American Society for Investigative Pathology, July 2012, Vol 4, No. 2



ASIP Trainee Newsletter
Kari Nejak-Bowen
Cindy Thomas-Charles

Contributing Members
Christi Kolarcik
Rohan Manohar
Cecelia Yates

Jayne Reuben
Tara Sander
Mark E. Sobel





On behalf of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) and the Committee for Career Development, Women and Minorities (CCDWM), we are pleased to bring you the ninth edition of the ASIP Trainee Newsletter.  Now in its fourth year, our triannual publication written by and for trainees, strives to promote the advancement and development of trainees by providing useful information to our readership and fostering a network of communication.

In this issue, Dr. Jayne Reuben, a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, shares some of her personal experiences and the factors that have contributed to her success. ASIP Trainees Prince Awuah and Kristine Wadosky share their recent achievements in the "Trainee Milestones and Updates” section.  In addition, Jacqueline Jones contributes a synopsis of her work on KISS1 expression in prostate cancer in our “Hot Off the AJP Press” segment.  Dr. Tara Sander also has a follow-up on the first ever Visiting Mentor Corps program held at the ASIP 2012 Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology. Check out Membership Matters to see how you could win a $100.00 giftcard by recruiting new ASIP Trainee Members!

The ASIP 2012 Annual Meeting was a huge success. Hopefully you found the many scientific talks and poster sessions enlightening.  The CCDWM sponsored several career development seminars on topics such as grant writing and CV preparation, which were well attended by trainees. A video of the "job interviews" portion of the "Getting Your Dream Job: Preparing Your CV and Managing Your Interview." session will be available in September on the ASIP website. One of our favorite events was the Highlights session on Saturday, which as always, showcased exciting and high-quality pathology-focused graduate student researchWe especially enjoyed meeting so many fellow trainees at the first Trainee Reception following that session.  It was great to socialize with old friends and meet new ones! It was also gratifying to see the numbers of trainees that received travel or merit awards at the business meeting and awards presentation.  Congratulations to all the winners on a job well done!  And if you haven’t had a chance yet, please remember to go and check out all the pictures from the ASIP 2012 Annual Meeting at Maybe you’ll see yourself in one!

Special thanks to the trainees who volunteered to serve on various ASIP committees as voting members, as trainee Ambassadors, as well as those who expressed an interest in contributing to this newsletter.  We will be contacting you in the near future to let you know how you can help!  And for those who weren’t able to attend the ASIP 2012 Annual Meeting in person but are still interested in contributing to any of the groups or committees mentioned above, please contact us at

The Italian Society of Pathology and Translational Medicine (SIPMeT), in collaboration with ASIP, will be holding their Congress this year in Udine, Italy from September 12th-15th.  Congratulations to the trainees who have received a travel award to attend this meeting!  In our next issue, we will showcase the recipients of these awards and hear about what it was like to attend an international meeting.

Please remember to send us updates on promotions, faculty appointments, graduate school/thesis defenses, leadership/committee positions, grant funding, travel/merit awards, papers published, and awards received.  We would love to hear from you, and feature YOUR milestones in our next newsletter!  We hope everyone has a fun and productive summer!

Cindy and Kari