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Travel awards from the Society for Investigative Dermatology

Updated by the Partnerships Committee on 5 December, 2014

Are you interested in Dermatology? Does your research focus on dermatologic diseases and processes? APSA is pleased to announce the continuation of its partnership with the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID). SID will award up to three $750 travel awards to its 2015 Annual Meeting on May 6-9 in Atlanta, GA exclusively to APSA members! If you are interested in this opportunity, do not delay; abstracts are due January 13th. When submitting your abstract, apply for any SID award for which you are eligible. Once your abstract and award application are in, you *MUST* email with the title of your abstract so that SID can ensure your abstract is considered for the APSA-exclusive travel awards.

Mark your calendar: next interactive session January 19th

Posted by the Membership Committee on 29 November, 2014

APSA is pleased to announce that the next interactive session will be held on January 19th, 2015 at 8 PM EST with Mukesh Jain, MD. Dr. Jain is Director of the Case Cardiovascular Research Institute at Case Western Reserve University and the Ellery Sedgwick Jr. Chair & Distinguished Scientist University Hospitals-Case Medical Center. Dr. Jain's laboratory investigates cellular differentiation and function in the cardiovascular system and has elucidated the importance of a family of factors termed Kruppel-like factors that regulate critical aspects of heart, blood vessel, and immune cell biology. The current President of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Dr. Jain is a prominent advocate for biomedical research and the physician-scientist.

Trainees interested in cardiology, academic leadership, and the physician-scientist career will not want to miss this session. To join the conversation on January 19th, visit from your computer, tablet, or smartphone or call +1 (215) 383-1013 and use access code 222-456-149.

New Initiative! APSA Undergraduate Mentoring Program

Posted by the Membership Committee on 29 November, 2014

We are excited to announce the start of a new initiative to connect physician-scientist trainees in both the undergraduate and the professional school phases of training. The goal of this program is to connect APSA professional (MD/DO or MD/PhD-DO/PhD) students with undergraduates who are interested in careers as physician-scientists in one-on-one mentor-mentee relationships. These relationships will be mutually beneficial; our professional students will gain valuable experience in mentoring, and undergraduate students will have willing and enthusiastic mentors who can guide them and answer questions about all aspects of physician-scientist training. For more information, visit the Mentor Program page. If you are an undergraduate, apply to be a mentee; if you are a professional student, apply to be a mentor!

Local Chapter Awards to the 11th Annual Meeting - applications now open!

Posted by the Events Committee on 29 November, 2014

APSA is pleased to announce that we will provide $500 travel awards to attend the Annual Meeting in Chicago (April 24 – 26, 2015) to the three APSA Local Chapters that best promote APSA and the organization's goals of developing the careers of aspiring physician scientists. These awards are meant to encourage and support interactions between APSA national and local chapters (LCs). To be eligible for this award, your institution must first form an APSA LC by completing the application process (please visit the LC page, or email with questions). Awardees will be expected to attend the Annual Meeting and give a 5 minute presentation about their Local Chapter’s activities. Applications are due by February 13, 2015.

Rheumatology funding opportunities from the Rheumatology Research Foundation

Posted by the Partnerships Committee on 29 November, 2014

APSA is joining forces with the Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) to help its members interested in rheumatology research. The RRF offers multiple award opportunities for established investigators and trainees throughout the year. Look for future announcements from APSA and the RRF on opportunities for students interested in rheumatology!

Annual Meeting Registration Ongoing & Abstract Deadline Approaching

Posted by the Events Committee on 29 November, 2014

Registration for the 11th Annual Meeting is ongoing! Do not miss the opportunity to take part in the premier meeting of physician-scientists and trainees. We have an outstanding lineup of speakers and panelists this year, including Craig Thompson, President of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Lasker Laureate Alfred Sommer, and Francis Collins, Director of the NIH. The abstract deadline, December 15th, 2014 at midnight EST, is fast approaching, so get your abstract in today!

APSA also encourages its members to consider submitting abstracts to the Combined Annual Meeting of the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR) and the Midwest Section of the American Federation for Medical Research (MWAFMR), held the Thursday and Friday of the same week as the APSA Annual Meeting. APSA will be partnering with CSCTR and MWAFMR to hold events during both meetings.