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Florida International: Dean Honored with 2020 Metal Specialty Section Career Achievement Award by the Society of Toxicology

Dr. Tomás R. Guilarte, dean of Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work and professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 Metal Specialty Section Career Achievement Award by the Society of Toxicology (SOT).  The Society of Toxicology is the largest professional organization of toxicologists in the world with members from over 60 countries.

“It is an honor and privilege to be recognized for my work by my friends and colleagues,” Dr. Guilarte said. “The Society of Toxicology has played an essential role in my career, giving me the opportunity to develop key relationships that have led to collaborations while providing a platform to showcase our research over the years.” In 2018, Dr. Guilarte received the Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT) Distinguished Toxicologist Award, also from the Society of Toxicology.

Dr. Guilarte has made influential and impactful contributions to the field of metals neurotoxicology throughout his career and his work has been cited well over 11,000 times.

As a testament to his outstanding research, he has received uninterrupted funding for his lead work for 25 years from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). He has also had significant funding for elucidating the behavioral, neurochemical, and neuropathological effects of chronic exposure to manganese that produces cognitive and motor function deficits in exposed individuals.

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