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May 26, 2011

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Dr. Wanda Haschek-Hock Honored by Midwest Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology

Dr. Wanda Haschek-Hock, professor emeritus of pathobiology, was presented with the 2011 Kenneth DuBois award from the Midwest Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (MRC-SOT) at its recent annual spring scientific meeting.

The DuBois award acknowledges outstanding achievement by a mid-western toxicologist who has demonstrated  a sustained and high level of activity in toxicology. Dr. Hashcek-Hock's many achievements include the development of the toxicologic pathology specialization in the combined residency/PhD program at the University of Illinois.

Her seminal research on the toxicities of compounds such as T-2 mycotoxin, fumonisin B1, microcystin-LR and acetaminophen, along with her work in respiratory toxicologic pathology and other naturally occurring clinical toxicoses, have resulted in 113 peer-reviewed publications. She has also co-edited the Handbook of Toxicological Pathology and Fundamentals of Toxicological Pathology, both standard texts in the field.

Dr. Haschek-Hock has served the Society of Toxicology in many capacities, including associate editor for its journal. Most recently, she has served on the Board of Governors for the American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology/Society of Toxicologic Pathology Coalition.

She is described her by her nominators as "a model for the Society of Toxicology and an example of tireless service to its organizational goals."