The AACT promotes and unites scientists and clinicians in the advancement of research, education and treatment of diseases caused by chemicals, drugs and toxins. AACT provides support through research awards and grant programs in all stages of one’s career. 

The AACT Research awards are designed to stimulate interest in research by members of the AACT as well as their trainees.  The goal of the AACT research awards program is to provide competitive funding for research that encourages the development of new therapies and treatment and adds to the understanding of the principles and practice of clinical toxicology. The intended research projects should advance the mission of the AACT to unite “scientists and clinicians in the advancement of research, education, prevention and treatment of diseases caused by chemicals, drugs and toxins.” 

The awards encompass a number of styles, including individual small grants to senior investigators or to toxicology trainees to study specific topics, larger grants to clinical toxicologists that are in the early stage of their careers, and travel grants so that students and trainees can present their research at the NACCT meeting. The mentoring of trainees by more experienced senior investigators is a key aspect of certain awards

AACT supports the professional growth and development of young clinicians by supporting projects through our grants program. Student and Trainee travel awards are also available to support travel to NACCT.

Several different types of awards and grant programs exist. Specific information is available for each program on the right. 


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2016 Toxicology Trainee Grant Recipient

2016 Toxicology Trainee Research Grant









Sean Boley, MD
Hennepin County Medical Center
 “A prospective analysis of physostigmine use versus standard care  in the treatment of anticholinergic toxicity”


2016 Junior Investigator Grant Recipient

2016 Junior Investigator Research Grant

Dr. Willenbring







Benjamin A Willenbring, MD
Regions Hospital, St. Paul
 “Identification of the mechanism of buproprion-induced neurological and cardiovascular toxicity”


2016 AACT Student and Trainee NACCT Travel Award Recipients

Dr. Gruenther






Kristen Gruenther, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
“Lamotrigine toxidrome of rapidly alternating somnolence and agitated delirium”

Dr. Wasoff
Daniel Lasoff, MD
UC San Diego
“Increasing abuse and misuse of loperamide”


Meghan Spyres, MD
Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix
“Rattlesnake envenomations treated with and without maintenance antivenom”

2016 AACT Junior Investigator Research Grant/Lampe Kunkel Memorial Award Recipient

Dr. Wang

George Sam Wang, MD
University of Colorado Denver
Physostigmine vs. lorazepam for treatment of adolescent antimuscarinic (anticholinergic) toxidrome”