Research in Toxicology Presented by and for Minorities
SOCIETY OF TOXICOLOGY WASHINGTON DC
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Minorities have traditionally been underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. This is especially notable in disciplines that require graduate level training, such as toxicology. The Society of Toxicology has made significant efforts to interest minorities in toxicology by introducing the discipline to undergraduates. The outreach program, showed evidence of success. About 150 people, a standing room only crowd, attended the Educational Program for Minority Students. At another session a number of minority scientists and graduate students presented posters of their research results to an audience of interested toxicologists, employers, and minority undergraduates. The provided opportunity for the audience to note the wide variety of speciality areas in toxicology in which minorities work and study. Interaction of the Society of Toxicology with travel awardees was continued after the annual meeting. By review of the program through use of a questionnaire. Further contact between SOT and these advisors is being maintained by placing them on the mailing list for the SOT Newsletter.
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