Dr. Achanta Receives Society of Toxicology Awards

Duke Anesthesiology’s Satya Achanta, DVM, PhD, DABT, was named the recipient of the Donald E. Gardner Inhalation Toxicology Education Award and the Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) annual meeting in San Diego.

The Donald E. Gardner Inhalation Toxicology Education Award by the Inhalational and Respiratory Specialty Section of SOT provides stipends to develop educational webinars on innovative methods in the fields of inhalation and respiratory toxicology. According to the SOT, Donald E. Gardner was a distinguished pioneer in the field of inhalation toxicology. His research contributed to a better understanding of the health effects of air pollutants - promoting the health of workers and the public. Achanta will develop a series of webinars on “Comparative Inhalation Animal Models and Strategies for the Successful Conduct of Large Animal Studies.”

The SOT’s Comparative Toxicology, Pathology, and Veterinary Specialty Section (CTPVSS) awarded Achanta the Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award, which is given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of translational toxicology within 10 years of obtaining the highest degree (DVM/PhD/MD/DDS) and demonstrated leadership.

“I am thrilled and honored to receive these prestigious awards. Winning these awards gives me a sense of recognition for the hard work and time that I have put into my research. These awards also encourage me to continue to make meaningful progress in the field,” says Achanta, assistant professor in anesthesiology, who was presented the awards in March.

Achanta is a part of Duke Anesthesiology’s Center for Translational Pain Medicine. His research focuses on targeting transient receptor potential ion channels and promoting resolution pathways to counteract inflammation.