: Davidson Ballroom C2
  • SStudent Breakout E: Davidson Ballroom C3
Sunday, 3:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Open Time with Academic Toxicology Program Directors and Internship Sponsors

Room: Davidson Ballroom A
Sunday, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

SOT Welcome Reception

Room: Hall A
Sunday, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Student/Postdoctoral Scholar Mixer

Room: Davidson Ballroom B
Monday, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

SOT Opening Plenary Session: Advancing Single Cell Technologies in Toxicology

Room: Hall A
Namandje N. Bumpus
Namandjé N. Bumpus
US FDA.
Monday, 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Mentors and Groups Attend Annual Meeting Sessions and Posters

Monday, 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM

In Vitro Lecture and Luncheon: Dedication to the Use of In Vitro Alternative Techniques to Study Toxicologic Mechanisms: Case Study of Developmental Neurotoxicity

Room: Davidson Ballroom A
Ellen Fritsche, PhD
Ellen Fritsche, PhD
IUF–Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine.
Monday, 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

Mentors and Groups Attend Annual Meeting Sessions and Posters

Monday, 3:30 PM to 4:25 PM

Host Mentor and Peer Mentor Meeting

Room: 106B
Monday, 3:30 PM to 4:25 PM

Closing Presentation: My Toxicology Career Journey

Room: 104E
Elise Hickman, PhD
Daniel Acosta, PhD
National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR).
Monday, 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Closing Celebration

Room: 104E