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SIT Newsletter January 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018  
Posted by: Lindsey Keeley
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January 23, 2018
Deadline for Poster Presenters to Register for Workshop

February 28- March 2, 2018
RRS Winter Workshop

March 1, 2018
Abstract Submission for 2018 Annual Meeting Open

Chief of Statistics
Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF)
Hiroshima, Japan

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School
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American Institute of Biological Sciences Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award
Deadline: January 17, 2018

Inaugural RRS Winter Workshop
Big Sky, MT
February 28 - March 2, 2018

2nd EACR Conference Radiation Break-through
Oxford, UK
March 12-14, 2018

18th Radiochemical Conference
Czech Republic
May 13-18, 2018

OCRP5: 5th Asian & Oceanic Regional Congress on Radiation Protection
Melbourne, Australia
May 20-23, 2018

IWRDD: 15th International Workshop on Radiation Damage to DNA
Aussois, French Alps
May 27-June 1, 2018

ICIP 2018: International Conference on Ionizing Processes

Annapolis, MD
July 22-27, 2018

44th Annual ERRS Meeting
Pecz, Hungary
August 22-25, 2018

64th Annual RRS Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
September 23-26, 2018

Pavel Bláha - Biology

Tien Tang- Biology

Jason Domogauer, Medicine
Pil Fredericia, Biology/Physics

Nicholas Colangelo - Medicine/Biology
James McEvoy - Biology
Emil Schueler - Biology/Physics
Mattia Siragusa - Biology/Physics
Ryan Jonathan Wei - Medicine
Jade Moore- Multidisciplinary
Britta Langen- Biology
Brian Canter- Biology

Dear SIT Members,

3-2-1-Happy New Year!

In the NYC area, most individuals assembled around a television, or if they were brave enough - Time Square, to watch that glistening ball slowly descend, signifying the end of 2017 and ushering in 2018. To me, New Years is an exciting, emotional holiday. As the countdown commences, I reflect upon all that has occurred over the previous five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes (shout out to the musical Rent). All the success, challenges, joy, and sadness. Celebrating those who began their lives and mourning those who passed in 2017.

For me, 2017 had been a busy, yet exciting year! I am nearing the end of my MD/PhD training and on the cusp of starting the next chapter of my medical career, as I am currently interviewing for residency positions in Radiation Oncology. Since the field is small and competitive, applicants typically apply across the U.S. and I am, of course, no exception; by the end of the interview season, I will have been to 10 states, taken over 25 flights, and met countless individuals. I will not lie, this process can be exhausting and stressful; however, when I reflect upon both 2017 and the years since beginning medical school, I am so incredibly thankful. I am thankful to be applying to a field that excites me and brings me great fulfillment. I am incredibly grateful of my family, friends, colleagues, mentors, and advocates who encouraged me and helped guide me to this point.

As you begin 2018 and design your upcoming experiments, transition to a new position, and/or plan upcoming vacations (hopefully), do not forget to take a moment to stop and reflect upon all that 2017 has gifted you. Whether it was a “good” or “bad” year, you have grown from it (if anything grown another year older). Remember to mentally thank those who entered and/or left your life over the previous year, as they had a role, however small, in shaping who you are today. Let yourself be open to 2018 and all that lies ahead. May it be a year of health, growth, joy, and laughter; however, do not fret if it is not, as 2019 is but a few sunrises and sunsets ahead (again thank you Rent).

Last, but certainly not least, I would like to welcome the new SIT committee members: Jade Moore, Britta Langen, and Brian Canter.

I wish you all a wonderful and happy New Year!

Jason Domogauer
SIT Committee Member

Sproull, Mary T., Camphausen, Kevin A., and Koblentz, Gregory D. Biodosimetry: A Future Tool for Medical Management of Radiological Emergencies Health Security. December 2017, 15(6): 599-610

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

If you haven't renewed your RRS membership, it is now past due! Memberships expired on 12/31/17.

Please make sure you fulfill the criteria for SIT membership or if you need to update your membership category. Per the RRS Constitution (Article III.4: "...a Scholar-in-Training is limited to six years, but may be extended indefinitely by petitioning the Membership Committee.").

Log in to the RRS webpage to "Manage Profile" and you will find details regarding your member type there.

If you are outside the window of the SIT membership and evaluating your current career path in radiation research, we encourage you to consider the Early Career Investigator (ECI) interest group as it may be more appropriate. The Early Career Investigator is defined as one who is within the first 10 years of running his/her own independent group. Benefits of becoming involved in the ECI group include: mentorship and networking opportunities much like the SIT Committee, potential to earn a Travel Award to attend the RRS Annual Meeting and the potential to speak or chair a session during the RRS Annual Meeting.

If you need to update your membership status or have questions regarding renewal, please contact the RRS Association Manager, Audrey Rinehart (406-522-1316,, and she can provide you additional information.

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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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