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provides an open public forum for policy makers
and scientists promoting sound toxicologic and pharmacologic science
as a basis for regulation affecting human safety and health,
and the environment.

ISRTP/RSESS Student Award SOT 2018  


ISRTP was pleased to present a $500 award to Dr. Rui Xiong for the top abstract submitted to SOTs Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section (RSESS) travel award program for 2018.

Dr. Xiong, a post-doctorial researcher at the U.S. FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research, was recognized for her work on "Evaluating mode of action of acrolein toxicity in an in vitro human airway tissue model."   With Dr. Xiong are Elaine Freeman of Exponent, Inc. presenting the check for ISRTP, Ed Ohanian, EPA and President of SOT Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section (RSESS), Dr. Xiong and Marie C. Fortin, Vice President of SOT RSESS.

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2017 International Achievement Award by International Society of Regulatory Toxicology & Pharmacology   


Ernest E. McConnell, DVM, MS (Path) was recognized for a lifetime of contributions to the fields of toxicology and pathology at the annual meeting of the International Society for Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (ISRTP) in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2017.

Dr. McConnell earned his DVM from Ohio State University and a MS in pathology from Michigan State University and completed a residency in comparative pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In his illustrious career, he published more than 200 peer reviewed papers and has been recognized by many institutions for his expertise. He has been a trusted advisor to numerous governmental bodies in the United States and other countries.

Perhaps most notably, he was a senior scientist and administrator in the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) National Toxicology Program for 15 years. Over the years, he became a respected authority on the human health hazards of asbestos, fiberglass, dioxins/furans, quartz, the PCBs and other important chemicals. Among the awards he has received are the Distinguished Citizens Award, Hill AFB, Utah, the National Defense Service Medal, and the U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. He has served on various panels including those at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the National Research Council, EPA's Science Advisory Board and various EPA panels, and as an advisor to NIOSH, FDA, and other US government agencies.

The ISRTP Council and Membership congratulate Dr. McConnell on his distinguished career.

The ISRTP provides an open public forum for policy makers and scientists promoting sound toxicologic and pharmacologic science as a basis for regulation affecting human safety and health, and the environment. The Society annually presents an award to an outstanding individual in recognition of their contributions and achievements in the resolution of public environmental concerns. There are no specific criteria, no age limitations, however, international scientific developments in toxicology are of special interest. For more information, contact ISRTP at [email protected]


ISRTP Past President Sue Ferenc Receives Appreciation Award  

David Sarvadi, current ISRTP President, presents an award of recognition to Sue Ferenc in appreciation for her service as President of the ISRTP 2015-16.

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