American Society for Investigative Pathology, June 2011, Vol 3, No. 2

ASIP Trainee Newsletter
Cecelia Yates
Christi Kolarcik

Contributing Members
Rohan Manohar
Jessica Rodriguez

Jayne Reuben
Tara Sander
Mark E. Sobel






This issue marks the sixth issue of our trainee-specific newsletter sponsored by the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) and the Committee for Career Development, Women and Minorities (CCDWM). As our readership grows, we hope to continue to provide information and advice relevant to our trainees. We certainly hope that you find the articles included in the current issue valuable and informative and that you will share them with a colleague or friend.

In this issue, we have highlighted Dr. Edward Medina as he transitions to faculty. Dr. Medina's article, "Edward Medina, From Trainee to Investigator," offers both perspective and advice as he reflects on his experiences as a trainee and as he looks forward to his new responsibilities as a faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. We have also highlighted the work of Dr. Renza Spelat in "Hot Off the AJP Press," which was recently published in the AJP. In addition, a number of trainees have shared their recent achievements under "Trainee Milestones," and Dr. Yates has provided updates on "Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities." Importantly, under "Trainee Membership Information" you will find the discounted membership rates available to ASIP members in early stages of their career.

We hope everyone enjoyed this year's ASIP annual meeting at Experimental Biology in Washington D.C. Hopefully, you had a chance to attend the sessions highlighting graduate research as well as the workshops sponsored by the CCDWM. We would especially like to thank all of the trainees who stopped by our table at the ASIP reception to find out more about the ASIP Trainee Newsletter. As many of you expressed interest in contributing to the newsletter, we have created a separate page "Serve on the ASIP Trainee Newsletter Team!" detailing the available positions. A number of roles are outlined along with general descriptions/expectations for each. Please let us know what you are most interested in doing or if there are other ways in which you would like to contribute. Please indicate your interest by responding to no later than Friday, July 8th at 5:00 PM (EST).

Finally, we are always looking for ideas and ways to improve. Please feel free to share these at any point along with ways to promote our Society and this great trainee resource. The CCDWM, Dr. Yates, Dr. Reuben, Dr. Sander and I would like to thank you again for your interest. We look forward to hearing from and working with you!

All the best,