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SIT Newsletter - March 2016

Monday, April 04, 2016  
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Radiation Biology
University of Kansas Medical Center
 
Kansas City, KS 
Postdoctoral  Fellowship - Radium-223 Therapy
Rutgers University Medical School
Newark, NJ 
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Basic Research
University of North Carolina  
Chapel Hill, NC
Postdoctoral Fellow- Hematology/RT
CHUV
Lausanne,  Switzerland 
Postdoctoral - Mechanisms of Protection from Radiation Injury
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 
Little Rock, AR 
Postdoctoral Fellow - Image-guided Adaptive Radiotherapy
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Houston, TX  
Postdoctoral Researcher - Generation and Application of Electromagnetic Radiation
Tomsk Polytechnic University - RASA Center
Tomsk, Russia
VIEW CLASSIFIED
 
Multiple Faculty Positions
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, Scotland
VIEW CLASSIFIED
 
APRIL
ESRR'16: 18th European Symposium on Radiopharmacy and Radiopharmaceuticals
Salzburg, Austria
April 7-10, 2016
GET INFO
National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
Bethesda, Maryland
April 11-12, 2016
GET INFO
MAY
14th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association
Cape Town, South Africa
May 9-13, 2016
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1/31/2016 
GET INFO
55th Annual Conference of the Particle Therapy Co-operative Group (PTOG)
Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic
May 22-28, 2016
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 2/2/2016 
GET INFO
JUNE
NASA Space Radiation Summer School
Long Island, NY
June 6-24, 2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/7/16
GET INFO

JULY
41st Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) Scientific Assembly
Istanbul, Turkey
July 30 - August 7, 2016 
GET INFO
SEPTEMBER
42nd Conference of the European Radiation Research Society (ERRS)
Amsterdam, Netherland
September 4-8, 2016
GET INFO
OCTOBER
RRS Annual Meeting
Big Island, Hawaii
October 16-19, 2016
GET INFO
2017: OCTOBER
RRS Annual Meeting
Cancun, Mexico
October 14-18, 2017
Registration opens March 2017
 
CHAIR
Thomas Friedrich - Physics
VICE CHAIR
Mary-Keara Boss
- Medicine 
 
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Olivia Kelada - Physics/Biology
Reza Taleei - Physics
Balazs G. Madas - Physics 
Adeola Makinde - Biology
Pavel Blaha
- Biology
Jason Domogauer, Medicine
Pil Fredericia, Multi-discipline

Cristian Fernandez-Paloma - Biology  
Yuan-Hao (Chris) Lee - Biology/Physics
Russell Rockne - Biology/Physics 
PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENT
    Charles Limoli
VICE PRESIDENT ELECT
    Kevin Prise
 
PAST PRESIDENT
    Gayle Woloschak
 
SECRETARY/TREASURER
    Eleanor Blakely
RR EDITOR IN CHIEF
    Marc Mendonca
 
COUNCILORS
    Polly Chang - At Large
    David Close - Physics
    Albert Fornace - At Large
    David Kirsch - Medicine
    Jay LaVerne - Chemistry
    Janice Pluth - At Large
    Michael Story - At Large
    Steven Swarts - At Large
    Claudia Wiese - Biology
    Daohong Zhou - At Large 
Dear SIT Members,

Happy Vernal (spring) Equinox to everyone! In the Northern Hemisphere Vernal Equinox marks the first day of spring in the Astronomical calendar. Even though this winter has been one of the hottest ever, I guess we are all still looking forward to warmer and lighter days.

This is my first newsletter as a SIT Committee member, and I am both honoured and excited to take part in the SIT Committee work. I come from Denmark, where the radiation research field is rather small. Consequently, not many people and institutions are involved in this kind of research. Even though this provides us with close relationships with other national institutions, our collaboration opportunities can be limited. It is therefore natural for us to look beyond our national borders for contacts, knowledge exchanges and future collaborators. I wanted to take part in this very important aspect of research too, and I therefore wanted to involve myself in an international society like the RRS.

However, if you come from an established laboratory in a country where Radiation Research is a large and highly recognized field, international collaborations can still be essential for achieving and maintaining high quality research. This can be due to financial means, cultural & legal differences or the availability of technical equipment. International conferences and societies, like the RRS, provide a place and atmosphere where new contacts can be made and interactions can take place. This is part of research and is just as important as your laboratory experiments, even though it is often carried out by the more established researchers. Regardless it can never be too early to get involved and take part in it.

In relation to above, there are several conferences around the world this year, giving you the chance to travel to Europe, visit South Africa and of course explore Hawaii -
the location of our own annual meeting! Please note that the Abstract submission deadline and the Travel Award submission deadline have been extended to 28th April. If you unfortunately cannot attend any of the conferences this year, remember you can always use the RRS webpage to network with your RRS Peers or interact with them on social media; RRS FacebookSIT FacebookLinkedIn group, and Twitter.

I hope you all will take some time away from the laboratory and enjoy the long awaited sun.

Pil Fredericia
SIT Committee Member
Yu Y, Chan C, Ma T, Liu Y, Gallezot JD, Naganawa M, Kelada OJ, Germino M, Sinusas AJ, Carson RE, Liu C.
J Nucl Med. 2016 Feb 23. pii: jnumed.115.167676. [Epub ahead of print]
FUTURE OF HYPERFRACTIONATION AND TISSUE HYPOXIA
Dr. Julie Constanzo interviews Dr. Olivia Kelada about her recent graduation, her research topics, and the future of hyperfractionation and tissue hypoxia. LISTEN NOW

BECOME PART OF THE RRS PODCAST/VODCAST TEAM!
The RRS podcast/vodcast team is always looking for new volunteers to help put together interviews, suggest topics, and more. Want to be a part of the action - contact marketing@radres.org today!
We often get inquiries from SIT members about regulations concerning membership status: How can you become a SIT member of the RRS?
How long can you be a SIT member? What regulations are associated?

These questions are clarified by the RRS constitution, article III point 4:

"Pre- or post-doctoral students may be elected as Scholars in Training. Membership as a Scholar in Training is limited to six years, but may be extended indefinitely by petitioning the Membership Committee. The fulfillment of these qualifications shall be determined by examination of the membership application. Scholars affiliated with an Institutional Member may be nominated by that Institutional Member. Scholars in Training have all the privileges of Full Members except that they may not vote or hold office."
The RRS Awards and Honors Committee is accepting award nominations until April 15, 2016. Please consider nominating your colleagues and mentors for: Failla, Jack Fowler, Michael Fry, J.W. Osborne, Distinguished Service, and Honorary Membership awards. Also SIT members can nominate colleagues or mentors - check out the award criteria here! For nominations contact the RRS office.

The Radiation Research Society invites nominations from Full or Emeritus Members to allow selection of a candidate for the office of Vice-President-Elect, and for two candidates for Councilor-at-Large with terms beginning at the Annual Meeting in Waikoloa, Hawaii - OCTOBER 2016. Officer nominations start by April 20th and are due in the RRS office no later than the close of business MDT on May 27, 2016.

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