Michigan Public Health Faculty and Students Recognized by Society of Toxicology

Society of Toxicology

Four University of Michigan School of Public Health faculty and students were recognized by the Society of Toxicology (SOT) at the SOT Annual Meeting March 10-14, 2019.

Rita Loch-Caruso, professor of Environmental Health Sciences, received the 2019 Women in Toxicology Mentoring Award. This award is given to an individual who has been a major influence in the mentoring of women scientists entering the field of toxicology and whose leadership and service have provided career development opportunities for women toxicologists or encouraged women to achieve their professional goals.

Elana Elkin, PhD student in Environmental Health Sciences, received 2nd place in the 2019 Hudson Weisburger Scholarship Fund Student Award from the SOT Women in Toxicology Specialty Interest Group. This award is given to graduate students who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement in the field of toxicology as well as leadership and service.

Kari Neier, PhD student in Environmental Health Sciences, received the Graduate Student Research Award from the Molecular Systems Biology Specialty Section of the SOT. Applications for this award were judged on their relevance and novelty to molecular or systems toxicology, logic and flow, hypothesis, approach, experimental methods or model, results, discussion of findings, and letter of recommendation.

Luke Montrose, recent research fellow in Environmental Health Sciences and now assistant professor of Community and Environmental Health at Boise State University, received the Best Manuscript Award for his paper, “Maternal levels of endocrine disrupting chemicals in the first trimester of pregnancy are associated with infant cord blood DNA methylation.”

“It is an honor to have several members of the Environmental Health Sciences department recognized by the Society of Toxicology this year,” said Dana Dolinoy, NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences. “This is truly a testament to the strength of our department and school, which includes both incredible mentors and future leaders in the field of toxicology.”