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Society of Toxicology honors members for scientific achievements
Date:2/15/2013

Friday, February 15, 2013, Reston, VA The Society of Toxicology will honor a number of exemplary scientists for their important achievements during formal ceremonies at the Society's Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 10-14, in San Antonio, TX.

Among those being honored for their seminal work are:

Wei Xu, PhD, associate professor oncology, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Xu is being awarded the Achievement Award for 2013 for her work analyzing the estrogen receptor regulatory network, defining the role and functions of these receptors and translating the research outcomes into a better understanding of how environmental estrogens might influence breast cancer outcomes and therapies. The Achievement Award recognizes Dr. Xu for her significant contributions to toxicology within 15 years since obtaining her highest earned degree (in the year of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology).

Moiz Mumtaz, PhD, science advisor at the Environmental Toxicology Branch, Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dr. Mumtaz is being awarded the Arnold J. Lehman Award for his contributions to sound and credible science in characterizing risk. He is a highly respected member of the US government, national and international workgroups and committees charged with chemical risk assessment. He is being presented with this prestigious award for moving the field of regulatory toxicology and risk assessment significantly forward through innovative thinking and principled risk assessment practice.

John Lemasters, MD, PhD, professor and director Center for Cell Death, Injury and Regeneration, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. Dr. Lemasters is being presented the Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award for his research concerning the cellular an
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Contact: Martha Lindauer
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Society of Toxicology
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