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APSA and NEJM Group to host online series on key topics for physician scientists

Posted by the Public Relations Committee on 17 July, 2015

NEJM Group and NEJM CareerCenter in collaboration with the American Physician Scientists Association will host a six-part online series about the lives and careers of the physician scientist. These "Career Conversations” take place in the NEJM Group Open Forum on, the social network for physicians and medical students and will launch on Tuesday, July 21. The first discussion titled "Physician-Scientists Shaping American Healthcare,” will include an esteemed panel from the National Institutes of Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Mayo Clinic as well as innovators from the TEDMED community and biotechnology.

Link to the forums is here: 

The discussion topics and dates are as follows:

July 28- Physician-Scientist Training: Current Options and Future Changes
Aug 4- How funding may impact the future of the Physician-Scientist

Aug 11- Successful Physician-Scientists mentor-mentee relationships
Aug 18- Physician-Scientists Transitions: How to take those next steps
Aug 25- Role of Scientific Organizations in Training and Career

Each discussion will last 10 days.

Applications for the RSNA Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) program are now open!

Posted by the Partnerships Committee on 7 July, 2015

We would like to invite you to apply for the RSNA Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) program. As part of a collaboration between RSNA and APSA, two medical students will be selected to travel to the RSNA Annual Meeting in Chicago for this special 4-day seminar to be held from Nov 29th-Dec 3rd, 2015. A $1000 stipend will be awarded by RSNA to the selected students to offset travel and lodging costs. Aplications are due on August 16th. View the full announcement and download the application.

Apply for the ASN STARS Program

Posted by the Partnerships Committee on 27 May, 2015

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney STARS offers students and residents the opportunity to attend Kidney Week to learn about emerging scientific and medical advances that will improve the lives of millions worldwide. The program includes complimentary registration to the ASN Annual Meeting, a travel stipend of $800, and tailored events for medical students, graduate students, and residents. Activities include a Welcome Reception for Trainees, poster tours, "Meet the Expert” panel discussions, and a lunch with nephrology leaders. Participants will be grouped by special interest and paired with a mentor who will serve as a resource during the Annual Meeting. Applications are open now and close Wednesday, July 15, 2015! Apply today!

Advance Your Career with the AAI Summer Immunology Courses

Posted by the Partnerships Committee on 27 May, 2015

The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) invites APSA members to the 2015 AAI Summer Courses. Learn immunology from leading experts in the field! The AAI Introductory Course in Immunology, July 14-19, Long Beach, CA, is a two-part course meant for students new to the discipline or those looking to complement general biology training. The AAI Advanced Course in Immunology, August 2-7, Boston, MA, is an intensive course directed toward advanced trainees and scientists who wish to expand or update their understanding of the field. For complete course schedule and registration information click here.

Perspective from Dr. Claire Pomeroy on the Crisis in US Medical Research

Posted by the Public Relations Committee on 23 May, 2015

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, an APSA partner and supporter, is dedicated to supporting medical research and the people who make it possible. The Lasker Foundation sponsors an annual award lecture at the APSA Annual Meeting, delivered this year by Alfred Sommer, discoverer of the key role Vitamin A plays in early childhood health. On the website of Forbes Magazine, Dr. Claire Pomeroy, President of the Lasker Foundation, discusses the current crisis in medical research in the United States, including how promising young researchers (as Dr. Sommer was when he made his key discoveries) may be permanently dissuaded from making the next great leaps toward improving human health. Read her perspective to learn more about what is happening and what we can do to ensure the continued strength of US medical science.

MD/PhD Workshop and Travel Award Opportunity from NIMH to Molecular Psychiatry

Posted by the Partnerships Committee on 23 May, 2015

Are you interested in psychiatry? Do you want to learn from the experts at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) about grant opportunities during graduate school and beyond? Join NIMH for a special MD/PhD student workshop to be held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting in San Francisco! The workshop will be held on October 29th, 2015, the day prior to Molecular Psychiatry. Travel awards from NIMH that will cover travel, lodging, and registration to the workshop and the meeting are available! For more information and to apply, visit NIMH's workshop website. Questions? Contact NIMH.

Introducing: A New Resident Initiative

Posted by the Membership Committee on 23 May, 2015

APSA is starting a new initiative to keep track of where APSA members are matching for their residency programs. This is not only to help us keep follow the successes of our members, but also to serve as an encouragement to younger members who are interested in where everyone is headed (and into what specialty). If you went through the residency match process in 2015, please fill out the form to help us build this database.

APSA Leadership Applications Open!

Posted by the Partnerships Committee on 23 May, 2015

Are you interested in serving on an APSA Standing Committee? The Standing Committees are the heart of APSA and are the driving forces behind every APSA initiative. If you are interested in planning the Annual Meeting, advocating for physician-scientist trainees nationally, or forging partnerships with specialty societies, now is your chance! Complete a leadership application today.

Updates from the Annual Meeting

Posted by the Events Committee on 23 May, 2015

The 11th Annual Meeting was the best yet. Over 460 attendees joined ASCI and AAP members for a weekend of outstanding science, networking, and career development. Attendees heard from Nobel Laureates, Lasker Laureates, and many other distinguished speakers. For photos from the meeting, visit APSA's Facebook page (and tag yourself!) or APSA's Flickr.

One of the most memorable events of the meeting was the presentation of the Kober Medal to Francis Collins. If you missed the ceremony, you missed a special event that included a surprise guitar performance from the NIH Director himself. In collaboration with the AAP, APSA is very happy to announce that a recording of that ceremony is online! Visit APSA's YouTube to view the ceremony.

In addition to excellent speakers, the Annual Meeting brought the election of a new leadership team! Your 2015-2016 APSA leaders will be:

  • President-Elect: Alex Adami, University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Vice-President: Peter Mittwede, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Chair, Events: Jillian Liu, The Ohio State University
  • Chair, Fundraising: Hsiang-Chun "Jimmy" Chang, Northwestern University
  • Chair, Membership: Brandon Fox, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Chair, Partnerships: Josh Cohen, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Chair, Policy: Jennifer Kwan, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Chair, Public Relations: Stephanie Brosius, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Chair, Technology: Alex Dussaq, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Member-at-Large (MD/PhD): Andrew Harrison, Mayo Clinic
  • Resident Liaison: Evan Noch, Weill-Cornell Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Co-Undergraduate Liaisons: Leanne Dumeny, University of Florida and Zachary Kiss, New York University

Discounted Registration for APSA Members at the ASIP's Pathobiology for Investigators, Students, and Academicians meeting!

Posted by the Partnerships Committee on 14 May, 2015

The American Society for Investigative Pathology invites APSA members to join us for a BRAND NEW event! ASIP will host the first ever Pathobiology for Investigators, Students, and Academicians (PISA) meeting in Baltimore, MD, October 8-10. The topic of this inaugural event is Pathways to Translational Medicine: Recent Advances in Cell injury, Inflammation, and Neoplasia. As a guest society, APSA members can register for this event at a reduced rate. Plan now to join us in Baltimore! Abstract Deadline: JUNE 30th.

Free Registration for the Rheumatology Research Workshop in San Diego, CA, June 26-27, 2015!

Posted by the Partnerships Committee on 28 April, 2015

You're invited to the Rheumatology Research Workshop in San Diego, CA, June 26-27! This two-day workshop includes scientific lectures, oral abstraction presentations, poster sessions and opportunities for young investigators to interact with senior investigators to exchange your boundless ideas. If you’re in the area, we’d like for you to participate. Participation to the this meeting is FREE. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. RSVP today! The deadline to RSVP is noon, June 9th. The meeting will take place at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront; 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92101. 

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