Medical Toxicology Foundation Research and Teaching Awards
The Medical Toxicology Foundation anticipates awarding up to $20,000 in 2018 to fund innovative projects that support the Foundation’s mission of an enriched understanding, enhanced patient care, and improved dissemination of knowledge regarding toxic exposures.
The scope of the MTF Awards is intended to be broad and creative: All proposals that support the mission of the Foundation will be considered. Current research and education priorities of the Foundation include:
Support early-career investigators (fellows and young faculty less than 5 years post-fellowship training) with research projects that advance toxicological knowledge and improve patient care while providing preliminary data to support further grant applications (such as an NIH K-level award).
Support development of innovative approaches to delivery of medical toxicology education to healthcare providers and lay public.
Applicants can request monies in any amount from $5,000-$20,000 to support projects of 1-2 years duration, but they should keep in mind that the intent of the Foundation is to fund as many quality applications as fiscally possible. However, a single, outstanding application could be awarded the entire $20,000.
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm EST on February 15, 2018. Biosketch Sample found here. Check back fall 2017 for application materials.
Please submit application to
2017 Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research and Teaching Award Recipients
PI: David Jang, MD, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Protocol: Investigation of a cell-permeable mitochondrial prodrug (NV-118) on mitochondrial function in human blood cells from patients with CO poisoning
PI: Kathryn Kopec, DO, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Title: Global Educational Toxicology toolkit (GETKIT): A One Day Course for Teaching Poisoning Essentials in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC)
2016 Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research and Teaching Award Recipients
PI: Peter Chai, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Protocol: Naloxone Distribution Patterns in Patients with a History of Heroin Abuse
Abstract: Lai J, Chai P, Boyle K, Boyer E. Acceptance Among Heroin Users of Advanced Technology in Studying Naloxone Distribution Programs. J Med Toxicol 2017;13:13 (abstract #30)
2015 Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research and Teaching Award Recipients
PI: Jennifer Carey, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA Protocol: Adolescent at Risk: Intentional toxic exposures in self-harm attempts and the role of social media. Amount: $6,042
Abstract: Chapman B, Lai J, Nader N, Carey J. Do Adolescents Post Social Media Content Indicative of Self-Harm and Intentional Poisonings? J Med Toxicol 2017;13:38 (abstract #103)
PI: Christine Murphy, MD, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC Protocol: A pilot study of the efficacy of hydroxocobalamin in treating nifedipine-induced shock. Award: $11,000
Abstract: Murphy et al. Efficacy of Hydroxocobalamin in Treating Nifedipine Induced Shock. J Med Toxicol 2016;12:5-6 (abstract #7)
2014 Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research and Teaching Award Recipients
PI: Katherine Katzung, MD, HealthPartners Institute for Education & Research/Regions Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine. Minneapolis, MN Protocol: Effect of Norepinephrine on Cerebral Oxygenation in a Porcine Model of Propranolol Toxicity After Maximization of High Dose Insulin (HDI) Therapy.
Abtsract: Katzung et al. Randomized controlled trial comparing high-dose insulin (HDI) to vasopressors or combination therapy in refractory toxin-induced shock. J Med Toxicol 2016;12:3 (abstract #1)
PI: Nathan Menke, MD, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA Protocol: Utilizing Machine Based Learning Algorithms to Predict Mortality in Acetaminophen Overdose Amount: $10,000
Abstract: Menke N, Pizon A, Menke M. Utilizing a Machine Based Learning Algorithm to Predict Mortality in Acetaminophen Overdose. J Med Toxicol 2017;13:5 (abstract #6)