Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section
   
 

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The Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section provides a focus for members of the Society of Toxicology dealing with the impact of airborne chemicals and particles on the body. Issues of interest to IRSS include indoor and outdoor air pollution, occupational exposure to airborne contaminants, therapeutic drug delivery by inhalation, deposition and pharmacokinetics of agents delivered by the inhalation route, and interactions between inhaled materials and infectious allergic stimuli. The Section meets regularly at the SOT Annual Meeting to promote a better understanding of inhalation and respiratory tract toxicology, to recognize students and colleagues for notable contributions to research, and to address issues of importance to this field.

Committees within the Section meet regularly to write issue papers and discuss topics for Symposia, Workshops and Continuing Education Course. Elected officials consist of the President, Vice President, Vice President-Elect, four Councilors, Secretary/Treasurer, and Postdoctoral and Student Representatives. See the Officer Page for a current listing.

 

Membership Information

If you are currently a member of SOT you may join the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section by using the SOT On-Line Membership Renewal Form.

Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2011

By-Laws

Awards

Award Title Inhalation and Respiratory SS  Career Achievement Award 
Award Description An engraved plaque will be awarded to a senior investigator whose body of work represents an outstanding achievement in respiratory/inhalation toxicology. The nomination should include a letter discussing the individual’s work in advancing the field and should specifically address the following four areas: breadth and depth of scientific contributions, influence in the education/training/mentorship of young scientists in the field, leadership and service to the field, and influence on regulatory/public health decisions. A curriculum vitae and bibliography should also be included; seconding letters are helpful. Nominations of unsuccessful candidates will be considered for two additional years unless the nomination is withdrawn by the sponsor. Although preference will be given to Specialty Section and SOT members at large, the primary criteria for this award will be the importance of the investigator’s contribution to the field of inhalation and respiratory toxicology.

Contact: Jacob McDonald  
Deadline January 15 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Inhalation and Respiratory SS  Paper of the Year Award 
Award Description An engraved plaque will be awarded to the author(s) of the best paper in the area of respiratory/inhalation toxicology. The paper must be published in a peer-reviewed journal during the calendar year (Jan 1-Dec 31) prior to the annual meeting of the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section at which the award will be presented.

To be eligible for the award, at least one author must be an SOT member; some additional preference will be given to Specialty Section members. The nomination should provide a full citation of the paper, a short discussion of the value of the research to the field of respiratory/inhalation toxicology, and should address the originality, scientific quality, and impact of the paper. Please submit nominations for Awards for Best Immunotoxicology Paper of the Year to:

Jacob McDonald  
Deadline January 18 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Inhalation and Respiratory SS  Young Investigator Award 
Award Description An engraved plaque and a cash stipend ($500) will be awarded to a scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of inhalation or respiratory toxicology. The recipient must have less than 15 years of experience since obtaining her/his highest earned degree at the time when the award is presented. The nomination should summarize the contributions of the candidate’s scientific contributions, including originality, creativity, and impact and should include a curriculum vitae and a bibliography. Nominees must be members of the Specialty Section.

Contact: Jacob McDonald  
Deadline January 15 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Inhalation and Respiratory SS  Mary Amdur Student Award 
Award Description An engraved plaque and cash stipend ($500) will be awarded to the student whose abstract best addresses the environmental health issues that were the focus of Dr. Amdur’s career. The nomination should include one composite .pdf document that contains 1) a copy of the abstract submitted to the Program Committee, 2) a letter of nomination from the student's sponsor, and 3) a short synopsis submitted by the student. The synopsis should include the rationale for the study, the significance of the results, the relationship between the student’s work and Dr. Amdur’s career, and the student's role in the work. Nominees must be members of the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section.

Contact: Jacob McDonald

This award is made possible by the Mary Amdur Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.  
Deadline January 15 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Inhalation and Respiratory SS  Student Award 
Award Description An engraved plaque and a cash stipend ($500) will be awarded for the best abstract presented by a student in the field of respiratory/inhalation toxicology. The nomination should include one composite .pdf document that contains 1) a copy of the Abstract submitted to the Program Committee, 2) a letter of nomination from the student's sponsor, and 3) a short synopsis submitted by the student. This synopsis should include the rationale for the study, the significance of the results, and the student's role in the work. If a student is applying for the Mary Amdur award and would also like to be considered for this award, she/he will need to prepare a separate nomination package consistent with student award criteria regarding the general relevance to the field of respiratory/inhalation toxicology. Students applying for both awards may receive only one award. Nominees must be members of the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section.

Contact: Jacob McDonald  
Deadline January 15 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Inhalation and Respiratory SS  Postdoctoral Award 
Award Description An engraved plaque and cash stipend ($500) will be awarded for the best abstract presented by a postdoctoral fellow in the field of respiratory/inhalation toxicology. The nomination should include one composite .pdf document that contains 1) a copy of the Abstract submitted to the Program Committee, 2) a letter of nomination from the candidate’s sponsor, and 3) a short synopsis submitted by the postdoc. This synopsis should include the rationale for the study, the significance of the results, and the nominee's role in the work. Nominees must be members of the Specialty Section.

Contact: Jacob McDonald  
Deadline January 15 
Applicable Documents  
 

 

 

 

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