ASCI Scientific Session: Tippi Cicek MacKenzie, MD – Mar. 18, 2024, 1-2pm E

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Tippi Cicek MacKenzie, MD

March 18, 1-2 pm Eastern

Tippi Cicek MacKenzie, MD, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Institute of Regeneration Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, will present:

Fetal therapies for single-gene disorders

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This session will be moderated by Valerie Arboleda, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Human Genetics, and Computational Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine. Elected to ASCI membership in 2022, Dr. Arboleda serves on the ASCI Physician-Scientist Development Committee.
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Announcing the ASCI’s 2024 Early-Career Awardees

The American Society for Clinical Investigation is proud to announce our 2024 Early-Career Awardees:

Young Physician-Scientist Awards

The ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Awards recognize physician-scientists who are early in their first faculty appointment and have made notable achievements in their research. Our 52 Young Physician-Scientist Awardees (see all awardees) were drawn from an exceedingly talented group of 172 nominees.

Emerging-Generation Awards

The ASCI Emerging-Generation Awards recognize post-MD, pre-faculty appointment physician-scientists who are meaningfully engaged in immersive research. Our 33 Emerging-Generation Awardees (see all awardees) were drawn from an equally talented group of 91 nominees.

With these awards, the ASCI seeks to encourage and inspire these physician-scientists through their participation in the AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting and through access to and participation in the ASCI community. These awards provide a two-year longitudinal experience that includes:

  • leadership development workshops
  • topical panel discussions with distinguished ASCI members
  • scientific and career-oriented networking and mentorship opportunities

Congratulations to our awardees and to the institutions they represent!

Please direct any questions to programs@the-asci.org.

ASCI Scientific Session: Christopher K. Glass, MD, PhD – Feb. 9, 2024, 1-2pm E

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Christopher K. Glass, MD, PhD

February 9, 1-2 pm Eastern

Christopher K. Glass, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, presented:

Leveraging dynamic epigenetic landscapes to decode macrophage phenotypes in health and disease

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This session was moderated by Julie Saba, MD, the John & Edna Beck Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Saba is a member of the ASCI’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
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ASCI Scientific Session: Jonathan S. Bromberg, MD, PhD – Jan. 19, 2024, 1-2pm E

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Jonathan S. Bromberg, MD, PhD

January 19, 1-2 pm Eastern

Jonathan S. Bromberg, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Microbiology and Immunology, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Surgery; Director of Research, Division of Transplantation at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor, in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park, will present:

Lymph Node Fibroblastic Reticular Cells Steer Immune Responses: Should I stay or should I go?

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This event was moderated by Oliver Eickelberg, MD, FERS, ATSF, Professor of Medicine, Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Endowed Chair for Pulmonary Research, and Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh. Elected to ASCI in 2018, Dr. Eickelberg is Vice Chair of the ASCI Physician-Scientist Development Committee.
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ASCI Scientific Session: Olujimi Ajijola, MD, PhD – Dec. 7, 2023, 1-2pm E

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Olujimi Ajijola, MD, PhD

December 7, 1-2 pm Eastern

Olujimi Ajijola, MD, PhD, Associate Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center & EP Programs, Director of the Neurocardiology Research Program, Co-Director of the UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program, and Associate Professor of Medicine-Cardiology and Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles, will present:

Bedside to Bench Odysseys: Rethinking Cardiac Autonomic Function & Ventricular Arrhythmogenesis

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This event will be moderated by Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD. Dr. Ardehali, who served as the ASCI’s 2021-2022 President, is Thomas D. Spies Professor of Cardiac Metabolism, Professor of Medicine-Cardiology and Professor of Pharmacology; and Director, Center for Molecular Cardiology, at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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ASCI Scientific Session: Babak Javid, MB BChir, PhD – Nov. 17, 1-2pm E

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Babak Javid, MB BChir, PhD

November 17, 1-2 pm Eastern

Babak Javid, MB BChir, PhD, Associate Professor in the Division of Experimental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, presented:

Tuberculosis virulence: lost and gained in (mis)translation

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This event was moderated by Kyu Y. Rhee, MD, PhD, Vice Chair of the ASCI’s Physician-Scientist Development Committee, and Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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ASCI Scientific Session: Mariana J. Kaplan, MD – Oct. 17, 1-2pm E

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Mariana J. Kaplan, MD

October 17, 1-2 pm Eastern

Mariana J. Kaplan, MD, Senior Investigator and Chief of the Systemic Autoimmunity Branch and Deputy Scientific Director at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at the NIH, will present:

Casting the NET wide: Neutrophils in chronic inflammatory disorders

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This event will be moderated by Heidi H. Kong, MD, MHSc, ASCI Councilor, Senior Investigator and Chief of the Cutaneous Microbiome and Inflammation Section, Dermatology, NIAMS, and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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ASCI Scientific Session: W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD – Sep. 20, 1-2pm E

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD
W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD

September 20, 1-2 pm Eastern

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor and Chair of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and Physician-in-Chief for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Clinics, will present the first of the 2023-2024 ASCI Scientific Sessions:

Leaning in to basic science to drive advancements in human health

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This event will be moderated by Benjamin D. Humphreys, MD, PhD, 2023-2024 ASCI President, Chief of the Division of Nephrology and the Joseph Friedman Professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Nominations open for ASCI’s 2024 Early-Career Awards (YPSA & E-Gen)

Nominations for the ASCI’s 2024 Early-Career Awards – the Young Physician-Scientist Awards (YPSA) and Emerging-Generation Awards (E-Gen) – are open through November 6, 2023 (extended from October 31).

With these awards, the ASCI seeks to recognize early-career physician-scientists who have made notable achievements in their research, and to encourage and inspire them through their participation in the ASCI physician-scientist community.

Early-Career Award benefits include:

  • an honorarium
  • registration to the AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting during the award period
  • 2 years of longitudinal early-career specific programming including Leadership Development Workshops, mentorships, networking opportunities and topical panels with ASCI members

Click here to view a webinar about these nomination processes. ASCI staff will be available via Zoom (link here) to answer your questions about the nomination process from 11 am – 12 pm Eastern on the following dates:

  • September 11 (Monday), 21 (Thursday)
  • October 3 (Tuesday), 16 (Monday)

Nominee eligibility criteria:

E-Gen: YPSA:

– should have completed their MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent 3 to 9 years ago; if not within this range, nominees should note that extenuating circumstance(s) apply and may provide detail if they wish

– will have demonstrated creative promise during research training

– is currently meaningfully engaged in immersive research

– does not yet have an independent NIH K-08 level / equivalent award; a favorable score at the time of nomination is allowed

– must be nominated by an ASCI member

– may name a supporting contact, this person serves as a second reference and does not supply a letter of support.

– should preferably have a first faculty / institutional appointment within the past 5 years; if not within this range, nominees should note that extenuating circumstance(s) apply and may provide detail if they wish

– have a current NIH / comparable, foundation, or society-sponsored career development award (see nomination form for details)

– does not yet have current NIH R01 / equivalent independent project funding; a favorable score at the time of nomination is allowed. DP5s and R56s are also allowed; direct questions about R01 equivalents to programs@the-asci.org

– must be nominated by an ASCI member

– may name a supporting contact, this person serves as a second reference and does not supply a letter of support.

The nominator must be an ASCI member in good standing and must start the nomination:

  • Access your member account
  • Go to the “Activities / nominations” tab, then click to the applicable nomination section
  • Select “I’m the nominator” option
  • Search for your nominee:
    • If found, click on “Create nomination”
    • If no result is found, provide and save the requested information (first name, last name, and email address), then click on “Create nomination” for the newly created nominee in the “Results” section.
  • At the top of the nomination form, click on “Send access notification to the nominee at: <email>”.
  • Provide a 250-word-limit statement regarding the nominee.
  • Submit the statement, which can be done regardless of whether the nominee’s part of the nomination is completed.

The nominee receives an email with information to access her/his part of the nomination and then must provide the following:

E-Gen YPSA

– nominee contact, education, funding information, and a headshot (the headshot will be used if awarded and is not used during the review process)

– a short bio (for use during review, and for public display if awarded)

– a brief NIH biosketch (as a PDF), using Section A. as a Scientific Vision Statement, rather than a Personal Statement, for this award

– a completed ASCI demographics profile

– nominee contact, education, funding information, and a headshot (the headshot will be used if awarded and is not used during the review process)

– a short bio (for use during review, and for public display if awarded)

– a brief NIH biosketch (as a PDF)

– a completed ASCI demographics profile

Note that the nominee can submit this information regardless of whether the nominator’s part of the nomination is completed.

Contact programs@the-asci.org with any questions.

Nominations open for ASCI 2023 Early-Career Awards (YPSA & E-Gen)

Nominations for the ASCI’s 2023 Early-Career Awards – the Young Physician-Scientist Awards (YPSA) and Emerging-Generation Awards (E-Gen) – are open through December 5, 2022, at 11:59 pm Eastern (extended from November 21).

With these awards, the ASCI seeks to recognize early-career physician-scientists who have made notable achievements in their research, and to encourage and inspire them through their participation in the ASCI physician-scientist community.

Early-Career Award benefits include:

  • an honorarium
  • registration to the AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting during the award year
  • 2 years of longitudinal early-career specific programming including Leadership Development Workshops, networking opportunities and topical panels with ASCI members

Click here to view a webinar (originally presented on October 19, 2022) about these nomination processes.

Nominee eligibility criteria:

YPSA: E-Gen:
– should preferably have a first faculty / institutional appointment within the past 5 years; if not within this range, nominees should note that extenuating circumstance(s) apply and may provide detail if they wish
– have a current NIH / comparable, foundation, or society-sponsored career development award (see nomination form for details)
– does not yet have current NIH R01 / equivalent independent project funding
– must be nominated by an ASCI member
– may name a supporting contact, this person serves as a second reference and does not supply a letter of support.
– should have completed their MD 3 to 9 years ago; if not within this range, nominees should note that extenuating circumstance(s) apply and may provide detail if they wish
– will have demonstrated creative promise during research training
– is currently meaningfully engaged in immersive research
– does not yet have an independent NIH K-level / equivalent award
– must be nominated by an ASCI member
– may name a supporting contact, this person serves as a second reference and does not supply a letter of support.

The nominator must be an active, senior, emeritus, international or honorary ASCI member in good standing and must start the nomination:

  • Access your member account
  • Go to the “Nominations” tab, then click to the applicable nomination section
  • Select “I’m the nominator” option
  • Search for your nominee:
    • If found, click on “Create nomination”
    • If no result is found, provide and save the requested information (first name, last name, and email address), then click on “Create nomination” for the newly created nominee in the “Results” section
  • At the top of the nomination form, click on “Send access notification to the nominee at: <email>”
  • Provide a 250-word limit statement regarding the nominee
  • Submit the statement, which can be done regardless of whether the nominee’s part of the nomination is completed

The nominee receives an email with information to access her/his part of the nomination and then must provide the following:

YPSA E-Gen
– nominee contact, education, headshot, and funding information
– a brief NIH biosketch (as a PDF)
– a completed ASCI demographics profile
– nominee contact, education, headshot, and funding information
– a brief NIH biosketch (as a PDF), using the opening paragraph as a personal scientific vision statement for this award
– a completed ASCI demographics profile

Note that the nominee can submit this information regardless of whether the nominator’s part of the nomination is completed.

Contact programs@the-asci.org with any questions.