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Academy lauds Seger’s achievements in toxicology

Sep. 15, 2016, 9:42 AM

Donna Seger, M.D., professor of Clinical Medicine and Emergency Medicine and medical and executive director of the Tennessee Poison Center, has received the Career Achievement Award from the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) for her contributions to the organization and achievements in the field of toxicology.

Donna Seger, M.D.
Donna Seger, M.D.

Seger received the award in Boston Sept. 13 at the annual meeting of the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT). She also gave a plenary lecture titled, “A series of Unfortunate Premises (and how they have impacted our clinical practice).”

“There is no greater honor than to be recognized by one’s peers or one’s students,” Seger said. “I am truly humbled by this recognition.”

Seger joined Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department in 1988. She accepted the role of medical and executive director of the Tennessee Poison Center in 1990.

In 2006, she became an associate professor of Clinical Medicine and Emergency Medicine and her promotion to professor followed in 2012. She has received three teaching awards from the residents in Emergency Medicine.

Seger has been a member of AACT for 25 years and has served in several elected positions including president and on the board of trustees. She has served on the Scientific Program Committee and as an abstract reviewer for both the European and North American Meetings for more than a decade. Seger is currently deputy editor of Clinical Toxicology.

She received the Louis Roche Award for her contribution in teaching toxicology from the European Association of Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) in 2008, and the Distinguished Service Award from the AACT in 2009.

Locally, Seger was a finalist for the Frist Award for team building in 2005 and received the Department of Health Commissioner’s Award for Outstanding Service to Population Health in Tennessee in 2013.

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