CVSS is dedicated to supporting research in the area of in vivo toxicology. This area of investigation includes, among others, veterinary, comparative, nutritional, environmental, and medical disciplines, and explores whole animal or other integrated system responses, as well as the development of animal models. Preference will be given to those submissions that support the mission of CVSS.
First ($500) and second ($300) prizes, each including an award plaque, will be based on the best posters. Any current graduate student whose abstract has been accepted by SOT for presentation at the SOT Annual Meeting may apply by submitting the following by December 30th, of the year prior to the SOT Annual Meeting at which the presentation will be made:
1) a copy of the abstract
2) a brief discussion of the significance of the findings
3) a letter of support from their major advisor describing the role of the student in the study.
First and second place winners will be notified prior to the Annual Meeting. Electronic submission (Powerpoint file preferred but other standard formats acceptable) of the full poster will be required by February 28 before the SOT Annual Meeting. First and second place winners will be notified prior to the Annual Meeting. Presentation of the monetary awards and plaques will be made at the CVSS business meeting/reception.
Roger O. McClellan Student Endowment Award - Comparative and Veterinary SS
Special consideration will be given to abstracts that exemplify the role of comparative medicine in evaluating the safety/risk of exposure to chemicals or physical agents.
Nominees for the Award must be individuals who are enrolled in a program leading to a DVM or degree or in post-DVM residency or graduate program. The awardee must be a member of the Society of Toxicology (any level) or have an application pending. The abstract must be submitted and accepted through the regular SOT submission process. This research must be hypothesis driven.
Please email applications to one of the following CVSS/TEPSS joint selection committee members: Vanessa Schumacher representing TEPSS or Sabitha Papineni representing CVSS by January 14th prior to the SOT Annual Meeting at which the presentation will be made.
The award application must include the following:
a letter of recommendation from the mentor
a one-page statement of the applicant’s scientific interest
a current CV
a copy of the submitted abstract
The awardee must attend the receptions for both the Comparative and Veterinary Specialty Section (CVSS) and the Toxicologic and Exploratory Pathology Specialty Section (TEPSS). The award will be given at one of these receptions and the recipient will be acknowledged at the other. The award winner will present a brief (5 minute/5 slide maximum) synopsis of their research at each reception. Award recipients will be selected by a committee jointly appointed by CVSS and TEPSS. This Award will complement existing awards of these two Specialty Sections, thus applications for multiple awards are encouraged.
Please email one of the following CVSS/TEPSS joint selection committee members: Vanessa Schumacher (firstname.lastname@example.org) representing TEPSS or Sabitha Papineni (email@example.com) representing CVSS if you should have any questions.
This award is made possible by the Roger O. McClellan Student Award Fund, a Named Fund of the SOT Endowment. Please see the attached PDF file for a more detailed description of this award.