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SIT Newsletter: Nov-Dec 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019  
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RRS Winter Workshop Registration
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January 15
Abstract Submission Deadline for Winter Workshop

Various Positions
IAEA at Argonne National Laboratory
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Basic Science Radiation Biology - Tenure Track
Radiation Biology Branch, NIH
Bethesda, MD
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Postdoctoral Fellow- Open Positions
Rice University Dept. of Bioengineering
Houston, TX
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Postdoctoral Fellow- Neurobiology/Developmental Biology
University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
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Curriculum Fellow for Online Learning- Immunology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
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Scientist- Molecular Biology
10X Genomics
Pleasanton, CA
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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
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Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ
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Postdoctoral Position- Molecular Imaging and Therapy
University of California
San Francisco, CA
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Postdoctoral Position- Radiation Oncology
University of California
San Francisco, CA
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RRS Workshop: Challenges & Solutions in the Era of Targeted Radionuclide-Based Therapy
Big Sky Resort, MT
March 4-6, 2020
Registration Open!

NCRP Annual Meeting
Bethesda, MD
March 23-24, 2020

1st International Workshop on Radiobiology of Molecular Radiotherapy
Montpellier, France
May 13-14, 2020

Particle Radiobiology in Space & Oncology - RRS and affiliates
Bethesda, MD
May 27-29, 2020
More info coming soon!
Jason Domogauer- Medicine
Jade Moore- Multidisciplinary
Britta Langen- Biology
Brian Canter- Biology
Julie Constanzo- BioPhysics
Calvin Leung- Medicine/Biology
Rutul Patel- Pharmacology
Alexandra Taraboletti-Biology

Dear SIT Members,

For those who attended the annual Radiation Research Society meeting, I hope you had a productive meeting, caught up with old colleagues, and met new ones! For me this meeting was especially meaningful as I take on the new role as SIT Committee Chair.

This year the SIT committee underwent great changes as we saw the departure of four committee members, who we would like to thank for all their hard work and service to the SIT community – particularly the departing SIT Committee Chair, Dr. Tien Tang! But this year marks a new beginning for the SIT committee, as we welcomed our new SIT Committee Vice-chair, Nicholas Colangelo at the SIT luncheon.

The SIT committee remains committed to YOU, the SIT member. We do this by producing a monthly SIT newsletter with available job and funding opportunities, developing SIT workshop with career-relevant topics, and advocating for more SIT involvement at the annual RRS meeting.

However, we need your input, as this is vital in letting us know what is working and what changes you would like to see for the future. So please take a few minutes to complete the SIT Workshop Survey. Please complete by December 31st.

We are also looking for two SIT members to join the Education Committee! If you are interested, please send in a copy of your CV by December 31st.

I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Jason Domogauer
SIT Committee Chair

We are also on Facebook! Check out the SIT Facebook group.
 We would like to thank our departing committee members for their time and dedication to the SIT community and the RRS.

Tien Tang Ryan Jonathan Wei James McEvoy
Presenting the RRS Winter Workshop to be held over the dates of March 4-6, 2020 in Big Sky, MT. The workshop, titled “Challenges & Solutions in the Era of Targeted Radionuclide-Based Therapy,” will be held at Big Sky Resort. Workshop Chairs, Jan P. Schuemann and Rebecca Abergel have generated an exciting program that brings together well-established experts and exciting new investigators in the field of tumor metabolism. Submitted abstracts will be blindly judged to allow for selection of 8 additional speakers.

Science and Technology Australia (STA), an organization representing over 75000 scientists strives to facilitate cohesion between science, government, industry and the public to promote science and technology throughout the country. STA’s signature program titled Science Meets Parliament coordinates meetings between STEM professionals with members of Parliament. More than 200 scientists participate each year and are chosen through their professional societies that are STA affiliates.

This year marked the 20th edition of the program and took place at the end of November. STA Chief Executive Kylie Walker in a press release from her organization powerfully highlights the need for this type of event, "Science has the potential to improve all aspects of society and our lives- economic stability, education agriculture, welfare, health, environment. It’s vital that our decision makers understand how to access this knowledge.” It take scientists leaving the lab and classroom and engaging policymakers for policymakers to understand how to acquire and take advantage of the world class scientific research being conducted in their own backyards.

In the United States, the need for a Science Meets Congress is more pertinent than ever. On November 21, with the federal government set to shutdown the President signed another short term funding measure. Crucially, this measure does not allow for funding increases for research sponsoring agencies such as the NIH. This second short term funding measure also expires December 21. We will be nearly 3 months into the fiscal year 2020 without finalized spending budgets for US government agencies sponsoring research such as the NIH.

I would encourage all of you working in the United States to reach out to your Representatives and Senators. Put a face and name behind radiation research and highlight how your work benefits your policymaker’s constituents. Now is the time for our SIT community to demonstrate we are more than scientists. We are engaged citizens practicing science for the benefit of humanity.

If you want a particular topic or issue addressed in this section, please feel free to reach out to Brian Canter via email at!

Sproull M, Mathen P, Miller CA, Mackey M, Cooley T, et al. (2019) A Serum Proteomic Signature Predicting Survival in Patients with Glioblastoma. J Biochem Analyt Stud 4(1):

Banerjee, Sudip, Qiang Fu, Sumit K. Shah, Stepan B. Melnyk, Esta Sterneck, Martin Hauer-Jensen, and Snehalata A. Pawar. "C/EBPδ protects from radiation-induced intestinal injury and sepsis by suppression of inflammatory and nitrosative stress." Scientific Reports 9, no. 1 (2019): 1-12.

Pirkkanen J, Tharmalingam S, Morais IH, Lam-Sidun D, Thome C, Zarnke AM, Benjamin LV, Losch AC, Borgmann AJ, Sinex HC, Mendonca MS. Transcriptomic profiling of gamma ray induced mutants from the CGL1 human hybrid cell system reveals novel insights into the mechanisms of radiation-induced carcinogenesis. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 2019 Sep 30

Do you know of any SIT publications? Please let us know!
France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Application Deadline: March 2021

Burroughs Wellcome Awards
Application Deadline: Open

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Application Deadline: Open

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation
Application Deadline: Open

Burrows Wellcome Fund
Application Deadline: Open
Antibodies Travel Grants Program
Application Deadline: Quarterly
ASTRO Funding Opportunities
ASTRO funds research in radiation biology, cancer biology and radiation physics. Funding opportunities are available for junior faculty and residents.

Proposal Central
Database of foundation, non-profits and organizations grants
Do you know of any other funding sources? Please let us know! 
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