Dr. Frederick W. Oehme, Professor of Toxicology, Pathobiology, Medicine and Physiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, has been selected as the 2003 Educator Award winner. Dr. Oehme has been an important and continuing part of toxicological education for many years. His efforts extend from his university, to SOT, and beyond to the international arena. His early efforts in building the graduate training program in toxicology at Kansas State are noteworthy as is his mentoring of over sixty graduate and post-doctoral students. The success of these students in examinations for accreditation by the American Board of Toxicology and/or the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology as well as in their subsequent careers is a fitting tribute to his efforts.
Dr. Oehme's strong interest in continuing education and in SOT led him in 1980 to propose, organize, and present in 1980 the first SOT Continuing Education course. In the 23 years since then the Society's Continuing Education Courses have become a valuable source of information for toxicologists and an important part of SOT Annual Meetings.