Wednesday, November 30, 2016
2016 CSSOT Student Award Winners

The University of Iowa hosted the Central States Society of Toxicology (CSSOT) meeting on November 17-18, 2016. Sixty-five participants enjoyed a day of presentations on toxicology. Guest speakers included Dr. Kevin Crofton from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. James Blattner from SC Johnson, Dr. Rachel Marek from the University of Iowa talking about school based exposure to airborne PCBs, and Dr. Alejandro Comellas from the University of Iowa discussing the mechanism of airway impairment by ambient particulate matter.

Graduate and post-doctoral students also gave oral and poster presentations during the conference.  Nicole Brandon and Barbara Okeke from the University of Iowa were given poster presentation awards while Taehyun Roh from the University of Iowa was given an oral presentation award. In addition, all students had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Crofton and Dr. Blattner on Thursday evening to discuss opportunities and careers regarding toxicology.