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Jul13 The Transformative Power of Giving

As the news of COVID broke earlier this year, I could not have imagined the extent of economic, social, and emotional disruption with which we would be faced 6 months later. Many of those around us have justifiably switched into self-preservation mode as they struggle to protect the health and well...
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Jun10 A Conversation About Race

There are two things of which I could emphatically assure you as I was finishing pharmacy school; 1) I would not pursue a research career in infectious diseases, and 2) I would definitely NOT pursue a research career in dermatology. That certainty evaporated with a single conversation that took pla...
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May06 Creativity in the Time of COVID

Something you may not know about ASCPT is how much time and planning go into the Annual Meeting. The venue, hotel block, and food & beverage contracts are secured 7-9 years in advance when negotiating a multi-year agreement; A/V, decorating, and freight transportation arrangements occur up to 5 yea...
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Apr06 Message from the ASCPT President

Today marks 19 days since I stepped into the role as President of ASCPT and I think it’s safe to say that these three weeks have been dominated by some of the most unique circumstances to face a new volunteer leader; managing the ramifications of our Annual Meeting cancellation, supporting the oper...
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Dec03 The Top 10 Reasons to Register Early for ASCPT

With the  Thursday, December 12, 2019 , Early Bird registration deadline quickly approaching, you may be wondering why should you register now for ASCPT 2020, March 18-21, 2020, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Houston, Texas, and more specifically, what’s in it for you? Here’s the Top 10 list as...
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Sep23 A Few Good (Wo)men

The diversity of speakers at scientific meetings has come under scrutiny recently.   Francis Collins, Director of NIH, said “it is time to end the tradition in science of all-male speaking panels, sometimes wryly referred to as “manels.” Too often, women and members of other groups underrepresente...
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Sep16 Thank You for Your Quality Peer Review!

Happy Peer Review Week!  The week of September 16 has been designated as Peer Review Week, now for 5 years running .  Peer Review Week is a great opportunity to thank you for your terrific support of the publication process through your peer review effort.  Your voluntary contributions are crucial...
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Jun11 Gratitude for Recognition

As the 2018 recipient of the Malle Jurima-Romet Mid-Career Leadership Award, I want to express my gratitude for this recognition and my strong belief in taking the time to nominate your deserving colleagues for the 2019 ASCPT Awards. It is gratifying to be recognized by my peers in the clinical pha...
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May15 The Importance of an ASCPT Award Nomination

Receiving the Henry W. Elliott Distinguished Service Award was an unexpected and rewarding honor.  Investing in ASCPT and its core mission is a privilege and recognizing colleagues who have made this investment is an important way to express gratitude from the Society and to show the importance of t...
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May03 Preparation for ASCPT 2019 Annual Meeting “From Molecule to Patient” Underway

Last week, the ASCPT Scientific Program Committee (SPC) kicked off preparations for the 2019 Annual Meeting. I am very much looking forward to chairing this wonderful and diverse group of dedicated and talented ASCPT members together with President Dan Hartman, who showed his commitment by dialing ...
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