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December 2016 SIT Newsletter

Thursday, December 8, 2016  
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Research Associate/Fellow in Cancer Cell Biology
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, UK
Assistant Professor-Radiological Sciences-Physics
Dept. of Physics, University of Massachusetts
Lowell, MA
Staff Scientist
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Chicago 
Chicago, IL
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

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

63rd Radiation Research Society Annual Meeting
Cancun, Mexico
October 14-18, 2017

ERRS2017: 43rd Annual Meeting of the European Radiation Research Society
Essen, Germany
Date TBA
Mary-Keara Boss - Medicine/Biology  

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

Cristian Fernandez-Paloma - Biology  
Yuan-Hao (Chris) Lee - Biology/Physics
Dear SIT Members,

The Holidays are almost here!
I imagine that most of us will have the opportunity to spend it with our loved ones. I am certainly looking forward to it, but we still have close to 3 weeks before that happens. In the meantime, while some SITs might be collecting the last bit of data, others might be preparing for the beginning of 2017. I am currently analyzing micro-CT images from mice. So far it is fun, but I have noticed that I have been spending long days at work. Although the working environment is great, writing the forward for this newsletter made me realize something: There is little time to get things done before the holidays, that is a fact, but we also should take time to reflect on our accomplishments!
I kindly ask you to sit back and realize that the reason we are close to finishing this year is because we have put 11 month of work into it, we have lived through three seasons, and we are part of a privileged group of wonderful people that get to do science! We try to solve problems to help society and yes, it can be difficult at times, but it can also be gratifying (especially when we get to go to meetings in Hawaii or Cancun). Personally, what I value the most is the feeling of belonging we have as SITs, and I will miss it. The year 2017 will be my last as an SIT committee member, but it makes me happy to know that one of you will take that place.
Only three more weeks to go! Make the best out of them and then make sure you relax and recharge those batteries.
Best of luck and happy holidays everyone! 
Cristian Fernandez-Palomo
SIT Committee Member

The Governing Council of the Radiation Research Society (RRS) is pleased to announce the availability of SIT and ECI Travel Awards for Two (2) meetings in 2017.  The details of the meetings are as follows:
  1. The 17th International Symposium on Microdosimetry to be held in the Veneto Region of Italy, in late 2017. The conference website is in the development process but will eventually contain program highlights and details. 
  2. The National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) is planning its 2017 annual meeting in Bethesda, Maryland from March 6-7, 2017. The title and theme of the meeting is: "Emergency Preparedness for Nuclear Terrorism: What are Remaining Gaps and Is There Need for Realignment of National Efforts". Additional details can be found by visiting the conference website: 

These meetings will provide excellent learning opportunities for our young and early career investigators of the Society. In-line with promoting career developments of our young Scholars-in-Training and Early Career Investigators (ECI), the Radiation Research Society will provide financial support (via a travel award) to attend each of the two meetings. The details of the award (i.e. amount and support details) will be disclosed by the respective meeting organizers once the winners are selected. 
Applications (brief 2-page CV and a personal statement describing how this meeting will be helpful in his/her career development) should be sent to the association manager of the Radiation Research Society (Audrey Rinehart,, by Monday December 19, 2016. The awardees will be selected by the Awards and Honors Committee of the Society, chaired by Jacqueline Williams, PhD. Notification of funding will be provided by Wednesday December 28, 2016.
As a reminder, the Scholar-in-Training (Jr or Sr SIT) member is an undergraduate, graduate, medical student, postdoctoral fellow, or resident enrolled in a course of study or in a training program related to the field of radiation research or radiation sciences. The Early Career Investigator (ECI) is a current member of the RRS who is within the first 10 years of running his or her own independent group.

Nair RP, Zheng C, Sunavala-Dossabhoy G. Retroductal Submandibular Gland Instillation and Localized Fractionated Irradiation in a Rat Model of Salivary Hypofunction. J. Vis. Exp. 2016, e53785, doi:10.3791/53785. 
Timiri Shanmugam PS, Nair RP, DeBenedetti A, Caldito G, Abreo F, Sunavala-Dossabhoy G. DNA damage response and repair data with pharmacological modulators of Tousled. Data in Brief. 2016,7:1073-7. 

Nair RP, Harikrishnan VS, Joseph J, Krishnan VK, Krishnan L. Autologous circulating progenitor cells transplanted with hybrid scaffold accelerate diabetic wound healing in rabbit model. Current Tissue Engineering.2016, 5(2): 137-146

Gupta P, Gayen M, Smith JT, Gaidamakova EK, Matrosova VY, Grichenko O, Knollmann-Ritschel B, Daly MJ, Kiang JG, Maheshwari RK. MDP: A Deinococcus Mn2+-Decapeptide Complex Protects Mice from Ionizing Radiation. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 8;11(8):e0160575.

Schüler, E., Trovati, S., King, G., Lartey, L., Rafat, M., Villegas, M., Praxel, A.J., Loo Jr, B.W., Maxim, P.GExperimental platform for ultra-high dose rate FLASH irradiation of small animals using a clinical linear accelerator. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2016

Constanzo, J., Masson-Côté, L., Tremblay, L., Fouquet, J. P., Sarret, P., Geha, S., Whittingstall, K., Paquette, B. and Lepage, M. (2016), Understanding the continuum of radionecrosis and vascular disorders in the brain following gamma knife irradiation: An MRI study. Magn. Reson. Med. doi:10.1002/mrm.26546

Do you know of any SIT publications? Let us know! 


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