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The Committee for Career Development shall develop and oversee programs to promote the career development of all members of the Society, especially under-represented populations.
The Chair-Elect and the Chair of the Committee for Career Development shall be elected by the membership. The Council shall appoint other members of the Committee from among various membership categories. At least one voting member of the Committee shall be a trainee. Members of the Committee shall have terms of up to three years, and may serve consecutive terms. Non-voting and ex-officio members of the Committee shall be the Program Committee Chair, the Education Committee Chair, and the Executive Officer. The President shall be a voting ex-officio member of the Committee for Career Development.
ASIP and the Committee for Career Development started SROPP to provide summer research opportunities in pathobiology for underrepresented minority students by providing financial support for students to visit, learn, and participate in new research in the mechanisms of disease at prominent research laboratories and institutions during the summer.
The ASIP Committee for Career Development created PathFinders, a mentoring opportunity for first-time attendees to the ASIP Annual Meeting (at Experimental Biology). This program was created to offer guidance and build camaraderie between ASIP trainees and Regular members and offer guidance to trainees who attend the meeting without their institutional advisor. By leveraging the guidance and expertise of current ASIP members, this program will allow trainees to be introduced to the Society on a more personal level, and to maximize their conference experience.
The ASIP Committee for Career Development offers a "Year Round Mentoring Program" for Junior Faculty and Senior Post-Docs. Mentoring is critical to the continued growth of any scientific discipline and ASIP recognizes that we can play an important role in fostering these relationships among our members. Mentorship can provide career development, professional skills growth, and even grant preparation assistance. To sign up for the program as a mentor or a mentee please contact Lisa McFadden.
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