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Ilona Jaspers, PhD

The Society of Toxicology has selected Dr. Ilona Jaspers to receive the 2024 Society of Toxicology Education Award. Ilona Jaspers, PhD is a Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, and the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Jaspers is a leader across the UNC Health campus as the Director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology (CEMALB), the Director for the Curriculum in Toxicology, and the Associate Director of Scientific Development for the Children’s Research Institute.

Founded in 1961, the Society of Toxicology (SOT) is a professional and scholarly organization of scientists from academic institutions, government, and industry representing the great variety of scientists who practice toxicology in the US and abroad. The Society’s mission is to create a safer and healthier world by advancing the science and increasing the impact of toxicology.

The annual Society of Toxicology Education Award is presented to an individual who is distinguished by the teaching and training of toxicologists and who has made significant contributions to education in the broad field of toxicology. Dr. Jaspers receipt of this award will be recognized through promotional materials and during the SOT Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 10–14. The award includes a plaque and a $2,000 stipend from the Society.

Congratulations Dr. Jaspers!