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President's Message

June 5, 2017

Dear SRI Colleagues,

We are excited to announce the opening of the abstract submission is scheduled for July 14th for the 65th Anniversary of the SRI Annual Meeting. In the spirit of the meeting theme, “Power of Collaboration”,  the scientific program offers several opportunities for networking that includes meeting our invited distinguished lecturers. Please refer to the biographies, included in this newsletter, for Randy Schekman, PhD, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley, 2013 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine and Ursula Kaiser, MD, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension. We are thrilled to have them join us in San Diego, and we will be allowing extra time for members to meet with them throughout the meeting.

In addition to our Annual Meeting, one of the ways that SRI provides value for our members throughout the year is through the newly introduced International Training Grants. This program was designed to give SRI members the opportunity to expand their network and knowledge base by receiving a grant to study in a lab, outside of their own, for 4-6 weeks. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the three grant recipients for 2017-2018. Dr. Enitome Bafor, University of Benin, who will be visiting University of Liverpool, Dr. Laura Brouwers, University Medical Center Utrecht, who will be visiting Hackensack University Medical Center, and Ms. Júlia Vallvé Juanico, Vall d’Hebron Research Institute who will be visiting University of California San Francisco.

Additionally, SRI continues to award the SRI Early Career Grant as well as the Bridge Grant. Each recipient is provided $50,000 to support their ongoing or new research initiative. Congratulations to the 2017-2018 recipient of the Early Career Grant, Dr. Bo Yu of University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA and the recipient of the Bridge Grant, Dr. Jemma Evans of The Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Clayton VIC, Australia.

To witness the enormous response that these grants receive, and seeing the tremendous science conducted by our members is truly inspiring. Congratulations to all recipients!

Sincerely,

Sandy Davidge, PhD
SRI President, 2017-2018