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August 16, 2011

APSA South East Regional Meeting - Register Today !

 

The second APSA Regional Meeting in the Southeast will be taking place on September 17, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. Abstract submission deadline is September 3rd. The Early Registration is FREE for APSA members and ends on August 29th. Don't be late - submit your abstract and register today!

 

May 29, 2011

Apply to be an APSA leader!

 

Are you a HUGE fan of APSA? Would you like to be more involved in this great organization? Apply to be on one of the APSA Standing Committees, which include Policy, Public Relations, Membership, Finance, and Annual Meeting!! You do not need to be an MD/PhD student to apply and you do not need any prior experience. You only need to be an APSA member. Application forms are available at http://applications.physicianscientists.org/ The deadline to apply is JUNE 10th.

 

May 23, 2011

APSA announces the newest benefit for members!

 

APSA is pleased to announce the newest benefit for its members - a free registration to our partner's 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in Boston, Massachusetts on October 20-23, 2011. The meeting will bring together physicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals involved in research, patient care, public health, disease prevention, and education in the field of infectious diseases. The first 25 APSA members who indicate interest in attending will receive complimentary registration. To register, please contact ajackson@idsociety.org. The deadline for registration is July 29. More information about this conference can be found here. We hope you enjoy your newest APSA member benefit!

 

May 3, 2011

Locations for This Year's APSA South and South East Regional Meetings Announced!

 

The 2011 APSA South East Regional Meeting will be held at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia on September 17th, 2011. This will be followed by the 2011 APSA South Regional Meeting at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, Texas on November 5th, 2011. The APSA Regional Meetings have become great opportunities for students to meet their fellow physician scientist trainees in their region, as well as established clinical researchers. The meetings feature talks by physician scientists, panels, small groups, and more. All events are typically planned for a single day. There is probably an APSA Regional Meeting taking place close to you this year! We will continue to announce the locations of this year's Regional Meetings as they are finalized.

 

April 17, 2011

Success! Conclusion of the APSA 7th Annual Meeting!

 

The APSA 7th Annual Meeting concluded today with a luncheon together with residency directors from across the country (the perfect way to complete a successful meeting). APSA members also gave oral presentations of their research to members of the ASCI, AAP, and APSA (after collecting their speaking awards). We also handed out our APSA Poster Awards and heard from AAP President Dr. David Brenner. APSA members also had the unique opportunity to listen and ask questions of our Post-Graduate Opportunities Panel, which included representatives from both government and industry.

This year's meeting was our most ambitious yet, featuring speeches from numerous Nobel Laureates, an incredible line-up of expert panels, poster sessions attended by accomplished physician researchers, travel and poster awards, endless networking opportunities, nightly outings, and more. If you did not get the chance to join us this year, please consider traveling to Chicago next year for the APSA 8th Annual Meeting, April 27-29, 2012. We also hope you will welcome our new APSA President, Ivayla Geneva!

 

April 6, 2011

The APSA Annual Meeting is One Week Away!

 

The APSA 7th Annual Meeting is almost here, but there is still time to join us in Chicago from April 15-17, 2011. Please visit the APSA Annual Meeting page to see our incredible lineup of speakers (including several Nobel Laureates), as well as poster sessions, panel discussions, small group break-out sessions, and nightly outings in Chicago (and more!). You won't find a better opportunity to meet fellow physician-scientist trainees from around the world and mingle with accomplished clinician-researchers. Please register today!

Also consider applying to become a leader within APSA for the 2011-2012 academic year. Our online leaderhip application is simple and attendance at the Annual Meeting is not required to run for a leadership position. Help us improve the lives of physician-scientists and further the cause of translational research.

See you in Chicago!

 

March 6, 2011

The APSA 7th Annual Meeting is Barely a Month Away! Register Today!

 

The APSA 7th Annual Meeting is April 15-17 in Chicago.Online registration for the meeting is open and discounts are still available for early registration! The APSA Annual Meeting is held with the ASCI/AAP and the CSCR/MWAFMR and features a number of distinguished lectures (including several Nobel laureates). The meeting also includes expert panels, student talks, breakfast with residency directors, a black tie dinner, and of course fun nightly outings in beautiful Chicago (and more!). Don't miss this chance to meet your fellow trainees from around the world and rub shoulders with accomplished physician researchers. Visit the APSA 7th Annual Meeting website to learn more, and register today to take advantage of early registration. Just $35 for APSA members!

See you in Chicago!

 

February 25, 2011

APSA / ASCI / AAP Travel Awards Announced!

 

Congratulations to the following individuals on receiving Travel Awards through the APSA / ASCI / AAP Joint Meeting!

APSA Travel Awardees

BH Almusalam, APSA member, Other, University of Manchester
Arezoo Astanehe, APSA member, MD-PhD Student, University of British Columbia
Allison C. Bean,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Angela P. Burgess,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, University of Toledo
Angel S. Byrd,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, Brown University
Yvonne L. Chao,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Sun-Mi Choi,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, LSU Health Science Center
Rene A. Colorado,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, U. of Texas Medical School at Houston
Katy G. Eby,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Julie C. Everett,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, University of New Mexico
Caitlin J. Foley,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, Tufts University
Kate Freeman,
APSA member, MD, Thomas Jefferson University
Claire L. Heslop,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, University of British Columbia
Sara S. Hirsch,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Lori E. Hutcherson,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, Louisiana State U. Health Sciences Center
Megan M. Jack,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, The University of Kansas Medical Center
Stephanie R. Jackson,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Bonnie W. Lau,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, Brown University
Janine B. Lee,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, University at Buffalo
Meng Li,
APSA member, MD-PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Cristhiaan D. Ochoa,
APSA member, PhD Student, University of South Alabama
Angela L. Qian,
APSA member, Student, Columbia University
Katrina L. Salazar,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, U. of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Heather M. Scoffone,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Thuy T. Tran,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Beth S. Zha,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, Virginia Commonwealth University

ASCI-AAP Travel Awardees

David Akhavan, MD-PhD Student, The David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine
Yelina Alvarez,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, New York University School of Medicine
Christina M. Annunziata,
MD, National Cancer Institute
Samuel F. Bakhoum,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, Dartmouth Medical School
Seth M. Bloom,
MD-PhD Student, Washington University in St. Louis
Edward L. Briercheck,
MD-PhD Student, The Ohio State University
Diane Chan,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, Boston University School of Medicine
Stephen J. Chang,
MD, Harvard Medical School
Julia G. Ciampa,
MD-PhD Student, University of Oxford
Sarah N. Cilvik,
MD-PhD Student, Washington University in St. Louis
Anthony R. Flores,
MD-PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
Laura M. Hack,
MD-PhD Student, Virginia Commonwealth University
Aditya K. Iyer,
APSA member, MD-Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Jiyeon S. Kim,
MD-PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
John-Paul Lavik,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, University of Toledo
Matthew R. LeBoeuf,
MD-PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Yan Liu
, MD-PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Residency Program
Sethu M. Madhavan,
APSA member, MD,Case Western Reserve University
Timo D. Mueller,
Other, University of Cincinnati
Megan E. Murray,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student,U. at Buffalo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Shannon N. Nees,
MD-PhD Student, Columbia University
Long V. Nguyen,
MD-PhD Student, University of British Columbia
Vijay Pandyarajan
, MD-PhD Student, Case Western Reserve University
Anne E. Powell,
Other, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Babak Razani
, MD-PhD Student, Washington University in St. Louis
Drew J. Schwartz,
MD-PhD Student, Washington University in St. Louis
Samuel A. Shelburne,
Other, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Seyedtaghi Takyar,
MD, Yale School of Medicine
Kazuhiro Tanaka
, MD-PhD Student, The David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine
Jarred P. Tanksley,
MD-PhD Student, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Michael P. Triebwasser,
MD-PhD Student, Washington University In St. Louis
Matthew R. Vogt,
APSA member, MD-PhD Student, Washington University in St. Louis
Julia T. Warren,
MD-PhD Student, Washington University in St. Louis
Vlad G. Zaha ,
MD-PhD,Yale School of Medicine
Orlando
Zepeda, MD-PhD Student, University of California, San Francisco

 

February 19, 2011

National Cancer Institute Initiates Predoctoral F30 Fellowship Support

 

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has introduced predoctoral F30 fellowship support for dual degree MD/PhD, DO/PhD candidates. Students training in cancer biology may now apply for these prestigious F30 fellowships awarded through the NCI.

During the time leading up to this change, APSA supported several efforts to increase F30 funding to MD/PhD, DO/PhD trainees, including sponsoring a large MD/PhD, DO/PhD student survey that focused on funding opportunities and identifying shortfalls in funding.

Importantly, increasing F30 funding remains to be one of APSA's top initiatives: Even with NCI's participation, only 11/27 NIH institutes/centers fund the F30 fellowship. APSA will continue its efforts to encourage the participation of all NIH institutes in the F30 funding mechanism.

 

February 1, 2011

Register Today for the 2011 APSA Annual Meeting!

 

Online registration for the APSA 7th Annual Meeting is now open! The meeting will take place April 15-17, 2011 in both the Fairmont Hotel and the Chicago Marriot Downtown in Chicago, IL. The APSA Annual Meeting is held together with the ASCI/AAP and the CSCR/MWAFMR, giving APSA Annual Meeting attendees access to cutting edge research from physician-scientists around the world. A number of distinguished lectures are on the agenda, as well as expert panels, student talks, a black tie dinner, and of course fun nightly outings in beautiful Chicago (and more!). Those who have registered their abstracts will also get the chance to present their work to leading researchers and fellow physician-scientist trainees.

Visit the APSA 7th Annual Meeting website to learn more, and register today to take advantage of early registration. Just $35 for APSA members!

See you in Chicago!

 

January 4, 2011

Submit your Abstracts for the 7th Annual APSA Annual Meeting by January 21!

 

The deadline to submit your abstract for presentation at the 7th APSA Annual Meeting is now January 21, 2011 for the CSCR/MWAFMR travel awards. Please submit your abstract through the CSCR/MWAFMR website and make yourself eligible for travel awards of up to $750. A number of these awards have been set aside specifically for APSA members. APSA is again holding its Annual Meeting in conjunction with the ASCI, AAP, and CSCR, meaning that meeting attendees will have the opportunity to present their work to leading physician scientists and physician scientist trainees from around the world. In order to be eligible for APSA awards your membership must be current at the abstract deadline. Submit your abstract today!

 

December 15, 2010

Submit your Abstract for the APSA Annual Meeting NOW! Deadlines of December 29 and January 12 are FAST Approaching!

 

The 7th APSA Annual Meeting will take place in Chicago from April 15-17, 2011. Although registration for the Annual Meeting is not yet open, abstracts must be submitted by either December 29th (CSCR/MWAFMR) and/or January 12th (ASCI/AAP/APSA). APSA holds our meeting together with these groups, and abstract submission for the meeting will be through these two organizations. We encourage APSA members to register for BOTH and make themselves eligible for travel awards from the CSCR ($600), ASCI ($750), and APSA ($500). In order to be eligible for an award from APSA your membership must be current at the abstract deadline.

Please register immediately using the links below! In order to present your abstract at the Annual Meeting and be eligible for travel awards you must submit your abstract by the deadlines of December 29 and January 12.

ASCI Abstracts

CSCR Abstracts

Good luck and see you at the APSA Annual Meeting!

 

December 3, 2010

CTSciNet Presents Perspective: Residency 101 for Physician Scientists, a Summary of a Presentation by Robin Lorenz at the 2010 APSA Annual Meeting!

 

At the 2010 APSA Annual Meeting in Chicago this past April, Dr. Robin Lorenz, Director of the University of Alabama – Birmingham MSTP, gave a presentation detailing how trainees could best go about searching for residencies. In a new article, the Clinical and Translational Science Network (CTSciNet), summarizes Dr. Lorenz’s presentation into an informative and easy to understand article. The upcoming 2011 APSA Annual Meeting will feature additional talks on post-graduate opportunities for physician scientist trainees and a residency panel composed of directors from both academia and industry. View the article here or visit the APSA Facebook page for more information and additional articles of interest!

 

November 14, 2010

APSA and AMWA Begin Pilot Program for Tomorrow's Physician Survey

 

For the past several decades, academic institutions in the US have been faced with significant and increasing levels of attrition of medical faculty, leading to lost talent and contributions. Via the Tomorrow’s Physician survey, APSA and AMWA are jointly surveying current MD/DO and MD-PhD/DO-PhD program trainees to identify factors that either help or hinder their advancement in academic medicine as well as to gauge career desires of future physicians and physician-scientists. By identifying these factors, APSA and AMWA will be better able to advocate for changes that will help reduce the attrition of physicians in academic medicine as well as develop policy recommendations that would go toward making academic medical careers more appealing to future generations of physicians.

 

October 29, 2010

APSA North East Regional Meeting Registration Now Open!

 

The APSA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the North East Regional Meeting which will take place on November 20th at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. This conference is FREE for all APSA members and both students from Mount Sinai School of Medicine as well as Doris Duke Fellows! The meeting is open to undergraduate students, medical students, DO/PhD students, MD/PhD students, PhD students interested in translational science, and residents/fellows. The keynote talks will be given by Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Craig B. Thompson, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD of New York University School of Medicine.

 

October 7, 2010

Latest APSA Phi Psi Newsletter Now Available!

 

This issue of Phi Psi starts off the new Academic 2010-2011 year with a Letter from the President, Christopher Alverez-Breckenridge, discussing opportunities to become involved with APSA and events to be on the lookout for, a physician-scientist spotlight interview with Dr. E. Antonio Chiocca, MD. PhD. a perspective from Dr. Susan Zhang, MD, PhD whose personal story about practicing medicine and conducting research will be sure to pique your interests, and a book review about the Social Networking revolution. A contribution on the creation of the new Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) section of APSA details the history and future of this group of physician-scholars and its role in APSA.

 

October 1, 2010

APSA Midwest Regional Meeting Registration Now Open!

 

The APSA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Midwest regional meeting which will take place on October 30th at the Ohio State University. This conference is FREE for all APSA members and students from the Ohio State University! The meeting is open to undergraduate students, medical students, MD/PhD students, PhD students interested in translational science, and residents. The Midwest Regional Meeting will focus on the topic of balancing personal and professional challenges for optimal success and includes a special session on issues facing women in the biomedical sciences. The keynote talks will be given by by Dr. Juanita Merchant (University of Michigan), Dr. Robin Lorenz (University of Alabama Birmingham), and Dr. Marsha Wills-Karp (University of Cincinnati).

 

October 1, 2010

APSA South Regional Meeting Registration Now Open!

 

The APSA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the South regional meeting which will take place on November 13th at Texas A&M University at College Station, TX. This conference is FREE for all APSA members and students from Texas A&M University! The meeting is open to undergraduate students, medical students, DO/PhD students, MD/PhD students, PhD students interested in translational science, and residents/fellows. The keynote talks will be given by David Huston, MD, and Darwin J. Prockop, MD, PhD of Texas A&M Health Sciences Center.

 

September 21, 2010

Lasker Laureates for 2010 Announced

 

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Douglas ColemanJeffrey Friedman
For the discovery of leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite and body weight—a breakthrough that opened obesity research to molecular exploration.
Read the Award Description

Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

Napoleone Ferrara

For the discovery of VEGF as a major mediator of angiogenesis and the development of an effective anti-VEGF therapy for wet macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the elderly.
Read the Award Description

Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science

David Weatherall
For 50 years of international statesmanship in biomedical science—exemplified by discoveries concerning genetic diseases of the blood and for leadership in improving clinical care for thousands of children with thalassemia throughout the developing world.
Read the Award Description

Reproduced from the Lasker Foundation Website - http://www.laskerfoundation.org/

 

August 30, 2010

APSA South East Regional Meeting Registration & Abstract Submission Now Open!

 

The APSA is pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission is now open for this regional meeting which will take place on October 9th at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This unique opportunity is the first of its kind for the South East Region of the United States. This meeting was made possible by the generous sponsorship of the APSA, University of Alabama - Birmingham, Emory University, and Vanderbilt University. Early registration ends on September 17th, Late Registration ends on October 2nd, and Abstract Submission Deadline is October 2nd. This conference is FREE for all APSA members and MD-PhD students from the hosting institutions! A nominal registration fee for all other trainees! We hope to see you there!

 

August 30, 2010

Physician Scientist Career Planning Workshop in Chicago!

 

The University of Chicago is pleased to announce that the 5th Annual Career Planning Workshop for Physician Scientists will take place on September 25, 2010. These are quite exciting times for physician-scientists in the field of Internal Medicine and subspecialties. The Univeristy of Chicago PSDP will be hosting this free workshop in Chicago to provide information and advice regarding career pathways open to graduates of MSTPs. A number of our physician-scientist faculty will be presenting and will be available to offer one-on-one counseling to any attendee. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for trainees to learn more about post-graduate training options. More information can be found here.

 

August 3, 2010

The Keystone Symposia Fellows Program - Now Taking Applications

 

The Keystone Symposia Fellows Program - Year 2010-2011 Open Application Period: June 1 - September 1, 2010

Unique and Powerful Behind-the-Scenes Experience for Postdocs, Assistant Professors and Industry Trainees.

Keystone Symposia Fellows develop an understanding of how the life sciences community works, interact with "giants in the field" and gain exposure to researchers conducting cutting-edge research around the world. The Fellows Program is research-centered and diversity-focused.

For more information visit: http://www.keystonesymposia.org/ and click on "Keystone Symposia Fellows Program." Application available on website. Application submission must be via U.S. postal mail.

 

April 5, 2010

Leadership Applications for 2010-2011 Now Open

 

The leadership applications for 2010-2011 are now available at http://www.physicianscientists.org/about/people/applications/2010.

Online applications for the Institutional Representatives and Standing Committees are due on June 1, 2010. Elected Executive Council Applications are due on April 22. Appointed Executive Council Applications are due on April 26. More information about the various leadership positions, please viist http://www.physicianscientists.org/about/organization.

 

April 2, 2010

American Medical Association Foundation awards 38 Seed Research Grants to Medical Students, Residents, Fellows, and Young Investigators!

 

Congratulations to the following APSA Members who received the award:

Hans Arora, MD-PhD Student, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medcine
Christopher Alvarez-Breckenridge, MD-PhD Student, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Nicolas Kummer, MD-PhD Student, New York Medical College
Joshua Meister, MD-PhD Student, University of Virginia School of Medicine

The AMA Foundation recently awarded grants to 38 medical students, residents and fellows as part of its Seed Grant Research Program, which provides grants of up to $2,500 to conduct small basic science and clinical research projects. This year’s recipients are studying cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases, HIV/AIDS, leukemia and neoplastic diseases. The program was established in 2000 to encourage more physicians to consider research as a career option. Many recipients go on to publish their work, present at scientific meetings, enter academic medicine or secure larger grants.

"Research dollars are becoming scarce, and for younger scientists new to the field, they’re even harder to find," AMA Foundation President Richard Hovland said. "The AMA Foundation is committed to supporting the discoveries and professional development of physicians at the start of their careers."

Click Here for the full list and more information

 

March 17, 2010

AACR Annual Meeting: Physician-Scientist Pathway: Navigating the Murky Waters Between Clinical Medicine and Research Discovery

 

The American Association for Cancer Research Associate Member Council will host a session targeted at physician-scientist trainees at this year's AACR Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on April 19, 2010 (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM). Speakers and panelists for the session include Drs. Lawrence Brass, MD, PhD (University of Pennsylvania), Michael Caligiuri, MD (Ohio State University), Donna Hansel, MD, PhD (The Cleveland Clinic), Robert Ferris, MD, PhD (University of Pittsburgh), and David Weinstock, MD (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute).

This session features lectures and a panel discussion to provide more information on options for those considering the physician-scientist career path, including insight on the important factors that lead to a successful career as a physician-scientist, and varied perspectives on what one should expect to achieve during training and during the early careers in different environments and career sectors.

This session is free for Members of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and $50 for nonmembers. Click Here for More Information. Click Here for Information on becoming an AACR Member.

 

February 13, 2010

APSA / ASCI / AAP Travel Awards Announced!

 

Congratulations to the following individuals on receiving the Travel Awards through the APSA / ASCI/ AAP Joint Meeting!

APSA Travel Awards ($750 each)
Christopher Alvarez-Breckenridge, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Ohio State University
Arezoo Astanehe, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of British Columbia
Angel Byrd, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Brown University
Diane Chan, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Boston University
Rebecca Craig-Schapiro, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Washington University
Sara Dawit, APSA Member, Undergraduate Student, Scripps College
Jennifer Griffith, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Washington University
Indriati Hood, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Vanderbilt University
Pinelopi Kapitsinou, MD, APSA Member, Resident / Fellow, Vanderbilt University
Alexandra Kreins, APSA Member, PhD Student, The Rockefeller University
Kristen Livesey, APSA Member, MD Student, University of Pittsburgh
Juan Matute, APSA Member, Resident / Fellow, Indiana University
Susan McClory, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Ohio State University
Melissa Mizesko, APSA Member, Resident / Fellow, Indiana University
Kwadwo Oduro Jr, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Washington University
Jonathan Pitcher, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Drexel University
Kathryn Potter, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of British Columbia
Catherine Spina, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Boston University
Jaeyun Sung, APSA Member, PhD Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Suzanne Thibodeaux, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Texas - San Antonio
Kerry Welsh, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Texas - Houston
Fiona Young, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of British Columbia
Xiaosong Zhang, APSA Member, PhD Student, Johns Hopkins University

ASCI/AAP Travel Awards ($750 each)
Steven Back, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Temple University
Samuel Bakhoum, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Dartmouth Medical School
Thomas Flood, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Massachusetts
Dayna Groskreutz, MD, University of Iowa
David Knorr, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Minnesota
Keith Olsen, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Rochester
Feroz Papa, MD, PhD, University of California - San Francisco
Andrew Perrin, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, The Hospital for Sick Children
Navid Sadri, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, New York University
Daniel Sartori, APSA Member, Resident / Fellow, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
J. Joshua Smith, Vanderbilt University
Kel Vin Woo, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Vanderbilt University
Kenneth Yu, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, California Institute of Technology / University of Southern California

 

ChristopherAlvarez-BreckenridgeOhio State University
ArezooAstaneheUniversity of British Columbia
AngelByrdWarren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University
DianeChanBoston University School of Medicine
RebeccaCraig-SchapiroWashington University in St. Louis
SaraDawitScripps College
JenniferGriffithWashington University
IndriatiHoodVanderbilt University School of Medicine
PinelopiKapitsinouVanderbilt University School of Medicine
AlexandraKreinsThe Rockefeller University
KristenLiveseyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
JuanMatuteIndiana University School of Medicine
SusanMcCloryOhio State University
MelissaMizeskoIndiana University School of Medicine
KwadwoOduro JrWashington University School of Medicine
JonathanPitcherDrexel University College of Medicine
KathrynPotterUniversity of British Columbia
CatherineSpinaBoston University School of Medicine
JaeyunSungUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SuzanneThibodeauxUniversity of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
KerryWelshUniversity of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston
FionaYoungUniversity of British Columbia
XiaosongZhangJohns Hopkins Medical Institutions

 

February 13, 2010

Congratulations to these outstanding trainees for being selected for Oral Presentations on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at the APSA / ASCI/ AAP Joint Meeting!

David Knorr, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Minnesota
[08:30 am – 08:40 am, 04/25/2010]
"Development of Functional Natural Killer Cells from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells"

Rebecca Craig-Schapiro, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Washington University
[08:40 am – 08:50 am, 04/25/2010]
"YKL-40: A Potential Novel Fluid Biomarker for Early Alzheimer's Disease"

Xiaosong Zhang, APSA Member, PhD Student,Johns Hopkins University
[09:30 am – 09:40 am, 04/25/2010]
"Integrated Genomic Analyses of Human Pancreatic Cancer and Glioblastoma Multiforme"

Navid Sadri, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, New York University
[09:40 am – 09:50 am, 04/25/2010]
"Telomere Shortening, Cellular Senescence, and Tumorigenesis in AUF1-Deficient Mice"

Kenneth Yu, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, California Institute of Technology / University of Southern California
[10:30 am – 10:40 am, 04/25/2010]
"Engineering Immunity Against HIV -- A Stem Cell Vaccine"

Daniel Sartori, APSA Member, Resident / Fellow, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
[10:40 am – 10:50 am, 04/25/2010]
"GATA4, A Regulator of Pancreatic Beta Cell Survival"

 

ChristopherAlvarez-BreckenridgeOhio State University
ArezooAstaneheUniversity of British Columbia
AngelByrdWarren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University
DianeChanBoston University School of Medicine
RebeccaCraig-SchapiroWashington University in St. Louis
SaraDawitScripps College
JenniferGriffithWashington University
IndriatiHoodVanderbilt University School of Medicine
PinelopiKapitsinouVanderbilt University School of Medicine
AlexandraKreinsThe Rockefeller University
KristenLiveseyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
JuanMatuteIndiana University School of Medicine
SusanMcCloryOhio State University
MelissaMizeskoIndiana University School of Medicine
KwadwoOduro JrWashington University School of Medicine
JonathanPitcherDrexel University College of Medicine
KathrynPotterUniversity of British Columbia
CatherineSpinaBoston University School of Medicine
JaeyunSungUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SuzanneThibodeauxUniversity of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
KerryWelshUniversity of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston
FionaYoungUniversity of British Columbia
XiaosongZhangJohns Hopkins Medical Institutions

 

Congratulations to the following individuals on receiving the Travel Awards through the APSA / ASCI/ AAP Joint Meeting!

APSA Travel Awards($750 each)
Christopher Alvarez-Breckenridge, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Ohio State University
Arezoo Astanehe, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of British Columbia
Angel Byrd, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Brown University
Diane Chan, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Boston University
Rebecca Craig-Schapiro, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Washington University
Sara Dawit, APSA Member, Undergraduate Student, Scripps College
Jennifer Griffith, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Washington University
Indriati Hood, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Vanderbilt University
Pinelopi Kapitsinou, MD, APSA Member, Resident / Fellow, Vanderbilt University
Alexandra Kreins, APSA Member, PhD Student, The Rockefeller University
Kristen Livesey, APSA Member, MD Student, University of Pittsburgh
Juan Matute, APSA Member, Resident / Fellow, Indiana University
Susan McClory, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Ohio State University
Melissa Mizesko, APSA Member, Resident / Fellow, Indiana University
Kwadwo Oduro Jr, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Washington University
Jonathan Pitcher, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Drexel University
Kathryn Potter, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of British Columbia
Catherine Spina, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Boston University
Jaeyun Sung, APSA Member, PhD Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Suzanne Thibodeaux, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Texas - San Antonio
Kerry Welsh, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Texas - Houston
Fiona Young, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of British Columbia
Xiaosong Zhang, APSA Member, PhD Student, Johns Hopkins University

ASCI/AAP Travel Awards($750 each)
Steven Back, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Temple University
Samuel Bakhoum, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Dartmouth Medical School
Thomas Flood, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Massachusetts
Dayna Groskreutz, MD, University of Iowa
David Knorr, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Minnesota
Keith Olsen, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Rochester
Feroz Papa, MD, PhD, University of California - San Francisco
Andrew Perrin, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, The Hospital for Sick Children
Navid Sadri, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, New York University
Daniel Sartori, APSA Member, Resident / Fellow, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
J. Joshua Smith, Vanderbilt University
Kel Vin Woo, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Vanderbilt University
Kenneth Yu, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, California Institute of Technology / University of Southern California

 

 

 

February 11, 2010

APSA / CSCR / MWAFMR Travel Awards Announced!

Congratulations to the following APSA Members on receiving the following Travel Awards through the CSCR/MWAFMR Combined Annual Meeting!

APSA Awards ($500 each)
Samuel Bakhoum, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Dartmouth Medical School
Joan Beckman, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Minnesotta
David Terrano, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Arkansas
Michael Valentino, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Thomas Jefferson University
Kel Vin Woo, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Vanderbilt University

Trainee Travel Awards ($500 each)
Samuel Bakhoum, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Dartmouth Medical School
Craig Belon, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, New York Medical College
Bryan Coburn, MD, PhD, APSA Member, Resident / Fellow, University of Toronto
Christine Dugan, APSA Member, DO-PhD Student, Michigan State University
David Knorr, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Minnesotta
Nicolas Kummer, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, New York Medical College
Utpal Sandesara, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania
Ankur Sheth, MD, APSA Member, Resident / Fellow, Louisiana State University
Michael Valentino, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Thomas Jefferson University
Kerry Welsh, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, University of Texas - Houston
Kel Vin Woo, APSA Member, MD-PhD Student, Vanderbilt University

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February 4, 2010

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation - 2010 Awards

Are you a recent physician-scientist graduate currently in a residency / fellowship program or recently entered into a faculty position? The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is offering two funding opportunities: Fellowship Awards and Clinical Investigator Awards. Follow the links for more information, the submission deadlines for this year's cycle are March 15, 2010 and March 1, 2010 respectively, so apply today!

 

January 26, 2010

Days of Molecular Medicine 2010: Systems Biology Approaches to Cancer and Metabolic Disease

 

Each Spring, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Karolinska Institutet and Cell Press co-organize the Days of Molecular Medicine Symposium (DMM). An important component of this event is the MD-PhD Program, this program provides full scholarships for up to 40 MD-PhDs to attend the meeting. This year's symposium is entitled "Systems Biology Approaches to Cancer and Metabolic Disease". The meeting agenda can be found here.

 

December 2, 2009

Travel Awards for APSA Members to APSA 2010 Annual Meeting!

 

APSA & ASCI/AAP Travel Awards (50+ Awards up to $750 each)
The American Physician Scientists Association, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians will have a joint selection process for these travel awards (at least 26 awards will be given from the APSA and a similar number will be given from the ASCI/AAP). You must submit an abstract in order to be considered.

APSA Travel Awards (Sponsored by CSCR/MWAFMR) (5 Awards up to $500 each)
The CSCR/MWAFMR will be offering 5 additional travel awards in the amounts of $500 in addition to the traditional CSCR/MWAFMR Travel Awards below to the top 5 abstract submissions by APSA members to the CSCR/MWAFMR Combined Annual Meeting

CSCR/MWAFMR Travel Awards (50-60 Awards up to $200 - $500 each)
The MAWFMR will be making several travel awards available to APSA members who present at the CSCR/MWAFMR Poster Session in the amounts of $500 as part of the MWAFMR Scholar's Program. Awards will be based on the scoring of the submitted abstracts

 

November 29, 2009

NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program accepting applications through January 4th

 

The NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program is an alternative to traditional MD/PhD training. NIH combined-degree students obtain all or part of their Ph.D. research training in one of the more than one thousand biomedical research laboratories in the NIH intramural research program. Supplemental MSTP funding is available to students attending many combined degree programs. Undergraduates should apply simultaneously with applications to University MD/PhD programs, and first or second year medical students can also apply. The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Ph.D. Program has been particularly popular among students pursuing M.D./Ph.D. training at NIH. This fully-funded accelerated doctoral program allows students to set up dual-mentored Ph.D. research projects involving laboratories at NIH and at either Oxford or Cambridge Universities in England. Other Ph.D. training programs are also available through the NIH Graduate Partnership Programs, and individual partnerships with a Ph.D. program at a students’ Medical School are also possible. You can sign up for the mailing list, contact mdphd@mail.nih.gov to receive more information, or apply. APSA member Cedar Fowler has joined the NIH MD/PhD partnership program as an NIH-Cambridge scholar and written an article for ACPOnline about the various programs available at the NIH for medical students.

 

November 26, 2009

APSA 6th Annual Meeting - April 23-25, 2010 - Registration is Now OPEN!

 

You are cordially invited to the 6th Annual Meeting of the American Physician Scientists Association in Chicago, Illinois from Friday, April 23rd until Sunday, April 25th, 2010. The largest meeting of physician-scientists from around the world will be held at the prestigious Fairmont Hotel, within walking distance to both the heart of Chicago’s entertainment and Millennium Park. Every level of training and expertise, including students, residents, fellows, young investigators, professors, researchers, managers, CEOs, investigators, and clinicians, will be gathered within a unique environment fostering the interaction between academia, industry, and government. As this meeting coordinates with the Association of American Physicians (AAP) as well as the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), there will be ample opportunity to develop your knowledge on an expansive number of topics. In addition, there will be ample opportunities to find yourself face to face with some of the top physician-scientists in the country; those who direct our country’s scientific ambitions, oversee millions of dollars in funding, and are the mentors of thousands of future researchers.

 

October 15, 2009

APSA New York Regional Meeting - Registration Open!

 

This year, APSA, AMWA, and the Doris Duke CRF program are all helping to sponsor the 3rd annual APSA New York Physician Scientists Symposium, taking place on November 21, 2009, from 10am to 8pm, hosted by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. This one day symposium is for graduate, MD, and MD/PhD students interested in learning about navigating the physician scientist career path. Early registration ends on November 9, 2009. Last year's symposium was attended by more than 250 students, and this year's will be even bigger, so register early! Registration is FREE for Doris Duke Fellows, APSA members, and AMWA members. Learn more about this year's keynote speakers, small group topics, and registration at: http://nymeeting.physicianscientists.org

 

October 15, 2009

APSA 6th Annual Meeting - April 23-25, 2010 - Abstract Submission Opens!

 

The ASCI/AAP Abstract Submission Site is now open and taking submission for poster presentations. In addition to the poster presentations, 6 oral presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts. At least 50+ travel awards of up to $750.00 will be offered jointly by the APSA, and ASCI/AAP. The 6 best poster presentations will again be awarded with $1,000 awards at the Annual Meeting. Deadline to submit your abstracts is January 5, 2010. Annual Meeting registration will open in November 2009. Have any questions? Email us at meeting@physicianscientists.org!

 

October 13, 2009

NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program Application Deadline is December 1

 

The application cycle for the NIH extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) is underway and ends on December 1, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. Highly-qualified health professionals who are or will be engaged in biomedical or behavioral research and who have started an online application should complete it now; those who have not yet started should visit www.lrp.nih.gov to learn more about the programs and apply.

 

October 8, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH-NICHD) joins the NCI in support of the APSA Annual Meeting

 

The American Physician Scientists Association is pleased to announce that the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has officially joined the National Cancer Institute in the NIH's formal support of APSA's Annual Meeting through the conference grant providing additional funding support for the premier meeting of physician-scientist trainees in the United States.

 

September 29, 2009

APSA Board Member - Dr. Jaimo Ahn to Speak at the Swiss MD-PhD Association General Assembly

 

Dr. Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD will be joining our Swiss counterparts on Friday October 23rd, 2009 and give a talk titled "Physician-scientist training and career opportunities in the USA". As part of APSA's commitment to other international physician-scientist groups, Dr. Ahn will be discussing updates on training opportunities in the USA along with providing member of the Swiss MD-PhD Association with updates on the International landscape in particular on the American Physician Scientists Association. Click Here for more information.

 

September 21, 2009

Translational Research Symposium and an MD/PhD Career Development Workshop

 

On Friday, January 15, 2010, the MD/PhD Programs of Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston's Medical School and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center will host a special Translational Research Symposium and an MD/PhD Career Development Workshop the next day. Information about these programs can be found here. Both the Symposium and Workshop are open and there is no charge to attend, but visiting students must register to attend the Workshop by December 31, 2009. Some travel funds are also available for prospective MD/PhD students to attend the symposium and workshop. The deadline to submit an application for travel award is November 15, 2009 and instructions can be found at the aforementioned website. Contact Patricia.Cruz@uth.tmc.edu or call 713-500-9874 should you have any questions.

 

September 16, 2009

Fourth Annual Attracting MD/PhD Students into Gastroenterology Workshop

 

Applications are now being accepted for the Fourth Annual Attracting MD/PhD Students into Gastroenterology Workshop to be held March 19 and 20, in Houston, TX. This program is designed to encourage future physician-scientists to pursue a career in GI through a series of lectures and interactive discussions that will emphasize the broad spectrum of GI research opportunities and demonstrate how gastroenterologists can cultivate their particular areas of research and interests, e.g., oncology, infectious disease, immunology, nutrition, geriatrics, gender impact, etc.. Full travel grants are available to selected students (deadline to apply is Nov.4). Accepted students will receive a free one-year student membership to AGA, as well as one-year subscriptions to AGA Institute’s popular journals Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Click Here for more Information.

 

September 14, 2009

Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award goes to Brian Druker, MD, Nicholas Lydon, PhD, and Charles Sawyers, MD

 

For the development of molecularly-targeted treatments for chronic myeloid leukemia, converting a fatal cancer into a manageable chronic condition. The 2009 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors three scientists who developed novel treatments for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) that converted this fatal cancer into a manageable chronic condition. By targeting the molecular underpinnings of this disease, Brian J. Druker (Oregon Health & Science University), Nicholas B. Lydon (formerly, Novartis), and Charles L. Sawyers (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) broke new ground in cancer therapy and radically altered the prognosis of CML patients.

 

September 10, 2009

The Journal of Clinical Investigation launches forum on US health care reform

 

Members of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Investigation have called for increased physician participation in the ongoing debate that has swept the nation in response to President Obama's mandate for health care reform. "Physicians have a unique appreciation of the tremendous successes and even greater potential of our health care system, yet we also endure first hand its woeful deficiencies. In the ongoing debate about how to improve the current health care structure in the United States, our individual voices have been all too quiet," laments the Journal's leadership in a September 10 editorial.

Recognizing the multifaceted nature of this debate as well as the integral role that physicians and scientists play in the development and delivery of medical care, the Journal invited academics, physician scientists, and key leaders to voice their opinions of what is needed to fix the American medical machine. These Personal Perspectives accompany the Editorial and are freely available online at www.jci.org/kiosk/physicians-voice.

 

 

August 17, 2009

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Sworn in as NIH Director

 

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., today became the 16th director of the National Institutes of Health. He was nominated to lead the NIH, the nation's premiere biomedical research agency, by President Barack Obama on July 8, and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 7.

 

August 9, 2009

APSA Announces Board of Directors for the 2009-2010 Term

 

The American Physician Scientists Association is pleased to announce the new Board of Directors for the 2009-2010 year. We are pleased to welcome new and returning members of the board of directors this year. The board members are:
Mr. Freddy Nguyen (Chairman)
Dr. Jaimo Ahn MD PhD - University of Pennsylvania
Mr. Christopher Alvarez-Breckenridge - The Ohio State University
Dr. Joseph Bast PhD - University of Kansas
Mr. David Braun - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Dr. Shwayta Kukreti PhD - University of Illinois
Mr. Stephen Magill - Oregon Health & Sciences University
Dr. Jason Mann MD PhD - McKinsey & Company
Dr. Juanita Merchant MD PhD - University of Michigan
Dr. David Nathan MD - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dr. Kerry O'Banion MD PhD - University of Rochester
Dr. James Pauff PhD - The Ohio State University
Dr. Rebecca Sadun PhD - University of Southern California
Dr. Michael Zasloff MD PhD - Georgetown University.
Click here to learn more about our board members.

 

July 29, 2009

University of Chicago PSDP hosts 4th Annual Physician Scientist Development Program Workshop

 

The University of Chicago is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Physician Scientist Development Program Workshop being held September 26, 2009 here on campus. The workshop provides counseling regarding career strategies to get from MSTP program to independent researcher. A number of faculty and graduates will be presenting, and will be available to offer one-on-one advice. This workshop is hosted by the Physician Scientist Development Program (PSDP) in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. To register send an email to psdp@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu or call 773-702-1747 by September 18, 2009.

 

July 8, 2009

President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Francis Collins as NIH Director

 

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Francis S. Collins as Director of the National Institutes of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. President Obama said, "The National Institutes of Health stands as a model when it comes to science and research. My administration is committed to promoting scientific integrity and pioneering scientific research and I am confident that Dr. Francis Collins will lead the NIH to achieve these goals. Dr. Collins is one of the top scientists in the world, and his groundbreaking work has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease. I look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead."

 

June 4, 2009

AAMC/HHMI Committee Defines Scientific Competencies for Future Physicians

 

A new report, issued today by an expert committee convened by the Association of American Medical College and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, for the first time defines scientific competencies for future medical school graduates and for undergraduate students who want to pursue a career in medicine. More information can be found here. The full report, and executive summary are available through the HHMI website.

 

June 2, 2009

Deadline Extended for 2009-2010 Leadership Applications to June 8th!

 

Application Submission Deadlines:
Executive Council: April 15th
Committee Vice-Chair: April 27th
Regional Meeting Committee Chair: June 1st
Institutional Representative: June 8th
Standing Committee: June 8th

 

May 15, 2009

APSA Joins other Partners in the CTSciNet in Science Editorial

 

APSA as part of the Clinical and Translational Science Network joins other partner organizations in a joint Editorial "Translational Careers" in the May 15th, 2009 issue of Science.

 

April 27, 2009

APSA receives multi-year grant support from the National Cancer Institute - NIH

 

The American Physician Scientists Association is pleased to announce that the APSA has received a multi-year (2009-2014) conference grant from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in support of APSA's National Annual Meeting in April of each year in Chicago, IL. This funding will help stabilize and strengthen the Annual Meeting. Through this grant, the APSA Annual Meeting will be able to provide up to 26 $500.00 Travel Awards to the Annual Meeting. Attendees from the 2009 meeting will be contacted shortly if they have been selected to receive these last minute travel awards. This grant will also further expand the reach, opportunities, and impact of the APSA Annual Meeting in our community.

Congratulations to the following individuals for being selected to receive one of the Inaugural APSA Travel Awards!!

  1. Catherine Lewis - Morehouse
  2. Pamela Sung - New York University
  3. Melissa Mavers - Saint Louis University
  4. Bani Azari - State University of New York - Downstate
  5. Noreen Bukhari - Stony Brook University
  6. Christopher Alvarez-Breckenridge - The Ohio State University
  7. Sherry Yang - University of Alabama - Birmingham
  8. Sharon Choi - University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  9. Michelle Stephens - University of Kentucky
  10. Rachael Blackman - University of Minnesota
  11. Kristin Gehrking - University of Minnesota
  12. John Elliott - University of South Florida
  13. Michelle Norton - University of Vermont
  14. Lauren Dunn - University of Virginia
  15. Jhoanne Bautista - Washington University
  16. Jennifer Gill - Washington University
  17. Michelle Sabo - Washington University
  18. Jose Saenz - Washington University

 

April 26, 2009

AAAS/Science Launches Science Translational Medicine, Integrating Medicine and Science

 

Elias Zerhouni, M.D., former Director of the National Institutes of Health, has been named Chief Scientific Adviser. www.ScienceTranslationalMedicine.org is being launched to help researchers more efficiently access and apply new findings from many different fields, explained Bruce Alberts, Science’s Editor-in-Chief. "We need to find novel and more effective ways to better understand and develop, for patients, the extraordinary advances we have made in the past few years. This is why translational medicine has to become a more rigorous and, in my view, a redefined new discipline of biomedical science, with a vibrant and focused community dedicated to basic and applied investigations of the highest scientific quality, and without artificial barriers between its constituent disciplines,” Dr. Zerhouni said. "We should never forget that the public supports our research not just for its own sake but for its promise to bring new and more effective approaches to health across the world. I am pleased by the decision of AAAS to launch this journal." Click here for more information.

 

April 1, 2009

APSA 2009 Annual Meeting - Awards Announcement

 

Congratulations to those of you who have gotten your abstracts accepted to the Poster Session bringing a record number of 146 accepted posters with 118 of those submitted by APSA members making up 81% of the posters presented compared to 82/107 (77%) in 2008. Congratulations to all and best of luck as you compete for the six $1000.00 Poster Awards (3 by ASCI/AAP and 3 by APSA).

Congratulations to the following APSA members who received $750.00 ASCI/AAP Travel Awards this year (the first time APSA members have become eligible, previously only K awardees were eligible to apply). All 100% of the awards this year have gone to APSA Members. Congratulations!!!

  1. Thomas Flood - University of Massachusetts
  2. Helena Jonsson - Washington University St. Louis
  3. Jennifer Kim - Brown University
  4. Sandhya Ravichandran - University of Utah
  5. Cecinio Ronquillo - University of Utah
  6. Frances Saccoccio - Virginia Commonwealth University
  7. Daniel Schneider - University of Texas Houston
  8. Meera Sridharan - St. Louis University
  9. David T. Terrano - University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
  10. Suzanne Thibodeaux - University of Texas Health Sciences
  11. Michael Valentino - Thomas Jefferson University
  12. Christopher Welch - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  13. Fiona Young - University of British Columbia
  14. Monica Walker - Washington University St. Louis

Congratulations to the following APSA Members / Students who received the $500.00 CSCR Trainee Travel Awards.

  1. Samuel Bakhoum - Dartmouth Medical School - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  2. Joan Beckman - University of Minnesota - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  3. Katie Bullinger - Wright State University - APSA Member / MD-PhD Stuent
  4. Jennifer Delfs - University of Iowa - MD-PhD Student
  5. Dylan Dodd - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  6. Collin Ellis - University of California Davis - APSA Member / PhD Student
  7. Ahmara Gibbons - Thomas Jefferson University - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  8. Uma Goyal - Arizona University - Medical Student
  9. Aleksandar Krbanjevic, MD - University of Illinois Chicago - APSA Member / PhD Student
  10. Farah Laiwalla - Brown University - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  11. Bonnie Lau - Brown University - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  12. Prem Premsrirut - Stony Brook University - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  13. Michael Valentino - Thomas Jefferson University - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student

Congratulations to the following APSA Members / Students who received the MWAFMR's Scholars Program Awards.

  1. Joan Beckman - University of Minnesota - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  2. Justin Ellet - Medical University of South Carolina - MD-PhD Student

 

March 13, 2009

The Role of the Research Physician: From Golden Past to Threatened Future?

 

The Office of History, National Institutes of Health, is pleased to host this conference at The Cloisters, Building 60, National Institutes of Health, (Bethesda, MD) on March 26-27, 2009. Registration is FREE but seating is limited so register early. Click here for more information and the full meeting agenda.

 

March 6, 2009

"How to Combine Clinical Research Careers in Neuroscience" Symposium

 

Interested in neuroscience research and clinical training? or how to combine research and clinical interests in neurology? or meeting and learning neuroscience physician-scientist role models? Then attend this meeting in Washington, DC on May 29-30, 2009! The deadline to apply to attend and receive funding (travel costs and lodging will be paid for student attendees) is April 1, 2009. More information can be found at http://www.aupn.org/. This meeting is being sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN) and the American Neurological Association (ANA).

 

February 11, 2009

APSA 5th Annual Meeting: Abtract Deadline - February 13, 2009

 

The Abstract Submission Deadline is quickly approaching on February 13, 2009. Register and submit your abstracts today to become eligible for the $750.00 Travel Awards available for trainees. In addition, there will be six $1,000 poster awards given by the ASCI/AAP (3) and the APSA (3) this year.

 

February 11, 2009

APSA 5th Annual Meeting: Housing Information

 

In an effort to help reduce the costs of attending the APSA Annual Meeting, we are providing this board as a way for meeting attendees to share with other attendees affordable hotel rates. Please contribute to this board by submitting your find here. You must be logged into your APSA account to submit (to prevent any fraudulent/spam postings). A map of the listed establishments can be found here. Aside from the Union League Club of Chicago and the Fairmont Hotel, APSA is not responsible for the information being posted on this board and does not guarantee any of the listed rates.

 

February 9, 2009

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation - Awards

 

Are you a recent physician-scientist graduate currently in a residency / fellowship program or recently entered into a faculty position? The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is offering two funding opportunities: Fellowship Awards and Clinical Investigator Awards. Follow the links for more information, the submission deadlines for this year's cycle are March 16, 2009 and March 2, 2009 respectively, so apply today!

 

January 15, 2009

Days of Molecular Medicine 2009

 

Each Spring, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Karolinska Institutet and Cell Press co-organize the Days of Molecular Medicine Symposium (DMM). An important component of this event is the MD-PHD Program, this program provides full scholarships for up to 50 MD-PhDs to attend the meeting. This year's symposium revolves around the topics of human genetics, stem cells and physiology and how these topics pertain to personalized medicine. The meeting agenda can be found here and MD-PhD scholarship information can be found here.

 

January 4, 2009

APSA: 5th Annual Meeting Updates

 

The ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting Abstract Submission Deadline has been extended to February 13, 2009 and will open up in early January. Visit the APSA Meeting Website for more information (http://meeting.physicianscientists.org/). The speakers, panelists, and session have been finalized and can be viewed on the APSA Meeting site. Register Early!! We look forward to seeing you all in Chicago this April!!

 

November 12, 2008

APSA: 5th Annual Meeting - CSCR/MWAFMR

 

The CSCR/MWAFMR 2009 Combined Annual Meeting offers complimentary registration and access to their travel awards to current dues-paying members of the APSA. The CSCR/MWAFMR Poster Session precedes the APSA/ASCI/AAP Meeting in Chicago, IL (click here for abstract submission info - Deadline - December 12th, 2008, 11:59 PM EST and click here for travel awards info). Abstract Submission to APSA/ASCI/AAP will open at a later date.

 

July 1, 2008

New Leadership

 

2008-2009 APSA Leadership: The American Physician Scientists Association is pleased to announce its new leadership including the Executive Council, Standing Committees, and Institutional Representatives for the 2008-2009 academic year. Click here to find out more.

 

January 12, 2008

Cullen Trust Symposium

 

APSA hosts a networking lunch during the Cullen Trust Symposium on Translational Research. Click here to learn more.

 

November 15, 2007

Revitalizing the Nation's Physician-Scientist Workforce

 

The American Physician Scientists Association is helping provide a critical role by helping voice the trainee perspective at the Association of Professors of Medicine's Concensus Conference: "Revitalizing the Nation's Physician-Scientist Workforce."

 

September 28, 2007

Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada 1st Annual Meeting

 

The American Physician Scientists Association is formally represented by Stephen Magill & Freddy Nguyen at the Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada 1st Annual Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

 

September 6, 2007

French MD-PhD Retreat Scientific Journeys 2007

 

The American Physician Scientists Association is formally represented by Freddy Nguyen at the French MD-PhD Retreat Scientific Journeys 2007 in Paris, France. This meeting also brought together an informal group of representatives from the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, and the United States.