Congratulations to the 2014 Dose Response Specialty Group Student Award winner, Chitrada Kaweeteerawat! Chitrada is a Ph.D. candidate in the interdisciplinary Molecular Toxicology program at UCLA in the University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology. Chitrada’s abstract, “High Throughput Dose Response Analysis Reveals Unique Mode of Toxicity of Cu Nanoparticles”, reports the application of a dose response analysis and high-throughput suite of sub-lethal assays to a series of Cu particles. Chitrada won a registration fee waiver for the 2014 SRA Annual Meeting, a certificate, and a $500 honorarium. Congratulations Chitrada!
Slides from our recent teleseminar: The Interaction Between Chemical and Physical Agents: The Example of Ototoxicants and Noise, by Dr Thais C. Morata. Dr. Morata is an audiologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and also serves as the Coordinator of the National Occupational Research Agenda Manufacturing Sector Council within NIOSH.
Slides from our other recent seminar: Application of the WHO Framework for Combined Exposures; Implications for Assessment, presented by Dr. Bette Meek. Dr. Meek is the Associate Director of Chemical Risk Assessment at the McLaughlin Centre, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa.
About the DRSG:
The Dose Response Specialty Group (DRSG), founded in 1994, is a subsection of the Society for Risk Analysis that focuses on the relationships between underlying causal mechanisms for toxic effects, population dose-response relationships (including interindividual variability), and implications for regulatory choices. We are interested in probabilistic methods for projecting responses to assist in analyzing the benefits of measures that are expected to alter population exposures to chemical, physical, and microbial hazards. We are also interested in the integrated use of mechanistic, animal, and epidemiologic data to estimate risks at lower doses than can be directly assessed in animal toxicology or human studies. We provide fora for vigorous interdisciplinary exchange in our sponsored symposia and three teleseminars per year led by invited speakers. More information is provided in our DRSG poster (pdf file; may take a while to load) and in our 2013 welcome letter
Our teleseminars are usually held in March, June, and September in place of our regular monthly teleconferences from 12:00-1:00 PM (U.S. Eastern time) on the first Tuesday of the month. To join the electronic mail notification list on YahooGroups.com, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DRSG/ and hit the "Join this Group!" button. All are welcome to participate in the teleseminars and our monthly discussions of annual meeting symposia, student awards, and other business.
You may also be interested in the report on "Adverse Effects" prepared by the Duke Center for Environmental Solutions.