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Society of Toxicology 53rd Annual Meeting

Health Sciences faculty at SOT meeting

March 23-27, 2014

Once again Purdue's School of Health Sciences made a highly visible presence in this year's Society of Toxicology annual meeting, which was held in Phoenix, Arizona March 23-27, 2014. Five Purdue faculty and 16 students and postdocs from the laboratories of Drs. Jason Cannon, Ulrike Dydak, Jennifer Freeman, Linda Nie, and Wei Zheng presented more than 20 research posters and talks about their research findings in environmental and occupational toxicology at this international conference. Dr. Zheng chaired a symposium; Dr. Freeman chaired two poster sessions; and Dr. Cannon was invited for a symposium speech. Several Purdue Alumni including past graduates from our school living in Phoenix or attending the SOT conferences joined us Monday night for a Purdue dinner, including Professor Emeritus Dr. Gary Carlson.

Evidence to the many research achievements by Purdue's faculty and students are the multiple awards our students received for their excellence in research and discovery:

Award from the Cannon laboratory:

  • Sena Agim won a PULSe travel award to SOT. She is competing for a Women in Science award for attendance and presenting; but the decision is yet to be made.

Award from the Dydak laboratory:

  • Shalmali Dharmadhikari won the SOT Graduate Student Travel award

Awards from the Freeman laboratory:

  • Jinyoung Lee won the following awards:
    • Korean Toxicologists in America SIG Young Soo Choi Student Scholarship Award (scholarship for graduate training in toxicology to a Korean student)
    • Frederick N. Andrews Environmental Travel Grant (travel grant from Purdue University to support research focused on improving the world environment)
    • Purdue Graduate Student Government Travel Grant (travel grant from Purdue Graduate Student Government)
  • Sara Wirbisky won the Frederick N. Andrews Environmental Travel Grant (travel grant from Purdue University to support research focused on improving the world environment).
  • Kelly Schlotman won the Pfizer SOT Undergraduate Student Travel Award (national SOT award -- participation in Undergraduate Education Program on Sunday and all expenses paid to attend the national meeting).
  • Geoffrey Ryan won the HHS undergraduate travel grant ($500 from College to support undergraduate travel to national scientific meeting).

Awards from the Nie laboratory:

  • Yingzi Liu won the SOT graduate student Travel Award

Award from the Zheng laboratory:

  • Stefanie O'Neal won a PULSe travel award to SOT
  • Christopher Bates won a OV-SOT student travel award to support his SOT
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