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Student Awarded Leon Golberg Memorial Travel Award for SOT Annual Meeting

Katie Paul, a Ph.D. candidate in the Curriculum in Toxicology at the University of North Carolina, recently was awarded by that program a Leon Golberg Memorial Travel Award. This award was established in memory of Dr. Golberg (1915-1987), a pioneer in toxicology who was critical to the early success of the Chemical Institute of Toxicology. The award supports travel for toxicology students to attend the annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT). Important to note is that this is the fourth consecutive year that Ms. Paul has won this award. She currently works in the NHEERL Integrated Systems Toxicology Division laboratories of Kevin Crofton and Steve Simmons via the EPA-UNC Cooperative Agreement. Her dissertation research is focused on the mode of action for triclosan-induced thyroid disruption. Data from this research will be used to characterize the uncertainty in interspecies extrapolation of endocrine disruption from rodents to humans.

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