Bench-to-Bedside: How Basic and Clinical Scientists can work to improve drug safety and efficacy

Here is your daily, non-COVID, non-US election, non-massive world ending disaster post for the day. It's nice to get something like this these days. If you look at the common pathway of drug development, you will notice something like this: Pre-clinical -> Phase I -> Phase II -> Phase II -> Phase IV. Without going [...]

PISA Registration is OPEN!

https://videopress.com/v/gFSVeGSz?autoPlay=true&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fasippathways.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F09%2F2-1.png&preloadContent=metadata register now! Visit the #PISA2020 Website below for the Virtual Program, Registration Information and abstract Submission! https://pisa20.asip.org/ Meeting registration rates are discounted and reasonable, especially for members We hope you will encourage your colleagues and peers who might be interested to attend PISA2020 to join the ASIP and take advantage of the discounts. ASIP [...]

#ASIP2021 is going Virtual!

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Experimental Biology has been forced to cancel our in-person meeting in Indianapolis, IN, May 1-4, 2021. However, we will offer Experimental Biology Virtual, which means that you, and your colleagues, will have many new and exciting opportunities for scientific discovery without travel.Experimental Biology Virtual will bring you the latest research in anatomy, biochemistry [...]

Virtual Conferences: How will conferencing change after COVID?

Many of us were getting ready for spring conference season when COVID hit. Now, however, we need to look to the future of conferencing and consider what will change when it comes to conferencing post COVID. Will anything Change? My answer to this... absolutely not. I think people will be so anxious to get outside [...]

Pathogenesis

Executive Officer’s Blog June 1, 2020 Who We Are We find ourselves in desperate times with unique and overwhelming challenges not unlike the trials and tribulations encountered by past generations of people down through history. We see crises in every direction that we look and it is difficult to know how to respond effectively. History [...]

Post COVID-19 world: Is STEM academia in trouble?

Class of 2020, how does it feel? No giant ceremony, no group photos, and worst of all no family. Thousands of students from high school through professional degree programs graduated the Class of 2020 this past weekend. This year is definitely unique, but the Spring 2020 semester is likely going to set the stage for [...]

A Message from The ASIP Executive Officer

https://youtu.be/kWmXgpVagTE https://videopress.com/v/EqpvN03x?preloadContent=metadata Hi Bill !! Taking a moment to say how I enjoy working w/him - from my DirectorOfGraduateStudies at @UNC to ExecutiveOfficer of @ASIPath , which I have been a member for 10 yrsLMK if you want more info about membership, it is a truly special society!https://t.co/INRSSodcOI— Kristine Wadosky PhD (@KristineWadosky) April 10, 2020

Scientist – The most valuable skillset in the COVID-19 pandemic

A Difficult Time For Scientists By now the majority of academic STEM researchers have shut down their labs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a 5th year PhD student, this was definitely not the challenge I was expecting to be my last hurdle in earning my PhD. I have seen many stories that have [...]

Living and Working in the Era of COVID-19

William B. Coleman, PhDExecutive Officer A little over two weeks ago, on Friday, March 6th, the Meeting Planners and Executive Officers of the cooperating Societies (AAA, APS, ASBMB, ASPET, and ASIP) reluctantly announced the cancellation of the Experimental Biology 2020 meeting that was scheduled for early April in San Diego, CA. The meeting was cancelled [...]

Data Management of the Future: Electronic Lab Notebooks.

Are you prepping your virtual classrooms this week? What about lab meetings? Virtual meetings such as Zoom allow for communicating across the globe, but what about data sharing? In the era of big data generation and management it is getting harder to simply share an Excel file with a simple data set. Large high quality [...]

Should Financial Literacy Be Part of Graduate School Curriculums?

How are grants coming so far this year? Most scientists hate this question. Funding in the biosciences has always been a tooth and nail battle for most academic researchers. However, are we exacerbating this problem by the way we are teaching in graduate school? Very few graduate programs actually teach their students proper financial literacy [...]

Step 1 Medical Boards now Pass/Fail. Good or bad?

By now everyone has heard the bombshell that was dropped by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) on February 12 about transitioning the Step 1 exam from a 3-digit numerical score to a pass/fail outcome starting in 2022. For those of you who do not know, this is the exam that is typically taken [...]

Artificial Intelligence, we can do more!

With my first post to this blog I wanted to talk about an exciting new frontier in scientific reserach and clinical medicine. A recent article on darkdaily.com discussed setbacks of the clinical utility of artificial intelligence systems for oncologists and anatomic pathologists. Understandably so, medical professionals do not want to be replaced by computers. However, [...]

Call for Images!

Do you have any interesting research images or amazing pathology images? Share them with us for our upcoming Members in PathGallery feature! Click Here to Submit Images https://msng.link/fm/ASIPathology

What to do when your paper is out for review

So... you worked hard on your paper. You ran the experiments and wrote up the results. You got the cover letter just right, and you made sure to polish the title, the abstract, and the figures . Finally, you submitted your work to a journal, and a few days later you received an email letting you know that the editors [...]

The 1-hour Workday

Finding time to write can be difficult. As a young scientist, one can be constantly bombarded with experiments, classes, meetings... The list goes on and on. It can seem as if writing gets pushed further and further back in the "To Do List". Developing a strategy early in one's career to stay on top of [...]

Richard N. Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Rick Mitchell officially assumed the role of President of the ASIP on July 1, 2020. In a normal year, Dr. Mitchell would have received his Presidential Gavel at the ASIP Business Meeting during the 2020 Annual Meeting (scheduled for San Diego in April 2020). Given the COVID-19-related cancellation of Experimental Biology 2020, we planned [...]

Pathologists Fighting COVID-19 – Sally Davis

K-State Assistant Professor of Experimental Pathology, Dr. A. Sally Davis, an ASIP member and HCS Councilor, will lead USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture Rapid Response project “Translating SARS-CoV-2 Research Into Practical Solutions For The Meat And Poultry Processing Industry" to find scientific solutions to protect meat and poultry plant workers and their surrounding communities [...]