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SIT Newsletter: June 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018  
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June 22, 2018
Early Registration Ends

June 25, 2018
Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline

Health Physicist for Radiation Protection
Trieste, Italy

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


ICIP 2018: International Conference on Ionizing Processes
Annapolis, MD
July 22-27, 2018

The Radiosurgery Society: Workshop on Understanding High-Dose, Ultra-Dose-Rate and Spatial Fractionated Radiotherapy
Bethesda, MD
August 21, 2018

44th Annual ERRS Meeting

Pecz, Hungary
August 21-25, 2018

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

ASTRO Annual Meeting
San Antonio, TX
October 21-24, 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,

I will very soon start my first Postdoc experience, in Denmark, the beautiful country where I moved to in 2015.

Living in a foreign country is quite typical for young researchers, and moving abroad can be exciting and stressful at the same time. In my opinion, the only way to overcome anxiety is to become familiar with the people, the food, the language and, of course, the peculiar legislation specific to the country.
As a new car owner, I had to invest my time for mastering national regulations. For example, I had to learn that:

No one may start a car while someone is underneath the vehicle.

Even more important:

If a horse drawn carriage is trying to pass a car and the horse becomes uneasy,
the owner of the car is required to pull over and if necessary, cover the car.

Honestly, I could not figure out how serious it would be if one was to break such rules. Anyway, whether or not harsh punishments would be inflicted, it may be good to know that:

Attempt to escape from prison is not illegal, however, if one is caught he is required to serve out the remainder of his term.

I perfectly understand people who get scared by unusual laws as they might think that the possibility of accidentally violating the code is just around the corner. To the most anxious drivers I strongly recommend to buy a good bike and leave their car under a carport, especially because:

Any carport added to a building increases the value of the building by 15.

Mattia Siragusa
SIT committee Member

PS Are these laws real? Yes, according to, but I still have some doubts.

Katherine D. Castle, Andrea R. Daniel, Everett J. Moding, Lixia Luo, Chang-Lung Lee, and David G. Kirsch (2018) Mice Lacking RIP3 Kinase are not Protected from Acute Radiation Syndrome. Radiation Research: June 2018, Vol. 189, No. 6, pp. 627-633

Tyler C. Alexander, Hannah Butcher, Kimberly Krager, Frederico Kiffer, Thomas Groves, Jing Wang, Gwendolyn Carter, and Antiño R. Allen (2018)
Behavioral Effects of Focal Irradiation in a Juvenile Murine Model. Radiation Research: June 2018, Vol. 189, No. 6, pp. 605-617

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

Congratulations to the SIT Excellence in Mentorship Award Winner

Mostafa Waleed Gaber, PhD

M. Waleed Gaber graduated from Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, received his PhD in Physics from University College London, UK, then Masters of Bioengineering from the University of Tennessee (UTHSC), Memphis. He completed his postdoctoral in radiotherapy at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, was hired as an Assistant Professor at UTHSC, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Departments of Molecular Physiology at Baylor, Psychology at the University of Houston, as well Bioengineering at Rice University. His program combines imaging and cognitive studies to improve understanding of the CNS side effects of therapeutic cranial radiation as well as whole body exposure. He was the course director of eight graduate and seven undergraduate courses. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award while at UTHSC. He has mentored 21 technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral/clinical fellows, and junior faculty.

Announcing: Pre-Conference Career Development Workshop
Part 1:Networking Opportunities Sign-Up Open

Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Sign up for 10-minute meetings and visit your mentors in the following areas:
• Meet the Councilors - members of the Governing Councilors on hand to address your questions and provide insight to the Society
• Meet the MD - our ECI members will have an opportunity to meet our MD/PhD leaders and help those of you seeking a home base to find resources within RRS community
• Trending Scientists (by discipline) - leaders from Chemistry, Biology and Physics will provide insight into key sessions to attend at the annual meeting as well as discuss your career needs
• Meet the Funding Agencies - we have up to five agencies that will each be represented and available to address your individual questions
• Meet the Employers - corporate sponsors and university representatives offer advice and opportunity
• Women in Science - at long last, this amazing group of leaders will offer women insight and advice of how to succeed in the field
Sign up via the Career Development RSVP of the Annual Meeting registration process.

Part 2: Mock Study Session- The Successful Grant
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Submission open! Criteria: Submit a Specific Aims page by August 31, 2018. Up to 6 submissions will be reviewed by our leadership and selected for the study session. Learn tips, tricks and tools on how grants are evaluated and scored.
Submit via the Career Development RSVP of the Annual Meeting registration process.

ICRR 2019 Reduced Rate Rooms
RRS will offer a limited amount of significantly discounted rooms for SITs attending the ICRR 2019 meeting in Manchester. Connect with your peers who are attending and get first notice of availability by following the ICRR 2019 for Scholars-in-Training event on the SIT Facebook Group.

Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Ends June 25th!
Speaking spots are no longer available. Poster presenters must attend the meeting.

Meeting Registration is Open!


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