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Scientists At The Hamner Institutes For Health Sciences Receive 12 Awards From Society Of Toxicology
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, April 04, 2013 -- The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences (http://www.thehamner.org) has announced that its scientists have been recognized with 12 awards from the Society of Toxicology (SOT), a professional organization committed to creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology, at the group's 52nd annual meeting held March 10-14 in San Antonio, Texas. The honors follow an impressive presence at the meeting that consisted of nearly 50 presentations by Hamner scientists.
Research Triangle Park, NC, October 18, 2012 -- The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences (http://www.thehamner.org) has announced that a team of researchers within the Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences has received the 2012 Simcyp Academic IVIVE Award for Most Informative Scientific Report at the Simcyp Consortium Meeting held Sept 17 in Sheffield, England. Dr. Barbara A. Wetmore, a senior research investigator and lead author of “Integration of dosimetry, exposure, and high-throughput screening data in chemical toxicity assessment,” accepted the award and presented the report findings to the consortium members. Researchers at The Hamner Institutes, in collaboration with scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, measured the ability of chemicals to be cleared by the liver and bound to proteins in the blood, two key determinants of how long a chemical will reside in the body following exposure. These data were then used to estimate the daily dose a person would need to be exposed to in order for the chemical to achieve internal concentrations similar to those that elicited biological activities in the high-throughput assays. The work was published earlier this year in the journal Toxicological Sciences (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21948869).