American Society for Investigative Pathology, October 2009, Vol 1, No. 1

Upcoming Award Application Deadlines for the ASIP 2010 Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology

April 24-28, 2010

Download Preliminary Program

Abstract Submission - Nov 4

All Trainee Awards - Nov 11
(Trainee awards include the Travel, Minority, EPIT, EPIGT, SIP)

Advance Registration - Feb 24

Housing Reservation - Mar 19

ASIP Annual Meeting at EB2010 - Plan to Attend these Sessions for Trainees!

Saturday, April 24, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Highlights: Graduate Student Research in Pathology
Chaired: Anthony Cuneo
Sponsored by the ASIP Committee for Career Development, Women & Minorities
This session showcases a selection of oral and poster presentations by students, taken from regular sessions.  It provides a view of the research excellence among trainees in Pathology.  Scout for a postdoctoral fellow and meet colleagues from other pathology research training programs.

Saturday, April 24, 3:55pm-4:10pm
Excellence in Science Award Lecture
Presented during the Highlights: Graduate Student Research in Pathology Session
Cancer Epigenetics: Lessons from Yeast to Humans
Ashley G. Rivenbark

Ashley RivenbarkAshley Rivenbark is a Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.  She has a PhD in Toxicology from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.  Currently under the direction of Dr. Brian D. Strahl, she is examining the role of histone H3 lysine 36 methylation and demethylation in transcriptional regulation using budding yeast as a model system.  Since histone H3 lysine 36 is associated with cancer development, Dr. Rivenbark is going to apply what she has learned in yeast to human cells in order to gain a better understanding of cancer pathogenesis.  Dr. Rivenbark’s research also includes examining histone methylation patterns in breast tumors, elucidating the modification profile of these tumors in order to help determine if histone modifications are clinically relevant for patient assessment of breast cancer. 

Sunday, April 25, 2010, 8:30am-11:30am
Workshop: Non-traditional Career Opportunities in Pathology
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Chaired: Elizabeth Galbreath and Jayne Reuben
Sponsored by the ASIP Committee for Career Development, Women & Minorities

Sunday, April 25, 2010, 11:45am - 1:45pm
10th Annual Career Development Program and Lunch:
Mentoring the Mentors

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Chaired: Marion C. Cohen & Stanley Cohen
Supported by the ASIP Committee for Career Development, Women & Minorities, the American Association of Anatomists, and the FASEB MARC Program. Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from CADMUS.

The Career Development Luncheon, “Mentoring the Mentors” offers an opportunity for trainees, mentors, and investigators to hear and discuss the mentoring process as it exists within the global academic framework.  Dr. Rivenbark and Monga will provide their insights into the mentoring process as seen through the eyes of the mentored and the mentor, respectively.  Following this, Dr. Kumar will describe the role of the department chair as a mentor not only to trainees, but also to his or her entire faculty.  Next, Dr. Tykocinski will discuss ways in which the dean, as the academic leader of an institution, can encourage and support the creation of an environment in which mentorship flourishes throughout that institution.  Dr. S. Cohen will provide a summary overview that puts into perspective the fact that the mentor and the mentored each gain from the informal partnership, and that this partnership can only flourish in an interactive framework of institutional support.  In this way, we will consider the mentoring experience as a kind of “apprenticeship” for development that exists in a continuum of linked relationships.  Following the speakers’ presentations, there will be a panel discussion for additional interaction between the audience and speakers.