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SIT Newsletter May 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017  
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MAY 24, 2017
Travel Award and Poster Notifications.

MAY 26, 2017
Officer nominations close.

JUNE 6, 2017
Late Breaking Abstract submission open.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Radiation Epidemiology, Faculty
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

Cancun, Mexico
October 14-18, 2017

5th International Symposium on Space Radiation and Particle Radiotherapy

Suzhou, China
May 24-27, 2017
Abstract Submission Closed
Late Registration Deadline: May 18, 2017

RAD 2017 Fifth International Conference on Radiation and Applications in Various Fields of Research
Budva, Montenegro
June 12-16, 2017
Registration due: May 20

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, 2017

17th International Symposium on Microdosimetry
Venice, Italy
November 5-10, 2017

Mary-Keara Boss - Medicine/Biology  

Pavel Bláha - Biology

Reza Taleei - Physics
Jason Domogauer, Medicine
Pil Fredericia, Biology/Physics

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

Dear SIT Members,

I hope that you are entering the month of May with a smile, with fresh and intriguing data, and lots of momentum to tackle a big experiment, write up a manuscript, or present your well-constructed ideas and goals to your advisors. Or, if you’re like me, you feel like your wheels are kinda spinning, and even though you’re smiling, performing day-to-day tasks with maximal efficiency seems like a challenge. I recognize that these busy phases come and go, and all you can do is keep going and keep trying. It also helps to have a mentor to turn to for guidance and advice.

Within the last year, I’ve finished graduate school and left the comfortable nest of my mentor’s lab, accepting a position at a different university. While I felt well-trained and prepared for the job, I remember sitting in my office on the first day and feeling nervous. My mentor’s office used to be right next to my desk, and I was free to ask questions and seek advice as often as I liked. In that moment, he seemed like a world away – in reality, it’s just a couple of time zones! As I’ve been getting my footing in my new role, I’ve learned that he is still there for me when I need him: a quick email, a text, a phone call. He always offers his insight and recommendations, but, most importantly, that familiar reassurance that I’m on the right track. I know that I am fortunate to have such a positive, professional presence during this early phase of my career. I hope that you, too, have such a mentor guiding you.

With that, we would like to announce that The SIT Committee is now accepting nominations for the SIT Excellence in Mentoring Award. This award honors an individual who has provided exceptional mentoring to a SIT in both the professional and personal avenues. Many of us can agree that good mentorship is mandatory for sound career development.
If you believe your mentor deserves recognition for his/her work in guiding early career scientists, please send a nomination letter detailing your nominee and their contributions for consideration to the SIT Committee Chair ( Keep in mind that a mentor can be nominated by multiple people. As a reference point, please review the brief overview, prepared by the SIT Committee, of what good mentorship can mean. Nominations will be accepted until Friday June 2, 2017.

We also remind you to register for the annual Radiation Research Society conference. Hope to see you there!

Keara Boss
SIT Committee Chair

Rachel N. Andrews, Linda J. Metheny-Barlow, Ann M. Peiffer, David B. Hanbury, Janet A. Tooze, J. Daniel Bourland, Robert E. Hampson, Samuel A. Deadwyler, and J. Mark Cline Cerebrovascular Remodeling and Neuroinflammation is a Late Effect of Radiation-Induced Brain Injury in Non-Human Primates (doi: 10.1667/RR14616.1)

Shayenthiran Sreetharan, Christopher Thome, Sujeenthar Tharmalingam, Devon E. Jones, Adomas V. Kulesza, Neelam Khaper, Simon J. Lees, Joanna Y. Wilson, Douglas R. Boreham, and T. C. Tai Ionizing Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy: Effects on Postnatal Development and Life (doi: 10.1667/RR14657.1)

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

RRS Annual Meeting Registration Now Open
You may view the program, speakers and location information by clicking HERE. SIT Members must be in good standing to receive the deep registration discount to attend.


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Evolved Cellular Mechanisms to Respond to Genotoxic Insults: Implications for Radiation-Induced Hematologic Malignancies

Courtney J. FleenorKelly HigaMichael M. Weil, and James DeGregori

Radiation Research Oct 2015, Vol. 184, No. 4: 341-351.
Evolved Cellular Mechanisms to Respond to Genotoxic Insults: Implications for Radiation-Induced Hematologic Malignancies

Courtney J. FleenorKelly HigaMichael M. Weil, and James DeGregori

Radiation Research Oct 2015, Vol. 184, No. 4: 341-351.

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