Hollie Swanson, PhD, is a professor in the department of pharmacology and nutritional sciences. She also serves as the director of graduate studies for integrated biomedical sciences and as graduate faculty in nutritional sciences. 

Dr. Swanson was recently awarded the Undergraduate Educator Award by the Society of Toxicology (SOT). Per the SOT’s announcement, this award recognizes an SOT member distinguished by outstanding contributions to the teaching of undergraduate students in toxicology and related areas, and whose efforts support the SOT’s strategic efforts to “build for the future of toxicology.” 

Dr. Swanson is the founder of the Summer Undergraduate Research in Environmental Health Sciences (SURES) program. This multidisciplinary research-training program is geared toward undergraduates, in their sophomore year or later, who have an interest in pursuing a career in environmental health sciences. Kevin Pearson, PhD, assistant dean for inclusive research initiatives, serves as a co-director for the SURES program. 

Dr. Swanson, alongside other 2024 SOT award recipients, will be honored during the SOT’s 63rd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo later this spring.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Swanson on this achievement!