Welcome to the fourth edition of our trainee-specific newsletter, sponsored by the American Society for Investigative Pathology and the Committee for Career Development, Women and Minorities (CCDWM). We hope you had a great summer and were productive in the sun as well as in the lab!
Fall has quickly come upon us and it’s time to start thinking about the ASIP 2011 Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology to be held April 9-13, 2011, in Washington, DC. Abstract submission deadlines and trainee awards are highlighted in this newsletter. The abstract submission deadline is November 8th. The Trainee Award Application Deadline is November 15th. Please plan to submit an abstract, apply for trainee awards and attend the meeting!!
There will be excellent career development programs at the annual ASIP meeting. On Saturday, April 9th, the Highlights: Graduate Student Research in Pathology session will feature the graduate student award presentations and ASIP Excellence in Science Award Lecture. On Sunday, April 10th, the Career Development Workshop and Breakfast entitled “From Trainee to Principal Investigator” will discuss obtaining your first faculty/staff position, achieving a successful start up package, applying for funding, and assembling your research team. On that same day, the 11TH annual ASIP CCDWM Career Development Luncheon entitled “Fundamental Basics for Success: How to Give Great Presentations” will feature two speakers who will provide skills on how to give effective oral and poster presentations and critique short presentations from selected audience members.
In this issue, we have also highlighted mentor William “Bill” Coleman and mentee Ashley Rivenbark in our two-part Feature Article: “Meet the Mentor” and "Meet the Mentee". In addition, we have an exciting article on natural killer cells published in The American Journal of Pathology by Dr. Heather Stevenson that is featured in the “Hot Off the AJP Press” section. Please remember to send us your achievements under the “Trainee Milestones” section so that we can highlight YOU in the next newsletter. Feel free to send us any updates related to new faculty appointments, post-doctoral positions, graduate school/thesis defenses, leadership/committee positions, funded grants, travel/merit awards and publications. Please don’t be shy. We want to hear from you!
All the best,
Jayne Reuben and Tara Sander