American Society for Investigative Pathology, October 2012, Vol 4, No. 3



ASIP Trainee Newsletter
Kari Nejak-Bowen
Cindy Thomas-Charles

Contributing Members
Christi Kolarcik
Rohan Manohar
Cecelia Yates

Jayne Reuben
Monte S. Willis
Mark E. Sobel





Welcome to the October edition of the ASIP Trainee Newsletter, brought to you by the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) and the Committee for Career Development, Women and Minorities (CCDWM).  We hope you find this newsletter, which is targeted specifically to trainees, both informative and useful.  As fellow trainees, we strive to promote the advancement and development of investigators in the earliest stages of their career by providing networking opportunities, links to funding sources, and information on topics of interest, such as alternative careers and job-search strategies.

In this issue, we are pleased to feature Dr. Cecelia Yates, who was recently hired as to Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Cecelia tells us about her transition from trainee to faculty, and shares tips on interview strategies and salary negotiation, as well as challenges associated with navigating this stage of your career.  Also, please visit the "Milestones” section, where trainees such as Maria Aleman, Manoj Kashyap, Jacqueline Jones-Triche, and Kari Nejak-Bowen have contributed their recent achievements and awards.  In addition, for the second issue in a row, we are highlighting Jacqueline Jones-Triche in our “Hot off the AJP Press” segment for her publication on the role of Kaiso in promoting the progression of prostate cancer.  Great job, Jacqueline, and keep up the good work! 

The Congress of the Italian Society of Pathology and Translational Medicine (SIPMeT), in collaboration with ASIP, was held in Udine, Italy from September 12th-15th.  Several trainees received ASIP-sponsored travel awards, which provided them the opportunity to attend this exciting meeting.  Their names and awards are listed in the Awardees section.  In our next issue, we will feature a few of these trainees and hear about what it was like to attend an international meeting.

Speaking of meetings, the November 8th deadline for abstract submission to the ASIP 2013 Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology is fast approaching!  As 2013 is our Society’s centennial celebration, this annual meeting promises to be particularly memorable, and will include special events such as a reception at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.  When you submit your abstracts, don’t forget to apply for one of the many travel or meritorious awards available to trainees.  You can apply for multiple awards.  You won’t want to miss this meeting!

Please remember to send us updates on promotions, faculty appointments, graduate school/thesis defenses, leadership/committee positions, grant funding, travel/merit awards, papers published, and awards received.  Also, if you are interested in contributing to the newsletter, or have any suggestions for future issues, please feel free to contact us at

Hope to see you all in Boston next spring!

Cindy and Kari