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SIT Newsletter May 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018  
Posted by: Kara Delzeit
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May 22, 2018
Poster & Award Notification

May 24, 2018
Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Opens

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

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

Research Associate I/II, Early Discovery
Eureka Therapeutics, Inc
Emeryville, CA

Research Associate I/II, Immuno-Oncology
Eureka Therapeutics, Inc
Emeryville, CA

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nuclear Medicine
The University of Duisburg-Essen Hospital
Essen, Germany


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,
In my last newsletter (more than a year ago!), I wrote about the importance of perseverance even though the task may appear too big to complete and you may not even be sure where to start. You sit down, the day goes by, and you don’t seem to have done anything at all. At that time, little did I know, I was mainly encouraging myself because I was struggling with my dissertation. During that time, I had all the syndromes: I was starting over a couple of times because I didn’t like it, I was late all the time with the partial progress, I re-did all my figures about 5 times because they were not “good enough”, etc. It progressed to a point where I didn’t even want to think about it – I would rather do the dishes or clean my apartment rather than sit down and work some more on my thesis! But there was never a time when I thought “I will not finish this”. Once I started, I also had to finish. And I did! After so many days and sleepless nights spent on it, I turned it in last week! What a relief. I am not sure if I would agree with you if you told me this 7 – 9 months ago, but suddenly I felt it was worth it. The sense of satisfaction was enormous. Well, I am writing all this and I don’t know the response of my reviewers yet :), but I am hopeful – I did all I could and I believe it will be sufficient. So my advice to you? Struggle through with whatever your big task is! It is not easy, but it is rewarding.
And if you summarize a large part of your research, what could be better than to share it with your colleagues! I hope you submitted your abstract for the RRS meeting in Chicago. The standard abstract submission is closed now, but you still have a chance to participate in the Late-Breaking Abstract submission that opens on May 24. We are preparing a very interesting program for the SIT workshop which will take place a day before the main meeting (Saturday, September 22). This year it will be connected with the new Career Development Workshop in the late afternoon, so be sure to sign up!
Also, the deadline for the SIT Excellence in Mentorship application has been extended until Sunday, the 13th of May. Make sure to nominate your mentor who guided you through your studies and helped you during the beginning of your professional career! See below for more information.
Pavel Bláha
SIT Committee Chair

Sudip Banerjee, Sumit K. Shah, Stepan B. Melnyk, Rupak Pathak, Martin Hauer-Jensen, and Snehalata A. Pawar. Cebpd Is Essential for Gamma-Tocotrienol Mediated Protection against Radiation-Induced Hematopoietic and Intestinal Injury. Antioxidants, 7 (4), 2018, 55

Adrian Gabriel, Ceberg Crsiter, Carneiro Ana, Ekblad Lars. Rescue Effect Inherited in Colony Formation Assays Affects Radiation Response. Radiation Research, 189 (1), 2018, 44 52.

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 13, 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.

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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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