On behalf of the American Society for Investigative Pathology and the Committee for Career Development, Women and Minorities, we are pleased to release the second edition of our trainee-specific newsletter. In this issue, you will find a question and answer segment with Dr. Peter Ward of the University of Michigan, an article featuring the work of trainee Dr. Christopher Capaldo (Emory University) published in the current issue of AJP, career development resources, recent accomplishments submitted by fellow trainees, information on upcoming research programs and conference information. With our second edition, we are happy to include Rohan Manohar (University of Pittsburgh) and Jessica Rodriguez (University of North Carolina) as contributing members of the newsletter.
As we stated in our initial edition, our goal is to promote the advancement and development of all ASIP trainees by fostering continuous communication via the newsletter. In addition, we would like to remind everyone that you can follow and receive updates through the ASIP Facebook and Twitter accounts. Moreover, we aim to build and strengthen relationships between clinical and experimental pathologists at the training level thus establishing a network of support, information and collaboration. To that end, we hope that the upcoming meeting in Anaheim will provide opportunities for us all to establish and cultivate these professional relationships. In particular, we urge you to become involved in the scientific interest groups and encourage you to attend workshops such as the one chaired by Drs. Ashley G. Rivenbark and William B. Coleman (University of North Carolina) entitled “Molecular Pathobiology of Breast Cancer.”
Not only do we want to strengthen the network among trainees, but we also hope to highlight the many accomplishments achieved and milestones reached by our trainees. Therefore, we ask that you send updates related to new faculty appointments, post-doctoral positions, graduate school/thesis defenses, leadership/committee positions, funded grants, travel/merit awards and publications to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can feature them in the “Trainee Milestones” section.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the ASIP 2010 Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology in Anaheim this coming April. Please plan to attend the business meeting and subsequent reception as well as the career development sessions scheduled throughout the meeting.
All the best,
Cecelia and Christi