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President's Message

September 1, 2017

Dear SRI Colleagues,

Over the past few months, there have been some exciting developments within SRI that I am thrilled to bring to your attention.

I am very pleased to announce that on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 6th, SRI will provide Career Development Workshops. These newly developed workshops will feature topics related to grant writing, presentation skills, ethics, mentoring opportunities, and much more. It is by the generosity of Bayer that we are able to host this event and continue to foster the development and excellence of our new investigators. Also new to 2018, is the introduction of up to 40 additional SRI-supported travel awards.

It is also an exciting time as we begin our third year of providing two, $50,000 research grants; one for Early Career Research, and one Bridge Grant. SRI is accepting Letters of Intent through September 8. Additionally, Bayer has very generously agreed to support 7, $15,000 grants! We anticipate opening applications for these grants, in early October. Thus, further extending the Value of SRI!

Please note that the abstract submission for the 2018 SRI Annual meeting is currently open, and I encourage you and the members of your research teams to submit your exciting work. There are abstract guidelines developed by SRI leadership on our website to assist you. This resource provides the exact criteria that abstracts are scored upon and will provide you with some overall guidance.

Finally, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to our colleagues in Houston dealing with the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. Please know that I, along with the others in our Society, keep you in our thoughts and send our very best wishes as you navigate the rebuilding of your homes and communities. These are the times to take advantage of our extensive network and come together to help each other.

Sincerely,

Sandy Davidge, PhD
SRI President, 2017-2018