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SIT Newsletter: July 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020  
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July 23
SIT Excellence in Mentorship Award Nominations Deadline
August 5 - Recently Extended
Abstract Submission Deadline for Annual Meeting Oral or Poster Presentation
(There will be no late-breaking)

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Oral Presentation & Poster Acceptance Notifications
August 27
Deadline to Accept/Decline Poster Acceptance

August 31
Deadline to Register for Poster Presenters

View job postings, submit a resume and access career resources.

Postdoctoral Fellow- Immune/DNA Repair Response
Sawakuchi and Shaitelman Lab
Houston, TX
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Data Sciences/Chemistry Data Curator/Bioinformatics
Rancho Biosciences
San Diego, CA
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ImmunoRad - International Conference on Immunotherapy-Radiotherapy Combination
Paris, France
September 23-25, 2020

RRS Annual Meeting
Now Virtual!
October 18-21, 2020

NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education Seminars
Time/Date Varies

1st International Workshop on Radiobiology of Molecular Radiotherapy
Montpellier, France
Rescheduled to: March 2021
Info Coming Soon

Jason Domogauer- Medicine
Jade Moore- Medicine/Biology
Britta Langen- Biology
Brian Canter- Biology
Julie Constanzo- BioPhysics
Calvin Leung- Medicine/Biology
Rutul Patel- Pharmacology
Alexandra Taraboletti-Biology
Tien Tang- Biology
Frederico Kiffer: Neurobiology
Caitlin Milder: Epidemiology
Nicole Chmielewski-Stivers: Oncology
Lydia Wilson: Medicine/Physics

Dear SIT Community,

I hope this newsletter finds you, your friends and your family safe and well! I would like to reiterate the message of Brian Canter from the June newsletter by thanking everyone for the work and sacrifices you’ve already made and continue to make in continuing to slow the spread of COVID-19. Further, as shown by recent US reports, we are nowhere near the end of this pandemic and thus must remain diligent in our efforts to protect ourselves and others, including by wearing masks and keeping our distance from others when venturing outside or upon returning to the lab.

Now that we are all experts in virtual meetings, it’s time to put those skills to use in preparing for the upcoming RRS VIRTUAL Annual Meeting. Although, we won’t be able to see and learn from each other in physical person this year, the Program and SIT Committees are working tirelessly to ensure this year’s meeting remains one to remember (pandemic aside)!

If you have not yet submitted an abstract, you STILL HAVE TIME! Deadline is Wednesday, August 5th.

Lastly, the SIT Committee remains committed in repudiating racism and oppression, and promoting equity and inclusion. Towards this end, we have been meeting regularly to analyze shortcomings within our committee/Society and to develop initiatives to ensure our Society benefits all our members, and to create a welcoming space for those who may have historically not been afforded an equal “seat at the table”. To learn more about our current efforts please see the ‘Policy and Advocacy’ section below. If interested in participating in these efforts please send me a message at

Be well and take care of each other,

Jason Domogauer
SIT Committee Chair

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In the wake of the police brutality and response to the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, George Floyd, and numerous others, we join our voices with our colleagues repudiating racism and oppression. Further, as mentioned above, the SIT committee has been working towards reviewing existing programs and creating new initiatives, whose purpose will be to promote equity and inclusion in the radiation sciences as a tangible step forward to answer calls for anti-racist action. If you are interested in participating, please contact me at

Some of the current goals include:

  1. Focus on issues related to racial and other discrimination within the radiation sciences, academia and the Radiation Research Society
  2. Evaluate historical oppression of the Black community and other minority groups by radiation researchers and policy influenced by radiation research
  3. Identify which communities are and are not benefiting from our current radiation research programs and initiatives
  4. Uplift contributions made by the Black community to radiation research and the Radiation Research Society

If you have any suggestions or questions about policy and advocacy, please contact me at


Jason Domogauer, SIT Chair



This month we would like to make a special "shout-out" to all the SIT Mentors!

As your SIT committee, we believe that a good mentor is a crucial part of a researcher’s development and can greatly influence ones career. Because of this, at each annual meeting we take the opportunity to celebrate a specific individual who has gone above and beyond their role as a mentor, and are given the SIT Excellence in Mentorship Award.

If you know of someone who is deserving of the SIT Excellence in Mentoring Award, please click on this link to learn more. Deadline has been extended to July 23rd.


Wilson, L.J., Newhauser, W.D. Justification and optimization of radiation exposures: a new framework to aggregate arbitrary detriments and benefits. Radiat Environ Biophys(2020).

Do you know of any SIT publications? Please let us know!

Graduate Funding Opportunities Database
Application Deadline: Varies
Application Deadline: Varies

Burroughs Wellcome Awards
Application Deadline: TBD

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Application Deadline: Open

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation
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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