On behalf of the American Society for Investigative Pathology and the Committee for Career Development, Women and Minorities, we are pleased to release the third edition of our trainee-specific newsletter. This newsletter continues to develop, and we hope that you find the articles included in the current issue both valuable and informative.
In this issue, we have highlighted Dr. Tara Sander in both the “Feature Article” and “Meet the Mentor” sections. In addition, we have an exciting article by Cecelia Yates on hypertrophic and hypercellular scarring with implications for regenerative medicine in the “Hot Off the AJP Press” section. As in past issues, we are asking for all trainees to send updates related to new faculty appointments, post-doctoral positions, graduate school/thesis defenses, leadership/committee positions, funded grants, travel/merit awards and publications under the “Trainee Milestones” section.
We hope everyone had an enjoyable and intellectually-stimulating experience at this year’s ASIP annual meeting at Experimental Biology in Anaheim, CA this past April. We certainly enjoyed meeting and talking with some of the trainees at the reception following the business meeting and hope to hear from many more of you in the coming months.
One important way of getting involved with our Society is through the scientific interest groups (SIGs). These groups provide a forum to interact with other trainees and experts in the field and allow members to initiate discussions, foster collaborations and network. Please consider becoming an active part of one of the groups listed under the “Networking Corner” or even start a new group. One of our best examples of a successful SIG is the Breast Cancer Scientific Interest Group co-chaired by Drs. Ashley Rivenbark and William Coleman. This group certainly serves as an example of how SIGs benefit their members. Dr. Rivenbark has agreed to be the contact person for those interested in establishing their own SIG, so please read more about her SIG and this very important aspect of our Society.
Finally, we would like to remind everyone about the ASIP 2010 Summer Academy taking place this year at the Hilton Washington, D.C./Rockville Executive Meeting Center in Rockville, MD from June 26-28, 2010. Although the early registration deadline has already passed, we encourage you to attend. This year’s topic, “Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease: Injury, Inflammation, Stem Cells, and Tissue Repair” promises to offer all attendees the most up-to-date information from the leaders in the field.
All the best,
Cecelia and Christi