Welcome to the October 2011 Issue! We are pleased to welcome you to the 7th edition of the ASIP Trainee Newsletter cosponsored by the American Society for Investigative Pathology and the Committee for Career Development, Women and Minorities (CCDWM).
In this issue, we present a question and answer Feature article on Dr. Gregory Tsongalis of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Tsongalis provides candid advice to those interested in an alternative science career in clinical diagnostics. Recent accomplishments of trainees Dr. Cecelia Yates, Angel Byrd and several others are showcased in the Trainee Milestones and Updates segment, while our Hot off the AJP Press segment highlights the publication of trainee Jessica Rodriguez. It is our aim to target the needs of our members and so, in this edition, you will also find an updated list of Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities along with other useful information.
As 2012 approaches, it is time to prepare for the ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2012 to be held April 21-25, 2012 in San Diego, California. Abstract and trainee award deadlines are fast approaching, so please refer to the Conference Date and Deadlines section for more information. ASIP currently hosts Scientific Interest Groups that cover a wide range of areas. We encourage you to further explore and consider becoming involved with at least one of these groups. Finally, we would like to express gratitude to Drs. Cecelia Yates and Christi Kolarcik, who for the past two years have done a fantastic job serving as co-editors for the Newsletter. As your new co-editors, our goal is to continue providing our trainee members with a resource for news and networking. As always, we welcome your questions and comments.
Cindy and Kari