PROTECT Project 2 Researchers receive awards, recognition, and praise at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting 2019.

From Saturday, March 9th to Thursday March 14th, PROTECT researchers attended the 58th Annual Society of Toxicology Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The Annual SOT Meeting has a global presence, consisting of “…members from 60+ countries and is dedicated to enhancing the impact and relevance of toxicology around the globe.”[1] When asked about the meeting PROTECT Trainee Anthony Su commented, “I cannot pick a favorite session or event, for all are instrumental to how I think about study design, data interpretation, how I go about my career, and more.”

As the newly appointed Regional Chapter Officer and as a member of the Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC), PROTECT Trainee Anthony Su was on the organizing committee to host a tri-chapter reception during the meeting. Many praised the reception and Anthony received much positive feedback due to his efforts. We congratulate Anthony on a job well done and are looking forward to what else he will do within this leadership role in the future.

At the poster session, both of Dr. Loch-Caruso’s trainees Anthony Su and Elana Elkin presented on their individual research within her lab. The poster session was well-attended by many people (including NIEHS Staff) interested in Dr. Loch-Caruso’s Reproductive Toxicology Lab’s research based in the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Additionally, Elana Elkin won an award for her exceptional poster which can be viewed below.

                As an incumbent presence, PROTECT Researchers not only attended but were honored with awards by the Women in Toxicology Special Interest Group (WIT). PROTECT Project 2 Investigator Rita Caruso-Loch received the Mentoring Award and Trainee Elana Elkin received the Vera W. Hudson & Elizabeth K. Weisburger Scholarship Fund Student Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Carl C. Smith Mechanism Graduate Student Award given out by SOT’s Mechanisms Specialty Section. Congratulations to both researchers on this well-deserved recognition!



L > R: Rita Caruso-Loch, Elana Elkin, Imam Hassan, Faith Bjork, Anthony Su
L > R: Anthony Su, Rita Caruso-Loch, Elana Elkin

Anthony Su | SOT Poster
Elana Elkin | SOT Poster

[1] https://www.toxicology.org/about/