Medical Toxicology Foundation 2021 Impact Report

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to share the 2021 Medical Toxicology Foundation Impact Report! We are incredibly grateful for our donors and all they do. We are especially thankful for those members who support the mission of the MTF with a monetary gift. This report shares the impact your gifts have had and will continue to have on our field, our members, and our organizations. Please take a few moments to read through this report and join us in celebrating the impact these gifts have in so many ways.

Impact Report Highlights

Message from Our President: "Reconnecting"
"The world has opened up again despite our ongoing challenges with the pandemic, war, and the impact of climate change over the last year, causing ongoing disconnections and disruptions in our lives. However, over the last year, I have witnessed  â€śReconnecting”  in my professional, community, and personal spaces as well as globally—people connecting to other people, their colleagues, their “old friends”, their past principles which may have become dormant and many times, themselves..."
 -Erica Liebelt, MD, FACMT
MTF Board President

Your Gifts at Work: Impact Story
“I have since had the pleasure of serving as Chair of the ACMT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion workgroup. We are working to advertise the diverse practice opportunities in medical toxicology, and increase the diversity of our members [...] and hope to build pipelines to encourage underrepresented individuals to pursue medical toxicology. We should strive to be at least as diverse as the primary specialties we recruit from and the patient population that we serve.”
- Peter Akpunonu, MD, 
Recipient of a 2014 MTF DEI Travel Award

Your Gifts at Work: Impact Story
"The MTF grant was my first funded grant that really allowed me to learn about the research process and gain mentorship with faculty from my fellowship program. In the vein of my current work that develops different types of technologies around substance use disorder, the MTF grant gave me experience to allow me to start to apply for, and receive, NIH funding." 
- Peter Chai, MD, MMS, FACMT, recipient of a 2016 Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research and Teaching Award