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2016 News Archives


NIAID/IDSA Infectious Diseases Research Careers Meeting 2016

Posted by the Partnerships Committee;on 23 February, 2016

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) are pleased to co-sponsor the fifth annual Infectious Diseases Research Careers Meeting, a program designed to help foster the next generation of infectious diseases physician scientists. The two-day meeting for ID fellows and medical students will take place from May 12 – 14, 2016 in Bethesda, MD. Lodging and travel costs will be provided for meeting participants.

Medical and MD/PhD students with a demonstrated interest in research are invited to apply. The meeting will begin with an exciting keynote address from NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, and participants will have the opportunity to hear from leading ID physician-scientists about frontiers in medical research. Although a final list of speakers has not yet been confirmed, a range of ID research will be represented, including basic, clinical, and international. Presentations from previous years’ meetings can be found on the IDSA website. There will be presentations and discussions on the practical aspects of developing a successful career in research, such as funding, mentoring, and publishing. Attendees will have the opportunity to present their own research in a poster session and visit the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition, our outstanding faculty will be available for both formal and informal interaction over the course of the meeting.

Meeting attendance is extremely limited. To apply to attend, please follow the link below to submit your application. A complete application will include a statement of interest and a short statement of recommendation from your research mentor or advisor. The deadline to submit an application is March 11, 2016. Selected meeting attendees will be notified shortly thereafter. Apply Now!

Contact Shion Chang, Research Coordinator for Policy at IDSA (schang@idsociety.org) with any questions.


Mark your calendar's for APSA's Latest Interactive Session

Posted by the Public Relations Committee on 16 February, 2016

APSA is excited to announce that we will be hosting an online interactive session with Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, on Monday, February 29, from 8-9 PM EST. Dr. Milewicz is the President George H.W. Bush Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Director of the Division of Medical Genetics and Vice-Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her research interests are in the area of genetic predisposition to vascular diseases, and she has received numerous awards for her research. She currently serves as the Director of the MD/PhD Program at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, and is Chair of the MD/PhD Section Committee for the AAMC’s GREAT group. 

This session will be of particular interest to those interested in the fields of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Medical Genetics, as well as to women pursuing careers as physician-scientists. In addition, we plan to discuss a recent Perspective article in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that she was the first author on, which is titled, “Rescuing the physician-scientist workforce: the time for action is now.” We encourage you to find and read this article prior to joining the session.

* Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/754985149 

* You can also dial in using your phone.  United States +1 (571) 317-3122 Access Code: 754-985-149


Travel Award for Future Pathologist/Laboratory Medicine Physician-Scientists

Posted by the Partnerships Committee on 23 January, 2016

Are you interested in Pathology/Laboratory Medicine? APSA is pleased to announce that the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) is providing up to five $850 travel awards to attend Lab Medicine 2016 in Birmingham, AL on June 2-4, 2016.

Abstracts are due February 29, 2016 and must be sponsored by an ACLPS member (for assistance in identifying an abstract sponsor, please contact Dr. Robin Lorenz). Visit the abstract instructions and application forms page to apply, and be sure to check the MD/PhD box on the application to make sure that you are considered for this award!


Call for Abstracts: Experimental Biology Invited Minireview Competition

Posted by the Partnerships Committee on 16 January, 2016

We are pleased to announce the following call for abstracts, which is a collaboration between APSA and the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine, and their journal, Experimental Biology and Medicine! Abstracts will be reviewed and authors of selected abstracts will be invited to write a minireview article for submission to Experimental Biology and Medicine. Benefits of this invited review include no page charges and half-priced color pages.

Abstract rules:
1. Abstracts should be 300 words and in an unstructured format.
2. The senior author must have a doctoral degree.
3. Abstracts must fit into one 16 categories (see online details for more specific breakdown). Please select the category you believe best fits your research. The editorial staff may change the category.

Minireview rules: Guidelines and categories for minireview submission can be found on the Experimental Biology and Medicine Submission Guidelines website, found here. Minireviews will be subject to the peer review process for the Experimental Biology and Medicine journal. Information about the peer review process may be found in their Submission Guidelines. Articles selected will be treated as invited reviews, meaning that there will be no page charges and half price color pages!

Abstracts are due by March 5th and can be submitted here
This opportunity is for APSA members only.
Please consider joining the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. They offer a great variety of member benefits, including travel awards, subscription to the Experimental Biology and Medicine journal, among others, and only costs $20 for students. To find out about this great opportunity, visit their website


Joint APSA and SNMA for an Interactive Session with Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD

Posted by the Membership Committee on 13 December, 2015

It is our pleasure to announce that APSA will be holding a joint interactive session with the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) featuring Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD, on Tuesday, January 5, at 9 PM EST. Dr. Laurencin is University Professor and Albert & Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Laurencin’s research applies tissue engineering, biomaterials science, nanotechnology, and stem cell science to the treatment of musculoskeletal injury. He leads the international Hartford Engineering a Limb (HEAL) Project that seeks to regenerate a knee within seven years and an entire limb by 2030.

Dr. Laurencin has been highly active in biomedical and bioengineering leadership and currently serves on the NIH's Advisory Committee to the Director. A member of the National Academies of Medicine and Engineering, Dr. Laurencin has received numerous awards including the NIH Pioneer Award and the Founders Award of the Society for Biomaterials. Dr. Laurencin is dedicated to mentorship of trainees and has instituted several programs at UConn to increase the number of under-represented minority students pursuing physician-scientist careers. Dr. Laurencin's dedication to mentorship and training have attracted national renown, and in 2010 President Obama recognized him with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Please join us for what is sure to be an enriching session, as Dr. Laurencin shares his story and fields your questions. See below for information on how to join the session.

To join the session, visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/968258605 from your computer. You may also call in using your telephone to +1 (872) 240-3212 and use Access Code 968-258-605. We look forward to seeing you on the session!