April 5, 2016: Complete Protection against Aflatoxin B1-Induced Liver Cancer with a Triterpenoid: DNA Adduct Dosimetry and Genotoxicity Threshold, Bill D. Roebuck (title and abstract pdf)
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The DRSG student merit award is given to a graduate student conducting research on dose-response assessment. In addition to signifying peer recognition of the student's scientific accomplishment, the award includes a registration fee waiver for the SRA Annual Meeting, a plaque and an honorarium. To be considered, submit your abstract for presentation at the 2016 SRA Annual Meeting (December 11-15 in San Diego, CA) following SRA's guidelines, by the regular deadline of May 23, 2016; details of the SRA call for papers and related instructions are available here.
IMPORTANT: See the additional requirements for student merit award applicants and the applicable judging criteria that are posted on the DRSG site here.
And congratulations to the 2015 Dose Response Specialty Group Student Award winner...! [replace next...] 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!
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.