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Assistant Professor-Postdoctoral Positions-Radiation Biology
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Instructor or Assistant Professor-Therapy Medical Physicist
Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine 
St. Louis, MO
63rd Radiation Research Society Annual Meeting
Cancun, Mexico
October 14-18, 2017

ICRRP 2017: 19th International Conference on Radioactivity and Radiation Protection
Madrid, Spain
March 26-27, 2017
Abstracts: November 11, 2016
Registration: February 2, 2017

5th International Symposium on Space Radiation and Particle Radiotherapy

Suzhou, China
May 24-26, 2017
Abstract Submission: March 1, 2017
NASA Space Radiation Summer School
Upton, NY
June 5-23, 2017

RAD 2017 Fifth International Conference of Radiation and Applications in Various Fields of Research
Budva, Montenegro
June 12-16, 2017

15th Wolfsberg Meeting Series on Molecular Radiation Biology/Oncology
Ermatingen, Switzerland
June 17-19, 2017

International Conference on Advances in Radiation Oncology (ICARO2)
Vienna, Austria
June 20-23, 2017
ERRS2017: 43rd Annual Meeting of the European Radiation Research Society
Essen, Germany
September 18-21

Mary-Keara Boss - Medicine/Biology  

Pavel Blaha - Biology
Reza Taleei - Physics
Jason Domogauer, Medicine
Pil Fredericia, Multi-discipline

Cristian Fernandez-Paloma - Biology  
Yuan-Hao (Chris) Lee - Biology/Physics
Nicholas Colangelo - Medicine/Biology
James McEvoy - Biology
Emil Schueler - Biology/Physics
Mattia Siragusa - Biology/Physics
Ryan Wei - Medicine
Dear SIT Members,
Happy New Year! We are delighted to announce that we have selected five new committee members from a pool of excellent applicants to serve our SIT community. Thank you for your great support to the Radiation Research Society throughout the past year(s). It is believed that we can do more and better together.

Have you made your new year's resolutions yet? They can be small changes in your attitude and determination that make an impact on the world we are living in today. Here I would like to share what we can learn from the highly respected scientist, Marie Skłodowska Curie. Being a Physics Professor during the First World War, Madam Marie Curie transformed herself into a medical instructor by learning anatomy and x-ray instrumentation, as well as by training women as radiological assistants. The courses Madam Marie Curie offered provided radiological services to help doctors see bullets, shrapnel, and broken bones[1]

After the war, Madam Marie Curie and her colleagues established the Curie Foundation with the mission to facilitate both the scientific and the medical developments of the Radium Institute. Madam Marie Curie's enthusiasm had captured the attention of Mrs. William Brown Meloney, who helped her launch a campaign and gain laboratory support from the United States. Also, Madam Marie Curie's alliance with industry helped her making the Radium Institute a world center for research and radiotherapy[2].

We can learn a lot from Madam Marie Curie's passion and leadership in advancing human knowledge and in the implementation of medical technology. She recognized that her research could be useful in medicine, thereby inspiring philanthropists, industry and governments to better support scientists and medical professionals. By learning Madam Marie Curie's achievements and contributions, I hope that everyone can enjoy the process of approaching academic (or) career goal(s). 
Wish y'all a joyful, healthy and prosperous year ahead

Yuan-Hao (Chris) Lee
SIT Committee Member

[1]Marie Curie- Radium Campaigns (1914-1934). Available at: curie/brief/05_campaigns/campaigns_1.html American Institute of Physics.

[2] The Radium Institute (1919-1934). Available at: text. htm American Institute of Physics.

Dear SIT membership,

The following information concerning NASA Space radiation Summer school may be of interest to you.  Please have a look at the information and links below.

NASA Space Radiation Summer School, June 5-23, 2017, with student arrival on May 31

The NASA Space Radiation Summer School ("NSRSS") at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory is designed to provide a "pipeline" of researchers to tackle the challenges of radiation exposure to humans who will travel on space exploration missions. Co-sponsored by NASA's Space Radiation Research Program, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Translational Research Institute, the three-week course has been offered each summer for more than a decade through an open, competitive application process.
Application to the program is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with an interest in the radiation sciences, including physics, biology, and engineering. Faculty can be considered as auditors under special circumstances. Both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens may apply to the program. Due to the intense nature of the course, applicants must demonstrate oral and written proficiency in the English language. All selected students must satisfy Brookhaven National Laboratory and Department of Energy safety and security requirements in order to be admitted. 
This concentrated, multidisciplinary program is taught by leading university and national laboratory biologists and physicists actively engaged in NASA space radiation research and BNL experts in charged particle experimentation and methods. Each "professor" lectures on his/her research specialty, with topics focused on those needed to support human space flight. The course also includes a research practicum as part of the core curriculum.
The Scientific Director for the 2017 NASA Space Radiation Summer School is Dr. Amy Kronenberg. Dr. Kronenberg is a Biophysicist Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Information about applying to the 2017 NASA Space Radiation Summer School is available at the URL given below.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, contact Katy Buckaloo at or 832-978-9542.

Course Sponsors

Charles Limoli, Ph.D.
President, Radiation Research Society
Manig F, Kuhne K, von Neubeck C, Schwarzenbolz U, Yu Z, Kessler BM, Pietzsch J, Kunz-Schughart LA.The why and how of amino acid analytics in cancer diagnostics and therapy.  J Biotechnol. 2016;
 [Epub ahead of print]
Linge A, Lohaus F, Löck S, Nowak A, Gudziol V, Valentini C, von Neubeck C, Jütz M, Tinhofer I, Budach V, Sak A, Stuschke M, Balermpas P, Rödel C, Grosu AL, Abdollahi A, Debus J, Ganswindt U, Belka C, Pigorsch S, Combs SE, Mönnich D, Zips D, Buchholz F, Aust DE, Baretton GB, Thames HD, Dubrovska A, Alsner J, Overgaard J, Krause M, Baumann M. HPV status, cancer stem cell marker expression, hypoxia gene signatures and tumour volume identify good prognosis subgroups in patients with HNSCC after primary radiochemotherapy: A multicentre retrospective study of the German Cancer Consortium Radiation Oncology Group (DKTK-ROG).Radiother Oncol. 2016; [Epub ahead of print]
Do you know of any SIT publications? Let us know! 
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