Member Spotlight – Roberto Ivan Mota Alvidrez MD, MS

My name is Roberto Ivan Mota Alvidrez, I am from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. I am a Research Assistant Professor working at the University of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in the Department of Surgery. I study the role of platelets in diabetic vasculopathy looking particularly at anti platelet and immunothrombotic approaches while maintaining coagulation [...]

Academic careers are more than just tenure-track

When we hear a career in academia, we typically default to a tenure-track faculty position and the pre-requisite steps taken to get there (postdoc, research assistant professor, assistant professor, etc). However, have you considered academic careers that don't involve this path? This great blog post discusses different opportunities in this sector, and ideas for exploring [...]

Thank You for Your Service to the ASIP!

The American Society for Investigative Pathology is an organization that relies upon actively engaged volunteers and elected leaders to effectively accomplish its mission, goals, and objectives. Newly elected leaders and volunteers began new terms of service on July 1. We sincerely thank the following individuals for their service to the Society over the last few [...]

Doing less, being more

Life as a PhD student and postdoc isn't easy - there's always more we could be doing, more experiments, more data to analyze, more papers to read, more writing and rewriting and refining. It's not a surprise that a lot of us (myself included) suffer from "burnout". I go through cycles of being extremely productive [...]

Making invisible work in STEM more visible

People underrepresented in STEM fields take on a disproportionate amount of mentoring and other service commitments. It’s time to acknowledge it by Linda Wang (Complete original article found here: https://cen.acs.org/careers/diversity/Making-invisible-work-STEM-visible/97/i26) Shawn Hitchcock is used to having a line of students waiting outside his office. He isn’t bothered by it. After all, he was once one of [...]