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SIT Newsletter April 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018  
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April 16, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline

April 19, 2018
Voting for Officers Opens

May 22, 2018
Poster & Award Notification

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

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School

Research Scientist, Bioanalytics
Eureka Therapeutics, Inc
Emeryville, CA

Postdoctoral Position, Radiation Oncology
Stanford University


Astro Cancer Care 
All applications due on April 8, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST

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

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

Morrilton, AR
May 14-17, 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
Mattia Siragusa - Biology/Physics
Ryan Jonathan Wei - Medicine
Jade Moore- Multidisciplinary
Britta Langen- Biology
Brian Canter- Biology

Dear SIT Members,

Winter may have brought unprecedented extreme high and low weather globally, but spring is FINALLY here!! Or almost here considering Toby, the nor’easter that hit the American east coast on the second day of spring. However, spring comes with the anticipation of new beginnings and new growth.

Science, like the weather, is in a constant state of change to push past barriers to address the most pressing problems of our time. Already this year, scientific discoveries have broken new ground:

- Experimental stem cell treatments to, reboot blood and bone marrow i
  multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and treat age-related macular
(AMD) or blindness with a “patch” of stem cells;
- NASA’s Twin Study determined living in space can cause ~7%
  permanent gene expression changes;
- DNA nanorobots could locate and kill human cancer cells in mice
  without damaging other cells or parts of the body;
- Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai successfully cloned two monkeys
  named Zhongzhond and Huahua.

In addition to these groundbreaking discoveries and advances, science is also facing widespread changes in the way it is practiced including improving reproductibility, opening new job opportunities for young scientists, and securing alternative funding sources (i.e. industry, private donors). In 2017, more than one million people around the world took to the streets globally to defend science for the common good. Science advocates will be marching this year as well. Since last year, science has continued to face funding threats at every level of government. The new comprehensive spending bill passed last week in the United States increases federal funding for basic and applied research. Scientists and supporters are now taking a more active role in demanding evidence-based governmental policies, robust funding, and well-communicated science for the common good across communities.

I hope we can all take the onset of spring as a time to rejuvenate and recharge personally and professionally by breaking away from our desks, albeit briefly, to go for a walk, have a coffee or tea at a sidewalk café, or go for a hike or weekend excursion to the beach to enjoy the weather and new growth all around you.

Jade Moore
SIT Committee Member

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

Abstract submission ends April 16th! Speaking spots after the deadline will likely be unavailable, so don't miss your chance! Travel awards are available.

Meeting Registration is Open! LEARN MORE | REGISTER

SIT Excellence in Mentorship Award- Nominations Open
Award Criteria: The award is bestowed each year by the Scholar-In-Training Committee. It honors an individual who has provided exceptional mentoring to a SIT member in both their professional and personal aspirations.

The SIT committee is now accepting nominations for the SIT Excellence in Mentorship Award. Many of us have made the experience that good mentorship is mandatory for a 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 Keep in mind that a mentor can be nominated by multiple people. We look forward to receiving your nominations. Nominations will be accepted until May 4, 2018.

In this regard, the SIT committee released a brief overview of what good mentorship can mean, which is, e.g., important when searching for a new training position in the field of Radiation Research. The compilation was based on the input we received in last year's mentorship award nominations, where we were overwhelmed by the wide span of aspects brought up.

SIT Vodcast: "Carbon Ions, Protons & Radiotherapy" with Iris Eke

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

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

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