Ruth wins the 2018 SOT Founders Award!

The official photographs are out to show that it was all smiles in San Antonio earlier this year when I received the 2018 Society of Toxicology (SOT) founders award.  I was proud to be presented with the  plaque by my good friend and colleague, Leigh Ann Burns Naas.  Dr Burns Naas is SOT President as well as being Vice President of Nonclinical Safety & Pathobiology at Gilead Sciences.  We have worked together on SOT council since 2015 and also on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS) where I pick up the presidential baton from Leigh Ann in June 2018.  

Many thanks to Leigh Ann and to the SOT Awards committee for selecting me – it’s a great honour to receive this award from such a prestigious society.

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About the Author:

Professor Ruth A Roberts, PhD, ATS, FBTS, ERT, FRSB, FRCPath Director and Cofounder, ApconiX, UK and Chair and Director of Drug Discovery, University of Birmingham, UK Ruth is chair of drug discovery at Birmingham University, UK and Cofounder of ApconiX, an integrated toxicology and ion channel company that brings together a team of world-renowned nonclinical safety experts with over 400 years of drug discovery and development experience. Previously, Ruth was Global Head of Regulatory Safety at AstraZeneca and Director of Toxicology for Aventis. Ruth is an established science professional bringing rigorous expert thinking to toxicology, drug discovery and drug development. With >140 publications in peer reviewed journals, she is focused on reducing attrition attributable to safety and toxicity. A former president of the British Toxicology Society, former president of EUROTOX, former secretary to SOT and president elect of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, Ruth was the recipient of the SOT Achievement award in 2002, the EUROTOX Bo Holmstedt Award in 2009 and the SOT Founders award in 2018 for outstanding leadership in toxicology.